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California CK5ers to Moab in August caravan North & South>>>>>>

Discussion in 'Blazer Bash' started by Burt4x4, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Hey California, So i'm thinkin about caravan here! I wanted to make sure I have enough vacation sceduled for this trip!
    So if I got it right Aug. 23,24,25&26 is the Friday to Monday that CK5 decided on, right?
    Acording to Mapquest its about 18hrs & 950miles from Modesto to Moab! So that 4 3/4 tanks of gas or 95 gallons or $175 smakers in gas[​IMG].
    So I figure a good 10hrs a day driving (maiby more the first day, I'm open for whatever the group wants to do), but a good day or two to get there anyway.
    So what day do we whant to show up in Moab? Friday(leave early Thursday morning) or Thursday(leave early Wednsady morning)?
    What day do we want to leave? Monday or Eairly Tuesday?
    During the caravan when we decide to sleep are we sleepin in our rigs? Motel6? I plan on camping the whole time, weather I'm in my tent or back of the K5.
    I'm mostly trying to get the start date and end date for this trip so maibie the first step would be to get a caravan list started?

    OK I'm in (wife said I could [​IMG]) So who else is planning to go?????????



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  2. Gold Rush

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    Here are my thoughts on this. First I would like to leave right after work on Wed. night. If it's 18 hours then that means everyone meet in Sacramento at say 8 or 830 P.M. and we're on the road, stopping at 3 or 4 A.M. for 2-3 hours and then hit the road again. Everybody would just nap in their rig. That puts us into Moab in the afternoon on Thursday. Now If we leave Tuesday morning i.e. 0600 then we'll be home Tuesday night unless somebody breaks on the way back. While we are in MOAB I will have my camping gear but wouldn't mind splitting a room with someone either. I will have some room on the trailer if someone feels they need to bring lots of spare parts.


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  3. Burt4x4

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    Sacramento?
    I thought we were going thru Las Vegas to get there???
    Wich way is better? Are you thinking of going thru Reno?

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  4. FRIZZLEFRY

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    Leaving Ca. early wed morning sounds good to me after a good nights sleep and then drive as far as we can the first day.Campin or hotel dont matter to me.Leaving there to come back early Mon. morning sounds good to me.Im thinkin Im gonna take the 21 -28 off.What about Chaz,is he commin

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    I thought we were goin through Vegas too.

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    vegas seems to be the fastest way. I think leaving wed. nite would be good but remember to add 2 hours to your expected departure time...it always ends up like that. Also is anyone brining a trailer incase some one breaks? I have possible access to a friends but not sure if my tired 400 can haul another k5[​IMG]

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  7. Burt4x4

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    I have no access to a trailer. I plan on bringing as many parts and tools as I can carry. Definaly bringing D44 axelshafts and spare drivelins stuff like that...

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  8. FRIZZLEFRY

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    I might be borrowing a F350 crew cab and a trailer for the trip.

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  9. Burt4x4

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    How about our So. Cal buddies?? You guys wana try and merge our caravans in like Barstow somehow???????

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    "we were somewhere around barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold" -Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    Sorry, i couldn't resist[​IMG]

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  11. Burt4x4

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    WHo is that?

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    author of Fear &amp; Loathing in Las Vegas. Professor of Gonzo Journailism, Pesident of the Freak Power Political Party and all around good guy. My favorite author &amp; crazie.

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  13. Triaged

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    Maybe all us CA people should meet in Vagas? Getting there Thurs. afternoon like Gold Rush said sounds good to me. I might take the LONG way home though (if I don't break).

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  14. Burt4x4

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    Hmm, well let see what day everyone is wanting to leave, as of right now I would be in Vegas Wed. nightish, early evening.
    What is the rest of your So. Cal. gang planing?

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    18 hours?? I did LA to Denver in 16 hours, in one day!! thats 1000 miles. Of course i switched off with my sister but, Swear i could get there in a day, I remember thinkiing, oh theres Moab, bet i could do this in a day. But anyway, i would have to vote for going thru Vegas, I 15 to I 70 and on into Utah, Thats a beautifull drive too, thru the Corner of Arizona up into Utah, real sceanic, but ya a caravan is a good idea, we can keep an eye on each other.

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    Count me in too... I could leave when ever you guys want...Dan

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    Well, if this were a perfect world I will be able to get my buddy Steve to take his semi and trailer my truck there. We are actually working on a plan to go to Moab for Easter Jeep Safari, renting a car hauler trailer and trailering up 7 trucks on his semi! Who knows, if it goes smoothly, maybe I can get him to do a repeat trip in August?? He does of course need to be paid, diesel paid (it will be way cheaper for the 7 of us to split his diesel bill than if we all drove separately and paid our own gas!), out of state permits, etc. But he is estimating it will cost us $400-500 each, maybe less, so that sounds like a deal to me! Get your truck there in one piece, no gas $$, no breakdowns - and then when we're done beating the trucks up, put them back on the truck and trailer them home!! [​IMG] I will definitely let you guys know if it will pan out...I hope so. Plus, Ryan drove to Moab last spring in his Jeep, said it is a 14 hour trip from here...
     
  18. Gold Rush

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    Well as I said earlier I will be trailering and will have extra room if someone wants to bring extra tires, D44's, rear ends, engines and you know the normal things you bring wheelin with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously I will have some extra room for tires and what not on my trailer. I will look at the map here in a few minutes to see best route.


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    Sorry [​IMG]<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by FRIZZLEFRY on 12/05/01 08:48 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  20. Gold Rush

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    Re: California CK5ers to Moab in August>>>>>>

    Well I guess it doesn't matter that much. Your way is about 60 miles farther than going through Reno for me. For you it is shorter to go through Las Vegas. I'm up for heading out at whatever time on Wednesday let's say morning and getting into Las Vegas that evening and meeting up with some of the other guys and infiltrate the casino's and/or strip joints and leave Thursday morning then it's only 8 hours to Moab from Vegas. WHat do ya think about that??????


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