Vehicle Information

Vehicle Information and Requirements

Important:  If you have a new vehicle and fear denting it, don't participate.
Odds are you will take dents home with you!


* All Vehicles must be Registered for the Event *
* Minimum of two (2) people per vehicle required*
* All Vehicles must have valid insurance*
* No Trailers, No Exceptions

The Rubicon Trail is rated a 10, one of the toughest off road trails to drive.   Odds are you will take a dent home. If you have questions, please contact Lacey at or by calling 530-333-4771 for more information.

Acceptable vehicles for the Jeepers and Jeep Jamboree trips are Jeeps, Land Cruisers, Toyota Pick Up's, Samurai's, Scouts, and Broncos (prior to 1979).  Highly modified vehicles (including the models listed) need to be approved by the board of directors.  All vehicles need to be in good mechanical condition.

Vehicle Requirements:

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  • All vehicles must be registered for the event
  • Minimum 2 people per vehicle
  • All vehicles must have valid insurance
  • All vehicles must be street legal or green stickered
  • Seat Belts for all passengers
  • Roll bars or factory hard top
  • Tow hooks front and rear
  • Fire Extinguisher (appropriately secured)

Not Allowed:

  • Bumper or cargo racks
  • Running boards and steps both factory and aftermarket

Jamboree Suggestions for traversing the Rubicon Trail

  • At least a 3.5" Lift and 33" Off-Road Tires
  • Functional parking brake or micro-lock
  • Tow Strap with loops (recommended rated at 2 times the vehicle weight)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hi-Lift Jack (you might need one for changing a tire)
  • Spare tire with diameter within 3 inches of existing tires (no temporary spares)
  • Battery Hold Downs (no bungee cords)
  • Skid Plates for gas tank, transfer case and transmission
  • Remove all Hub-Caps and Steps
  • Must have functioning low range in transfer case
  • Locker in front or rear

Suggestions: 5 gallon can of gas for older vehicles and rocker panels for more protection.

OHV Green Sticker

For more information about this program - Click here!
Out of state form provided here.

Tow Vehicles, Parking information and Accommodations: Click here

Pre-departure Maintenance Checklist:

Trail breakdowns can be greatly reduced by checking a few key items prior to embarking on your trip.  Now is the time to check your vehicle and repair or replace items that look even moderately suspicious.  It is far better to repair these items now rather than on the trail.  The following list is a recommended minimum Pre-Departure Maintenance Check-list  for Rubicon Trail vehicle readiness:

Jeep going through water
  • Check Engine Oil
  • Check Transmission Oil
  • Check Brake Fluid
  • Check Radiator Coolant
  • Check Water Pump (if accessible)
  • Check Ignition related items
  • Check for proper Alternator output
  • Check Battery will charge, hold a charge, and battery hold down supports the battery
  • Check fuel system along with hoses for cracks and leaks.
  • Check Fan Belts
  • Check Hoses
  • Check Power Steering system components
  • Check Air Filter
  • Check SEAT BELTS
  • Check Tires for wear or damage
  • Tighten drive shaft u-bolts
  • Check and tighten lug bolts
  • Check for CRACKS IN FRAME
  • Check brake pads & shoes
  • Check for loose bolts or nuts all throughout the vehicle
  • Grease all fittings (u-joints, steering)
  • Check gear oils: transfer case/differentials
  • Check Shocks and Springs
  • Double check winch and cable