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Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

I'm going to do it!

I just signed up my '14 WK2 for the Jeep Jamboree in Williamsburg KY in October. I know we have some other WK2s out there in this region - I hope a few of you can make it! Lets get a group together from Jeep Garage!

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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

Have you ridden the trails before? If so, how difficult?
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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

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Have you ridden the trails before? If so, how difficult?

I did ask the event organizers about it. The exact reply was
"Gateway to the Cumberlands has all types of Jeeps that attend. As long as you have 4 Low you will be fine. There are routinely Grand Cherokees, Liberties and Cherokees that attend. This is one of my favorite Jamborees, you will love it"

http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Gateway.pdf

In looking at some pictures of last year's event on Facebook I do see at-least one WK2 on factory Mich Latitudes out there running the trails.

I have been to the same general network of trails they are on, but not sure if they are the same exact trails. When I was there (in my old Bronco) I was running 32" BFG ATs and pretty much cruised around the trails. There WERE spots that I detoured around tougher sections, but I was there more for fun and didn't want to break stuff.


From what I read, each day you chose your trails and they are all rated by difficultly. I plan to keep to the lower end of the spectrum because I want to go have a good time, but not rip up the sheet metal on my $50K Jeep either.
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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

I have the RRO 2.5" lift and 32" Nitto Terra Grapplers, so I'd be better off than a factory WK2, but I've only been off the pavement once in the Jeep, and it was at the Dirty Turtle in KY, where the trails are completely random and go from very easy to downright insane.

I agree though, I would go if I can find a nice set of trails to run that are challenging for a novice, but I certainly don't want to damage my expensive Jeep! I did add tow hooks to the front, but I don't have a winch, compressor, spare tire, or anything else I deem necessary for off-road adventures.

I'll check it out though.
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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

does look like fun but probably beyond my jeeps ability, a lot of mud and water it looks. probably more Rubicon level then GCs with 20s lol. looks like a good time though
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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

I haven't been to that one, but I have been to a JJ and own a Hemi WK2 and a cj.

I trail the Cj and tow with the wk (Hemi).

They inspect the jeep when you arrive and you fill out a questionnaire. This decides your group. They do a fantastic job of helping you have fun, really well organized events. After the first morning they will give you options to move up or down a group. The one I was at they even had a local jeep club to help recover and fix. I broke an engine mount, went to town and picked it up, and with 3 guys helping I was wheeling in an hour.


I wouldn't go without tow hooks. If it was me I'd want a good set of tires and even a 1 or 2 lift.......

You should have great fun. I bring my 9 year old son, and we have a great time.

I wouldn't ever touch any of the trails we did in my CJ in my wk2, but I am sure they have some that work.
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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

The Jeep Jamboree in KY is a lot of fun and you meet great people, I have done it twice in my JK. They have a wide variety of trails for all levels and I did see some Grand Cherokees and Cherokees. On one of the more advanced trails we had a Jeep rep in our group driving a stock Grand Cherokee (a factory owned rig). He kept up fine and showed up a few JK’s. The JJUSA web site lists the mandatory equipment and “Gateway to the Cumberland’s” section describes some of the trails.
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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

Yea, I would do that too in a factory owned Jeep.
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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

So who's coming with me?


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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

So...you guys think I'm nuts...or are you joining the fun?
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Re: Jeep Jamboree - Kentucky - October

I would love to go, but it's too expensive.
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