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California - Rubicon Trail Jeep Jamboree

This Jeep Jamboree takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California.

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California - Rubicon Trail Jeep Jamboree

Avg. Customer Rating: (9.5 Stars) Average Customer Rating
Number of Reviews: 2 reviews

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California - Rubicon Trail Jeep Jamboree - Reviews

Customer Rating Jeepers Jamboree 2009
Date: Jul 29, 2009
Reviewer: A JeepReviews.com User from (San Luis Obispok, CA)
I Just completed the trail this last week. This was my 4th trip the first was 25 years ago. I thought I would do good with my scrambler . It had a 3 inch lift with 33 s Taralow gears and Dodge Mv5400 5sp trans. What a suprise this trail was really rough. Right from the start its big rock after bigger rock. I remember doing this trail 16 yrs ago with my 66 CJ5 and made it just fine. The only thing I must say is be ready for undercarrage damage, have parts and friends along. The Jamboree was great. The weather was great, I just wish I didnt spend most of the camp time under the jeep. I decided to do a spring over and machine up some Chevy blazer housings, to give the scrambler some more beef.
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Customer Rating A must do trail
Date: Sep 21, 2004
Reviewer: A JeepReviews.com User from (Portland, OR)
I've also done the Moab (2000) and Arch Canyon (2001) Jamborees as comparison. My wife and I did the Rubicon in 2001. This is a must do because it's so famous. The trail is hard, but not as hard as some in Moab, it's just that it's relentless. There are very few easy sections, just rock after rock after rock. The Jeep Jamboree folks are great about helicoptering in supplies to Rubicon Springs for camping there. All we had to carry was ourselves and our camping gear. They also had a mechanic that made sure everyone made it to camp, even if it took an airlifted part and working until 2am to do it. Jeep Jamboree provides incredible support that makes the trip worry free. The only thing I didn't like was how disorganized the actual trail ride was. We sat at Loon Lake for two hours because nobody could get around a broke Jeep. Other times, and there were several, we found ourselves alone on the trail for several minutes at a time not always sure we were still on the trail. I was used to more organization and guides that stick with you from the other two locations.
I made it over the Rubicon fine with my 2000 TJ, 4.5" of lift, 33" BFGs and a front Ox locker. I think a mild lift and at least one locker would put any TJ in good shape for this trail. The biggest thing I saw was tires being stuffed into fenders, make sure you have enough clearance. Also, I saw grand cherokees hitting in the back a lot.
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