Nice trip! I have driven on the beach at Galveston, but not in Blanche.Well, let me top that then. I am sitting at ~38,300 in my '18 Rubicon (3.6 - 6-speed). I got it in mid-July 2018. I have had a few small issues but overall very happy with it. We just took a 2,300+ mile trip over Christmas/New Years in it and it done VERY well. I was even able to drive it on the beach (in Galveston, TX).