Craig’s Jeep. Craig’s Adventure

When Craig Anderson, owner of Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals, isn’t helping his customers conquer Colorado’s highest peaks, he likes to get out there, change his perspective, and hang with his faithful friends – his dog Diesel and his Jeep Wrangler he calls “Monster Minion.” From bumpers to body armor, Rugged Ridge helps his Jeeps slide…

Paula Lea – The JeepnGypsy’s Rubicon LJ

For years I’ve heard the saying “home is where the heart is”. For the majority of us, that’s a collection of walls supporting a roof. A complex sort of box that serves as a shelter for all the things that we hold dear. We seem to pride ourselves on the number of square feet our…

Nick Morris’ 1984 CJ-7

I can’t remember the very first time I heard the tagline “Life’s an Adventure”…I swear it must have been used in a TV commercial attempt to recruit 18 year olds into some branch of the armed forces. Or maybe it was a marketing ploy to sell me anti-antiperspirant. I can’t really be certain. Actually, the…

My Retrospective Look at Toledo Trek 2018

It was many months back, early spring of 2018, that I forged the idea in my rat’s nest-of-a-brain to take my 25-year old Wrangler YJ and set a course northward. To drive to the land long-revered as the birthplace of the Jeep- Toledo, Ohio. Looking back, I was a bit distressed that my old Jeep…

Toledo Trek 2018 Day 2: From Smalltown America to a Jeep Mecca

We pulled out of London, KY under a heavy cover of fog shortly after sunrise. After spending half an hour replenishing fluids, torqueing lugs and icing down drinks, we hit the road with a real sense of mission. The only thing between us and our destination was a six hour drive (that’s eight actual hours…

Toledo Trek 2018- Day 1: Washboard Roads & Soggy Ankles

Our first day of driving from Georgia to Ohio via a newly antiquated ’93 Wrangler YJ went remarkably well. We started out in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, and, in true Jeeper fashion, chose to take the scenic route as much as possible. Although the interstates provide a much quicker rate of transit, there’s far…

Chris Rains – 2010 Jeep Wrangler JK @Tektite_JK

Most everybody has heard the phrase “Walk softly and carry a big stick”. Today’s Rugged Rigs inductee has that same mentality when it comes to adventure. Chris bought his 2010 Wrangle JK two-door 2-½ years ago in “lightly used” condition with a mere 52k miles on the display. Knowing his new addition had already been…

Ed & Diane Balcer’s 2013 Wrangler JK

Our newest Rugged Rigs inductee is Ed & Diane Balcer from DePere, WI and their 2013 Jeep Commando Green Wrangler JK. And what a beauty it has become. When the Balcers first purchased the JK, it was with the intention for Diane to drive it to & from work. That plan was all but abandoned…

Kevin Campbell’s ’82 CJ-8 Scrambler

When Jeep decided to put a little truck bed on the back of a CJ back in 1981, the result was a CJ-8 Scrambler. A mere 2 feet longer than a standard CJ-7 but, oh my, how much cool factor those 24 little inches can add. Case in point is Kevin Campbell and his seriously…