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Offline Big Dave

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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #108 on: August 11, 2017, 07:59:39 AM »
Its fun to mingle. The trails are not difficult at all but 4wd is needed in some spots ESPECIALLY If wet. A 2nd with a locker would do ok.
The best wheeling is at home base. Seriously.
The best day to hit the trails is on Friday, while no one is there. 

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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #109 on: August 11, 2017, 08:01:04 AM »
Crawling For Reid is a lot better !


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Totally agree. But its not in September.
I hope one day JF will shift to a park.

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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #110 on: August 11, 2017, 08:01:37 AM »
Crawling For Reid is a lot better !


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10-4 much better
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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #111 on: August 11, 2017, 08:09:29 AM »
Crawling For Reid is a lot better !


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10-4 much better

Well, I will be attending that as well. But I thought this would be a cool little set up to go to. I am trying to see how Jasper can handle that many Jeeps. From the videos it looks like everything from Rock Bouncers to "a lot" of pimped out mall crawlers (Jeepfest that is)

I don't live to far away, so I can go back and fourth no problem. I will be there Thursday night, Friday and Saturday. If anyone is going to be there on Friday let me know, we can meet up and chill with no big crowds apparently.
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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #112 on: August 11, 2017, 08:14:52 AM »
I just go to mull around.  Never hit the trails there because I can't imagine they are worth getting on with a bunch of people that are putting their Jeep in 4WD for the first time.  I know that everyone has to start somewhere but I don't have to be there when they do.  They did have a ride last year and had some stupid rule that you had to have 37's.  So a mall crawler with 22's and 37's could use the trail but a Rubicon with lockers and 35's couldn't.  Again, not that I would have gone on the trails.  Just goes to show the thinking of the event hosts. 
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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #113 on: August 11, 2017, 08:38:10 AM »
It really is a good time. There will probably be 2500 Jeeps registered. I personally feel that its getting to big to be hosted at such a relatively small place. I'd limit the number of registered Jeeps to XXXX amount & raise the price $25. People will pay it. Too many folks like to spend money to feel exclusive.
This may be our last year due to my above statement & the fact the funds raised on registrations alone contradicts the total amount they claim was raised. Not to mention the food, shirts & whatever else they profit from.
I understand there is some overhead but I believe ALOT of the stuff was donated/strong armed.
Just seems odd or I'm totally off in my thinking.

It costs $-0- to go park, walk around, watch.

You only have to pay to ride so they may have 2000 jeeps and 500 pay.
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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #114 on: August 11, 2017, 08:39:39 AM »
I just go to mull around.  Never hit the trails there because I can't imagine they are worth getting on with a bunch of people that are putting their Jeep in 4WD for the first time.  I know that everyone has to start somewhere but I don't have to be there when they do.  They did have a ride last year and had some stupid rule that you had to have 37's.  So a mall crawler with 22's and 37's could use the trail but a Rubicon with lockers and 35's couldn't.  Again, not that I would have gone on the trails.  Just goes to show the thinking of the event hosts.

Yea, I saw that stupid rule. It was like "R" rated for "Rough" or some shit. I am like, cool - so some dude with a D30 up front and 37s on 3.73 gears can go. But I can't... okay.  //no//
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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #115 on: August 11, 2017, 08:51:49 AM »
I just go to mull around.  Never hit the trails there because I can't imagine they are worth getting on with a bunch of people that are putting their Jeep in 4WD for the first time.  I know that everyone has to start somewhere but I don't have to be there when they do.  They did have a ride last year and had some stupid rule that you had to have 37's.  So a mall crawler with 22's and 37's could use the trail but a Rubicon with lockers and 35's couldn't.  Again, not that I would have gone on the trails.  Just goes to show the thinking of the event hosts.

Yea, I saw that stupid rule. It was like "R" rated for "Rough" or some shit. I am like, cool - so some dude with a D30 up front and 37s on 3.73 gears can go. But I can't... okay.  //no//

They had a trail like that when i last went 2 or 3 years ago. We talked them into letting our small group going on it, and it was nothing but a steep hill with loose dirt and small rocks. It required some speed, but I made it open/open
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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #116 on: August 11, 2017, 10:31:29 AM »
Be able to get a pretty sweet parking spot at the mall that day //cheers2//
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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #117 on: August 11, 2017, 10:39:23 AM »
I just go to mull around.  Never hit the trails there because I can't imagine they are worth getting on with a bunch of people that are putting their Jeep in 4WD for the first time.  I know that everyone has to start somewhere but I don't have to be there when they do.  They did have a ride last year and had some stupid rule that you had to have 37's.  So a mall crawler with 22's and 37's could use the trail but a Rubicon with lockers and 35's couldn't.  Again, not that I would have gone on the trails.  Just goes to show the thinking of the event hosts.

Yea, I saw that stupid rule. It was like "R" rated for "Rough" or some shit. I am like, cool - so some dude with a D30 up front and 37s on 3.73 gears can go. But I can't... okay.  //no//

Its just a way to scare the noobs not to go on it. I went on it with my "33s". You went thru a tiny creek then immediately up a long, steep hill covered in pine needles.

 

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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #118 on: August 11, 2017, 02:08:26 PM »
Its a traffic jam on road and off. The vendors area is cool though. I got my Bartac Seat covers last year 10% off and free shipping.
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Re: Sheriffs Jeepfest
« Reply #119 on: August 11, 2017, 02:09:08 PM »
Its a traffic jam on road and off. The vendors area is cool though. I got my Bartac Seat covers last year 10% off and free shipping.

Just like Atlanta traffic, don't travel during peak times.  I usually get there early.
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