All Things Jeep Blog & Musings

Decoding Your Jeep's VIN Number

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Fri, Sep 26, 2008 @ 09:47 PM

I'm writing this from home tonight and awaiting the first presidential debate on TV. Kids are watching some new show on the Disney channel and I'm hanging out on-line. And someone who replied to an earlier blog posting linked back to a site I hadn't seen before. On it, I found an explanation for what Jeep TJs' VIN numbers mean. Like bar codes, I've always understood the purpose of VIN numbers (a unique code to identify your vehicle) but never really had a clue as to what all those numbers and letters mean. So this was fun to read.

And then I got curious as to what I could find out about all the other vehicles in our driveway. Here's a short primer on the basics: Understanding Vehicle VIN Numbers and the most comprehensive listing of Jeep VIN numbers for various models that I could find: Decoding Jeep VIN Numbers

Nothing more current came up but I guess if you have a newer Jeep, chances are you already know most of this info.

OK, time to go and listen to McKane and Obama tell some stories. Bye.

New "Drop Your Top T-Shirt" - Half Price for Cool Blog Readers

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 @ 01:57 PM

A while back I started a thing on this blog where I offered 50% off a single style new t-shirt to my blog readers for a short period of time. Then I became a total slacker and stopped doing it. (I hang my head in shame.)

In any case, the deal is back and I got a great new tee that just slid in the door today. (The bar codes are being stuck onto the packaging as I speak and I promised Kerry that I'd have one of these sold before she even finished the job. Let's see if I can pull that one off!)

Here's the tee. Here's the code you need to enter at checkout to get the cool new Jeep t-shirt for 50% off.

Enter this code during checkout: cool-blog-reader

Here's a link to this totally cool, fairly obnoxious Jeep tee that sells to everyone else for 18.99. But as a cool blog reader, you can buy it for just 9.49.


Tags: off-road events, Maryland Rock Raiders, "drop your top" "jeep t-shirts"

Some of our best friends are Hummer Owners.

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Tue, Sep 23, 2008 @ 12:50 PM

This past week, to celebrate our birthday, we've been throwing extra goodies into our customers' orders when we ship out the boxes. Some of those goodies have been some of our old bumper stickers that we no longer sell.

Today we got this email from Norm:

I received the decals that I ordered (see below) today.     Thank you for giving me my laugh of the day.  Enclosed was a free "Hummer Recovery Vehicle" decal.  The 'paved roads' sticker is going on a Hummer H1! I am president of the Canadian Hummer Club.   Somehow I don't think my Hummer friends would like to see the yellow "Hummer Recovery Vehicle" with the Jeep towing the Hummer on the back of my vehicle.   I'll pass it on to the next Jeep Rubicon that I see!   Norm London
Canadian Hummer Club
See website for forums and events.

----- Original Message -----

From: All Things Jeep

To: Customer Norm

Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:14 PM Subject: Your All Things Jeep Order #88729 has shipped!



Thank you again for ordering with All Things Jeep. We appreciate your business.
Your order has shipped!

The items that have shipped are listed below.


Ordered: 1 Shipped: 1 ATJ30922 "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads" White Decal $4.25
Ordered: 1 Shipped: 1 ATJ30169 Paved Roads Decal: Another Fine Example of Unnecessary Government Spending Sticker $5.00

So, a little lesson here. Some of our best customers could be HUMMER OWNERS! But now I've learned my lesson, not all Hummer owners are uptight, stuffy, never been off pavement 4x4 owners. Some have a sense of Hummer, oops, I mean HUMOR.  So a shout out to Norm and his Hummer buddies up in Canada. Have fun out there!

Tags: Jeep dogs, jeep contest, jeep photos, Jeep versus Hummer

Rock-n-Roll Jeep Style

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Fri, Sep 12, 2008 @ 09:53 PM

Check out this slammin' hoodie! This sweatshirt will rock your world. Forget those old, boring hoodies in the back of your closet. Update your look with our sweet rockstar Jeep Hooded Sweatshirt, available in one place only. Here.  

Available in unisex Sizes Small-3XL starting at $38.

Also available in a tee in sizes small-4xl starting at 18.99


Tags: jeep sweatshirts, jeep hoodies

Maryland Rock Raiders Off-Road Club is on FIRE!

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Mon, Sep 08, 2008 @ 12:34 PM

Heh heh. Got an email recently from Tico, the founder and president of the Maryland Rock Raiders. They have a very cool event planned for Sept 27-28th. It's their 3rd Annual Off-Road Fundraiser to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Here's all the details: www.//

Sounds like a good time. But when I went to their website and took a look my attention was mostly taken up by the cool little utitlity they have running below the event details that makes your picture look like it's on fire. Kind devilish looking and since we all feel a little daring and devilish when we wheel, how do I get MY picture up there?

Check it out!

101 Off-Road Words, Revisited

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Thu, Sep 04, 2008 @ 03:20 PM

So here is the shirt design we've created. I love it. What do you think? Would you wear it? And if so, what would you want to see it on - hoodie, thermal, tee? And if not, why not? Thanks!

Tags: off-road shirt, off-road, off-road tee

Jeep Dogs Contest Update

Posted by Jean Wnuk on Tue, Sep 02, 2008 @ 06:31 PM

Wow wow wow. Actually, I guess I mean woof woof woof.

We have over 380 Jeep dog photos in our Jeep Dog Days of Summer Contest at this point and the contest is officially closed.

You can check them all out here:

And despite the fact that this was a dog contest, we got a few Jeep cat entries, a Jeep ferret entry and believe it or not, a Jeep goat entry (but my email crashed and I lost the Jeep goat entry before I could post it so Mr. Goat, if you are reading this, please sent the photo again. It was cute.)

Some of these photos could make your heart melt. I mean, seriously, I have spend too much time over the past month and a half watching the slide show over and over again. I have my personal favorite photos and now I'm going to bug everyone else here in the office to pick out their favorites. We'll sit down for our weekly Friday office lunch and pick out a few winners.  Then post them to the site. But while you are waiting, you should look at the album and add your own comments to the photos.

All in all, the one thing I've learned about Jeep dogs is that they aren't all big. There are actually Jeep dogs that will fit in your glove box!

And look at this cute pooch.

Tags: Jeep dogs