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So, after posting the NY Jeep channel I created on Jeep Forums, I was contacted by a Wrangler owner, who is former military. He also is sharing my idea of getting together in the event of major disasters and if the need is necessary, a team of high clearance vehicles and equipment to respond and assist local agencies with high water rescue missions, debris clearing, and rescue of stranded victims in crisis areas. Would anyone on here be interested?
 

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When did KL/Cherokees/Crossovers.... qualify as "high-clearance vehicles"? Other than compared to corvette's of course.
 

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When did KL/Cherokees/Crossovers.... qualify as "high-clearance vehicles"? Other than compared to corvette's of course.
Since the first ones rolled off the assembly line I guess. Trailhawk and ADII, anyway, with 8.7" of clearance.

"High-clearance" is defined as 8" or more. This document of National Park Service guidelines echoes the U.S. Forest Service's defintion (which I couldn't find with a quick search for some reason.) USFS is widely regarded as the authority on these kind of matters (in the USA at least), since we're more-often-than-not dealing with forest service roads when the matter of high clearance comes into question.

But if you ask me, they're ought to be two tiers of "high clearance" in which vehicles like the Cherokee would fall in the lesser. Because there are PLENTY of roads and trails out there where 8.0" doesn't come close to cutting it. When I see a trail description saying "high clearance vehicle required" that still doesn't give me complete confidence. "Ultra-high clearance" would be a very useful descriptor to be put into universal use.

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