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#2074 of 23397 Jeep events!!
Apr 17, 2001 (2:56 pm)
Anybody interested? We talked about in last week's chat and we can chat more about this live on Thursday's Jeep Wrangler chat. Here's more info:
The ultimate summer camp experience, Camp Jeep offers owners three days of driving and outdoor activities. Since its inception in 1995, more than 28,000 people from 48 states and several countries have made Camp Jeep their summer vacation destination. Now in its seventh year, Camp Jeep returns to the Oak Ridge Estate, among Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville, July 26-28, 2000.
Camp Jeep participants are treated to an endless list of activities ranging from cooking classes and tubing, to paint ball and rock climbing. Attendees also can learn more about the capabilities of their vehicles through the popular Jeep 101 off-road driving course, which teaches owners basic off-road driving skills and safety. Participants are paired with an experienced guide as they negotiate steep downhill grades and encounter large rocks, log-crossings, sand and other off-road obstacles. Owners can then apply skills learned on a variety of scenic guided off-road trails, which are restored to their natural beauty following the event.
"We want to give our owners the opportunity to experience things they might not have tried otherwise," said Lou Bitonti, Senior Manager, Jeep Global Direct Marketing. "At Camp Jeep, our owners can try many outdoor activities in one weekend, while meeting others who share their enthusiasm for off-road driving and the great outdoors. We want Camp Jeep participants to leave feeling like they've expanded their horizons and experienced the adventurous spirit of the Jeep brand."
Designed with the true outdoor enthusiast in mind, Camp Jeep features outdoor and educational activities, including mountain biking, kayaking, fly-casting clinics, archery, outdoor wilderness survival clinics, a 50-foot Adventure Tower, outdoor concerts and a variety of children's activities. Engineering roundtable discussions provide owners the chance to meet with Jeep engineers to have questions answered and share ideas and viewpoints.
Last year, more than 8,000 Jeep enthusiasts traveled from around the country to the sold-out event. Interested owners are encouraged to register early for Camp Jeep 2001. Registration is $295 per Jeep vehicle (there is no per person charge) and includes participation in all Camp Jeep activities, exhibits and the Saturday evening concert.
Since the early 1950's, Jeep owners and their families have participated in weekend four-wheel drive adventures called Jeep Jamborees. From the Maine Mountains to the famed Rubicon Trail, almost 7,000 owners participate in the more than 30 Jamborees held each year. These family-oriented two-day events are designed to allow Jeep owners the opportunity to hone their skills in off-highway situations, while learning more respect for the environment. This year there are also eight Canadian and several Mexican Jamborees.
For 2001, there are 33 Jeep Jamboree events including three new trips: Ghost Towns, Mines & Mustangs in Fallon, Nevada; Paragon Adventure in Hazleton, Pennsylvania; and Appalachian April in Murphy, North Carolina.
"Jeep Jamborees are weekend adventures designed exclusively for Jeep owners and their families who wish to visit seldom-seen, hard-to-reach places that only their Jeep vehicles can reach," said Marinelli. "Our trail instructors help our owners learn how to negotiate trails and more importantly, to do so in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Since the first Jeep Jamboree nearly 50 years ago on the Rubicon Trail, the event has always emphasized safety and harmony in nature."
Jeep Jamborees have a trail rating of one-the least difficult, to 10–the most difficult. Levels of difficulty vary depending on trail conditions, but beginners and experts are welcome to participate. These are not competitive events – they are family oriented outings with fun for everyone.
Each Jeep Jamboree is limited to approximately 100 Jeep vehicles. Cost to participate is $225 per adult, $100 for children seven to 14, $75 for children three to six, no charge for children two and under. Some Jamborees have slightly higher registration fees due to additional program elements and park fees. All registration fees include meals.
#2076 of 23397 2001 Jeep Jamboree schedule
Apr 17, 2001 (3:01 pm)
Includes dates, event name and location:
March 2-4, Y.O. Ranch, Mountain Home, Texas
April 6-8, Appalachian April, Murphy, N.C.
April 20-22, Pine Barrens, Absecon, N.J.
April 27-29, Cajun, St. Francisville, La.
April 27-29, Presidents, Harrisonburg, Va.
May 4-6, Palo Duro, Amarillo, Texas
May 18-20, Big Bear, Big Bear Lake, Calif.
May 18-20, Land of Lincoln, Pittsfield, Ill.
May 25-27, Arch Canyon, San Juan County, Utah
June 1-3, Canyon de Chelly, Chinle, Ariz.
June 1-3, Poconos, Mount Pocono, Pa.
June 8-10, Daniel Boone June, Lexington, Ky.
June 8-10, Ghost Towns, Mines & Mustangs, Fallon, Nev.
June 15-17, Penn's Woods, Bradford, Pa.
June 15-17, Drummond Island # 1, Drummond Island, Mich.
June 22-24, Drummond Island # 2, Drummond Island, Mich.
June 22-24, Adirondack June, Martinsburg, N.Y.
July 13-15, Rubicon Trail, The Rubicon Trail, Calif.
July 20-22, Paragon Adventure, Hazleton, Pa.
July 20-22, Red River, Red River, N.M.
August 3-5, Silver Valley, Wallace/Mullan, Idaho
August 24-26, Daniel Boone August, Lexington, Ky.
September 14-16, Adirondack September, Martinsburg, N.Y.
September 14-16, Ouray, Ouray, Colo.
September 21-23, Northwoods, Crandon, Wis.
September 21-23, Black Hills, Deadwood, S.D.
September 28-30, Catskill Mountains, Sullivan County, N.Y.
October 5-7, Maine Mountains, Bethel, Maine
October 5-7, Gateway to the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky.
October 12-14, Appalachian October, Murphy, N.C.
October 19-21, Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, Mass.
October 19-21, French Lick, French Lick, Ind.
October 26-28, Moab, Moab, Utah
Whew, done! Hope you all find this info useful! If any of you go, we expect pictures!
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#2078 of 23397 cremaster4: Did you do it????
Apr 17, 2001 (6:04 pm)
Don't keep us in suspense! Did you order a Jeep today?
Give us the details, if you did.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#2079 of 23397 twylie: how's the idle problem?
Apr 17, 2001 (6:05 pm)
Did the spark plugs do the trick?
Apr 17, 2001 (6:55 pm)
Well, I finally did it. After 5 years of contemplation, I finally ordered "Louise"!
Did it all by phone and fax this afternoon. The dealer confirmed my order, faxed me an order confirmation with all the details and immediately called me back to confirm the VON #.
I was so excited, that I thanked the dealer profusely. I then came to my senses and told her "wait a minute...why am I thanking you for robbing me of $1500??? We both had a good laugh about this, then and I asked her if she had to "use the bathroom again". (I still don't believe she ever went to the "manager" to get my price approved, I joked to her that she probably went to the rest room or had a cigarette!) I really enjoyed dealing with my sales consultant and she told me to call her if I had any questions or concerns about my order. She said that our relationship wouldn't end when I pick up my jeep, but I also expects me to contact her about servicing or problems with my purchase. I never mentioned the 60th anniversary order. I am just releaved that my Jeep is ordered.
Heres my order:
Jeep Wrangler Sport
Fog lamps and tow hooks
Console Sub woofer
Canyon tire group
Deep tint windows
Convenience group 1
Add a trunk
Thanks again for everyone's advise! I could have never done this without you!
(tsjay, I didn't really name my Jeep Louise!)
#2081 of 23397 cremaster4 WAY TO GO!
Apr 17, 2001 (7:09 pm)
Congratulations, my man! WOW! Your really did it!
You got it for $200.00 over invoice? Have to pay any additional ad fees?
Give us all the details.
I guess you know you need to post in Meet the Members, right?
I am truly happy for you. Now how are you going to survive the waiting?????
I think Louise would be a good name for your Jeep. Who knows, we may meet up one of these days at a Jeep gathering and then "Thelma and Louise" could meet each other.
Once again, congrats! Tonkadave will be happy to hear about this. He is not online right now. We were chatting earlier and he disappeared. He is a volunteer fireman, so maybe he had to make a run.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#2082 of 23397 2001 jeep cut off date
Apr 17, 2001 (8:38 pm)
Just got a response from DC concerning cut off dates-
I am looking to buy a Wrangler Sport 2001 within the next month. Is there a cut off date for special ordering a Jeep through a dealer?
Thank you for your e-mail to DaimlerChrysler.
Each DaimlerChrysler dealership is independently run and owned. Because of this their last day for ordering may be different. A tentative date for the last day to submit orders to the factory is 5/11/01. This date is subject to change.
Contact your local Jeep dealership for more information.
Senior Staff Representative
DaimlerChrysler Customer Assistance Center
#2083 of 23397 Can you feel the Love tonight...
Apr 18, 2001 (12:59 am)
Wow... so much love... where to start??
First, I've got to say I picked this board because, in my simple estimation, there were nice, happy people posting here. Have you ever perused the GC boards? Unfortunately a lot of unhappy Jeepers over there. So, thank you yet again Craig, Trey, TJ and all the other residents of this electronic neighborhood for your warm and gracious welcome... I promise to be good **fingers crossed**
Craig... I've used steel wool too; Whitey's works much better (and by using a soft brush is lots easier on the manicure). And yes, while I hadn't thought about it, not really worth washing my Baby (okay Guys, there 'ya go, her name) unless I can do a really good job on those sexy hubs and the Don't-Even-Look-At-Me tires. **deep sigh** Can't tell you how much I love my Laredo... (my dream car too TJ). Heck, I don't even mind that the male species notice her before they do me.
Oh, and as perspective, since you all have swapped statistics... I am 30, single (never been married... no children). When not driving my Jeep, I am Operations Manager for a competitive vehicle manufacturer's 350 person Customer Assistance Center. While it drives them nuts I proudly park my Jeep in the executive stalls... they have begrudgingly admitted Baby is pretty as heck.
WOW Craig... a 98 with only 16K?? Baby is a 99... approaching 2 years old, and just over 40K. Of course, thanks to my lead foot I drive the **bats big brown eyes innocently at Steve and Drew** ummm... drive the stuffin' out of her. (She doesn't like to go much over 90... but I've had her 100-105 a time or two on the freeway... interesting ride at those speeds.) Aside from the rear differentials destructing on me at about 25K (which was caught at a routine oil change... Baby has never stranded me) the car has been as worry free and reliable as my Mom's and Dad's Jeeps. The mechanics at my Dealership spoil me rotten... they know my voice, and don't even tease me when I call saying my Baby is asking for some attention. They did insist I switch to synthetic oil because somehow (and I have no idea what they are referring to) Baby is experiencing "extreme driving conditions." A'hem... I can't help it she settles into a nice freeway cruise at 85. I'm telling you Darling men... she needs some serious mud and dirt.
**chuckles** You mechanic types would just die of laughter if you looked under the hood of Dad's Jeep... heck, could be a show: Terry the Toolman Does Jeeps. I swear it is dirt and duct tape holding that Pioneer together at 167K... and I do mean quite literally, duct tape. Holding a modified carburetor in place, and preventing leakage from a couple deteriorated hoses. When something stops working, Dad yanks it... and his Jeep keeps happily plugging along. Absolutely amazing.
A bike rack is on my wish list too Craig... have yet to come across a convenient, economic source for one that would fit in my square tow thingy.
And Craig, thanks for the suggestion, but Mama would have a fit if I took apart her hard-top Wrangler. More significant than the ensuing tantrum, is that hers is a 4.0L 5-speed manual transmission... something that I have yet to see the logic in. I'm one of those Gas=Go, Break=Stop kinda girls... Baby having the automatic version of her engine. How else would I be able to drink my latte's, file my nails, talk on the phone, change the radio, dig for a new tape, freshen my lipstick, and... Yes, I am teasing (sort of).
Hmmm... Tonka Toy. Brings back memories of hours in the sandbox... the bright yellow dumper my favorite. My two black dogs watching avidly, trying to understand the "game" because they wanted to play too, as I industriously moved mountains of dirt from one corner to the next. **giggles** Never could get my two "nannies" to eat my gorgeous mud pies.
CarGuy, thanks for the suggestion regarding Black Magic. I have tried that (you are right regarding the window/paint warning). I have really found basic Armour All best for the plastic trim, and have been happily using Tire Wet lately on my tires. Intend to employ Craig's karate concept (wipe on, wipe off) to see if that works any better for the cladding using the heavier silicone products. Also, very interested to try the Ultimate Tire Dressing Trey mentioned.
Trey... hope you are happy! :o) You now have us all on pins and needles wanting to try a bottle of that stuff.
And Drew :o( nothing in Oregon... I'd even go into WA for some organized sandbox time. Good thing I have you Handsome Gentlemen to give us West Coast female Jeepers some TLC.
Finally, a **hug** for Cremaster. Congratulations. Have you thought about where you want to take Lousie first?
Thanks all... and good night!