My little girl is convinced the CJ is HERS, and she's been on many wheeling trips with us. If it gets too rough, she gets walked to the next area and waits with the lead rigs. But she gets upset if we go out without her, and the CJ comes back dirty.
She actually started crying one day because I picked her up from daycare and went straight home...she thought we were going wheeling that night....
my whole mexican side of my family has ben nig on jeeps and off roading my grandpa has a beach house a few mintues away form the coast in mexico where theres 100+ foot dunes and ever since i can remember we would go duning all the time, now my cousins (which are still 2 and 4 years old) always go with them and they absolutely love it, they even know to always but the tranny in 1st and leave the break alone when decending step slopes haha
IMO you need to factor in WHERE you are going along with the age of the child. For example I would not hesitate to take an infant in diapers on a short trail ride to a campground not far from the road. But I would not feel comfortable taking that same child on a trip so remote that the nearest town (with no hospital or doctor?) is a good 50 miles off-road from where you are. You need to think about worse case scenarios in order to be reasonably prepared. Having a fuel pump go out on you in such a location may not be that bad, even if you have to rough it a couple nights or hike some distance. But if you have a small child that complicates things greatly.
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my dad used to take me for rides in his CJ-7 way back as far as i can remember, then he started restoring it and lifting it when i was around 8. he always let me help so i guess i got bit by tht jeep bug then. cause the day i got my lisence and my 95 xj.... i took it in the mud. wasnt soon after tht it was lifted and as long as i was working and had money i would go wheeling at least 2 er 3 times a week.
Yea man ,my favorite memories were in the back of my fathers Ram Charger. the earlier the better. 2 is a great age. i agree with what was said before though, make certain your first aid kit is topped off.
hey my daughter at six has already taken the keys and started my xj up lucky for me she couldnt reach the brake pedal to put it in gear,shes been bumping around the back seat of my xj since she was about 1