Is there anyone from Ontario still here? Don't see any new posts.
You bet! Toronto here reporting for duty
I'll probably be a little more active again on the forums shortly as I take delivery of my new 2019 Trailhawk in... two days!! So pumped. (It's a short period of time that sure feels like a long wait!)
I actually did the Bobcaygeon Trailfest back in 2016. We were running a stock 2015 Trailhawk amidst a sea of like 100+ Wranglers, most customized.
Don't think I saw these other Trailhawk forum jokers there though. Did you guys even show up? You didn't wimp out did ya? I took my 70 yr old mom and she loved it!
Truthfully being the only Trailhawk was a little intimidating at first but everyone was incredibly friendly and supportive. Frankly they were all really curious to see how a Trailhawk held up and how much $$$ damage it would take.
It did great.
First day (Saturday) we did the Timberbear Trail which was rated a level 2-3. There were some really awesome moments on that trail over the course of several hours roundtrip. One memorable moment was when we had the Trailhawk pointed with the nose down into a deep steep slope, passenger front tire balanced on a huge chunk of rock and the back drivers tire hanging a good 4 feet off the ground. Mental. For real thought we had a 50% of flipping that thing.
Lots of other gnarly bits we managed to get through. Somewhere we lost a part of the plastic fascia stuff near on the back passenger wheels. $150for that one.
The only part we couldn't get through was the mud bog. The mud was simply too deep and thick (heavy, like wet concrete consistency) for the 9" clearance of a Trailhawk. I've taken Grand Cherokees through deep and wet
mud before without trouble, but this stuff was just too thick. But the solution was amazing though: we and the team we just cut a brand new bypass trail up the slope of the mountain! It was a real badge of honor for the Trailhawk to conquer virgin trail for the first time. Was pretty steep and at one point we had to floor it to get over a tree stump which caused the rear to fishtail into a tree. Woo!
So another little bit of body damage there! LOL. $1200 repair for that one (personally I thought the big dent looked cool and was battle damage and I wanted to keep it but the wife made me fix it)
Best moment of all came back at basecamp when the wise old trail guide was like "That Trailhawk was really impressive. We didn't think you had a hope but you made it." :grin:
Second day of Trailfest was... spent in a bar. That first day was exhausting.
Looks like we just missed registration last week for Trailfest 2019. I would totally go with a group of you guys for August 2020 if you want to plan for that.