Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
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Nor\'Easters - car carrier for Moab?
I wanted to bring this up at the Melt, but was too overwelmed.
I'm bringing this up now, as now is the time to start planning. I'm going to Moab next spring for Zukfari. I would like to take the Sammy, and not just the GV. Driving it there is out of the question (been there, done that, never again). Flat towing or trailering is also out.
That leaves only Car Carriers. I think the largest carriers can hold 10 cars. I also spoke with a Jeeper who said his club did something like that a few years back and it as about $8000 R/T. Worked out to be less than a grand for each truck.
That's not too bad. When I drove my sammy(pulling my sammy trailer), I used about 450 gallons. Considering the fuel costs, 2 oil changes and the wear & tear on my rig and my sanity (drove 48 hours non-stop, each way), the carrier looks good.
What I'm asking is, are there 9 other Nor'Easters who would be willing to see if this can work and do it? If not, well, I'm going in the GV.
My reasoning for returning? Moab was WAY cool. By far, it was the best four-wheel experience I've ever had ANYWHERE. The hardest terrain, the best trails, the most beautiful backdrop, the most choices, the most fun. I did it once thinking I had to get it out of my system, now all I do is compare every trail ride to Moab. I WANT MORE!!!
One more return trip to Moab for me. Then it's off to the RUBICON! Of course, I fear that the 'Con will exceed my Moab experience and I'll be driving even further for my fix.
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