2015 Jeep Cherokee

In 2014 the Jeep Cherokee racked up an impressive list of awards and it’s looking to dominate again in 2015.

The Cherokee represents the true freedom of Jeep. With all of the uncompromising capability you expect from the Jeep name but with the modern and technological twists of the modern market. The 2015 Jeep Cherokee features game-changing aerodynamics and a sophisticated interior that is loaded with state-of-the-art technology.

The 2015 Cherokee offers technology features like the award winning and intuitive Uconnect multimedia center making sure you are always connected, entertained and informed on either a full color 5″ or 8.4″ touchscreen. Once in your Cherokee you can use the voice command to change the radio station to a local channel or one of the many channels available on the built in SiriusXM satellite radio, you can make and receive phone calls as well as answer text messages, choose you navigation destinations or set cabin temps. The Uconnect system employs GPS navigation for audible turn-by-turn directions, and detailed 3D maps to help ensure you arrive on time. The Nav is integrated into your in-cluster display center and on the multimedia center touch-screen display so you can see directions front and center. With the wireless charging pad on the front console you can make sure that all of your devices are charged and ready to go once you arrive at your destination.

The technology isn’t limited to just the entertainment features in the 2015 Cherokee it spans every aspect and feature. With over 70 standard and available safety and security features you can be confident that the Jeep Cherokee will keep your family safe. From forward collision warning with active braking that warns you of potential hazards, to the available adaptive cruise control with stop and go the Cherokee makes your safety a top priority. Whether they are working behind the scenes, like the standard electronic stability control, or alerting you of potential hazards, these systems combine to give you peace of mind on every adventure. The newly available safety tech group (available on the North, Limited and Trailhawk models) arms you with a host of advanced safety features; including: blind spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection and park sense rear park assist. For added convenience, it also comes with power heated exterior mirrors with supplemental turn signals and courtesy lamps.

Here at Rivershore Ram we currently have the 2015 Jeep Cherokee in stock so give our non-commission sales staff a call today to book your test drive.

Take Your Top Off For Tatas 2014

So it feels like it has been forever and a day since I last posted something up here. Things have been crazy around the shop! Phase 1 of our new building is finally complete and now the fun for phases 2 and 3 has began. Not to mention the crazy busy schedule of getting prepared for the second annual Take Your Top Off For Tatas.

TYTO logoLast year we partnered with the Barnhartvale Community Association for the first annual Take Your Top Off For Tatas, a charity off-road event in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Association, and this year we brought it back bigger and better than ever. Last year we saw about 40 vehicles with around 80 people and we raised $2000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Our goal this year going into the event was to hit the $4000 mark.

2014 group shotThis year we decided to add another day to the event and did a dinner/dance and silent auction Saturday July 26th, followed by the trailrides Sunday July 27th. On Sunday we saw around 70 vehicles with about 160 people, which was a huge turn out and we couldn’t have been happier! While the final total isn’t in just yet it looks like we will hit the $5000 mark this blowing our $4000 goal out of the water. We cannot wait to throw the third annual and see how the event grows and expands once again. Thank you to all of our sponsors and of course to everyone who showed up for the day!

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New Forum

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A new forum for Jeeping in BC has popped up over the last few weeks and it offers a fresh take on the Jeep Community. Over the last year I have been involved in multiple forums and so far Keeponjeepin.ca is my favorite. I started out on jeepinbc.ca and quickly made my way over to bcjeepclub.ca both offer up great jeep information but require you to wade through some politics and hazing of newer members to get to the good stuff. Over the past month bcjeepclub.ca has cracked down on moderating posts and the whole social aspect has been foregone in an attempt to get back to its roots and focus solely on wrenching and wheeling. Keeponjeepin.ca fills the void and offers up wheeling, wrenching and the social aspect that we all seem to love. So far it is also lacking all of the politics and is much more newbie friendly. I look forward to seeing how the new forum expands and takes shape over the next few years!

 

Snow Day

Over the past few days the sun has finally made an appearance in Kamloops again so a few of us here at Rivershore decided that it would be a good weekend for a little snow wheeling adventure. Of course the sun did not make an appearance for us, but it was a phenomenal day none the less. We re-learned a few key lessons, but walked away with a few good stories and and a smile on our faces. We took two Jeeps out a YJ and a JK and then a Nissan Pathfinder and Dodge Ram. We took off up into the hills of Barnhartvale with the plan to head up to Scuitto Lake.The drive up was gorgeous and other than the Ram needing two runs up a hill we really had no issue. Once we got to the lake we stopped for a few photo ops.

1512114_10153745013155464_800890095_o 1614360_10153745014320464_16011143_oFrom Scuitto we decided that we might try to run up to Hosli lake, which is the same trail we use for Take Your Top Off for Tata’s. Once we got to the deactivation in the road we quickly discovered our first lesson of the day. A road that is a breeze in the summer can become a million times harder with the addition of snow, and lockers are a life saver. The only one of us that had lockers was the YJ so in retrospect he should have been clearing the trails with the rest of us following but hind sight is always 20/20 right. So the JK was the first to get stuck trying to clear a new path. Thankfully it wasn’t bad and a little gas and a friendly push was all it took to get it out.

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We quickly decided that Hosli would not be a good choice for our second destination and instead chose to venture up to Campbell lake. I couldn’t have been more pleased with our decision. The drive was absolutely stunning!! Which leads me into lesson two. If you are traveling in a group and there are people behind you check your review mirror often. Normally, this isn’t an issue for me, but I got so distracted with how stunningly beautiful it was I left everyone behind and ended up at the lake all alone. This did allow me to get a few photo’s before having to go back to find the rest of the group.

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Once I headed back up the path it didn’t take me long to find out what was holding everyone else up and we learned the next  few lessons of the day. Breakage can happen. When you least expect it things can and will break. Thankfully in our case it was simply a broken shock bolt so it wasn’t the end of the world but it’s something that you should always be aware of and while you can’t carry a spare of everything it is a good idea to have a fairly good idea of how your vehicle works, a few tools on hand, and a plan of what to do just in case. The Ram in the group was the second of the day to get stuck and this was when we discovered that we were slightly unprepared and should have brought along something in area of kitty litter. We were unable to get traction and the addition of something like kitty litter would have made the whole unsticking process much smoother. All ended well and we were able to get the Ram out, broken shock bolt and all.

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Once the Ram was clear we as a group headed back down to the lake. We had another lesson on the way though. Snow like mud can be very tricky. It will sink you into ruts and ditches you don’t want to be in and it can be a whole lot deeper than it looks. The remaining three of us got stuck in drifts/deep snow on the way back down to the lake but with a little careful driving and a tow strap they were all quick recoveries.

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After lunch we decided to head back to town with one quick detour which is where we learnt a few more lessons and the most important lesson of the day. Our first lesson was that as soon as you decide you are ready to go home and deviate from that path you will get stuck. It is like an unwritten law, it always happens and it is always a pain. Our second lesson here was that as inviting as a path looks, in the winter there are hidden obstacles and issues and you can never trust the snow.

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We made it just around the corner and then slight chaos ensued. The YJ a hundred yards back got stuck, while the Nissan got stuck leading us in. So after the Ram dug out the YJ we went to work on the Nissan and this proved to be where we learned our most valuable lesson of all. Always come prepared, in fact come over prepared. All of us know that you don’t go out wheeling without a shovel yet somehow not one of us brought one. So after carefully digging out around the Nissan with a snow brush we hooked on a tow strap and attempted to make the recovery. Instead of pulling out the Nissan the JK sunk in and ended up in a ditch of its own getting itself stuck as well. So the next plan of action was for the YJ to tow out the JK then come back for the Nissan. This did not go as planned. Because of how slippery snow can get it ended up sinking the JK even further into the ditch. So with us slowly running out of options we broke out the come along and trekked through some waist deep snow and tried pulling out the JK that way. While we managed to get it moving a little bit we ran out of tow rope and that plan quickly failed. So the digging with the snow brushes ensued and once we got the Nissan dug out enough we managed to get it chained up and with some very skilled driving we got it out. Then the digging on the JK started. Digging through waist deep snow in -11 temperatures is not the most fun thing I can think of doing but it really sunk in how important it is to be prepared. All in our quick detour led to three hours of recovery time but we all made it out safe and sound just as the sun was coming down, which led to another beauty drive home.

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Overall the day was a success. We all had a ton of fun and some great laughs and our friendship is stronger now because of it. However, we all also learnt some valuable lessons. While we managed to avoid any real danger, as we always had at least one vehicle able to get us out and we were only a 20 min hike away from cell service, the situation could have been a lot worse. As of this morning I know we are all looking at chains, and shovels for our vehicles, but we all now have learned to never go out unprepared or expecting someone else to be prepared. We all think that these types of situations will never happen to us, but they can, especially in the winter when you can never be sure of the conditions. Even when you think things are going to be OK, things can and will go wrong, and you should always have a way out or be prepared enough to spend the night in the bush if you have to. Wheeling in the winter is incredible and it’s something that I think everyone should have the joy of doing at least once in their life. But it takes planning, and the understanding that getting stuck in the middle of nowhere in sub zero temperatures is a whole lot different than getting stuck on a summer night. Life threatening situations arise a whole lot quicker. So if you are going to go out and enjoy the beauty that this city has to offer, go in a group, be smart, let someone know the area you are heading into with an idea of when you will be home, and most of all plan ahead, prepare and then go back and bring more just in case. It’s always better to unpack a whole bunch of stuff that you didn’t use at the end of the day than be stuck in the middle of no where with no cell service wishing you would have brought it.

Happy Jeeping!!!

Day 1 – Jeep Wrangler Copper Crawler

I thought I would kick off 25 Days of SEMA with a Mopar Jeep. Earlier this year Mopar announced that they were expanding their line of after market accessories for the Wrangler and the Copper Crawler is a great example of the kind of goodies you can now get straight from Mopar.

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The Copper Crawler features a Mopar front and rear bumper, lightweight Mopar rock rails, and lightweight 17″ wheels with forged beadlocks and beauty rings, and that’s just a start. Other items that are recognizable out of the new Mopar accessory catalogue are the black grille, Mopar heat reduction hood, black tail lamp guards, and black fuel filler door with locking gas cap. A few other Mopar available items that are featured on the Copper Crawler are the trailer hitch receiver with tow wiring kit, and 9.5ti winch and synthetic winch line. Overall the Copper Crawler is a great example of what Mopar offers for the customization of your Wrangler. I thought it would be a great way to start off the special. Especially since all of these upgrades are available and they aren’t ridiculous when it comes to costs. They make it so your daily driver is just a little cooler. As I continue on some of the Jeep’s are going to be pretty out there. Completely awesome, but not necessarily doable for the average Jeep owner. I like the Copper Crawler because I expect to see a lot more JK’s to be rolling off the dealership lot looking spookily similar over the next few years.

Happy Jeeping!!

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition

The LA autoshow took place in California last week and the Jeep brand unveiled a special edition that has been very under the radar. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler edition.

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There are a few features that really stand out to me that I love but I think what I like most about this Wranlger is its no nonsense attitude. The inside is that of what you would expect to see in a base Wrangler Sport. No fancy NAV screens, cloth seats just the basics, which means you won’t feel guilty when you get the inside covered in mud. The outside is what really captures my eye. The first thing for me is the half doors. I have been dreaming of a set for a few years now and I love that since this is a throwback to the original Willy’s Jeep it comes stock with the half-doors (because of safety laws they can no longer sell them with no doors at all). Another feature that I love is the black grille. This is something that I have been thinking about doing to my JK for about a year now and the only thing I would do differently is make it matte black over the high gloss. However, on this model the high gloss looks awesome! This limited edition also comes with Rubicon Rock Rails, BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A tires, and a Jeep Brand Trail Rated kit that includes a burly tow strap, D-rings, heavy-duty gloves all tucked away in a Jeep brand bag.

With December coming up we have some special posts planned so make sure you check back often!!!

Happy Jeeping!

Welcome!!!

Hello All!!!

We are so excited to have our blog back and we have so much that we would like to share with you!

On July 28th we held the first annual Take Your Top Off For Tata’s Charity Wheeling Event. The day saw around 40 Jeeps go on a trail ride through the hills of Kamloops followed by a BBQ lunch, Show ‘N Grime and Silent Auction. Here are a few of our winners from that day!!

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It was an incredible day and we managed to raise around $2000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We can’t wait to host this event again next year!!!

With the huge support we received at this event we felt obligated to get our Jeep blog going once again. There is a huge off-road community in Kamloops, BC, full of incredible people, and there is so much that we would like to share. From after market and OEM parts, to trail rides and tech quetions to reviews and specs about the newest Jeeps out there. Here at Rivershore Ram we pride ourselves in being your off-road adventure center. With so many of our staff members owning Jeeps and being a part of the off-road community you can trust that you will get the best service around. Why would you trust anyone else?

Happy Jeeping!!!