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What did you do WITH your Jeep today.

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Went rough camping
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Trail ridin' and roughin' it.... (told you my wife really loves it!)

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Current situation: stuck behind a rock slide near the bottom of Black Bear Pass. Crazy rain/hail/sleet storm came through! Beautiful ride but could do without torrential rains while navigating the switchbacks on Black Bear.
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Not me, but this is scary stuff!
I guess their idiot parents never taught them not to play in the street. Good color on that JL. I didn’t see any death wobble or steering issues. Good place to check it out though.
 

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Day trip from Los Angeles to Holcomb Creek Trail outside of Big Bear, CA. Fantastic trail, great views, and great company!

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Ok, so today I was heading from western NC into Tennessee with the Jeep and the RPod and picked what I thought would be the easiest of 3 routes that google suggested. What I ended up on was Highway 129 "Tail of the Dragon". Holy crap. I know I can handle any road in the Jeep now. It was crazy. I had no idea what the heck that road was until I got to the other side and looked it up on the internet. There are photographers along the way taking pictures of all the bikers and sports cars. When they post the pictures from today, I will be the idiot driving the Jeep with a travel trailer on the scariest road in the Smokies LOL.

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I got duped by that road too. We had hiked the AT through the Smoky Mountain NP and were driving back to retrieve the car we left at Fontana Dam. Got near the start of that road and saw the sign "Fontana Village 23 Mi" I thought "Great, almost there." Nope! Over an hour to go those 23 miles in my old Jeep Liberty. Constantly being passed by sportbikes. Saw a couple serious crashes.
 

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Went to Ft. Fisher, NC and took the jeep to the beach. Had a blast and the kids loved it too. It’s nice to not have to cart all the gear around. Just open the doors and drop the stuff right there.

Had a fun time learning to drive my manual in the sand. I thought 4Hi would work but I was wrong. 4Lo in 2nd or 3rd gear worked quite well.

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How busy is Fort Fisher compared to Carolina? Looks a lot less crowded, is this on a weekday? We’re checking it out this weekend.
 

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How busy is Fort Fisher compared to Carolina? Looks a lot less crowded, is this on a weekday? We’re checking it out this weekend.
I lived there for 7 years, the trick is to drive a little farther north and go to Topsail or Emerald Isle. During the week they are empty and on the weekends all the Marines used to go but now most aren’t allowed to go because of COVID restrictions so they are still not packed.
 

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How busy is Fort Fisher compared to Carolina? Looks a lot less crowded, is this on a weekday? We’re checking it out this weekend.
This was on a Tuesday. It wasn’t that busy at all. There is also more beach at ft fisher so I’m sure if you wanted, you could keep going down until it was just you. Carolina beach isn’t all that big anymore due to the erosion and so I’m sure it fills up.

Ft Fisher is also cheaper, $20 for a weekday, $30 for a weekend, $90 for a season pass. I believe Carolina beach is like $50 or so.

It’s only another 20-30 mins further south and less crowded so it was an easy choice for us.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any further questions.
 

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This was on a Tuesday. It wasn’t that busy at all. There is also more beach at ft fisher so I’m sure if you wanted, you could keep going down until it was just you. Carolina beach isn’t all that big anymore due to the erosion and so I’m sure it fills up.

Ft Fisher is also cheaper, $20 for a weekday, $30 for a weekend, $90 for a season pass. I believe Carolina beach is like $50 or so.

It’s only another 20-30 mins further south and less crowded so it was an easy choice for us.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any further questions.
Ok, thanks. Yeah we're over the crowds at Carolina. And they've reduced the camp sites by half seems like. We spend a lot of time on Portsmouth Island, Fort Fisher seems like a nice/closer alternative for day trips. The Southport Ferry opens back up this Friday so we're going to check out Southport then jump on the ferry to Fisher. Should be fun.
 

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Went to Ft. Fisher, NC and took the jeep to the beach. Had a blast and the kids loved it too. It’s nice to not have to cart all the gear around. Just open the doors and drop the stuff right there.

Had a fun time learning to drive my manual in the sand. I thought 4Hi would work but I was wrong. 4Lo in 2nd or 3rd gear worked quite well.
Nice. I go to the beach almost every week now since I can drive right to the spot I want. Like you its nice to have everything right there. I even have a changing room and shower that I bring so the kids can wash off before going home.

Surprised 4HI didnt work. I have an auto and no issues with 4HI. Did you let the air out of the tires? Maybe thats the difference.
 

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Nice. I go to the beach almost every week now since I can drive right to the spot I want. Like you its nice to have everything right there. I even have a changing room and shower that I bring so the kids can wash off before going home.

Surprised 4HI didnt work. I have an auto and no issues with 4HI. Did you let the air out of the tires? Maybe thats the difference.
Yeah I did, dropped them to 25 or so. I guess having a manual makes a big difference. I was there a few years back in my JK auto and 4 Hi was what I used. This time, 4 Hi just wasn’t cutting it. I used 4 Lo and it was perfect then. First time driving on sand like that with a stick though so it was different but not bad at all.
 

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