1947, 1949, & 1951 Jeep Willys

June 27, 2008

A friend of ours recently sent us some pictures of a snowmobile trail clearing session he and some friends held in Lake George, NY (our backyard!). This marked a very special occasion where three Jeep Willys owners were able to get off-road, one a 1947, one a 1949, and one a 1951. This is old school Jeepin’ at it’s finest. Great work guys!


Featured Jeep: 2004 Grand Cherokee SE (WJ)

June 25, 2008

From Jason in Maysville, KY:

The thing I like most about my Jeep is it’s ability to, in relatively stock form, hit the trails and inclement weather like it’s nothing and then return to complete civility back on the road.”

We love the WJ body Grand Cherokee body too! A couple of our www.JeepWorld.com staff drive them as well. We have one that refuses to ever switch to the new WK body style he loves it so much!


Load your family into the Jeep and go!

June 19, 2008

With airline fares getting pricier by the minute, many families are staying closer to home and driving to their vacation destinations this summer. Instead of cramming your belongings and family into one small space, why not use the Jeep roof-top cargo carrier to free up some room? This handy product allows you to store belongings on the roof during long car trips, while protecting your cargo from the elements. It’s recommended that you use some type of cross rails to stabilize the load while traveling with the Jeep Cargo Carrier. Versions are available from both Mopar and Thule and models vary depending on your needs. All models will fit all vehicles except the Jeep Wrangler.

Here is a list of necessary cross rails by model, many can double as rails for bike, kayak, or ski racks:

Jeep Liberty Cross Rails

Jeep Grand Cherokee Cross Rails

Jeep Commander Cross Rails

Jeep Compass Cross Rails

Jeep Patriot Cross Rails

If you have any technical questions as far as installation or product recommendation, please leave a comment and we’ll do our best to get you an answer below.


Featured Jeep: 1993 Cherokee (XJ)

June 18, 2008

From Arnold in Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

“What I love most about my Jeep is that it can take me anywhere in the desert, it’s the best for extreme dune bashing. You should try this out.”

That looks like a blast! We’d love to try it out, but we’ve got neither the abundant sand dunes nor the abundant cheap gasoline like what is readily available in the UAE. Have fun!


2008 Jeep Liberty Sport Utility Bars

June 18, 2008

We hope we didn’t get too many of our readers fired up about carrying a kayak on their 2008 Jeep Liberty a week or so ago. Since then it appears that the Jeep Liberty Cross Rails for the 2008 KK model are now on national backorder with no ETA. From our experience, this means there was a usage issue with the item and Chrysler has ordered a re-design (although they never actually come out and tell us this). Chrysler recently had a similar situation with the Dodge Caliber Sport Utility Bars. You’ll probably be glad to know that the rear doors of the Caliber no longer are clipping the rack and that back seat passengers are free of whacking their heads on the way in and out of the vehicle. We did think it was a little strange that one of the bars for the 2008 Liberty was longer than the other.  Anyone out there running into problems with this product?


Jeep Jamboree USA

June 17, 2008

Here’s a list of the remaining Jeep Jamboree Events for 2008:

Penn’s Woods 6/20-22 Bradford, PA

Ruby Mountains 7/11-13 Elko, NV

Snowshoe Mountain 7/11-13 Snowshoe, WV

Killington 7/18-20 Killington, VT

Rubicon Trail 8-15-17 The Rubicon Trail, CA

Mark A. Smith Rubicon Trail Adventure 2-Day 8/22-23 The Rubicon Trail, CA

Mark A. Smith Rubicon Trail Adventure 3-Day 9/5-7 The Rubicon Trail, CA

Ouray 9/12-14 Ouray, Colorado

Texas Spur Fall 9/12-14 Llano, TX

Catskill Mountains 9/26-28 Monticello, NY

Northwoods 10/3-5 Crandon, Wisconsin

Maine Mountains 10/3-5 Bethel, ME

Appalachian 10/10-12 Murphy, NC

French Lick 10/10-12 French Lick, IN

Gateway to the Cumberlands 10/17-19 Williamsburg, KY

Borrego Springs (formally know as Salton Sea) 10/17-19 Borrego Springs, CA

Moab 10/24-26 Moab, UT

Ouachita 10/24-26 Hot Springs, AR

Jeep Jamboree Challenge (NEW!) 11/1-2 Pearsall, TX

“Jeep Jamborees are off-road adventure weekends that bring together the outdoors, down-to-earth people, and their Jeep 4x4s. These off-road treks have a long tradition dating back to 1953 when 4×4 pioneer Mark A. Smith organized the first-ever Jeep Jamboree and voyaged across the Sierra Nevada Mountains by way of the old Rubicon Trail. In 1954, Willys Motors — then manufacturer of Jeep vehicles — became involved with the adventure, and Jeep Jamborees have been an off-road tradition ever since.”

For more information click here.


Featured Jeep: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

June 17, 2008

From Jeff in Antelope, CA:

This was a little mishap at the Rubicon Trail coming out the Wentworth Springs exit. My wife and I love taking our Jeep to the mountians and exploring the trails. Jeeps are the best off road vehicle built! Life is Good!”

That’s gonna leave a mark!


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