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Las Vegas Area Tacomas - Moab Meet Planning

Discussion in 'South West' started by modsquad, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    I figured we should start a travel/camping/hotel/meals planning thread for the Moab takeover (May 16-20th). This way we'll keep everything together and organized in one place.

    Those from Vegas area that are attending so far: (That I'm aware of)

    Andrew (modsquad)
    Don (DonnoD)
    Steve (big dog)
    Jay (JRSYJAY)

    The plan so far is to leave Vegas early on Wednesday the 16th. Travel to Moab is 8 hours not including breaks and gas so we'll be driving all day. The return for me will be Monday the 21st.

    Don and I were thinking 5 nights at Area BFE would be overwhelming if 100 tacomas do show up (holy shit...). So we were thinking we'd do a night at BFE maybe Thursday or Friday to hang and meet with the rest of the crowd but then we'd find a more secluded camp site/motel for the rest of the nights. This doesn't mean we'll be away from the crowd completely, we can still chill there for the events/raffles etc Friday and/or Saturday night.

    I personally only want to do one night in a motel, my funds are limited, but I'll need a shower by then. Maybe Friday or Saturday nights would be good timing for a motel room. Please research options an post up your preferences.

    Motel/Hotel and date TBA....

    I've been researching camp sites both back-country and private. Private developed sites are more likely to have toilets and other facilities. I'll likely do at least one night on my own in the back-country, maybe Sunday night. I'm working on organizing a list of camping options and I'll post them up soon. If folks agree we can make reservations where available.

    Camping options TBA...



    TTORA likes to OVER plan meals. The way I think we should do it:

    Breakfast - on your own, share if you want
    Lunch - on your own, share if you want
    Dinner - an appetizer/snack to share and a side dish or dessert to share

    This way folks dont buy too much food, which is normally what I see on these multi-day trips, but there will still be some apps and dishes to pass around. No one will starve, I'm sure.


    We're less than a month away! Let's rip it UP! Please post up your comments/ideas/preferences. I'll update things as we make some progress on planning.


    Some vids to get errbody excited.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vEOWhJ2oU0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPBhax2ZWMg
     
  2. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    I'm down for whatever with gas prices I don't know What ill have to spend on lodging and food I probably have a budget of 1000 for this trip if I'm lucky so if anyone wants to share a room or how many tents and trucks can you have at one campground
     
  3. Apr 18, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    my girlfriend will also be going with us. im all for saving money as well. like i said im down to camp as long as there are showers and toilets. il be bringing a portable propane stove/grill so we can just cook something simple instead of eating out.
    il be bringing a lot of [​IMG]
     
  4. Apr 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    I think a campsite with toilets and showers would be the best bet plus we can probably get one for everyone and it would be cheep as hell that way. Ill bring the eggs for the spam :D
     
  5. Apr 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    http://www.canyonlandsrv.com/rates.html
    cabins $60-$70/night sleeps 6
    tent sites $26-$36/night

    http://www.slickrockcampground.com/reservations.html
    cabins $52/night sleeps 4 but fully booked on 18-19
    2 person tent $25/night
    4 person tent site $35/night fully booked on 19-20

    http://moabupthecreek.com/rates_reserv.html

    http://www.riversideoasis.com/#points
    tent site $22/night for 2 people +$5 each additional guest

    http://archviewresort.com/tentrv.html
    tent site $23/night for 2 people +$5 each additional guest
    cabin $50/night for 2 people +$5 each additional guest but only sleeps 4
     
  6. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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    Hell if a cabin is 70$ lets do that one night. I've done a few of the riverside camp sites a while back, the ones that are close to town. They weren't too bad. Very cheap for a group. We actually woke up to the river frozen over in the morning one day, pretty cool.

    I'm sorry I haven't been able to do more planning recently. I'm trying to get something submitted and published before May, which has been ruining my after work hours. But then I'll be free and good to go for Moab.:cool:
     
  7. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    so i made a little list. let me know if i missed anything or is it too much lol

    2012 MOAB PACK

    Hygiene

    Toothbrush and paste
    Deodorant
    Clothes for 5 days
    Shampoo/soap
    Lotion/sun block
    Off insect repellant
    Hand sanitizer
    Baby wipes
    Shoes and sandals
    Towels


    Camping

    Tent
    Tarp
    Air bed
    Pillows
    Blankets or sleeping bags
    Flashlight and lamps
    Firewood
    Lighter
    Portable grill/stove
    Fry pan and pot
    Small rice cooker
    Power inverter
    Canopy
    Small table
    Beach chairs
    Disposable plates, utensils, cups and paper towel
    Knife
    Cooking utensils
    Toilet paper
    Zip lock bags
    Trash bags

    Food

    Ramen/ cup noodles
    Spam
    Tuna
    Vienna sausage
    Canned corn beef
    Cooking oil
    Crackers
    Rice
    Bread
    Hotdogs
    Eggs
    Lots of chips
    Beef jerky
    Cooler for lots of water
    Cooler for lots of beer
    Ice
    And whatever else I can find at the store that’s good





    Truck

    Tools
    Engine oil
    Diff oil
    Coolant
    Brake fluid
    Trans fluid
    2 5 gallon gas cans
    JB weld
    Silicone
    Zip ties
    Bailing wire
    Duct tape
    Jumper cables
    Tow strap
    Fire extinguisher
    First aid kit
     
  8. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    CBI Bushmaster 2.0 rear bumper with swing out tire carrier & fold down camp table, CBI Moab 2.0 front bumper, Warn M8000-S, Icon 2.5 RR CDC Extended travel CO's with 700lb springs, Icon 2.5 RR CDC rear shocks, Icon hydro bumps, Total Chaos uniball UCA's, All Pro Expo leafs, U-bolt flip kit, Softopper, diff breather mod, extended rear brake lines, Grillecraft mesh grille, Elusive Elements behind grille light bar with B.A.M.F. LED light bar brackets, okLEDlightbars.com 20" double row LED light bar, Relentless Fabrication hood cb antenna mount, Wilson Silver Load CB antenna, Uniden 520 Pro XL CB radio, Wet okole seat covers, Weather tech floor liners, Weather tech in channel window deflectors, trasharoo spare tire trash bag carrier, Box Rocket 2nd gen bed rack with (2) 2 gallon gas rotopax mounted on drivers side, (2) 2 gallon water rotopax mounted on passenger side, (1) 3 gallon gas rotopax & (1) 2 gallon gas rotopax mounted on CBI swing out, Avid weld on sliders, Mattgecko LED bed light
    Just an FYI for you guys...most campgrounds will not have showers. Last time I was in Moab camping I just stopped at the Lazy Lizard Hostel on the south end of town and paid $1 to shower there.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Thanks for the info! There's another place I found that charges $5. I thought that was a little steep for a shower, but I guess if you're desperate...
     
  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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    :D all the campgrounds that i posted have showers
     
  11. Apr 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    What do you guys think about the first place that don posted up, Canyonlands, doesnt look too bad, cabins sleep 6 for $60-70?

    http://www.canyonlandsrv.com/sites.html

    Slickrock also looks good, cant beat $52 for a 4 person cabin.

    There's also this place http://www.moabvalleyrv.com/Prices.html
    97 (77 for double occupancy + $5 each for 4 more guests) for a large cabin that sleeps 6, i think these cabins have a lot of amenities and they have 33 of them so they might not be all booked yet.

    I think friday would be a good night to do it timing wise, but I'm happy to do anything. If everyone agrees we need to book this soon.

    What do you guys think about a meet up to get some last minute things done on the trucks?? I'd like to tighten down everything on the lift and wheel spacers. I also have a new HID ballast to swap in and I've gotta tune the CB with a new antenna. I have a place we could post up with plenty of room but my tool selection is pitiful, so you'd have to bring your supplies.

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    Also, in case you havent done the math yet (I was scared to for a while):

    Highway Fuel: $230 = [480 miles / 16.5 mpg = 29.1 gallons x ~ 3.90/gal = $114 one way, x 2]

    Trail/InTown Fuel: $90 = [1 tank + 5 gal spare, Moab fuel prices are similar to vegas]


    GET back AT me ABOUT this RESERVATION!:locked:
     
  12. Apr 21, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    im fine with either one of em, i guess the only big difference is the location. the canyonlands is dead center of the city while moabvalley is up north a little bit.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    ok so why dont we stay at BFE on 16th-17th
    camp somewhere on 17th-20th
    get the cabin on 20th-21st
    that way we can get a good night sleep on the way back and also not deal with setting up camp everyday
     
  14. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    sorry guys gotta bail on this trip.... got sick fam in jersey gotta use my vacation time for that.
     
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