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MiscellaneousProblem with Camp Jeep 2005?
Posted by mike on 2005/3/1 0:00:00 (919) reads

Rumors have been circulating about Camp Jeep 2005

One of our long time readers sent us in an email with some information he came across...

While at the Auto Show in Chicago, I took a ride on the 'trail' created by Chrysler at the show. Our driver was an old hand, and he has been involved with camp jeep and jamborees. This year, you might have noticed that Jeep has not announced the location for Camp Jeep 2005. Unfortunately, there have been issues, and Jeep might not be able to setup Camp Jeep this year. They are working on trying to have it in the Poccono's, but they have not been able to finalize any plans.

Another rumor is the 2006 Wrangler might be skipped. Ground breaking for the new additions to the Wrangler assembly area is about to begin. The new area will house the 3 new suppliers/builders for the 2007 Wrangler. At some point, they will have to modify the old assembly line and tie in the new facility. The possibility is after the 2005 model run completes, they will shut down the facility to upgrade the assembly line and work on test runs. By early 2006, this should be completed, and production will startup. The possibility is 2006 model run will be skipped, and 2007 model run will begin early (similar to the 1996/1997 Model run).

He also continued on to let us know that Wrangler Rubicon production is temporarily on hold, while Solar Yellow Wranglers will be coming off the line soon. Finally, it appears that Diesel Liberties won't be released in a few states (CA, MA, ME, NY, and VT) just yet. We're not sure of the reason why, but we suspect that it has to do with emission standards.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: brent poteet
That is a shame about camp jeep. My wife and I went last year and we had a blast. I hope they are able to work something out, no matter where they have to do it.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rusty
Camp Jeep times were as I said above. I registed at 1:10 p.m.est. and I was in the high #300's. Some other friends registered at 3:00 and they were at #587. They said that things weren't completely on line yet but will be appearing on the web site this week. They have the wrong phone # first listed. It is for the Jeep Provisions or Jeep Gear. Make sure you call the Camp Jeep # at 1-877-444-5337. If the registration form comes up on your screen you can do it on line, but it's better to talk to someone to ask specific questions. It sounds like it's set up is the same as Charlottesville but on a smaller scale. They are definately limiting registration because it got out of hand last year, so register soon! You can find some of the hotels by going to the Poconos Jeep Jamboree web site. They are using the same trails for Camp Jeep at Big Boulder Mt. So you will be close. Camp Jeep is at Jack Frost Mt.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Claudia Tuttle
I have been driving Jeeps for 25 years starting with a CJ and now hooked on Laredos..."Selec Trac"......which Chrysler has decided to discontinue. BIG MISTAKE. Out of 6 Laredo drivers at my company who trade for a new Laredo every 3 years.....only 1 is returning to Jeep.(Because of the discontinuation of selec trac. The ugly body changes don't help either.) High % loss I'd say. Having the ability to drive in the summer in 2W and have multi 4WD options with selec trac was a great thing.They cut it to quad trac "only" on the 2005 Laredo, quite a change, and not a good one. It's saying Jeep drivers are stupid and shouldn't have to make a decision. I predict sales will fall. Being in New England...we're into the 4th month of 2005 and I've seen only 1 new Laredo or Limited. Wow.....
They should at least give the option of Selec Trac to the buyer I think. I'm due to trade for a new one 2006....if they don't bring back select trac.....I'm going to GM. (Maybe Hummer will come up with a smaller model by then.)
I don't think it's just Camp Jeep they are having problems with...I think they have multi problems. I'd love to have support on getting Jeep to reinstate Selec tracas an option on the Laredo.
Thanks
Claudia

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jessie
I tried signing up for camp jeep 2005, but the website gave me absolutely NO information about the event this year. It wanted me to sign up for trails, but had no description of the trail nor did it have a map. The only thing I found was a place to put in my credit card number!!! I bought a jeep rubicon last year and would like to try it out at camp jeep, but if I'm having this much trouble getting info about it, who's to say the whole damn weekend won't be a nightmare.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rich
Just a few bits that are making the rounds RE: Camp Jeep 2005.
HUGE tent city for vendors and roundtable sessions with DCX engineers. All the new stuff for your ride! Q&A sessions ,etc.

The COMMANDER will debut at CAMP JEEP 2005

DCX will have 60 (sixty) of them for "test rides"
A World Championship Mountain bike race. To be broadcast on CBS sports.
The history display will include the Memphis Bell (WWII Bomber) Some vintage fighters ,along with the Jeep history display. Looks like the local airport will be the site.
12 trails for trail rides (Big Boulder area)
3 Concerts (act's unknown at this time)

2005 Camp Jeep WILL be a BLAST!!!
Be there!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Dave
I HAD A 1973 CJ5 WHEN I WAS IN HIGHSCHOOL BACK IN THE '80'S , I SURE WISH JEEP WOULD MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THE CJ5/CJ7 AGAIN , THOSE REALLY WERE THE GREATEST! , I THOUGHT I'D TOSS IN MY TWO CENTS , THANKS!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: PUDDINPIE
here is my commentI DON`T CARE WHERE IT IS...HOW DO I SIGN UP? CAMP JEEP IS GREAT FUN, AND WE WILL BE THERE WHERE EVER IT ENDS UP, BUT HOW DO I SIGN UP AND GET DIRECTIONS? I SAW WHERE SIGN UP WAS TO START TODAY, BUT THERE IS NO OTHER INFORMATION. ANYBODY???

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jimmy
I wouldn't go to the Poconos to throw up...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rusty
Register at 1-877-444-5337. Registration started today. They are having trouble getting the web site info up. It's From 9-6 Fri, and Sat and 10- 2 on Sunday. Sign up for the trails they are going Fast!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rich
here is my comment
To register , go to Jeep.COM and look for Camp Jeep. If you register on-line before 5-31-05 you get a $50.00 discount!!

Check it out!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rich
here is my comment

Jack Frost Mt. Ski Area has condos for rent. If you have several people coming , you can get a good deal and be right smack in the middle of Camp Jeep. They have kitchens etc. for your needs.Or if you just need a motel, The Ramada on rte 940,Best Western on rte 115 ,any of them are right in the heart of Camp Jeep. A lot of motels near Wilkes Barre PA. Priced right ! Only 18miles from Jack Frost Mt. Easy ride! Good Luck!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: laurie
the town of blakeslee is where jeep camp is going to be, my sister got an e-mailbecause she bought a new jeep, there is a comfort inn 7 miles away that seems to be a good deal.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WhatMud?
I am also very disappointed that Camp Jeep was moved to August. School is in session and we cannot go. Last year was my first, it was great fun! VA was a great place. I had made reservations for a place to stay...even the folks in VA thought it was coming back! I think going to different places is OK, just move it back to July or even June.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: PamB2003
Anyone have more specific site info? I'd like to scout out hotels and the surrounding area.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Andrew
You mean that the website is wrong because it CLEARLY says Pocono Mountains, PA

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Leaderofthepack
Looks like there are several angry folks here. The poconos are nice very nice, check it out before you jump to a conclusion im for one ready to go just let me sign up and im there!!!!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Onetimeleaper
What happend to VA....who the heck wants to go to the poconos......no thank you...VA was very nice, CO terrific......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Pinocio
The Poconos? Gosh i guess they dont care bout the folks down south way way to far to travel unless ya want a heart shaped tub......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: gransportman
Have been to Camp Jeep in 01, 03, & 04...live in Florida...this is always our FAMILY VACATION every year...But...too far away 996 miles vs 620 and its AFTER SCHOOL STARTS :( so my 12 year old can not go??? Bad decision Jeep, makes my whole family sad :(

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Bird
Definitely in the poconos, PA. Inside info from a known good source, no worries, it's still on! A change of venue will do some folks good!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
Incorrect about Camp Jeep - it is being held in the Poconos in Virginia.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: PamB2003
I am looking forward to Camp Jeep 2005. I think a change of venue would be fun - I'm in Maryland, so there isn't that much difference in distance.

I am intrigued by the slogan, "back to basics and every bit as muddy."

The one thing that would be a big help is actual location information on the website instead of the the vague info usually posted. People can find accomodations just fine if they know specifically where they are going.

Bungy down the coolers - it's time for a road trip!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Yup they have lost their minds! If they cannot get camp jeep together what else are they falling short on. Hmmm makes me wonder, and no 2006 wrangler, glad i purchased my 05 unlimited rubicon in december fresh off the assembly line, kinda like a hot donut outta the oven its the best still smells good and all....wish i could bottle the new car smell....LOL....COME ON DCX AND GET IT TOGETHER HERE WE WANT CAMPE JEEP!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rich
here is my comment

Hello !!
My name is Rich . I live in the Poconos.
The Camp Jeep is being held at the Jack Frost Ski Mt. It's on route 940. Just a few miles off Interstate rte 80. Good hotels in the area. Plenty of hotels in the Wilkes-Barre area . near rte 115. Only 18miles from Jack Frost area. Great trout streams in the area. Leheigh river. Bass fishing on Brady's Lake. Public area, only 4miles away! Beautiful area in the woods yet close enough to good highways to get there!
Only 19 miles from minor league baseball. The Red Barons, Phillies AAA team. Tickets always avail!. Great family ballpark. Lot's of things to do. In the woods or in the towns!
Any questions ...just ask!

Rich

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rubi
NO CAMP JEEP! Oh this would be bad as my family were leaning towards attending this year if held in VA again. I guess it does not matter if it were in the Poconos to far for me but i'll bet its beautiful.....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Dude
Poconos, VA. hey thats a new one and a new mountain range to boot....I guess with the major population centers on each coast CJ is being kept in those areas and be damned bout the rest in the middle. Suck it up and drive DUDE yea drive your jeep for days and days to get to camp jeep its worth the trip.....as for me im staying home its just too for in my redone Willys....dang to bad....so as jeep usually puts it in the same spot 2 years in a row except when it was in MO. in 2002 i guess PA is it for 05-06 maybe 07 will be better located for me......have fun all....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
That's dissapointing... Last year was the first Camp Jeep Ive gone to, I was really looking forward to going again this year, as well as being able to see all the new concepts like the Hurricane and the Gladiator...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rich
here is my comment

Drove by the Camp Jeep site at Jack Frost Mt. today. A LOT of work going on!!

I heard that a vintage "Dog Fight" will be played out in the sky over the site! Cool!
The concert is going to be awesome!
The trails are all cleared from the ice storm damage , and are ready for the Jeeps. Jamboree time next month!
A tip! If you're booking a room in the Wilkes-Barre area ask for the Corp. rate. It'll save ya some $$$.
Any questions ,just ask. I'll try to help with some loca info.
See ya there!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Betty
We signed up for camp jeep...can't wait. We are going to be staying in Wilkes-Barre/Hilton Garden Inn-$100.00 a night.... because lodging is so expensive closer to the event at Jack Frost Resort. We take the gkids and a pool is a must! You are right about signing up for events. When I questioned the operator about signing up now they said that you sign up AT Camp Jeep. That is going to be a mess..I do not want to drive 8 hours then wait in a line for an event...NO!! We did that last year and waited in the heat in long lines for the tubing and other events because there was a problem with signing up on line. This is not our first campjeep. I'm hoping that the organization is good this year. And yes I agree with the other person that said this is late in the year. Who was in charge of that???? Certainly not people with kids. This is very family oriented..that's why we take the gkids. Just my two cents!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: PUDDINPIE
THANKS EVERYBODY!!! WE CALLED THE NUMBER RUSTY GAVE..1-877-444-5337, AND WE ARE IN! WE FOUND A SPOT FOR OUR MOTORHOME TOO! LOOK FOR ME IN THE TEAL JEEP WITH THE PUDDIN`S TAGS. SEE YA`LL THERE!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
There are no mountains called the Poconos in VA. The web site is correct. Camp Jeep will be held in PA (not VA).

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: PamB2003
Jeeper - what's your source? The DCX site says, "Camp Jeep 2005, an owner-only event, is scheduled for the weekend of August 12, 2005 in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania."

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Dennis
Stroudsburg

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
If I were to look at a PA map, what is the major city or town around this area?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: To Far
I too like the idea of CJ being moved around but since 2003 its getting further east and north from us in central or southern usa....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
It seems that this rumor is wrong all the around, I would say the article is a reliable source.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: ScramblerKen
Well, according to an article in the Toledo Blade, there are plans to make a 2006 Wrangler, but Iím not as optimistic that in only 3 days they will be ready to switch over to the New Wrangler line. Take a look at:

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050218/BUSINESS02/502180367&SearchID=73200671576615

The article is based on info from Union officials, not DCX, so take it with a grain of salt. I would not be surprised the 2006 model run is short. Some current employees will be transferred to the other suppliers/builders, and Iím sure they will need to work out details on production now that DCX is not in complete control.

The article also mentions the 2 and 4 door versions of the Wrangler, and states the Dodge Nitro will begin production in August 2006.

Iím glad there will be a Camp Jeep as they are a great family experience for anyone that has never been there. Iíve never been to the Poconos, but I do like the idea of moving Camp Jeep around.

Will the 2006 Wrangler still have the classic Inline 6 or will they try to switch over to the V-6 from the Liberty? The In-line 6 is now exclusive to the Wrangler, so can they afford to keep building this engine? Iím guessing the 2006 will virtually be the same as the 2005 as the classic TJ Wrangler is at end of life.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: skramblewishes
DCX skipping 2006 Wrangler production is not too suprising. The 1996 model year was also skipped when the TJ arrived. I doubt very much that they will be able to gear up production on the new model with the facility upgrades in Toledo.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
I guess this just shows how rumors can get carried away...

Jeep has now posted that Camp Jeep WILL BE HELD on August 12 - 14th in the Pocono Mountains.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WTJ
Camp Jeep 2005, August 12ó14: Pocono Mountains, PA

http://www.jeep.com/jeep_life/events/camp_jeep/index.html?
context=owners-index&type=promo_link

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: TJMax
What the......is going on here. Camp Jeep may be cancelled? Has DCX lost their minds? I was not going but have been before in 2002 and it was a great time, activities, concerts, etc. If the poconos are not available move it, their has to be someone willing to host the event.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jethro
Ok someone needs to get canned for this mistake. DCX has had plenty of time to line up a place for camp jeep and if site no. 1 is not working out go to site 2 etc. The group in charge of this project for DCX should be fired this is a huge event for jeepers and those thinking of buying a jeep. We'll see if they still announce Camp Jeep but its getting later in the year. The later in the year the less people attend imo as many will have made plans and reservations to alternate destinations. DCX may have shot itself in the foot this year.......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Unlimited Owner
It makes sense now as i was beginning to wonder what was happening with camp jeep. It will be ashamed if they cannot have it this year as its a very fun and family oriented activity....Oh well just puttin my money towards a jeep jamboree which is much different but still lots of fun......
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