It can be confusing to know when to use the four-wheel drive and when not to. It will help if you know what the differences are between the various types of drive systems, particularly Jeep four-wheel drive systems – because there is a lot of confusion regarding: 4WD, 2WD, Part-Time 4WD, Full-Time 4WD, Automatic 4WD, All-Wheel Drive, and what it means to shift on the fly. Here’s what you need to know!
Offroading & Other Destinations
What Jeep destinations are on your bucket list? Before you head out of town or off road in your Jeep, check out these recommendations from fellow Jeep owners first! You'll find advice for driving on various types of terrain, places to rent a Jeep on vacation, Jeep driving checklists galore, and lots of great ideas for taking your Jeep on a fun adventure out of town.
Looking for a Jeep Wrangler car rental? We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Jeep rental companies where you can rent a Jeep for a day (or a week) — and take it offroad if you want. This list of Jeep Wrangler rental agencies is organized by state… and country.
Jeep dog accessories… check! Jeep baby stuff… check! Here’s my checklist of offroad Jeep must-haves when you’re a Jeep family with 1 baby and 2 dogs. Offroad Jeeping with kids and dogs is possible (and enjoyable)… as long as you take these things along!
Here’s how to enjoy a stress-free day on the beach in your Jeep – what to do before driving on the beach AND what not to do! Sand driving tips, tire pressure advice, and a list of beaches you can drive on.
Have you been camping in your Jeep yet? Here are all my best camping Jeep tips that I’ve learned after years of Jeep camping – or Jamping as I like to call it.
Wondering where to take your Jeep this summer? Here are my favorite June Jeep events & destinations for this time of year — one in each region of the U.S.
As the owner of a Jeep CJ and living near the Oregon coast, I regularly ride the dunes. Here are my best tips for offroad driving on sand dunes.
A list of fun places to take your Jeep off road – based on my own experiences in my Jeep CJ. States included: Oregon, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Utah & California
The Tellico ORV Park in Murphy, NC is now closed. We took our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited there. Here’s what it was like offroading at Tellico – PHOTOS.
Driving off road is different than driving on pavement. If you’re thinking of taking your Jeep — or any other vehicle — offroad for the first time, I know how you’re feeling. I’ve been there. Here’s what you need to do.
Forest Service Roads make great off-road trails for those wishing to enjoy some fairly tame offroading without the crowds. Just remember, these roads are off the beaten path, so the road conditions are usually a gamble. Here’s how to get free Forest Road Maps.
Jim has gone offroading in Sedona, Arizona twice. I’ve been once. Photos from each trip are included here. Both times, we were 4wheeling on the Broken Arrow Trail inside the Coconino National Forest.
This photo was taken the first time we took our 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offroad. We went to Tellico ORV Area near Murphy, North Carolina and got our Jeep REALLY dirty!
Are images of 4×4 trail riders who tear up the landscape by driving wildly fact or fiction ? Or, is all fiction based partly on fact?
Every year, from March through October, Jeep hosts their official Jeep Jamboree events at some of the most beautiful trailheads all across the U.S. Yes, you can bring kids, and pets, and of course friends. Jeep Jamborees feature some of the best Jeep offroading in the US!
Photos from our fun-filled day of Jeeping was like in Aruba, plus tips before you rent a Jeep in Aruba when you’re on vacation.
Use these offroad checklists so you know what to do — and what to take — on your next 4-wheeling trip. Here’s everything you need to consider when it comes to: basic survival gear, first aid kits, safety and recovery gear, camping gear, tools, and parts to bring on the trail. Know what to pack and how to equip your vehicle BEFORE you go off road!
Closely inspect the inner workings of your vehicle and make sure that the following parts are in good working condition and you don’t hear any strange noises coming from these areas.
When it comes to geocaching, you can go the safe and easy route, or you can choose the more adventurous route. If you’re going the more challenging route… here are some tips for Geocaching with your 4×4.
Here’s everything you need to know to find your first geocache, hide your first geocache, and get started Geocaching for the first time. It’s tons of fun. All you need is a little tiny bit of a sense of adventure. Ready… set… find it!
Here’s a strange but true story of how easy it is for a Jeep to end up in the ocean — when you’re riding along the beach!
Jeep tours are similar to Jeep rentals, but they’re different in that Jeep tours are usually highly organized and structured. There is just enough flexibility built in to a Jeep tour that enables you to do some offroading while you’re seeing the sights. Jeep tours are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while taking in the sights and having all of the “minor details'” taken care of for you
Here’s what we’ve learned, firsthand, about dogs riding in cars — particularly, the safest way to travel with your dog in a car OR a Jeep. See how we secure our dogs in the backseat of the car or the Jeep — without worrying about them falling out, jumping out, or roaming around too much.
The Dragon’s Tail has 318 curves in just 11 miles, so it’s no surprise that there are some tragedies and mishaps along the way. Many of them are memorialized on the Tree of Shame. Jim and I took these photos the first time we rode the Tail of the Dragon. We stopped at Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort, which is the home of the Tree of Shame.
The Tail of the Dragon — also called the Dragon’s Tail — is definitely a daredevil stretch of roadway. But that’s not why we go there. We go there for the scenic views and a fun ride in the Jeep with the top down. I’m sure the motorcyclists hate us for that though. Here are pictures & fun facts about the Tail of the Dragon at Deal’s Gap.