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Old 05-27-2015, 08:58 AM
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FINALLY got my truck drivable, I have been a long time member but had encountered many issues that slowed the truck build.

Anyway, I am in Central Jersey (Somerset County) right in the middle between Stokes and Wharton State Parks. They are over an hour and a half away. My concern is that I have not driven my truck that long of a distance and I am not sure if it will make it OR make it back. It’s a LONG tow if I break down.

Are there any areas closer? I would sort of like to do a “system check” if possible.

What do you guys take with you besides tools and a triple AAA card? I saw the videos of Stokes Park on you tube and it doesn’t look to bad.

BTW I have a 96 XJ 4dr HO Manual Trans with a 2.5” – 3” Shackle lift. I will be getting actual lift suspension next year but this is what the truck came with when I purchased it.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:24 PM
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Hey, born and raised in somerville currently in PA. I know there are trails through the sourland mountain preserve area. I dunno if theyre legal or not though. Id look for a redneck kid with a tall chevy and ask them (believe it or not that is actual advice... lol)
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:00 AM
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:49 PM
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hey I just picked up a 95 my self and will be looking to go play with it. Im in Browns Mills/McGuire AFB. Got a little bit of work to do first though so if anybody likes German beer I can use some help! lol
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Im in new egypt. What you in need of help with??
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:37 AM
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Not sure how far you are from six flags but there's some hill climbs off reed rd behind six flags.

I have the dame fears with my Cherokee as well. Guess I'll find out after my first run...
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:47 AM
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There's some goods hills by six flags. Just need to navigate there properly cause i believe that leads to the naval base that trail
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Yup that's the southern end of mills. If you stick with the northern parts along reed road you should be fine.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:50 AM
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Yup that's the southern end of mills. If you stick with the northern parts along reed road you should be fine.
No ****, I've got family in New Egypt and am down there all the time. If I drive down Reed is it hard to find? Would love to play in that sand.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:54 AM
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Yup that's the southern end of mills. If you stick with the northern parts along reed road you should be fine.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:52 AM
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whudda bout Wharton?????????? hummm???????????
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