ALL NEWBIE INFO:
ATTENDING JeepSkool – What to expect
Attending JeepSkool is very easy. First - you must become a member of this website. You can do that by Clicking here or the "REGISTER" link above to create a user account. NO admittance without being a member of this website - your passengers are not required to be members but still need a Adult waiver and/or Minor waiver. (must have new waiver each month unless they are Skooled card holding members)
Then - check out when the next JeepSkool event is. Look on the forums main index page for the next JeepSkool event and get the latest flier. You never know, your truck may even be featured on it! Plan to be out all day or camp out and stay all weekend. Pack some snacks and beverages. Pack a change of clothes, bring your boots, bring your friends. There is NO alcohol on the trails - period.
We meet at HAYLETT'S BP at the intersection of RT82 and RT44 at Mantua Corners,Ohio 44255 on event days before 9am as we depart for the trails at 9:30am sharp. This is the last call to gas up your 4x4 and get those items you may have forgotten at home (they have excellent SUBS). We recommend a full tank of BP gas because you'll be wheeling much of the day and we don't have gas pumps on the trails.
We then ride out to the property where we will collect the entrance fee of $30 per vehicle and $5 per passenger over 15 yrs old. Also your signed waivers. There is a $10 fee for Camping. There is also a $15 charge for electrical hook-up. The membership card holding "Skooled" members will then head off on the trails. If this is your first time to JeepSkool - you will be required to attend a "Skool" session which will cover the basic rules of the property, some trail safety requirements, and answer any questions you have. This will last about an hour or so. If you've NEVER been off-road before - we have instructors that will lead a basic novice trail ride to help you learn about your rig. Some people don't know when to use 4HI or 4LO or how to approach an obstacle - this trail ride will cover it. This will help you learn to off-road and prevent you from tearing up your 4x4. If you are experienced - there will be a trail ride for you right after class that will give you a tour of the property. It is entertaining and you may learn the boundaries and a little history about the property. You can also just go out by yourself or with a friend and explore on your own if you are comfortable doing that.
WHAT DOES YOUR RIG NEED?
Anyone can enjoy JeepSkool in any 4x4 - stock or modified. However, to make your life and everyone else's a little simpler, we recommend a few items without breaking the bank. What are the first things a newbie should do to his/her rig? You probably have half this stuff laying around the house or can get it used for cheap.
'98 ZJ 4.0L 242, HPD30, Ford 8.8 w/ARB, 35" G/Y Wrangler MT/R-K
4" Rough Country Lift +2" BB, ARB Bull Bar, KOR Front T/B-Conv.
JKS RR T/B, LITE Force Striker 170, AMSOIL