Jeep Ducking?

 

What in the Duck Is Jeep Ducking?

The craze sweeping across the worldwide Jeep community all began with one person’s act of kindness.

Stuart A. Bourdon MotorTrend,  Apr 4, 2023

The act of placing a rubber duck on someone’s Jeep—called Jeep “ducking” and/or “Duck Duck Jeep”—began with one person, named Allison Parliament, from a small town in the Canadian province of Ontario. She unknowingly started a movement of kindness, fellowship, and recognition with that first rubber duck she placed on a Jeep.

Allison’s reason for perching a little yellow duck on a Jeep Wrangler just like hers that she saw in a parking lot was simply to bring herself a small sense of joy after a frightening verbal and physical encounter with someone earlier in the day. Two years later, that single gesture has morphed into the Jeep ducking craze that has swept throughout the Jeep enthusiast community in the United States as well as in nearly a dozen other countries around the world.

What are the rules of Duck Duck Jeep or Jeep ducking? Who can duck a Jeep? Is it only for Jeeps? Read on to learn how to be part of the Jeep ducking phenomenon.
(Editor’s Note: Thanks to the “Official Ducking Jeep Est 2020” for the photos in this story)

What Is Jeep Ducking and Why Do Jeeps Get Ducked?

According to Allison Parliament, who is credited with starting the Jeep ducking phenomenon, “Jeeps get ducked for many reasons and with lots of motivations and meanings. For me, it was an act of kindness, a healing of sorts, as well as recognition of and greeting to a fellow Jeep owner. But it can just be that you like their Jeep, or it’s the same Jeep you have, or maybe a classic Jeep you would like to own one day. You don’t really need a reason for Jeep ducking other than to connect, bring a smile to someone’s face, and have fun.”

Is Duck Duck Jeep Just for Jeep Wranglers?

Jeep ducking began as a Jeep Wrangler thing, but you can duck any Jeep. Jeep ducking is all about appreciating another Jeep enthusiast’s rig. The random act of kindness is something that is appropriate for any Jeep model, old or new, rusty or shiny, bone-stock or built-to-the-hilt rockcrawler. Duck Duck Jeep is a game for any and all models of Jeep. Even a child’s Jeep wagon can be ducked.

Are Yellow Rubber Ducks Best for Ducking Jeeps?

The prototypical small, yellow rubber duck (many have subsequently been decorated with the slotted grille motif) is a primary choice for Jeep enthusiasts engaged in the act of Jeep ducking. These rubber ducks are widely available (good if you want to remain anonymous) and relatively inexpensive. They’re also a popular choice for their bright yellow color, making them stand out against just about any Jeep’s paint color, and they’re also easy to write on if you want to leave a message.

Fancy Rubber Ducks, Tags, and Where To Get Them?

The standard yellow rubber duck is abundantly available through any number of sources such as Amazon.com. For those who want to put a little more pizazz in their Jeep ducking adventures, there are also many different upscale and stylish ducks available. The beautiful, rhinestone-studded duck pictured also has a custom-printed tag attached to it. A fancy duck and a tag can create a bespoke duck for your Jeep-ducking activities.

Ready for Ducking Jeeps With Rubber Ducks?

Most duckers may have a few ducks and a marker stashed in their Jeep’s glove box, but Allison Parliament is ready to duck dozens of Jeeps at any given moment. This pile of rubber ducks in all shapes, sizes, designs, and colors is a typical load for Allison during her travels to promote the Jeep lifestyle.

What Is a Jeep Duck Pond?

Some Jeep owners have been ducked so many times that they have a large collection of rubber ducks in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes lined up along the top of their Jeep’s dashboard. This collection is known as the “duck pond” in their Jeep. We’ve seen rubber duck collections that fill the dashboard from window to window, and then some.

Allison Parliament, BFGoodrich Ambassador for Jeep Ducking

Allison Parliament is one of the BFGoodrich Ambassador program team members and travels to dozens of major Jeep events across the country to help spread the spirit of Duck Duck Jeep and Jeep ducking among Jeep enthusiasts. Allison and her ducked out silver Jeep Wrangler JKU can be found in the BFGoodrich OnTrail display area at popular Jeep events such as Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Special BFGoodrich Jeep ducks can also be found in the OnTrail display.

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This club is about benefiting it’s members, be it by saving money, getting free swag or raffles or giveaways. To that end sponsorship of RattleSnake 4x4s is pretty painless, all that we ask is that a business provide our members (club sticker/card) a nominal discount (10% or better), and be further willing to contribute by providing goods or services for the purpose of club giveaways, contests, and fund raisers once or twice annually.

 

Sponsors are encouraged to join our forum and share info, answer questions and generally represent their company accordingly, as well as have an open invitation to attend our general membership meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Sponsors are further encouraged to present ideas that further the sport, our club and their business.

 

Sponsors will be listed with all contact info and a logo if available here, on the forum, and mentioned on our Facebook page so that club & forum members and guests can see which vendors we appreciate most in our area, and beyond, and the advertising value is there for our sponsor. We encourage our members to patronize our sponsors, before looking elsewhere.

 

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Fall Farm & Country Fall Rally 2023

Fall Farm & Country Fall Rally 2023

The Basics:

Our club has decided to put on an event to further help the Hawaiian Fire victims. We came up with a fun way to get people together around a vehicle event with a positive focus of sharing our love of vehicles/driving, and helping folks less fortunate. Our hope is to encourage folks to join in on our first of such events, and to raise some funds for the folks over in Hawaii who experienced one of the worst fire disasters in history.

We’ll meet up on October 14th, 2023 @ 10 at Columbia Center Mall (behind Firestone), for sign-in, tech check, etc. from here we’ll be sending out vehicles in 3 min intervals starting at or around 12 pm.

You’ll get a set of instructions that will hopefully get you through the 4 check-points. At each check-point you’ll recieve a time check, and possibly some guidance on where you are time wise, and upon completion you’ll get your time checked for the final time.
We can manage up to 40 vehicles for the event, it should be a fun day out and will end at the starting point (behind Firestone at the Mall. Once all have completed we’ll head over to CG Public House that will have food and drinks available to purchase (not included in the entry fee), and do the closing ceremonies, and maybe enjoy a meal or beverage together.

We hope to see you there! Be easy on us, this is supposed to be a fun time to meet others, see some cool vehicles, and maybe make some new friends!

Thanks in advance for your participation!

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Registration:

You can register on the day, or pre register online, however, in order for your pre-registration (below Online Form) to be accepted, you must include participant payment/ticket puchase on our store

Ticket price to enter is $20, although we will gladly accept more donations  as all proceeds go to the fire victims in Lahaina. To make a payment go to our STORE and go to events to purchase a ticket (there are only 40 available).

We encourage additional donations in any amount, and add a message Donation for RS 4x4s Farm & Country Fall Rally.

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Colorado 3rd Year 7-30-2023

Colorado 3rd Year 7-30-2023

BRIGHAM CITY, UT TO KENNEWICK, WA HOME STRETCH!

Sunday July 30th: 

Driving ( Brigham City, UT to Tri Cities, WA) (9hrs, 572 mi) (Home!!)

We did it we were up and rolling by 7ish, and I think all of us were ready to just be home. Mandi & I missed our dogs we left with a sitter, and honestly we were all pretty beat from runnin’ and gunnin’ the last day or so. Over/Rock Landing is way easier on the mind than highways… Must be the lack of traffic?

We jumped on I-80 northbound and made a blitz for Twin Falls, ID. But pulled off near Rupert as I had acquired a strange vibration. So while the other took advantage of the facilities aka Highway Oasis (that were under construction), I check lugs, u-joint’s and equalized my tire pressures before pressing on.

I recall getting better mileage as we were targeting Mt Home, ID for the next fuel stop, and the weird vibration had gone away. We hit Mt Home and fueled and grabbed lunch at Wingers, and then put in the longest 2-3 hours, into Ontario, OR for a quick fuel and go. We were getting closer to home and everybody was getting anxious to be done, next stop La Grande.

We hit the Truckstop on the East side of La Grande, to avoid all the country traffic in the main exit. Fueled up and rolled on through 3 hours later we were parting way via radio at Exit 114 on Hwy 182 as Mandi & I pulled off and made the final 5 mile dash to the house here in Kennewick.

Prologue:

The trip although long and hot was a success, my supercharger install performed very well although I’m still getting used to the weak peddle might need to look at option there as my Diablo computer has settings to make the pedal feel better, but it doesn’t play well with the supercharger tune as all it does is dump extra fuel. I also need to find a better cooling solution, if I want to enjoy windows up AC on trips in the summer. With triple digit temps use of the AC while climbing grades is a no go.

As usual with all our Colorado trips, it was awesome, and yes it begs for a return, but after hitting the state for three consecutive years, we’ll be looking at other options for our clubs’ out of state trip for the next couple of years.

Thanks for riding along!

Our Route:

Colorado 3rd Year 7-29-2023

Colorado 3rd Year 7-29-2023

MEEKER, CO TO BRIGHAM CITY, UT ON THE BACKROADS…

Saturday July 29th: 

Driving backroads Meeker to Brigham City (2 lane highways  391 miles – 8hrs?)

So we got an early start (for us) and were rolling around 8ish, leaving Meeker we traveled first to a little hamlet called Maybell, CO on CR 57 & Hwy 40. We stopped at a little store hoping for bathrooms, nope and got sent to the city park. None of us had ever travelled this route so we had no idea what we’d find along the way, but that’s part of the adventure, right?

After Maybell we continued on Hwy 40 to Hwy 318 heading to Dutch John, UT, it was all rolling hills (mountains) and valleys, ranches, etc. and following the Green River, it really looked like a wonderful place to live. We chatted about what we would need to live there (high speed internet seemed to be a must for all, oh and a kid to come shovel us out in the winters).

The temps were climbing fast up near 100 degrees, but dropping into Dutch John was interesting, at one point we’re cruising along on Highway 318 in and out of UT/WY and all of a sudden the highway turns to a half assed dirt road (Brown’s Park Rd) up over a small pass (6300’) dropped into Wyoming for half a minute and finally hitting the pavement again now Hwy 191 down to a gas station in Dutch John for fuel and we were off again.

Next we hit Hwy 44 north to Hwy 414  Traversing the lower edge of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Next stop Mountain View WY for fuel and a late lunch/early dinner. We chose the bowling alley (only place with burgers), and then made our way north and west avoiding the awaiting I-84 to take in the lesser seen route that we had a warning of road closure, but chanced it anyway. Hwy 414 turns into Hwy 412, north and west up to Hwy 189 north again to Kemmerer, WY.

Kemmerrer was a drive by rolling on towards Logan, UT. Hwy 189 turns into 30 or 89, we took 89 the road supposedly closed (thinking if it was closed and we couldn’t get around it we could always turn back and run back to the boring freeway.

Lucky for us it was open, although a semi obviously had some problems at the top of the 7000’ pass above Bear Lake. A flat out crazy place that apparently all of central UT goes to in July, it was a veritable zoo in traffic. We grabbed gas and hit yet another 7500’ pass up out of Bear Lake then dropping through one of the most scenic canyon areas we’d seen (reminding us of the lower half of Hwy 12 above the tunnel along the Rimrock Lake). In this case we were following Beaver Creek and Then the Logan River down into Logan, UT.

In Logan as the sun was setting we gassed and made an all out run for Brigham City to our awaiting hotel rooms and bed. It was nearly 10 pm by the time our heads hit the pillows, but we decided on another early start to try and beat the heat tomorrow.

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