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djblade311
September 3rd, 2008, 16:46
I know this is a stretch but who wants to trailer my XJ for me? :D

Anyway, for those going to Moab from SoCal, when are you leaving? Lets set up the caravan schedules.

I'm leaving Sunday afternoon/evening and possibly staying overnight in St George or Beaver.

Returning on Sunday

IslanderOffRoad
September 3rd, 2008, 17:51
Leaving Sunday afternoon, staying overnight in Vegas.
Heading back to Vegas Friday, then back home Sunday

Brendan_91XJ
September 3rd, 2008, 19:12
Probably leaving Saturday... Drive straight through
Repeat in 1 week :D

4xSanta
September 3rd, 2008, 19:39
Leaving for Moab Friday AM and spending the night in Cedar city or? and returning the following week on Sunday AM and spending the night in Saint George or?.........SANTA

FELIX
September 3rd, 2008, 21:04
leaving Saturday... Drive straight through
Repeat in 1 week :D

Yep

markw
September 3rd, 2008, 21:09
Leaving probably Sunday. Pulling over if I get tired and going to sleep in the Queen sized bed at the back of the RV. :) Troy is the only one close to me, wonder if he's still going. Planned on 8E to AZ85, to 17 to whatever the gps says... Taking the scenic route and avoiding the 15. Last time I took the 15 back from Vegas I ended up sitting in traffic coming up the hill out of Nevada. Flipping caltrans with like 5 guys standing around with shovels had a lane closed. Pissed me off, and that was 15 years ago. :)

karstic
September 24th, 2008, 12:38
Planning on leaving Monday and driving straight through, returning on Saturday.

JohnX
September 24th, 2008, 16:40
I know this is a stretch but who wants to trailer my XJ for me? :D


I will. Right after you buy me a two car trailer :D


Leaving Friday (very late). Sleeping in Vegas. Pick up Heather in Vegas Saturday AM and straight through to Moab.

Brendan_91XJ
September 24th, 2008, 17:26
Leaving probably Sunday. Pulling over if I get tired and going to sleep in the Queen sized bed at the back of the RV. :) Troy is the only one close to me, wonder if he's still going. Planned on 8E to AZ85, to 17 to whatever the gps says... Taking the scenic route and avoiding the 15. Last time I took the 15 back from Vegas I ended up sitting in traffic coming up the hill out of Nevada. Flipping caltrans with like 5 guys standing around with shovels had a lane closed. Pissed me off, and that was 15 years ago. :)

15 years... Man you can hold a grudge, and for a chunk of asphault at that. :D

danwho
September 24th, 2008, 17:59
Planning on leaving Mon or Tues, first night in StGeorge, then Moab.
Leave Moab Sunday to StGeorge again, then home.
Right now I've got a autohauler reserved from UHaul, may tow my junk.

over2land
September 24th, 2008, 18:54
Leaving Tuesday and not coming back to CA, but heading west from there.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=968279

JohnX
September 25th, 2008, 07:19
Jersey is west?? :D

FordGuy
September 25th, 2008, 07:43
So what is the best route from So ca? I don't want to go to far out of the way, but I would like to take a scenic route. I am pulling a trailer.

karstic
September 25th, 2008, 07:53
The most direct route is 15N to 70E The 70E is pretty scenic, there are a few spot on the 15 also, ie Virgin River Gorge, coming back you go south through monument valley. Its about 80 miles longer, but scenic from what I've heard.

over2land
September 25th, 2008, 10:02
Jersey is west?? :D


LOL. I'm a tard. Don't intraweb and do like 5 other things at the same time.

East, dangit.

markw
September 25th, 2008, 10:35
15 years... Man you can hold a grudge, and for a chunk of asphault at that. :D

I just remember thinking to myself, WTF we're in the middle of nowhere and there's like a 5 mile long traffic jam going up this hill. I'm leaving Sunday, so I may drive up on the 15. It's an 8 mile difference. I've been through there since and it's still insane how fast traffic is moving.

Andy Steiner
September 25th, 2008, 15:34
I will. Right after you buy me a two car trailer :D


Leaving Friday (very late). Sleeping in Vegas. Pick up Heather in Vegas Saturday AM and straight through to Moab.

John,

What time are you picking Heather up and leaving Vegas? Where are you sleeping in Vegas?

Kudzu
September 25th, 2008, 15:55
John,

What time are you picking Heather up and leaving Vegas? Where are you sleeping in Vegas?


I want to know this too;) I will be arriving in Vegas about 11 pm Friday night

Andy Steiner
September 25th, 2008, 16:47
Mike Rollins and Charles Stein are staying with me on Friday night. Charles needs to pick up his brother at McCarran airport at 9:00AM. Mike and Charles will leave from McCarran as soon as they retrieve Charles' brother.

I will be leaving my house in the NW part of Vegas approximately 8:00AM or as soon as we finish breakfast. I'm driving my motorhome and flat towing the XJ behind it. Would very much like to have somebody with whom to caravan. I guess that Mike and Charles might be an hour or two behind me.

Who else is spending Friday night in Vegas? Where are you staying and when will you arrive?


BTW... will be monitoring CB channel 4.

4xSanta
September 25th, 2008, 20:42
Will be passing through Vegas lunch time on friday and spending the night north of Cedar City somewhere arriving Slickrock cabin 4 saturday after lunch ready to run sunday mornin......SANTA

mikedashg
September 25th, 2008, 23:17
Jersey is west?? :D

You can get there by going West. It just takes longer.

Jump This
September 26th, 2008, 04:40
The most direct route is 15N to 70E The 70E is pretty scenic, there are a few spot on the 15 also, ie Virgin River Gorge, coming back you go south through monument valley. Its about 80 miles longer, but scenic from what I've heard.

I'm taking the southerly route of heading east on the 10 then north to the 40 and up from there. Stopping at the Grand Canyon on Saturday, then heading in from there.
The return trip is still up in the air. We may just do the 70 to 15 route on the way home.

JohnX
September 26th, 2008, 07:37
John,

What time are you picking Heather up and leaving Vegas? Where are you sleeping in Vegas?

I want to know this too;) I will be arriving in Vegas about 11 pm Friday night

Mike Rollins and Charles Stein are staying with me on Friday night. Charles needs to pick up his brother at McCarran airport at 9:00AM. Mike and Charles will leave from McCarran as soon as they retrieve Charles' brother.

I will be leaving my house in the NW part of Vegas approximately 8:00AM or as soon as we finish breakfast. I'm driving my motorhome and flat towing the XJ behind it. Would very much like to have somebody with whom to caravan. I guess that Mike and Charles might be an hour or two behind me.

Who else is spending Friday night in Vegas? Where are you staying and when will you arrive?


BTW... will be monitoring CB channel 4.

Nothings in stone yet, but I plan to get into Vegas in the wee hours of the morning. Sleep til I wake up (probably in a walmart parking lot), then grab Heather and hit the road. I was figuring on rolling out of Vegas around 10ish. I drive fairly slow (58-60 towing), but that should put me in Moab in time for dinner. Andy, do you have room at your place for my truck and trailer? If so I could pull in there and you could rattle my cage when your ready to leave.

Heather, shoot me a cell number and some info on where you're staying so I can plan ahead a little.

One week!!!!!!!!! :party:

JohnX
September 26th, 2008, 11:59
Will be passing through Vegas lunch time on friday and spending the night north of Cedar City somewhere arriving Slickrock cabin 4 saturday after lunch ready to run sunday mornin......SANTA

So what are we running Sunday morning?

4xSanta
September 26th, 2008, 13:15
So what are we running Sunday morning?

There is a handful of us that will decide that sunday mornin(something that won't be offered on the regular runs) probly about 8am at slickrock registration........SANTA

Andy Steiner
September 26th, 2008, 15:03
Nothings in stone yet, but I plan to get into Vegas in the wee hours of the morning. Sleep til I wake up (probably in a walmart parking lot), then grab Heather and hit the road.

BTW... who's Heather and why is she in Vegas?


I was figuring on rolling out of Vegas around 10ish. I drive fairly slow (58-60 towing), but that should put me in Moab in time for dinner.


I like getting out of here as early as possible. I try for leaving at 8:00AM. I like to get to Slickrock before sundown in order to hook up the motorhome while it's light outside. I too set the cruise control for 60 but the steep hills along parts of I-15 and much of I-70 bring it way down to 45. I'll also need to stop once for gas.


Andy, do you have room at your place for my truck and trailer? If so I could pull in there and you could rattle my cage when your ready to leave.

Only room in front of my house for my motorhome. Charles and Mike will likely park across the street in front of a side wall. You could park in front of the house just west of mine. It's vacant. However, I don't know if it's at all convenient to picking up Heather. I'm way out in Summerlin.

Kudzu
September 26th, 2008, 15:11
BTW... who's Heather and why is she in Vegas?


I am Heather:wave:

4xSanta
September 26th, 2008, 17:19
I am Heather:wave:
Hi Heather I'm......SANTA

Andy Steiner
September 26th, 2008, 19:28
I am Heather:wave:

Are you working or living in Vegas? Or flying in to meet John?

I'm just trying to be helpful in figuring out where to park John overnight.

Kudzu
September 26th, 2008, 19:48
Are you working or living in Vegas? Or flying in to meet John?

I'm just trying to be helpful in figuring out where to park John overnight.

I'm flying into Vegas from Hotlanta on Friday the 3rd should arrive around 11pm local time.

John does not want to pick me up on the strip or at the airport so I need to find somewhere to go from there...

God Love him he was one of the first to offer me a ride to Moab