So I am planning on driving to Moab to do some off-roading and hiking in the area in my own jeep while I stay in the area for a month. My family thinks I'm crazy. I have driven out west twice before. Once in my modded Grandcherokee and another trip in the LJ. I mean I undestand their concern for safety but the thought of flying and renting a jeep once I'm there sounds. Ehh boring/ defeating the purpose. What's the point of modding the jeep if you are not going to use it for what it was modded for. I just like doing these cross country trips in the jeep I worked on. Am I wrong? A little loco!
I guess it truly is a jeep thing. Even some that own jeeps don't understand.
be very sure the jeep is in its best repair<everything. One thing about wheeling and "driving it there". If you have issues you will have to repair it or pay to have it fixed. Why we bought a older ford 7.3 and a trailer. it gets about the same MPG towing that jeep as the jeep did driving it there, most times way better. total cost of the truck and trailer was under 7k. If the jeep breaks just one time and would need a tow from 1000 miles out it paid for its self. If the truck breaks you have a back up, the Jeep at least you are not walking.
next season we are going to Co. This year, last Dusy trip. Moab in Nov. AZ wheeling is winter. Unless you like to wheel in 115+ heat< try fixing a jeep in that heat is a bad idea, just way to hard on the equipment things fry.
Desert in the summer= bad idea. Trip is in October.
Colorado is great but I have to do at least one wheeling trip in Moab. Only doing the easier routes, Fins n things, 7 mile.
Last time I passed through Moab, I only had time to visit Arches natl park before meeting up with the group in Ouray the next day. Did the tower arch trail. Same jeep. Came through Denver on I-70. Left the same way to go over the mountains one more time, before catching I-40 on the way back, via I-25.
If it breaks, another reason not to come back to FL.
That's not crazy at all and I'd never rent a Jeep when I have one at home. That would be just be wrong. Jeeps have feelings you know.
I love a long road trip with a Jeep. You can drive awesome trails along the way... Last September I went through southern Utah... drove 4,200 miles in 15 days. It was awesome! I already have a similar trip on my work calendar for 2016.
Got a trip planned there as well next 4th of July. Already made hotel reservations so I have the motivation to plan ahead. Not sure if I'm driving or towing Jeep. Also looked into having it trailered out via truck and got a quote at $900 round trip without looking too hard yet. Might be able to do better. Probably what id spend on gas plus the wear & tear. One mistake I made was showing wife vids of Hells gate....whoops.
I was just in moab. It was about 105 dry hear in the day and 70 at night. I had a yeti cooler which held ice for a week, just needed food and drinks added like a refrigerator.
The weather wouldnt chase me away. Manti la sal national forest was a great place to camp just south of moab. I think it was $15 per night and nobody was there. Camping on the white rim trail in canyonlands for free is also a good option. Just buy a yearly national parks pass. Make sure yoh have a gallon of water per day per person to be safe. A five gallon jerry can of gasoline and of water is a good idea if strapped to the exterior.