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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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This will be the first time I've taken my 26' Class C into Stoddard Valley.
In previous years, its been just me and my son, or just me, so I towed
in with the Suburban, rather than go through all the expense and preparation
of the MH just for two people. I have taken it into Means Lk at JV a few times
and had no ill effects. Is Stoddard easier/harder/about the same as Means?
The two main routes I'm looking at are Stoddard Wells Rd, or stay on 247
until the Slash X and turn west on the dirt rd just north of it.
I've also heard of people coming in Outlet Center/Sidewinder to Stoddard
Wells Rd, though not sure if it was in a motorhome.
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I would usually say that it's an extremely difficult but possible trip in the motorhome, BUT I was just out there 2 weeks ago and the road is in great shape.
DO NOT go in off of I-15 on Stoddard wells road. You'll be driving off road for well over an hour to get to HDR HQ.
Take I-15 to 247 south. drive about 4.5 miles. near the bottom of a large hill there is a sign marking Stoddard Wells OHV area. It only goes right (west) off of 247 This is the OTHER end of Stoddard Wells road and it is MUCH closer to HDR HQ.
You could also go in by slash X, but it's always a maze of RV's, kids on OHV's and rougher.
2 weeks ago there was a lot of police and rangers. They checked for green stickers on the way in and I saw them crusing around in a sand rail all weekend.

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Great! Thank you, sir, thats what I wanted - a recent report.
I know millions of dollars in machinery gets in there just fine every year, but my group usually has just one toybox and all the rest are slide-in campers either trailering or flat-towing Jeeps. The toybox guy has always come in the way you suggest and hasn't had too many issues, though he now removes the tailgate (its a 5th wheel). He said the
Slash X route tended to be sandy, but if its filled with all the other traffic you've seen, then I'll skip it. I won't be coming in 'til about 11PM, and I'm just trying to give myself the best chance of no problems. Thanks again.
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In from 247 is always easy, washboarded, but no difficulty.

I heard a couple of guys saying they might run a drag up and down that road - that would really make it nice.
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Dragging it would seem like something HDR should always
do prior to the big weekend.
Getting over that pass in the hills in the dark (all by myself) was the only thing really on my mind. It gets kinda rocky and rolly around there - stay sharp or your holding tank gets cracked open. I'll keep an eye out for an increased fuzz presence, though I'm certainly the least of their worries. Just a street-legal Jeep, no green sticker rigs. Family man.
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