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Unread 07-27-2008, 10:14 AM   #16
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I'm going again this year. I'm staying at the Midwest Inn also. I stayed there last year and it was under $200 for all three nights.

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Unread 08-18-2008, 09:30 PM   #17
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The Lane Motel in French Lick is another reasonable place to stay.
Been there with my wife numerous times.

FYI - Wilstem is no more, the sign has been changed to just THE RANCH.

We ran the trails earlier this month, they are as good as ever.
Have FUN at the JJUSA!
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Unread 08-19-2008, 01:54 PM   #18
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FYI - Wilstem is no more, the sign has been changed to just THE RANCH.

We ran the trails earlier this month, they are as good as ever.
Have FUN at the JJUSA!
New ownership? Are they opening it to more OHV riding or is it still primarily a horse trail facility?

Looking forward to it. I haven't been there in 10 years (I feel old just saying that).
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Unread 08-20-2008, 07:40 PM   #19
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When is this event? Is there a link to more info?
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Unread 08-21-2008, 07:05 AM   #20
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When is this event? Is there a link to more info?

Here is the site, click on trips and scroll down. The event is Oct 10-12

http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/
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Unread 08-21-2008, 08:39 AM   #21
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i was gunna go until i saw the $250 price tag
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Unread 08-21-2008, 10:12 AM   #22
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the $250 price tag
That does seem like an odd way to solicit buyer loyalty, but I've never been to one so I don't know what you get for the price of admission. Guess I'll do a little more reading...
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The food is good, and the trails are great.

I also meet TJ99 there. A lot of great people.
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Unread 08-21-2008, 07:22 PM   #24
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Whats good for us is that the guides will let you have fun but not to much fun. Were still pretty new at this and it is good to have some experienced people around. Plus the French Lick location is only open to off roading two weekends a years from what I understand.

We managed to break a front driveshaft in KY this year, our guide helped us make a trail removal to get back. And then two other guides helped us get it out, welded up and back in. Never missed a single trail.
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Unread 08-22-2008, 06:25 AM   #25
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I'll have to go one of these years... 2009 for sure as I'll get my TJ lifted by then (I'm married ).

I hope you guys post photos and let us know how it goes!
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I'll have to go one of these years... 2009 for sure as I'll get my TJ lifted by then (I'm married ).

I hope you guys post photos and let us know how it goes!
Lift? This will be the fourth Jamboree for my son's 99 and the second on my 98. Both are stock height on 30's. You won't be able to do some of the crazy stuff but there is still two days worth of wheeling for your Jeep.

I took this picture of one of the Jeeps in our group. Neither it or the owners (husband / wife) had ever been offroad. It was totally stock with street tires. The girl that was driving it took this picture back to show the folks at work that she had really driven off road.
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Whats good for us is that the guides will let you have fun but not to much fun. Were still pretty new at this and it is good to have some experienced people around. Plus the French Lick location is only open to off roading two weekends a years from what I understand.

We managed to break a front driveshaft in KY this year, our guide helped us make a trail removal to get back. And then two other guides helped us get it out, welded up and back in. Never missed a single trail.
That's the spirit of the Jamborees that keeps me coming back.
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Unread 08-22-2008, 08:47 AM   #28
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I'll have to go one of these years... 2009 for sure as I'll get my TJ lifted by then (I'm married ).

I hope you guys post photos and let us know how it goes!
You're Jeep is perfectly setup for it now. About the only thing I'd invest in now (if you don't already have them) is some quick disconnects.

Back when I did my TJ's discos I had to buy a tie rod end remover, so if you need to borrow that just let me know (I'm in the Lafayette area but head south fairly often). No more TJ, but I always hang on to the tools. The XJ was a piece of cake to add discos...
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Lift? This will be the fourth Jamboree for my son's 99 and the second on my 98. Both are stock height on 30's. You won't be able to do some of the crazy stuff but there is still two days worth of wheeling for your Jeep.

I took this picture of one of the Jeeps in our group. Neither it or the owners (husband / wife) had ever been offroad. It was totally stock with street tires. The girl that was driving it took this picture back to show the folks at work that she had really driven off road.

Hey thats Annie!!!!!!

Her husband built a lifted Cherokee They will be there again this year.
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You're Jeep is perfectly setup for it now. About the only thing I'd invest in now (if you don't already have them) is some quick disconnects.

Back when I did my TJ's discos I had to buy a tie rod end remover, so if you need to borrow that just let me know (I'm in the Lafayette area but head south fairly often). No more TJ, but I always hang on to the tools. The XJ was a piece of cake to add discos...
When I've been to the Badlands I have realized my limitations. I couldn't even drive over a log one time due to the TC skid...

I also drove my TJ out to Colorado and Wyoming two years ago and drove it on trails around Ouray (such as Imogene Pass and the Alpine Loop). Dang, that was fun! I bottomed out a few times and tested out my oil pan skid. It is my goal next Spring to build up my TJ and drive it back to Colorado again! Then French Lick...
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