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Old 01-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Let's go..we need ideas for meet ups !!

Lots of noise in the CT forum as of late, exciting! Everyone seems wicked interested in a club/meet ups, and maybe this will get someone to take the initiative. Let's get some opinions..

1. What type of place would you like to meet up at? The same for every meet, or different every time?

2. How often would you like to meet? Weekly, monthly..

3. Wranglers only? All jeeps? All off road vehicles? Personally, I love all off road vehicles, BUT the more open of a meet it is, the less you may learn about your vehicle specifically.

4. What area of CT works best for you?

5... I don't know. Come up with more questions, I'll add them here.

Let's get some consensus, and maybe get this thing off the ground!

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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I think a once a month meet would be great like every second sat or something like that . Also let's move it around I think theirs some land owners out their that we could pay if we all chip in . The more the merrier if it has the word Jeep it's in we could host a swoop meet and camping and just enjoy hanging with us Jeepers . Theirs my two cents PS we could come up with some cool contest like get the top on , hang the doors ,tire push in mud and plenty more good fun ideas

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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Let's get a group meeting some where asap a plan a big weekend in pound ridge NY campground or a park
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:19 PM   #4
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Let's get a group meeting some where asap a plan a big weekend in pound ridge NY campground or a park
May Extreme Terrain or some one like that would sponsor some prizes for games and raffles ...
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #5
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1. What type of place would you like to meet up at? The same for every meet, or different every time?

I think that we should have a central meeting place for general meets. As far a venue some thing that has a large parking lot and is relatively easy to find.

2. How often would you like to meet? Weekly, monthly..

I agree with dude33 on this matter, the once a month every second sat system is easy and simple.

3. Wranglers only? All jeeps? All off road vehicles? Personally, I love all off road vehicles, BUT the more open of a meet it is, the less you may learn about your vehicle specifically.

Here I think that we should start with Wranglers then maybe move it to Jeeps in general.

4. What area of CT works best for you?

It dosen't matter as long as I'm not driving to Mass or RI
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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My ideas:

1. What type of place would you like to meet up at? The same for every meet, or different every time?

Agreed on the large parking lot - That limits us to a mall type location (Evergreen Walk, Buckland, Westfarms, Outlet Malls, etc.) as those will have the largest parking lots for the multiple stores. I don't know CT very well, but the 3 I mentioned are the only place I know in the Hartford area.

2. How often would you like to meet? Weekly, monthly..

I like the idea of bi-monthly. An easy system would bet he Saturday following the 1st and 15th of every month at the designated location(s)

3. Wranglers only? All jeeps? All off road vehicles? Personally, I love all off road vehicles, BUT the more open of a meet it is, the less you may learn about your vehicle specifically.

As a former Compass owner I would encourage all Jeeps - you never know who might be a future Wrangler owner. As for other offroaders, if they want to, why not?

4. What area of CT works best for you?

Probably anywhere north of Middletown

5... I don't know. Come up with more questions, I'll add them here.

If we do bi-monthly it might be easier to rotate between 2 locations too. Say first at East of the river, 2nd West of the river, or something like that.

Back on location for a second, I think location could also depend on day/time of meet. Say for example we choose a weekday at 6ish, then a large enough parking lot with food. If we do a weekend day in the middle of the afternoon a restaurant wouldn't necessarily be required.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #7
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^^^I Think that Jeepinjew's ideas for points 1, 2, 3, & 5 are a solid frame work to start with. My .02˘

I would like to propose In addition to a bi-monthly general meet. We could possibly plan a wheeling trip every 3 months or so if we can.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #8
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1. What type of place would you like to meet up at? The same for every meet, or different every time?


Big parking lots commuter lots? Not sure on the rules/laws on that but west farms, outlets.

2. How often would you like to meet? Weekly, monthly..

Honestly all the time twice a month sounds decent though!

3. Wranglers only? All jeeps? All off road vehicles? Personally, I love all off road vehicles, BUT the more open of a meet it is, the less you may learn about your vehicle specifically

All, I'd love to get more knowledge on every jeep out there!

4. What area of CT works best for you?

I'm in Middletown, so ill jeep wherever.
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what about some of the state parks they have large lots and can even do some grilling and what not. couple that might work salmon river in east hampton, hurd park on the east hampton east haddam line bolth have large lots for parking and could even set up an rti ramp to have flex contest.
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Meeting in a state park for grilling and such would definitely work may-sept, something that can be discussed as the group starts meeting. We should probably start with a relatively simple schedule so spreading the word is easy. I also like the idea of every 3months doing a Jeepin trip as Tjag mentioned.

As the 15th is coming up next week, why don't we start planning something for Sunday the 20th? I'll just throw out the shopping plaza with Chipotle in Glastonbury, on Glastonbury Blvd? Whenever I've been there there's always been plenty of parking behind the Starbucks there, and if not there's office buildings all around with no one on the weekends. Say 1pm?

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Northeast jeep is good for a couple meets a year. I've been to 2 over at Cabela's
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:56 AM   #12
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what about some of the state parks they have large lots and can even do some grilling and what not. couple that might work salmon river in east hampton, hurd park on the east hampton east haddam line bolth have large lots for parking and could even set up an rti ramp to have flex contest.
Salmon river sounds like a great idea!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #13
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I take care off some properties in the Berkshires / Stephen NY I took some buddy up there camp and wheeling was a blast tried to get a group down here in to heading up there but no one likes playing in the snow .
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #14
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Im down to do that my rig will hopefully be running by end of February.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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what do you guys say about doing a g2g at salmon river on 1/26
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:13 PM   #16
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Wheres salmon river? And id be down but I wont have my jeep ill have my truck
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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I don't think either of the current proposed dates (20th & 29th) will work for me at the moment. I've got Midterm Exams next week and the week after.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:22 AM   #18
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Why dont we meet up down at calf pasture beach in a few weekends?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:57 PM   #19
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Why dont we meet up down at calf pasture beach in a few weekends?
I like this!
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:08 PM   #20
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need to come tho ky....
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:27 AM   #21
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Wheres salmon river? And id be down but I wont have my jeep ill have my truck

its in East Hampton on RT16
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:35 AM   #22
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Well im down to drive so lets decide on when we could plan like the 2nd saturday in February or somthing
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #23
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I would drive from Norwalk I am work on a peace of property in Waterbury area we can trail ride ,rock crawl and mud we have use the property before he charge us $200 a day theirs a garage with electric and 125 Akers it nice property the guy let's four Wheeler and snow machine their it good fun we camped and 4 wheeled all weekend ...
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #24
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Hell yea im down for that
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Hey guys!


It's been awhile since I've been on last.
Not to long ago I tried to get a bunch of us together to start a club here in CT. At that point there wasn't a lot of noise on the forum.

It's nice to see this much noise.
Here's my two cents on the whole topic. It has worked in the past with other non-jeep organizations, groups and clubs I've been part of.

1. What type of place would you like to meet up at? The same for every meet, or different every time?

Different locations every time. We have to keep in mind that some members of the group will be located in places like Norwalk and New Hartford. Not exactly centralized. Yes it will suck for some of us who will have to drive farther some of the time but look on the bright side, you're in your jeep cruisin!

2. How often would you like to meet? Weekly, monthly..

I think that monthly general meetings for the leaders, officers, of the club and anyone else who can or would like to come would be ideal. This way we can discuss future gatherings and all that happy jazz!

Every three months have a trip somewhere or some kind of gathering that would be directed solely at wheeling! Whether it be a cookout at a local state park or just going to the beach or working on the jeeps at someone's house.

3. Wranglers only? All jeeps? All off road vehicles? Personally, I love all off road vehicles, BUT the more open of a meet it is, the less you may learn about your vehicle specifically.

I feel like starting out keeping it to wranglers or forum members for the first few months would be wise. With more members comes more input, which isn't always a bad thing. However when getting up and off the ground everyone has their own idea of the perfect club and its easier to sift through the ideas if the group is kept small.

4. What area of CT works best for you?

See point one.
I work in Norwalk and live in Middletown. I just recently moved back to Middletown after a year in Norwalk.

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We should keep the club democratic where majority rules. This keeps the majority of the people in the group happy and coming back.
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Agreed! Agreed! Agreed! I just want a jeep meet idc if I have to drive I want to sling sone mud or burn some rubber on som rocks regardless even if we just have cook out id like to see what others have with there 4x4s trucks jeeps golf carts watever lol.
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Okay. I love all of these ideas. I really don't want to take the reigns on this, because I've only been a Jeeper for 2 years now, don't know much, my rig is nothing special, no hook ups for land use, etc. I'm thinking someone with experience would be awesome for heading this thing. We should all agree to a meeting to discuss meetings (that sounds so anal) but I feel like until we get together, this is all just going to fade out. So maybe meet up somewhere semi quiet so we can all hear each others ideas... Get some kind of list going.. Who has hook ups for what, ideas for ideal meet ups, pick someone to lead the way, whatever. I think ideally it'd be something on a weekend.. Maybe a low key bar, or a dunkin donuts or something?
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I had a buddy he live here me and him got good get event together wasn't just Jeeps but was a great time I would be down for a club around here I tried to get some of my buddy back together but they all sold the gas hug 4x4 for small cars so it just me and my nephew so I'll well check in to the site the garage has burnt down but still electric for repairs and air water hose for clean up they have a 10 rig limit on trail at a time may be able to get a winter run together
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We use to meet at a park down here Cranberry but I well meet any where don't mind driving just finishing my rig up and would love to get together and talk Jeep ...
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Okay. I love all of these ideas. I really don't want to take the reigns on this, because I've only been a Jeeper for 2 years now, don't know much, my rig is nothing special, no hook ups for land use, etc. I'm thinking someone with experience would be awesome for heading this thing. We should all agree to a meeting to discuss meetings (that sounds so anal) but I feel like until we get together, this is all just going to fade out. So maybe meet up somewhere semi quiet so we can all hear each others ideas... Get some kind of list going.. Who has hook ups for what, ideas for ideal meet ups, pick someone to lead the way, whatever. I think ideally it'd be something on a weekend.. Maybe a low key bar, or a dunkin donuts or something?
I agree we should meet to discuss meetings cranberry park or a beach we would have the most space to meet up around here, wen they started the car meets around here people were getting pissy about all of us parking so deffinatly a beach or a park

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