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Canyonlands with a 1000lb camper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sold My Subaru, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Nov 11, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    Sold My Subaru

    Sold My Subaru [OP] 6MT AC TRD OR 1GR-FE FTMFW

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    I’m doing a lengthy road trip with a new slide in camper. Currently running 30psi in both Firestone Riderite bags.
    Just swapped on MY17 TRD off-road shocks with under 10 miles on them. Also has a MY17 leaf pack (previous MY13 OR spring was a 2+1 leaf pack)

    Camper is ~1050 dry. Fully loaded is likely “maxxed out” / well north of that number.

    Getting ~15mpg highway thus far.

    Anybody been out there? Shooting for 3 nights in the park.
     
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  2. Nov 12, 2017 at 5:16 AM
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    Hashc93

    Hashc93 Well-Known Member

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    Canyon Lands is beautiful. There are three sections to the park.
    1) Island in the Sky is the most touristy area. Its still worth the drive in and spend some time in there.
    2) The Needles is another great section. its south of Moab on 191 maybe 70 miles? Its more remote and has some great hiking.
    3) The Maze is the last section of the park. I haven't been there but I think you need permits to even go in the area.

    I would try and spend the night in the Needles and Island in the sky.

    Arches National Park is close by too and easily worth the drive in.
    Great food truck in Moab called Quesadilla Mobilla.
    Just bring some extra fuel/make sure you top off the tank before getting into the park.
    You should be able to get water at the ranger stations in both the needles and island in the sky. Just call ahead to make sure.
    Yes its the desert but it does snow and get cold. So pack accordingly.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2017 at 5:35 AM
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    badger Well-Known Member

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    I love the way RV manufacturers use names like Real- Lite, Feather-Lite, and Ultra- Lite to sell us the same old stuff. All the Uber-Lite campers today were just called "campers" 30 years ago, and they weighed the same.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    Sold My Subaru [OP] 6MT AC TRD OR 1GR-FE FTMFW

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    I scored 4 days of Maze District backcountry permits so we’re all legal.
    Woke up Sunday at a hot spring in the Steens Wilderness / Alvord Desert of SE Oregon.


    Pushed into N. Central NV and made camp at another hot spring Sunday night.

     
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  5. Nov 13, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    sick setup!!

    things like these slide in campers sometimes make me wish i bought an AC instead of the DCSB.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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    Hashc93

    Hashc93 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome I cant wait to hear how the maze is post up some pics!
     
  7. Nov 14, 2017 at 6:14 AM
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    Monday night’s camp. ~45 minutes south of Cedar City, UT. A little under 1200 mi. traveled since leaving WA on Saturday.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2017 at 6:21 AM
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  9. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    I've been to canyonlands 4 times this year, drove from IL each time :)
     
  10. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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