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Off-road trailer on White Rim Trail?

Discussion in 'Moab' started by Bender581, May 17, 2019 at 3:36 PM.

  1. May 17, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    Bender581

    Bender581 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone pulled an off-road trailer on the White Rim Trail? I have a trailer with a 4X6 box and a 3 foot tongue. I can take the hairpin turns with the front wheels turned nearly to the stops. I’ve driven the White Rim 5 or 6 years back and recall some tight turns. Also, I have a traditional ball hitch. Should I upgrade the hitch to something like a Locn-N-Roll? I don’t recall any extreme places that would require the trailer to twist or fold at the hitch more than the ball hitch would allow.
     
  2. May 17, 2019 at 9:53 PM
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    I am not a trailer guy, but I just finished the White Rim on a bicycle last month. It didn’t seem that any turns were tight and/or off-camber enough to challenge a standard ball hitch, but there are a few breakovers, not to mention some pretty steep grades. Also, there were a few narrow stretches where it sure would be nice to be able to back up easily in case of traffic. Finally, I’d check the Canyonlands NP website as they have pretty strict requirements for the vehicle before issuing the use permit ... maybe trailers aren’t even allowed. EDIT: I just checked, trailers are allowed but count as an extra vehicle for vehicle count limits at campsites.
     
  3. May 18, 2019 at 4:18 PM
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    I never thought about trailers not being allowed. Thank you for checking and letting me know this info. And thanks for your thoughts on the trail. I really appreciate it.
     
  4. May 19, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    For an off-road trailer, absolutely. I use a pintle hook and love it. Inexpensive, adjustable, and bombproof.

    Not sure about those Lock N Rolls - never seen one. Full articulation is good, but they also look a little dainty.
     
  5. May 19, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    Google “White Rim trailer” ... I found some forum reports with pictures and YouTube videos of trailers on the White Rim.
     
  6. May 20, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    I “Googled White Rim trailer” and watched several videos. I am 60 and use google a lot but it’s not first nature for me. Thanks for suggesting it. It payed off. As a sister note I also got some adds for white trailer rims. White trailer wheels.
     

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