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Unread 02-08-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Jax to Moab

This summer me and my Father are taking a trip from Jacksonville, FL to Moab, UT. We our going to tow my Jeep using the Grand Cherokee so that will be nice! My Father is meeting me in Jacksonville and we will leave when I get out of work on August 1st.

The Plan:
August 1: Jax to Atlanta
August 2: Atlanta to Kansas City
August 3: Kansas City to Denver
August 4: Denver to Moab / Maybe do some offroading (depends on time of arrival)
August 5-7: Offroading
August 7 (Evening): Head back home? May change with work schedule.


If anyone else is interested with meeting up please let me know! I've been doing my research for a while so I'm pretty excited to get out of Florida and go to the Midwest!!

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Unread 02-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #2
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Drove that route 4 times back and forth from Daytona to Salt Lake City, but would head north in Lincoln Nebraska to I-80 instead of staying on 70 before I moved out here permanent last year
That's the best and fastest way to go. The southern route sucks I-20 to I-40 and come up from the south on 191 through Moab.
Moab's fun. Be sure to choose the proper trails for your skill level and Jeep. It's a different kind of wheeling from the mud and sand of Florida. The rocks out here are pretty unforgiving on the sheet metal and undercarriage. Also August is still going to be pretty hot during the day.
Be careful and ya'll have a good time!
I've only been wheeling down there once, but PM me a few weeks before you head out. I could be interested in meeting up, it's about 4 1/2 hour drive for me.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 08:38 PM   #3
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I know Florida sucks when it comes to finding any "real" obstacles to crawl on. Just a lot of mud and sand which gets old really quick. I've built my Jeep more towards crawling so I'm looking forward to see how it will do and myself out in Moab. For sure i'll give you a PM when the date gets closer!
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Unread 02-10-2014, 12:42 PM   #4
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Buy this book: http://www.funtreks.com//index.php?I...t_product_id=6

Carry a ton of water

Don't wheel alone

You will love Moab.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 03:17 PM   #5
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Buy this book: http://www.funtreks.com//index.php?I...t_product_id=6 Carry a ton of water Don't wheel alone You will love Moab.
^^^ I can not stress this enough ^^^ especially the water part you'll be surprised how much you'll drink.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 05:22 PM   #6
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I'll definitely look into that book. Thanks for the advice on bring a lot of water. As of right now I have one friend that's a maybe for joining me to Moab.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 05:29 PM   #7
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I should also mention...because of the name of this thread...there is a pizza place in Moab called Jax. After a long day on the trail, I like to hit up an all you can eat pizza place, good quality stuff too with great variety.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 05:40 PM   #8
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I should also mention...because of the name of this thread...there is a pizza place in Moab called Jax. After a long day on the trail, I like to hit up an all you can eat pizza place, good quality stuff too with great variety.
Haha thats funny. I'll have to try out all the local places to eat and drink while were there!
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I thought it was Zax?
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Me too
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Unread 02-12-2014, 10:48 PM   #11
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haha, I just looked it up. It is Zax...
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Mmmm love me some zax beer cheese soup..

I lived in Florida for 2 years. Loved it. I've also driven a WJ across the country twice (Washington DC). I also flat tow my LJ with a WK. Lol anyway I will try and make it down there then and we can meet up for a day or two of wheeling if you want a moab semi regular rolling with ya.
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Unread 02-16-2014, 06:26 AM   #13
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Mmmm love me some zax beer cheese soup..

I lived in Florida for 2 years. Loved it. I've also driven a WJ across the country twice (Washington DC). I also flat tow my LJ with a WK. Lol anyway I will try and make it down there then and we can meet up for a day or two of wheeling if you want a moab semi regular rolling with ya.
Awesome, the more the merrier!
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Unread 05-31-2014, 02:14 PM   #14
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Bump!!

Trailer is booked. About 2 months till the trip. On the way back I'll be stopping for a day to offroad at Windrock, TN.
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Unread 06-14-2014, 02:07 PM   #15
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About a month and a half away! Ordered 35" KM2's and replaced a tired u-joint today. Also got my co2 tank for the trip!

Does anyone want to meet up while I will be in Moab?



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