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Old 02-21-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Looking for advice and/or experience...

We are taking an three week trip this June/July and will be spending two days in Moab, UT (July 1st & 2nd).

We are planning on renting a 4door Jeep Wrangler for a day trip on the trails...

Has anyone else done this? Any pros or cons or recomendations/warnings for rental places ??

We will have three kids with us and need to make sure the place and the equipment is up to snuff!

Thanks for the help1
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We spent a couple of weeks in Moab last year. We had our own Wrangler, but out on the trails we saw many rentals from Farabee's -- Their Jeeps looked good and everybody seemed to be having a great time. You could definitely be in for some warm weather Jeepin' in early July, but it's gorgeous territory. Hope this helps. Safe travels and have fun.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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They are one of the places we found online. The web site looks good, glad to hear the jeeps look good as well.

I've always wanted to do Moab since I was stationed in Colorado in the late 80's and got into off roading..finally going to get the chance

Thanks for the info!
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I haul my own rig over there, in fact we'll be over there this weekend, great place and you'll have a blast.

The jeep rental places will have maps and suggestions on trails based on your experience. Farabee's is probably the biggest, they have newer Rubicons that will handle most trails in air conditioned comfort, you'll need the AC in July, the latest I've been over there is late June and it was in the 90s.

Have fun!

EDIT: you can preview the trails HERE scroll down to "Utah Trails" down near the bottom of the page. Beginners probably would be well served sticking to trails rated 4-5, Fins n Things is very popular and will probably be one of the recommendations from the rental Co. If you have some experience Poison Spider is a good example of moderate Moab wheeling.
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Not sure where you are planning on staying but I found this RV park that offers Active Duty, and I believe veterans, free camping with full hookups.
www.packcreekcampground.com

I made a reservation with them for April...free of charge! They have been extremely nice to deal with.
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I really like Canyonlands RV park:

Canyonlands Campground | Moab, UT

You can walk all of the town from the park. I have stayed in a number of the others, but this is my favorite. Moab Brewery is a great place for dinner and a beer......or two.
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X2 on Canyonlands Campground it's a bit tight and the sites are close together but It's within walking distance of just about everything Moab offers. The last few years I have been camping there with my TC pulling a 16' trailer, this will be my first year trying to get a 38' motor home shoehorned in there, it will be fun with the Safari participants Jeeps clogging the roads, and I will have to drop the trailer out on Main then drag it in to the trailer parking with the Jeep.

Just for a bit of a heads up on what's over there here's some campground information.

BLM Campgrounds HERE

Link to commercial campgrounds HERE.
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So jealous! Moab is a beautiful town and I can't wait to get back there. If you have time, there are really nice 1/2 day rafting trips down the Colorado river. The kids can swim in certain places, they usually pack a lunch and the guides do all the hard work. Seeing the canyon from the water is unbelievable. Have a great time.
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Thanks for all the great advise! We are getting anxious to get the MH out and start getting ready for the trip! The rafting trip sounds like a great idea!!!

I have some experience wheeling and MOAB is one of those bucket list things!

Thanks for the link to the trails...very cool
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Thanks for the thread. We're heading out there in May.
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Thanks for all the info. We plan to be in this area in May !
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In Moab you can try Cliffhanger Jeep Rentals but they may not have 4 doors. Farabee;s certainly has good rental equipment.
Check OK RV park. Inexpensiveand a good park,
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Not sure where you are planning on staying but I found this RV park that offers Active Duty, and I believe veterans, free camping with full hookups.
www.packcreekcampground.com

I made a reservation with them for April...free of charge! They have been extremely nice to deal with.
Acording to their website it doesn't look like "free" extends to vets, only active duty and families, but... if you pay in pre-1965 coins you can snag a full hook-up site for $1 a night (four 90% silver quarters). Now that's cool!

Only downside is they can only handle up to 35' rigs in the hook-up sites. Dry spots for all others.
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Thanks for the info! From the research I've done this weekend, I think we are going with Cliffhangers for the jeep rental. We are leaning towards Moab Valley RV Resort for our stay. They have pretty good ratings in Traiiler Life. Does anyone have any information or experience with that CG?

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