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Does anyone have any experience at one of these? I am under the assumption that they may be a little lame and tame for most the people at JKO. But with my wheeling experience (ie. a muddy cornfield, my driveway in the wintertime, and a occasional pothole) this might be a good way to get the feet wet. Looking at Ouray, CO in September. http://www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/

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I am looking into to go to this one myself.. suppose to be a blast.
I have a shipping request on Pirate4x4 right now to see if I can get my rig hauled out there.

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I just like to wheel. I don't even have a lift or anything major modifying my Jeep either. I install parts as time and money permit, and that's almost as fun as wheeling. I know I would love to make it to a Jamboree... A bunch of jeepers and some camping is always fun!

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The Jeep Jamboree people rate the difficulty of the different events. I've been to the Ink Ranch Jamboree and its some great wheeling, but the Jamboree people unofficially say its the most difficult. Officially they say the Rubicon Jamboree covers the "most challenging trail in America. "
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I am considering the Ouray trip as well but have to wonder what the advantage would be to paying $500.00 for trails I can run on my own for free.

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Does anyone have any experience at one of these? I am under the assumption that they may be a little lame and tame for most the people at JKO. But with my wheeling experience (ie. a muddy cornfield, my driveway in the wintertime, and a occasional pothole) this might be a good way to get the feet wet. Looking at Ouray, CO in September. http://www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/
I did the Jeep Jamboree back in Oct 08 in Borrego Springs, had a blast. It's a great way to get your feet wet. On my Jamboree I did the modified trails, This year I'm doing all Highly modified trails. It's a blast and they have a good raffle.

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I am considering the Ouray trip as well but have to wonder what the advantage would be to paying $500.00 for trails I can run on my own for free.
I guess the trail guides that help at the obstacles would be worth the $500 to me. Or else I would be driving over cliffs saying "But I saw a guy do this in a picture on JKO!!!". So it would be worth it so I can drive the Jeep home that I came with.
At the Ouray Jamboree they provide meals. Are we talking bologne sandwiches and Mr Pibb?

We look forward to it and think this is a for sure deal. If anyone else is going in Sept. it would be nice to meet up with some of you.

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I've read that some of these have a 37" tire limit, and that they are great for beginners if you have the patience for other beginners. I've always avioded them after I went on a few. Some of the trails would take a small group a couple of hours to complete but with the Jamboree it would take all day(and NO Beer all day).

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I go to the Jeep Jamboree's that are on the East Coast. Yes some of them are a little easy for most of the people on this site but some of them are pretty demanding. The trail ratings are pretty accuarte. I always have a good time. Great people fun trails and the price is not that bad. They give out a lot of stuff which is worth way more then the cost of the trips. It's wheeling plane and simple. Good times what else can I say. Vermont is a great one in July. Well that's my 2 cents.
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I am looking into to go to this one myself.. suppose to be a blast.
I have a shipping request on Pirate4x4 right now to see if I can get my rig hauled out there.

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I've read that some of these have a 37" tire limit, and that they are great for beginners if you have the patience for other beginners. I've always avioded them after I went on a few. Some of the trails would take a small group a couple of hours to complete but with the Jamboree it would take all day(and NO Beer all day).
Your right BroncoJohn. They all do. From the JJ rules sheet...

Body lifts/suspension lifts up to six inches (combined) are permitted. Running boards and snowplow frames are not permitted. Tires over 37 inches are not permitted.

Hitmoney....you would have to swap out for smaller tires and I don't think you have the patience for a jamboree run.

We should run it with the locals outside of the jamboree!!
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These are some really fun events, if you've never been...I recommend it.

And....not to launch any spoilers or anything.....but we might just have a something from JJ to raffle off at JK Summerfest in June!

Great group of people who run that thing.

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These are some really fun events, if you've never been...I recommend it.

And....not to launch any spoilers or anything.....but we might just have a something from JJ to raffle off at JK Summerfest in June!

Great group of people who run that thing.
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The Jeep Jamborees are great! I went to the Big Bear event last year as a vendor and had a great time. They accomodate anything from stock first timers to the more hardcore wheelers. The Big Bear event was led by a local club and they were great. If the event includes meals, you get breakfast, a box lunch for the trail, and dinner for the nights you are there. They also have a great raffle the last night of the event.

If you are looking to run trails that are new to you and like experienced company then the Jeep Jamboree is the way to go. If you belong to a club and have been on that trail numerous times then maybe not.

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Jeep Jamboree and Jeepers Jamboree are different. Been to Jeepers a few times and it is always a good time. It in only thru the Rubicon. I go to the Rubicon on my own all the time but also go to Jeepers to party and hang out with cool people.

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I did the Jeep Jamboree back in Oct 08 in Borrego Springs, had a blast. It's a great way to get your feet wet. On my Jamboree I did the modified trails, This year I'm doing all Highly modified trails. It's a blast and they have a good raffle.
so your going this yr 3 day or 4 day trip ?

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so your going this yr 3 day or 4 day trip ?
I'm doing Big Bear this weekend, thurs,fri, and sat. Borrego Springs in Oct. thurs, fri, and sat.

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I'm a big Jeep Jamboree USA advocate! I do at least one per year. I liked them so much that I got involved with two of their sponsoring companies and now write reviews of them. You can see reviews and pictures from past events at www.jeeptales.com (check out the Past Events tab) as well as www.jpfreek.com.

Many complain about the cost being high, but you get A LOT of staff and experience for that money, in addition to all your meals and use of land that is often private and only accessible via these events. The staff spends many days on the trails weeks before the event to make sure they are safe, passable, etc. This is why their ratings are accurate.

If you want to wheel lightly, you can. If you want to really challenge yourself and your Jeep, you can.

Plus, they have tons of raffles, fun events (Jeep Rodeos, etc) and the last event I was at, there was even a marriage proposal in front of the entire group - so I guess you can say there was entertainment too!

But don't procrastinate as they do sell out!

PLEASE NOTE: I, in no way, benefit financially from attendance. I'm truly just a Jeep guy who loves to share the fun. It's a Jeep thing, and I WANT YOU to understand!

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so is any one going this summer ?

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D Looking at Ouray, CO in September. http://www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/
I will spot you through trails in CO for half the price. I will even bring a bbq
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For new guys maybe its worth paying, if you like meeting people and socializing maybe its worth the money. But all that money to show you trails that are free regularely has kept me away some tight years. I agree if you need a spotter its worth some money.

But Ouray there's nothing there you need a spotter. I've done every trail a dozen times over, Pouchipsie Gulch (not spelled right), is the only thing that has an obstacle..its actually really fun with 6 different routes and play areas.

But the best trails, Imogene, Black Bear, Yankee Boy Basin and Governor's are the best and I did them in a stock TJ for years. If you don't know, just helping here, Charles A. Wells has the best book on trails of CO, and AZ, Utah, CA

But the bit of difference in money for the food, place to camp, the entertainment...well I don't mind spending some money to keep the Jeep community running strong. Its almost like a charity I can get behind.
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Well, one major difference is that in the NorthEast, many of the Jamborees are held on private land. There just ain't that much land to legally wheel here. So the money is well spent. Plus, it is fun. Worth the money? I think so. But I can certainly see your point if you have access to great trails for free.

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Bring this back to life....

Would be great to meet some people from here. Ouray Jamboree Sept 17-19. Anyone going?

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Bring this back to life....

Would be great to meet some people from here. Ouray Jamboree Sept 17-19. Anyone going?
My wife and I are going to Ouachita Jamboree near Hot Springs AR Oct 22-24. Anyone from here heading to that one? Or know anything about it? I won the passes in the Superchips Sweepstakes and it was the one that matched when I could take vacation the best.

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