What are the benefits of joining a Jeep group?
A: Local clubs are a great resource for any Jeep owner. Most people belong to several Jeep groups, so they can share a wide range of experiences. One group might go on great trail rides whereas another one might have great socials and another might focus on helping charities. For me, it’s a way to share knowledge, friendship and good times. Plus, not everyone knows everything, so a group of people gives you a better chance to resolve issues. There’s lots of different types of people in the groups and it opens you up to diversity.
Some clubs might be right for you, while another one might not be. It’s just one of those things that you need to feel comfortable in. And if you are really going to use your Jeep for what it was meant to be used for, it is good to go with people who know what they are doing. I started Tri-County Jeepers back in 2011 because I felt there was a need for a club south of Tampa. At the time, I was in Legion of Jeepers and a few others, and Tampa Jeep Krewe wasn’t around yet.
Nuts and Bolts
Tri-County Jeepers’ Andre Ferronyalka believes Jeep groups create a sense of community and make off-roading safer, smarter and more fun for their members.
Ultimately, it’s a broad question, but it has a simple answer: The benefits of joining a Jeep group include a diversity of expertise and adventures, but in the end, the biggest advantage is the spirit of friendship and camaraderie that makes Jeepin’ fun.