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post #1 of 10 Old 01-04-2009, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Possible FL to Moab trip

Hopefully someone can pass some information along to me. I'm active duty in the National Guard and will be attending a course at Camp Williams in July 2009. I looks as though it is only a few hours from Moab.

Being a Florida boy, it's probably the only time I'll ever get that close to Moab. So, my plan was to take a couple days leave after the course is over and get my "once in a lifetime" experience.

I was hoping to rent a Jeep or hook up with some locals who may be willing to be my tour guides. Does this sound like a feasible plan and would anyone be interested? If so, please let me know.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-07-2009, 10:32 AM
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July in Moab is Hot... seriously hot easily 100+ degrees everyday. BUT if thats the only time you will get there, and want the moab experience I believe you can rent decently equipped jeeps for about $150 for a 24hr period. Not a bad deal for the jeep you get. I think my wife and I used the 'Farabee's Jeep Rental' brand before... they were Rubicons with suspension lifts 2"+, 32"+ tires, front & rear lockers, elec. sway bar disconnect.
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Thanks for the info. They had a cool website ad that price seems decent. I hope to find some other people to meet up with that are willing to brave the heat that time of year. That may be the only time I ever get there (at least in the near to mid-future). The military woulld be paying round trip airfare because of the course I have to take, so the only cost to me would be a couple nights at a hotel and renting a rig after the course ends.

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The big horn lodge is a nice and cheap hotel and right across the street from a couple of jeep rental places.
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-26-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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I just made reservations @ Big Horn Lodge for 22-25 July. WooooHooooo!!!!

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i came back for there a few weeks ago you can rent jeeps everywhere there slickrock is so much fun!!! i cant wait to go back

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Big Horn Lodge for 22-25 July. WooooHooooo!!!!
Good choice... you will definitely enjoy the Big Horn. Its a nice place for the price. Farabee's is a good place as well. I have never heard of anyone having any trouble with them. In fact I was wheelin with a guy from Alabama that rented a Farabee's jeep a couple months ago. While wheelin he crushed the rear bumper which is plastic. I tried to help him fix it but had no luck since there sealed bumpers. He brought it back that way and said they were very nice about it and didn't charge him a dime extra. There are only a couple rental company's in town and so far they seem to be the best. Ohh and let me say this... you wont regret making this trip. Moab is truly a unique experience that you wont forget any time soon. There is something about slick rock that is just awesome. Also you might luck out with the heat. This year has been especially cool compared to most. It hasn't broke 100 yet, plus its dry heat so it isn't bad. Have a good trip

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man i wish i was going.....cant wait to go back

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Pics and trip report...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f58/my-adventures-moab-827763/

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