Ultimate Adventure Idea
As a reader of your magazine, I look forward to your editorials. In the Dec. '09 4xForward you wrote about the Ultimate Adventure, the Second Generation. Your forward thinking is inspiring. A suggestion you made regarding ride-alongs caught my fancy. I would love to ride along with your caravan of Ultimate Adventure for a day. Could that be a possibility? Many of your other readers might like that opportunity to experience such a ride. Let me know, and I'll book a ride for your next adventure.
Mary Jean Péwé
Mom, anytime you want to come along, just let me know. I'll save a seat for you. And thanks for reading my editorials, as well as everything else you do!
Ultimate Adventure MixUp
I sent my forms and pictures to the address given on the site, and it came back as an unknown address. I had sent it to 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Did I send it to the wrong address?
You didn't goof. That was our address before we moved. Our new address is 831 S. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245. We're sorry our mail wasn't forwarded, and neither were our phone numbers. Remember though, our website remains the same, www.4wheeloffroad.com
I was just curious, but what do y'all do with the builds after the test and everything? Because if they are sitting in a garage collecting dust, I'll take a few of 'em off your hands! Ha ha.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sorry, Tyler, they are spoken for. Check out page 44 for a rundown of where they are now.
I've never written to say thanks for a great mag, but I have appreciated a great tech magazine for 10-plus years now. Here's a question though. What kind of auto insurance do y'all run on your off-road-only buggys, if any. Currently I am "tricking" the insurance company into thinking my buggy is actually a truck according to the pics I took before the transformation began. However, this is a $1,000/year pain in my backside, and there has to be a better way. I am worried about running no insurance because I go to parks and ride a lot. Any insight would be appreciated.
You should always carry liability insurance on any vehicle as a minimum, as it protects you. Even though your buggy is off-road only, you need something to cover yourself and your passenger as well as medical. Talk to your agent and see if you need full coverage, because maybe a higher deductible and no replacement coverage might lower your bill. Any wheeling insurance agents have some good ideas?
I am a longtime reader and a huge fan of you guys at Petersen's. I was reading one of your issues a while back about budget builds and about being willing to maybe take a road trip to get a good deal on a rig. I took your advice, and this is how the story goes.
I live in Farmersville, Ohio, and my in-laws live close to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Before school started my kids went to visit them for a week. So I got on Craigslist and started looking for a treasure to bring home with me. I've always been an IH and Willys fan, so that's what I was looking for. I found a '67 Scout 800 close to Washington, D.C., for $500. I contacted the person selling it and set up a time to pick it up. We talked for a while and I ended up doing a little bit of trading and $200 cash. My 7-year-old son and I borrowed Dad's big Dodge Cummins and made the trip to get it.
We get there and look everything over, and it is what he said it was. The guy goes on to tell me that he has some boxes of parts and a set of off-road tires that I can have if I want them. We go behind his shed, and there sits a set of almost-new Boggers on black crawler wheels. I about crapped my pants. So now me and my best little buddy are heading back with the Scout and a set of Boggers for $200. That's not all.