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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
MPitchford72
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Greetings from a newbie ;-)

I live in the SF Bay Area and just bought my first jeep.
Awaiting delivery of a Black 2014 Wrangler Unlimited - Sahara.

I'm looking forward to gleaning some knowledge from the site and at some point
meeting up for some adventures.

Have a great weekend and holiday.


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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
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Welcome! You are in the right spot.
Post pics when you get it.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #3
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Hello check out the run threads it's a great group of folks
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Unread 07-04-2013, 12:27 AM   #4
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Hey welcome to the sickness. I say that in jest however it does get addicting. I couldn't have a new one because I couldn't make a payment and fix broke stuff. It doesn't start that way it kinda develops a greater and greater need for pushing the limits a little more each time. It's like an alcoholic they start off with a little and then it's a little more and it just snowballs. Yep! I'm am addict. I have to get my Jeep fix a couple times a month. Some times living on over a 1000 acres has its bennefits sometimes.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 08:52 AM   #5
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Welcome. Hope to see you on some future runs.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #6
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Ha, I understand auto sport addiction. My other vice is tracking my 911.

I figured I would make a trip out to hollister to get a sense of things both jeep and me.

Any other tips on getting started?

I'd like to do some runs mentioned here in the future but don't want to be the guy who pulls a rookie move and gets a palm to the forehead.


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Unread 07-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #7
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Ha, I understand auto sport addiction. My other vice is tracking my 911.

I figured I would make a trip out to hollister to get a sense of things both jeep and me.

Any other tips on getting started?

I'd like to do some runs mentioned here in the future but don't want to be the guy who pulls a rookie move and gets a palm to the forehead.

M
You should go to slick rock with us in 2 weeks. There will be a lot of ppl that can help you out and as always a fun trip. So you should try and make it out with us.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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You should go to slick rock with us in 2 weeks. There will be a lot of ppl that can help you out and as always a fun trip. So you should try and make it out with us.
If I even have the jeep by then. I'll let,you know.

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Unread 07-05-2013, 05:14 PM   #9
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Welcome to the jeep world! Lot's of great places to explore here in NorCal!
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Unread 07-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #10
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Ha, I understand auto sport addiction. My other vice is tracking my 911.

I figured I would make a trip out to hollister to get a sense of things both jeep and me.

Any other tips on getting started?

I'd like to do some runs mentioned here in the future but don't want to be the guy who pulls a rookie move and gets a palm to the forehead.


M
The Lost Coast run coming up in Sept. would be a good way to get your feet wet if you are just starting out. Remember "baby steps"
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Unread 07-05-2013, 11:10 PM   #11
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I just discussed it with my wife this weekend and put it on my calendar. I looked through the threads and noticed some other wives coming but what about kids?
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Unread 07-08-2013, 01:38 AM   #12
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Kids are are always welcome. We keep this a family friendly thing kids, significant others are all welcome. Even the dog. Some events are over-nighters, most are day trips but we always have the option to break into groups of difficulty, so nobody needs to get in over there head. Some runs are just driving forestry roads some are more difficult trails and sometimes we do OHV parks. No needs to worry about making mistakes it is how you learn. We have all done them at some point and even multiple time for some of us harder headed folk.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:56 AM   #13
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One thing you might want to get before going on a Jeep run with a group is a C.B. or an FRS radio. Most of us are running C.B. radios. We talk back and forth while on the run and if you get lost it's easier to find you :-) There are all kinds of C.B. radios. Just starting out if you want to get a portable, it can be a hand held with batteries or you can plug it into your power source and use the antenna that is mounted on the radio its self. Here is a link to that one.
http://www.rightchannelradios.com/mi...w-car-kit.html
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