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Old 10-05-2015, 02:10 PM   #15
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Thanks for the feedback. We are 51' with the 31' trailer, 1' Propride and 19' Excursion, 17,000lbs, I think we'll go around. I might try it if it were just me, but I have 3 kids and my wife. I think the switchback with considerable grade would pose a threat to the hitch.

It is amazing the tools we have with the forum full of experience, the various forms of mapping, Google earth, and the numerous other resources we have. Driving out west has taught me to research, research, and research some more!

I like to find the remote drives, we did Sage Creek Wilderness in the Badlands this year and it was quite an experience. The trouble is, if you can't make one of these roads, its miles and miles to go around.

Thanks for your help. We will likely do something like camp at Goosnecks SP, head over the Moki Dugway in the Excursion with no trailer, then see Natural Bridges, then back down the Moki Dugway and out Valley of the Gods, get the trailer and then up towards Moab on 191.

It sucks to get old, not long ago I would have just done it and sent you all the video !!!

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Old 10-05-2015, 02:37 PM   #16
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Sure it sucks to get old, but look at your statement again. You would have just done it and sent a video. With or without damage? Now your "old enough" to realize a better way to approach it and still make it enjoyable and safe for your family. No downside to that!

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Old 10-05-2015, 06:34 PM   #17
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I drove down this road with my wife pulling a 30 foot airstream behind our 2500 Silverado diesel. It was hairy and scary. I would not do it again. We really did not know what we were getting into. The map really did not indicate the challenge of driving down this road.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:28 PM   #18
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Southern Utah does have many cool back roads to enjoy that are more RV friendly. Like state HY 12 between Boulder and Escalante, which goes right over the slick rock with a "hogback" in one section. It's paved & 2-lane, but does have some steep drop-offs for folks who enjoy this sort of thing. I think the Airstream RV park in Escalante is now open. This road continues on through the town of Tropic to Bryce Canyon. Or HY 9, which takes you through the East Rim of Zion National Park via a long tunnel with spectacular views. Or state route 276 that involves a car ferry across Lake Powell, in season.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:25 PM   #19
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Cool well . . .

Originally Posted by eubank View Post
There are several videos that show the dugway. Take a virtual ride before making a decision. Here's one of the videos:


I LOVE doing the Palomar Divide Truck Trail, (San Diego North County Road), which is something like this, in my F150, which kinda scares my daughter. Especially at night. Nice little backpack in the valley below.

I don't think I'd like it if Chris wanted to do this in our AS towing our jeep. First I'd try to talk him out of it. And if he still wanted to do it, I'd do beer and tranquilizers and sleep in the back. Yep, that's the ticket.
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We considered it earlier this month but were persuaded by locals not to attempt the drive. I'm 42 feet total.

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