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Old 01-17-2011, 10:30 PM
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Good point, get a straight hitch and it will help. Just be careful when you make turns going down ledges.
Was thinking about a receiver shackle. Would that be sufficient, and provide a recovery point, or should I just leave a straight ball in for most of the time and keep the shackle in the truck?
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Was thinking about a receiver shackle. Would that be sufficient, and provide a recovery point,
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:11 AM
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A receiver hitch will do a good job of protecting your rear end on the trails you registered for. Pretty much all the ledges and steep climbs you'll see are straight on but it will be a little weird until you get used to the sound of steel scraping the rock especially on Fins and Things were really steep climbs on and off of rock formations are the norm. Leave the receiver empty while wheeling.

Don't worry about it you'll really enjoy that one.

I agree you'll want some rocker protection.

Otherwise be able to carry at least one gallon of water per passenger in your truck per day. Weather can go either way. Make sure you have good shoes, leather work gloves and a rain jacket on the trail. Double check your truck against the requirements posted.

And if you bring adult beverages into Utah keep them out of sight in the case of a traffic violation. Don't want a 2nd ticket. You can buy when you get there but its a PITA and expensive.

If you are planning to camp at Slick Rock Campground you'll want to get your reservations in pretty soon. It does fill up.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:04 PM
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Booked the tent site at Slick Rock yesterday.

Thanks for all the tips everyone!
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:40 PM
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What site number?
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:45 PM
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What site number?
112, next door to Marco.
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I am the other new guy traveling with xodeuce to Moab. Thanks for the tips... I think sliders are next on my list. Also going to re-route my exhaust out the side for a better departure angle. The stock location out the back is likely to get crushed before I drag on my hitch.

Really looking forward to this trip.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:09 PM
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I crush the tailpipe on my 80 regularly and open it back up with a channel lock. After I get rid of the OEM bumper I need to do the same.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:59 PM
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Thanks for all the tips. I installed the lift this past weekend, sliders are on as of yesterday, skids should be in soon, and there's a set of BFG 285/75/16's waiting in my basement as soon as the alignment is all set.

I wish we were leaving next week!
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