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Alabama Goes to Moab - Trip Planning Thread

Discussion in 'Moab' started by stronghammer, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Aug 10, 2016 at 1:13 PM
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    Official Trip Planning Thread for 2018 to Moab, Utah.

    This first post will be updated with important information as it comes along.

    Tentative Dates:

    Itinerary:


    List of stuff needed/recommended for this trip:
    • Armor (bumpers, sliders, skids)
    • Recovery Gear
    • Winch
    • CB Radio
    • Lockers
    • On-Board Air
    • Spare parts (axles, boots, zip ties, etc)
    • Extra gas on vehicle
    • Spare tire(s)
    • Water
    • RTT/ground tents/hammocks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Fire Extinguisher


    Some old threads for information:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/first-trip-to-moab.433195/

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/1st-time-to-moab-trail-help.428134/

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/official-2016-rock-therapy-photo-thread.435603/


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    looks like we may get to jump in with some others in May.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/south-carolina-to-texas-to-moab-trip-in-may-of-2017.446334/


    Inexperienced long term campers (like myself) here are some food/cooking/packaging suggestions and plans:


    What people are bringing:

    Communications:
    Some info from Arrowshot:

     
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    2017 preliminary budget: $1k worked out to be a pretty good budget overall if I remember correctly.
    Budget:

    ~4000 miles round trip (overestimate)
    @ 16mpg average
    = 250 gallons
    @ $2.50 average/gal
    = $625 gas just for trip.

    Hotel (8 nights) = ~120$/night = $960
    (this is if we stay in a hotel every single night)

    Gas at MOAB = ?? let's just say another $200?

    Food: Average 30$/day (10$/meal) for 9 days = $270

    so total there is about $2,055? ~$1,000 if camping. estimates obviously...
     
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  4. Aug 10, 2016 at 1:33 PM
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    Might just be us two
     
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    No way, we can talk others into it. @TacoAlaMode ?
     
  6. Aug 10, 2016 at 2:17 PM
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    I'm in for planning. I was wanting to go in the spring.
     
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    hmmmmmm how would a 2wd do? :rimshot:
     
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    The only dates I know I can't be gone is April 20-22, sisters wedding.

    That's a good question. Maybe someone who has been there before on TW will chime in
     
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    Lots of Moab threads to read.
     
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    Work out of town often and truck is stock, but maybe just maybe.
     
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    Getting the dates picked will be the hardest part. Everybody's schedule is so different, and trying to avoid it mid summer when its so hot. Going in the fall would be the best for me but I know y'all are thinking more spring time.
     
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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/first-trip-to-moab.433195/

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/1st-time-to-moab-trail-help.428134/

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/official-2016-rock-therapy-photo-thread.435603/

    found these. I'm sure any of the rock therapy thread are full of information. Most of the first timers are about where I am with their trucks. Like I said some skids and a compressor and I think I can handle it. Need to find all the legalities I know a lot of the parks and national parks require passes.
     
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    Another idea is maybe getting a few guys that live close to Moab involved and showing us the ropes when dates get set.
     
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    I like this idea. Or anybody who wants to tag along on the trip haha
     
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    Put me on the list
     
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    So I've been thinking that I should find a off-road shop and on our way there or somewhere in Utah. Have them make my skids and sliders and have them waiting on me. Then I can just pull in, install and hit the road again.
     
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    Why not have them done beforehand?
     
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