Specifically, "How to start thinking about a Jeep for a month long trails trip in 2016?"
Assuming the world has not ended, in 2016 and as a retirement gift to ourselves, a long-time friend and I want to repeat a motorcycle trip we made in 2010.
But this time we want to do it in a Jeep.
Perhaps it was our wine-bibbing at dinner each night, but we spent three weeks in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming riding dual sport bikes, and for the life of me I look back on that and don't exactly recall what vehicles I saw people driving. But my recollection is that most of what I saw was basically stock.
Is that an accurate description for those of you who do week-end trails in CO?
Thinking back on it I believe all of what we rode on bikes could be done in the average 4wd, but unless one asks he never knows.
So should I look for (i.e., and pay for) a bunch of mods to a Jeep, or can I buy a stock vehicle and make this trip?
Experience, wisdom and insight, informed opinion and even speculation will be welcomed!
Thanks in advance,
Rick (in Alabama)