ManOfValor

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Brought the BaseSquatch (Valor) home December of 2021, and we're already nearing 16k adventurous miles!

Just finished an 11-day trip from Central California to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. July 18 - July 28.


Here is a quick trip recap with a few essential details and a few very non-essential details...enjoy.

2021 2.7L BaseSquatch (With zero issues so far). We only use 87 octane fuel. Automatic transmission.

MPG Prior to the trip 16.5 (normal mode)...MPG during the trip 20.9 (eco mode mostly...and sport during some twists and turns)

Miles traveled = 3,353

We had a metal cargo box (caged) hooked up going and coming with 350 pounds of gear. The MPG could've been better.

We had 5 passengers. Zero complaints regarding comfort, and only a few "I can't feel the AC" complaints.

We saw 36 other Broncos on the trip...and 51 baby Broncos (the kids kept track).

Of the 36...34 waved as we passed them by (lol...the kids got a kick out of this!).

No joke...we had maybe 30-40 people come up to us and say, "How do you like your Bronco?" or "Nice Bronco!" We even had a few Rubicon owners who had only positive things to say about the Bronco and were just curious as to my thoughts about my new car, and they just wanted to make conversation. I love talking about it to others.

My 7 year old said, "Dad, they're taking pictures of our Bronco again," about 5 times this trip. Pretty funny...he loves it!

This thing handled EVERYTHING well. We even took some off-road trails in the Bridger-Teton area and that was a lot of fun. Although, my Dad did complain that my squatch tires kept shooting rocks at his Ridgeline. I did come home with two very tiny rock chips on the sides of driver and passenger front door. Which means that my Rhino running board/sliders did the trick, because it could've easily been 50 dings and chips! Going to buy a little touch up paint for the future.

My front windshield came home intact, thank God. However, it is a BUG MAGNET. I'm probably going to purchase a bug deflector. I had to purge my window of bugs during every stop...but I didn't mind one bit.

It took me two hours to detail when I got home...it looks show room new again!

Cheers!

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Lewisj41

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Glad to hear about the memories being made with this vehicle. Its more than just a vehicle, it's creating a bond and as your son ages he will look back and think about these moments or his dad.
 

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Greetings from Clovis! Glad you had a great trip!
 

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Great trip came the other way from Chicago and added Rushmore. Left the ladies at home and did it with my 17 year old son. Agree BUG MAGNET they hit so hard you we thought rocks. Every time we stopped for gas my son would fill up while I cleaned windows. Funny little thing bothered me passenger wiper hits antenna if you flip it up. Not going to like that in Chicago winter. Lol. It climbed mountains like on flat ground. I took similar trip 44 years ago with my parents less my older sisters. My dad let me drive at 15 with permit. That was a station wagon. Pre-minivan. As kids we counted love bugs - VW Bettles kool you’s counted and waved to fellow Bronco’s. We just missed you as we went July 5 to 16.
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Brought the BaseSquatch (Valor) home December of 2021, and we're already nearing 16k adventurous miles!

Just finished an 11-day trip from Central California to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. July 18 - July 28.


Here is a quick trip recap with a few essential details and a few very non-essential details...enjoy.

2021 2.7L BaseSquatch (With zero issues so far). We only use 87 octane fuel. Automatic transmission.

MPG Prior to the trip 16.5 (normal mode)...MPG during the trip 20.9 (eco mode mostly...and sport during some twists and turns)

Miles traveled = 3,353

We had a metal cargo box (caged) hooked up going and coming with 350 pounds of gear. The MPG could've been better.

We had 5 passengers. Zero complaints regarding comfort, and only a few "I can't feel the AC" complaints.

We saw 36 other Broncos on the trip...and 51 baby Broncos (the kids kept track).

Of the 36...34 waved as we passed them by (lol...the kids got a kick out of this!).

No joke...we had maybe 30-40 people come up to us and say, "How do you like your Bronco?" or "Nice Bronco!" We even had a few Rubicon owners who had only positive things to say about the Bronco and were just curious as to my thoughts about my new car, and they just wanted to make conversation. I love talking about it to others.

My 7 year old said, "Dad, they're taking pictures of our Bronco again," about 5 times this trip. Pretty funny...he loves it!

This thing handled EVERYTHING well. We even took some off-road trails in the Bridger-Teton area and that was a lot of fun. Although, my Dad did complain that my squatch tires kept shooting rocks at his Ridgeline. I did come home with two very tiny rock chips on the sides of driver and passenger front door. Which means that my Rhino running board/sliders did the trick, because it could've easily been 50 dings and chips! Going to buy a little touch up paint for the future.

My front windshield came home intact, thank God. However, it is a BUG MAGNET. I'm probably going to purchase a bug deflector. I had to purge my window of bugs during every stop...but I didn't mind one bit.

It took me two hours to detail when I got home...it looks show room new again!

Cheers!

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Nice pics from the trip!

BTW, did you buy a new grill and headlights for the BaseSquach?
 

Bonnie6G

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Brought the BaseSquatch (Valor) home December of 2021, and we're already nearing 16k adventurous miles!

Just finished an 11-day trip from Central California to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. July 18 - July 28.


Here is a quick trip recap with a few essential details and a few very non-essential details...enjoy.

2021 2.7L BaseSquatch (With zero issues so far). We only use 87 octane fuel. Automatic transmission.

MPG Prior to the trip 16.5 (normal mode)...MPG during the trip 20.9 (eco mode mostly...and sport during some twists and turns)

Miles traveled = 3,353

We had a metal cargo box (caged) hooked up going and coming with 350 pounds of gear. The MPG could've been better.

We had 5 passengers. Zero complaints regarding comfort, and only a few "I can't feel the AC" complaints.

We saw 36 other Broncos on the trip...and 51 baby Broncos (the kids kept track).

Of the 36...34 waved as we passed them by (lol...the kids got a kick out of this!).

No joke...we had maybe 30-40 people come up to us and say, "How do you like your Bronco?" or "Nice Bronco!" We even had a few Rubicon owners who had only positive things to say about the Bronco and were just curious as to my thoughts about my new car, and they just wanted to make conversation. I love talking about it to others.

My 7 year old said, "Dad, they're taking pictures of our Bronco again," about 5 times this trip. Pretty funny...he loves it!

This thing handled EVERYTHING well. We even took some off-road trails in the Bridger-Teton area and that was a lot of fun. Although, my Dad did complain that my squatch tires kept shooting rocks at his Ridgeline. I did come home with two very tiny rock chips on the sides of driver and passenger front door. Which means that my Rhino running board/sliders did the trick, because it could've easily been 50 dings and chips! Going to buy a little touch up paint for the future.

My front windshield came home intact, thank God. However, it is a BUG MAGNET. I'm probably going to purchase a bug deflector. I had to purge my window of bugs during every stop...but I didn't mind one bit.

It took me two hours to detail when I got home...it looks show room new again!

Cheers!

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Looks like an awesome trip! My fam and I are headed to Yellowstone on Friday. Is the park still using the odd/even license plate system to get in to the park?
 

 
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