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Old 09-17-2015, 08:13 AM
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Hey ya'all,

I just moved out to Vermont from Missouri to start college, but I don't have a parking garage for my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport. What kind of wear/tear can I expect during the winter? Any precautions I can take to prevent additional damage?

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Old 09-18-2015, 07:45 PM   #2
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Do you have a hard top or soft top?

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Old 09-23-2015, 07:27 AM
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Nothing much to worry about then.

Find a car wash that offers undercarriage wash, and do it regularly to remove salt.

Snow tires are a plus in VT but can be a pain if you're in an apartment. Some tire dealers like Vianor offer tire storage. But the stock tires on a Sport should do just fine.

Which college are you going to?
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:22 AM
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Nothing much to worry about then.

Find a car wash that offers undercarriage wash, and do it regularly to remove salt.

Snow tires are a plus in VT but can be a pain if you're in an apartment. Some tire dealers like Vianor offer tire storage. But the stock tires on a Sport should do just fine.

Which college are you going to?
Thank you for the advice! And I'm down here at Norwich.
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Thank you for the advice! And I'm down here at Norwich.
Plenty of nice, easy trails in the Woodstock/Bethel/ Stockbridge/Rochester area if you ever want to get that Jeep dirty.
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Plenty of nice, easy trails in the Woodstock/Bethel/ Stockbridge/Rochester area if you ever want to get that Jeep dirty.
Heading up to that area next weekend. Can anyone direct me to where these easier trails are? I'm mainly heading up to do some photography and would like to find some spots where not everyone can go.
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Heading up to that area next weekend. Can anyone direct me to where these easier trails are? I'm mainly heading up to do some photography and would like to find some spots where not everyone can go.
Download town maps from VT Trans (VTrans Mapping Archive)

Look for Class 4 roads. Those are legal roads that are no longer maintained except by landowners.

Easier ones will be marked ======= or = = = = = =
Harder ones will be marked -D-D-D-D- or -U-U-U-U-


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If you give me the name of some towns in Central or Northern VT, I may be able to give you some pointers.
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Staying in Killington since it was the only Inn that we could find available, but will mostly be Southern/Central, Route 100 but will always take advice when it comes to recommendations for beautiful scenery. Thanks for the reply!
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East Barnard (between Barnard, north of Woodstock, and South Royalton, my old hometown) is a very picturesque and photogenic New England hamlet accessible only via dirt roads. No hordes of tourists there.

I'll send you more suggestions later this week.
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Breakfast or brunch at the Old Hancock Hotel on 100 is a must. Good home cookin'. A few miles north of Rochester. From there try Texas Falls, or the Granville Gulf, a narrow gorge with a nice waterfall (Moss Glenn Falls)
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Thanks so much for the info! I'm all over exploring the road less travelled. I'll be up and out every morning at 5 to get the first light
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East Barnard (between Barnard, north of Woodstock, and South Royalton, my old hometown) is a very picturesque and photogenic New England hamlet accessible only via dirt roads. No hordes of tourists there. I'll send you more suggestions later this week.
New England Hamlet? Would love to know more
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East Barnard (between Barnard, north of Woodstock, and South Royalton, my old hometown) is a very picturesque and photogenic New England hamlet accessible only via dirt roads. No hordes of tourists there. I'll send you more suggestions later this week.
New England Hamlet? Would love to know more. Is that near south Royalton?
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New England Hamlet? Would love to know more. Is that near south Royalton?
Hamlet as in small village, not as the Prince of Denmark of course.

Also home to Twin Farms, B&B of the rich and famous.

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tsk66: here's a trail for you: Braintree Mountain Road

It's a class 4 road (i.e. legal) that's not maintained by the town. Easy for a stock Jeep or pickup, crossovers need not apply. Goes over the mountain from Rte 12A in Braintree over to Granville. Nice views to the west just after you pass the gap.

Eastern end: https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B059'09.5%22N+72%C2%B045'10.0%22W/@43.98598,-72.752768,296m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Western end: https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B058'09.9%22N+72%C2%B048'49.2%22W/@43.969421,-72.813679,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

View from the top (will be spectacular with the foliage):

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Thanks so much! If I get any extraordinary shots I'll post a few.
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Download town maps from VT Trans (VTrans Mapping Archive)

Look for Class 4 roads. Those are legal roads that are no longer maintained except by landowners.

Easier ones will be marked ======= or = = = = = =
Harder ones will be marked -D-D-D-D- or -U-U-U-U-


I also recommend Delorme Vermont Atlas & Gazetteer

If you give me the name of some towns in Central or Northern VT, I may be able to give you some pointers.
great links to maps. Thanks

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