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Author Topic: MOAB 2020!  (Read 9742 times)

timatoe

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MOAB 2020!
« on: September 28, 2019, 10:06:21 AM »

I know none of you guys are really interested  :knock:, but I'm planning to head back to Moab spring of 2020.  Since I've been going it seems the weather is a little too unsettled and nighttime temps are colder than I'd like through April.  The first week of May seems to be about perfect as it's not too hot yet in the day and the nights aren't typically too cold.

With that being said I'd like to go the first ten days of May but Sean thinks work should take priority and can't make it then.  So, how would May 13-23/24 sound?  The only downside I see to those dates is the return drive is over Memorial Day weekend.

I know it's early but maybe we can get some dates hammered out this way and get to planning.
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 03:35:05 PM »

You know I'm in. I'll have 1 passenger. Perhaps a few others with their own rigs. :2thumbsup: :cheers: :cheers2:
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 02:14:30 PM »

I was planning on moab in 2020 around that same time, but it sounds like our plans are changing to Sand hollow instead.  ill figure out the details.
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 09:38:37 AM »

I would like to check that out at some point as well.  I heard that's getting to be a popular place to go. 
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 01:48:23 PM »

Iíll watch this thread, canít commit yet but Iíve got a rig Iíd love to bring down there and wheel with you guys again.


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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 10:21:54 AM »

If  those dates work for Sean, then as far as I know, those dates work for me, too.  :thumbsup: That would be 3 rigs. I've been asking/telling people about it, but as of now I still have an empty seat. Larry 'might' want to go, but too early. Most likely Tim and I will have open seats.

Ran Swamp lake earlier this summer...pretty tough... but no carnage. But might need to rebuild a couple CA joints. Lots of noise. And my caster is waaaaay off. Wondering if that is part of it? Prolly work on that next week. Had knee surgery and still a bit gimpy.

My buddy Dave wants to go... seems work always gets in the way. We'll see. He wants to bring his Ford Raptor. I told him he better get a heavy rear bumper and some kind of sliders/rockers... me thinks he'll need them!   :knock:

Will, stop playing with all those 2wd cars and focus on the Jeep!  :biggrin:
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 04:48:14 PM »

Is that the same guy that brought a Raptor before?

Dan mentioned going.  He's got a 5th wheel so if he brings that he may not be able to bring his Jeep. 
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2019, 10:21:03 AM »

^Yup, same guy. He wants to bring his daughter this time... his youngest. (18)   I was planning on camping to save a couple bucks, but he may want to share the Motel again? We'll see.

Here's another thought. Leave Moab a couple days early and spend a couple days in Sand Hollow. It's on my way home and the rest of you can just shoot up 95 @ Vegas to go home. Thoughts?? :knock: :dunno:
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2019, 02:48:55 AM »

I'm good for whatever we choose.
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 08:42:05 AM »

As you know, I said 15 trips to Moab was enough for me. Grace says "who are you kidding, you're going". She knows me well. I'm sure by spring I'll be itching to go. Sooooo, maybe.
I might try a pair of those Explorer springs up front to soften the ride. I can't let it flex too much with short drive shafts though. I will have to test the setup in Moab, right?
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2019, 05:21:31 PM »

Well, Doug, if we were to try out Sand Hollow, you could count that as #1.   :biggrin:

Maybe go there first so all you guys would have the usual straight shot home after Moab??
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2019, 06:15:05 PM »

If we were to go to Sand Hollow, we could take 95 from Vegas to Tonopah then hit 376 to Kingston (or just push through).
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2019, 06:31:09 PM »

As you know, I said 15 trips to Moab was enough for me. Grace says "who are you kidding, you're going". She knows me well. I'm sure by spring I'll be itching to go. Sooooo, maybe.
I might try a pair of those Explorer springs up front to soften the ride. I can't let it flex too much with short drive shafts though. I will have to test the setup in Moab, right?

That is right Doug. You already know how it should handle so it's a great place to test out new equipment.
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2019, 08:17:38 PM »


 it's a great place to test out new equipment.

Speaking of new equipment... did anyone install a TC/tranny skid plate yet!?>  :flipoff:

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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2019, 06:19:01 PM »

No, not yet. That is on the list to be completed prior to this trip along with FI and Power Steering cooler.
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2019, 04:16:57 PM »

Is there any chance that we could move those dates either up a week or back a week because the two weeks I would have to takeoff would end up giving me the whole month off from work and I donít think my work would allow me to do that.
That being said if moving it conflicts with someone elseís schedule who can already commit to going then just leave it there because I canít 100% commit right now.
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2019, 05:15:26 PM »

Will, stop playing with all those 2wd cars and focus on the Jeep!  :biggrin:

Assessing what Iíve got to work with.  The good:  arb front, Detroit rear, 5.38 gears, beadlocks.  The so-so:  its in half ton d44 and 9Ē with 15Ē wheels.   

Can get maxxis in 38s for 15Ē wheels but not so hot for highway and too much for these axles?  Either that or 37s...

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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2019, 06:55:42 PM »

Is there any chance that we could move those dates either up a week or back a week because the two weeks I would have to takeoff would end up giving me the whole month off from work and I donít think my work would allow me to do that.
That being said if moving it conflicts with someone elseís schedule who can already commit to going then just leave it there because I canít 100% commit right now.

I'm pretty open, Sean had some conflict with earlier, I would suggest pushing back a week rather than forward.  I'll try to remember to check the events calendar, don't want to end up there during something huge (Like Jeep Safari) because we'll play hell getting camp sites etc.  Safari is in april but there are other big events.

Assessing what Iíve got to work with.  The good:  arb front, Detroit rear, 5.38 gears, beadlocks.  The so-so:  its in half ton d44 and 9Ē with 15Ē wheels.   

Can get maxxis in 38s for 15Ē wheels but not so hot for highway and too much for these axles?  Either that or 37s...



I've had no real issue with 37's on my front 44 but it's a HD Ford 3/4 ton 44.
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2019, 10:20:40 PM »

K. Was gonna chime in so we could talk about the dates... guess you all beat me too it. Would like to get them semi dialed in 'cause I need to make motel reservations. Prolly be a mix and match go around... camp a couple then motel it the rest of the time.

And I was thinking... depending on how the dates pan out... if we leave mid week like we tend to do, then it may not be a good idea to hit sand hollow first (or at all) since the guys camping @ Kens lake have a better chance of getting good camp sites mid week. Stopping at sand hollow might put us closer to the weekend and sites may fill up? What do you guys think?
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Re: MOAB 2020!
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2019, 08:30:24 AM »

K. Need you guys to chime in. Motel is already booked for one week in May. They are getting ready to close for the winter season. So I would like to get our dates figured out so I can find out if the motel is available and book it before they close.  :cheers:
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