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post #1 of 8 Old 02-18-2010, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from historic Berkeley Springs, WV. Just got my new 2010 2-door JK Sport hardtop a week ago, love it in all this snow which appeared ay after I bought it. Leaving it stock as it is my only four-wheel transport (my other ride is a Can-Am Spyder three-weeler) and my mods have so far been directed to dog-proofing and comfort. This is not my first Jeep; I had a '93 YJ when we moved out here from Baltimore and lived on a dirt road, and I owned a beat National Guard surplus CJ5 in the 60's which was my first four-wheeled vehicle. I started out as a motorcyclist so the primitive accomodations of my first two jeeps was comparative luxury to me. A heater? A top? Five-star comfort to me. Alas, Parkinson's Disease and a buggered-up left leg from a sidecar accident two years ago make two-wheeling unwise at this point, so the Spyder will have to provide me with bugs in the teeth. The JK is a bit harder to get into than my YJ, especially the back seats, but once ensconced is worlds more comfortable. Don't need earplugs while driving on the open road, allowing me to listen to classical music while traveling, what a way to mellow. Have no intention of serious off-roading and I am more than satisfied with the JK's abilty to run through two feet of unploughed snow. Mods include seat covers (remember the dogs?) floor mats, a sidestep to improve entry and some other minor additions. This Jeep will be used for touring and I found the compass and economy-minder a plus. The ride and handling is so-o-o-o much better than previous Jeeps. I found this site to be the best organized and most useful for JK owners.
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-18-2010, 05:41 AM
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welcome Pete to JKO from Louisiana. I too started out with motorcycles and progressed early on in the sixties (from what I remember) to 4wd starting with an International Scout. The wife and I each have Harleys. Nice to see someone my age on the forum, there's only a handful or two. When I test drove a JK in 07 I was flabergasted at the handling, the comfortable ride and above all how quiet it was. Yeah, you just can't possibly appreciate a JK unless you owned a CJ5 or 7. Anywho, welcome and enjoy.

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Welcome aboard. I'm glad to see that you made the right choice in coming here first.

I've been through your location a few times. It's a beautiful area.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-18-2010, 01:42 PM
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I was talking to a friend near Beckley yesterday in Raynelle(not sure of spelling). He said the snow in his front yard was up to his waist. So it sounds like you've got the rig to keep you on the go. Welcome to JKO.

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My wife and I were in y'alls neck of the woods a few years ago. Whatta shit hole!

Anyhow, welcom to the forum!

Oh, and I was only kidding btw. Very pretty area where you live and nice people too!

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