I believe I have before, but in case you missed it - I love this ride. It is comfortable, the tech is *there* and my entire family loves it. Granted, two of them are 4 & 2, but the smile is still the same when I hear "Daddy, go FAST!!!"
In any case, this weekend is our first roadtrip in the SRT. I have been dying to take my kids camping and we are finally out there doing it. Next time we'll be in a tent "roughing it" with the Coleman stoves and lanterns, but this is a great start.
The hitch cargo rack I found at Academy is great. $35. Really, $35! I stood on this thing and bounced around, it is solid! The amount of room behind the rear seats of the Jeep is amazing. I have always had trucks, my parents always had trucks. My wife and her family always had little SUVs. Yes, I have a hitch carrier for the ice chest, but there was enough room in the back that I am sure I could have put it inside.
As for the Jeep and the trip, the navigation took us along some back roads due to typical Houston afternoon traffic. I was skeptical, my wife was skeptical, but we said 'what the hell' and took the route prescribed. I'm impressed - it routed around traffic, it routed me to back roads that were a *blast* to drive. (It really is funny seeing kids' reactions when the portable DVD player falls over, and even funnier when the wife asks "are we in an auto-x and I just haven't been notified?") HA! Good job UConnect. My MPG sucked, but it was worth it!
My only complaint is that our 'camping' neighbor decided to park their golf cart <1' from the Jeep. WTF? There is a ton of space, get the h377 away from me! Needless to say I moved the Jeep...
Time to go to bed - hope you guys have a great weekend!