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post #1 of 6 Old 11-24-2011, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Overlanding....first big trip Idaho to Fairbanks....owners only please

Wife, kiddo, and two dogs relaunching our life of adventure. We have decided on overlanding for that....undecided on vehicle. I have an Xj and Yj.... But the compass and patriot have come on on our radar recently. Understanding we will need to modify the new rig for overlanding, I wanted to know from owners things like reliability, miliage, rough trail handling, lifting, etc.


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post #2 of 6 Old 11-24-2011, 11:28 PM
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-25-2011, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Picking up a patriot from hertz this morning for the weekend to drive.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-25-2011, 06:13 PM
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-26-2011, 06:21 AM
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-26-2011, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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We enjoyed the Patriot but not sure its the vehicle for this type of trip. It is a fine vehicle and would honestly consideratenfor my wifes needs (she is a vet tech who travels). Interestingly enough my Dad fell in love with it.

I liked allot of the features on it and felt likemit was really well built. The remote start was an added bonus since it was 19 degrees this morning

I likedmit enough that I am renting one again for a road trip to Seattle next weekend.
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