Jeeps as scouting vehicles
Carey Probst (hcprobst@NETHEAVEN.COM)
Sat, 9 Sep 1995 09:13:06 +0000
Just a brief note regarding Jeeps as scouting vehicles.
Since 1979 I have owned two Jeeps, a '79 CJ-7 which I traded on an
'89 Cherokee. Both have been used extensively as tow vehicles for
both our personal Coleman pop up and Troop 16's camping trailer, a
5x8 with 2500 lb. capacity.
I traded the CJ-7 when it had 125000 miles on it and virtually no
repairs other than wear, ie. clutch at 106000 miles, brakes, tires,
etc. It even survived a low speed head on collision with a Buick
that crossed the center line on a curve. The Buick was totaled, the
Jeep cost $35 to replace a bent spring mount. No injuries to any of
The Cherokee is going strong at 145000 miles. The only repairs to
date, other than wear items, have been replacing a water pump at
93000 miles and the ignition sensor at 141000 miles. It's still on
the original clutch. Still doesn't use oil.
Anybody can make a bad car. That's why NY has a lemon law to help
with problems like described. After so many trips to the shop and so
many days in the shop, the owner can get a new vehicle or refund if
it can't be repaired properly.
If the Cherokee ever dies, I'll probably replace it with another. It
has been far more dependable than my wife's Nissan Stanza or the BMW
she had before it.
Carey Probst, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adv. Chr., Troop 16, Saratoga Dist., Twin Rivers Council
Advisor, Post 16, Brotherhood Member, Ganienkeh Lodge 19
District Committee, Past Dist. Adv. Chairman
Beaver, NE-II-53, Elk Lick Reservation, 1988, beads, 1989
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City