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Old 11-16-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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Jeep Jamboree Info

Hello everyone.

I was hoping that I can get collect some general information on Jeep Jamborees.

I'm very interested in the events and I've been doing a lot of reading on their website, but I'm looking to get some input from people that have actually participated in one. In particular, info from some recent first timers that may have brought their stock (or near stock) Jeep to the Jamboree and what I can expect to encounter on the beginner/novice trails.

I have a 2010 Sport, Manual and stock. I've offroaded in the past with a stock Cherokee Sport automatic, on a friends farm, and had a blast. But I would have to assume that the trails I'll be facing at a Jamboree will be a little different then the trails I was on at my friend's farm. The Jamborees I was looking at are in French Lick, IN and Williamsburgh, KY.

Thank you to everyone in advance for any information you provide me. I appreciate it.

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Best thing to do is go to their web site.

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I was a trail guide for many years with JJUSA. Most locations have trails setup for stock jeeps as well. I would recommend some rocker protection even for the lower rated trails. You can sign up for the trail run you want based on what your Jeep has. Over all the more stock trails can be very fun, and in some cases you might be on the harder trailer but running it in a different direction. I took many stock groups over some harder trails just takes a bit more time. Best advice I can give ya, is try one and see how you like it. I think the one in williamsburgh might be the better of the two trails wise.
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I'm very interested in the events and I've been doing a lot of reading on their website, but I'm looking to get some input from people that have actually participated in one
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See above. Their website isn't very good. If you've never been to one they have very little information on it that is useful beyond dates and cost. I've been curious about this as well and good information on the Jamborees is not that easy to come by.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:42 AM   #5
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@ 4Jeepn - thank you very much for the information. That sheds some light on a lot of my questions. I appreciate it.

@oilwell - I agree. That website needs to be (for lack of a better description) "more newb friendly"

Thanks again for the responses!
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They finally got the 2012 schedule up. Too bad all of the reasonably close ones are being held on days that I am already committed.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:28 AM   #7
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At this time of year, the Jeep Jamboree website is in transition, as they prepare the info for the 2012 jamborees. The 2011 Jamborees are complete, and all information taken off the site.

The initial 2012 schedule is posted, but registration for 2012 jamborees does not start until Dec 1, so there is not a lot of info besides the basic schedule at the moment. When they start registration, each trip will have a detailed itinerary posted, which contains prices, schedules, rules, trail descriptions and ratings, food, lodging info, etc.

I recommend checking out the website after Dec 1. If you have questions on anything, I have always found Erin and Joelle very friendly and helpful.

Personally, I like the Jamborees, I will try to do at least two this year. They are well organized, and everyone is friendly and helpful, from the trail guides to the participants.
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Whilst on the subject, would a Jeep Jamboree appeal to a tourist who gets a flight into the country and therefore attends without a Jeep?

I'm considering taking another vacation to the USA and coincide it with a Jamboree.
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Whilst on the subject, would a Jeep Jamboree appeal to a tourist who gets a flight into the country and therefore attends without a Jeep?
One of the requirements of Jeep Jamboree USA is a Jeep vehicle. It does not need to be a Wrangler, but it does need to be a Jeep-brand vehicle with a 4-LO transfer case.

Some Jamborees are in areas where Jeep rentals are available. For instance, in Ouray and Moab, there seems to be Jeep rentals on practically every street corner.
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One of the requirements of Jeep Jamboree USA is a Jeep vehicle. It does not need to be a Wrangler, but it does need to be a Jeep-brand vehicle with a 4-LO transfer case.

Some Jamborees are in areas where Jeep rentals are available. For instance, in Ouray and Moab, there seems to be Jeep rentals on practically every street corner.
I would be curious if the rental companies would insure you to take it on a Jamboree....somewhat similar situation - when I went to Aruba, the big thing is to rent a Jeep cuz the north side of the island has no paved roads and there's tons of beautiful things to see. So, we went to rent a Jeep, but they wouldn't insure us to go to the really rugged areas where the best sightseeing is. I wonder if it would be the same with the rental companies in the States.

Of course, you could go anyway and not tell them, if you don't mind the risk.
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I don't know much about renting the Jeeps because I take my own. I did meet a couple of different people who rented Jeeps in Ouray for the Jamboree in September. They flew in from across the country and rented a jeep because it was quicker and cheaper than a two or three day drive.
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I have a question about the Jamboree and offroading - gas............. How does everyone handle gas? Does a trail normally allow you to get through it on a single tank or should I expect to bring jerry cans?

Yes, this is probably considered a silly question to most, but I'm sure there's someone out there asking the same question and hasn't posted it yet.

Again, thanks for all of the responses.
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I have a question about the Jamboree and offroading - gas............. How does everyone handle gas? Does a trail normally allow you to get through it on a single tank or should I expect to bring jerry cans?
It's a valid question. It is going to depend on the specific Jamboree that you attend, how long the trails are, the distance of the trailheads from the staging area, how much time you actually spend in 4WD, etc.

The event schedule for each Jamboree usually lists locations of gas stations.
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My wife and I rented a Jeep on our honeymoon and they didn't have an issue with offroading it. I suspect the Jeep rental agencies at the major trails are not Hertz or Avis. They have Jeeps there specifically to rent for offroading. There are a few places at Little Sahara that rent Jeeps, dune buggies, ATVs etc. and they expect you to bring them back with sand in them. That's why they're there.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:11 AM   #15
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I have a question about the Jamboree and offroading - gas............. How does everyone handle gas? Does a trail normally allow you to get through it on a single tank or should I expect to bring jerry cans?

Yes, this is probably considered a silly question to most, but I'm sure there's someone out there asking the same question and hasn't posted it yet.

Again, thanks for all of the responses.
Most trail runs from the time you leave the staging area to when your back to the hotel take about 8 hrs give or take. I would use less than half a tank most days for 4.0L. Thus just start each day with a full thank and you should be fine. However I would think if going on the rubicon trip taking some extra gas would be a good idea.
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Hello everyone.

I was hoping that I can get collect some general information on Jeep Jamborees.

I'm very interested in the events and I've been doing a lot of reading on their website, but I'm looking to get some input from people that have actually participated in one. In particular, info from some recent first timers that may have brought their stock (or near stock) Jeep to the Jamboree and what I can expect to encounter on the beginner/novice trails.

I have a 2010 Sport, Manual and stock. I've offroaded in the past with a stock Cherokee Sport automatic, on a friends farm, and had a blast. But I would have to assume that the trails I'll be facing at a Jamboree will be a little different then the trails I was on at my friend's farm. The Jamborees I was looking at are in French Lick, IN and Williamsburgh, KY.

Thank you to everyone in advance for any information you provide me. I appreciate it.
Both those are great Jamborees... I know guides for both, and Tr3yngler helped clear trails at the Williamsburg location prior to this year's Jamboree, and had a blast! Most folks who do one, do them year after year... I think that says it all...
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:00 PM   #17
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Thanks again for all of the infomation. I do appreciate it.
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The beginner trails are really geared to those new to jeeps an who have stock jeeps.

Trail damage will be pretty much non existent on those trails but if you do something really stupid it COULD happen. That's very rare. It can happen on the hardest trails though.

I've trail guided at the Cullman Alabama event and on the intermediate trails it can happen but again, it is rare.

If you get a few basic armor pieces for the underside like a steering skid, engine skid, and gas tank skid you should be just fine.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:31 PM   #19
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My wife and I do the Pennswoods Jamboree every year. Know alot of the guides, since they are local guys (this Jamboree is 15 miles from my home). They are well worth the money, in my opinion. You learn your vehicle and how to maneuver it on all sorts of terrain, and safely with guidance from spotters who have done the trails back and forth. Everyone-staff, participants, guides are great people and you'll make new friends easily.

As stated above, fuel up before each day for your trail. I drive my 1972 cj5 with a v8 (I get about 10-12 mpgs) and have never gotten below 1/4 tank of fuel yet. Most of the driving is done at idle speed, so you are not moving fast and burning alot of fuel.

Stock jeeps do just as well as lifted in most cases. You will be surprised at the way your vehicle can handle the terrain, as it was designed. Just have front frame mounted tow hooks, rear hitch receiver or rear frame mount tow hooks and a quality tow strap (no chains) with no hooks . You'll be fine. When you register your vehicle on site, you go through tech inspection and the techs will suggest what trails you can do from the way your rig is set up. They can guide you in the right direction for you to get the best experience from the event. Even with my setup on my CJ, I haven't done past Yellow trail ratings (6-7), just because I don't want to tear up my rig. It is older than me, and parts are an issue some times...lol...

Key to a good jamboree is LISTEN to what your guide says and FOLLOW there instructions and directions. Erin and Joelle, as stated above, are top notch when it comes to questions that need answers from headquarters. Once you do one, you'll want to do another, trust me...enjoy!!

Also-when you register, take advantage of the free handbook by Mark Smith. It's a guide to safe and smart offroad driving. Very good little manual. I have one in every jeep.

With the JK's, from what I've seen, the plastic step ups take a beating. Lots of guys remove them for the events and put them on after. Also, the fender flares get snagged and pulled off alot. Just things I've seen with the JK, but mostly on the 4 doors...they don't turn as tight on some trails...
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Hey Tarby,might you be the guy who went "bumper hunting?"
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Hey Tarby,might you be the guy who went "bumper hunting?"
Yes indeed...the YJ is all fixed and pretty again... If it can happen, it WILL happen to me...lol...

I guess you were on that trail for that day of "fun"...Are ya coming back?
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This is Jason just in front of you on that great day.Might be looking at going to Shamokin in August,not sure yet tho.
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Ahhh yeah...Hope you and your wife are doing fine. Yep, it's me Steve...Let me know how that one goes...I don't have a trailer to pull a rig at this time. Too far for me to go without a back-up car in case I break something major. Just me and my luck...as you have witnessed first hand...haha!

I'll be cranking the CJ this year, since I have all the electrical demons fixed.
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Hi Steve, Good to see someone else on here from the big town of Smethport.
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@ Tarby - thank you very very very much. You answered so many questions I was hoping would be answered.
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When do you start registering for Jamborees? I'm thinking of doing the Catskills one in September, but I hear it fills up quickly.
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I think registrations starts today for some jamborees. Depends on when the jamboree you're wanting to attend is being held.
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Hi Steve, Good to see someone else on here from the big town of Smethport.
Hey Rob...nice to see ya on here too...gotta get ya doing the Pennswoods Jambo this year...then I'll follow to Butler...
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Hey Rob...nice to see ya on here too...gotta get ya doing the Pennswoods Jambo this year...then I'll follow to Butler...
We will see. The Jeep is getting completely rebuilt from the frame up...with a V8 swap just to make it a little more interesting. I hope to have it ready.

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