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Old 02-19-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Is serious boondocking ok for my rig?

When driving in serious boonies...bumpy, rocky, feels like an 8 pt Richter scale earthquake kind of drive - but obviously driven on by other big riggers - I wonder if my tires, cabinets, suspension are ok?

To me, it seems that a "recreation vehicle " was meant to handle such roads and off-roaring, just want to hear what you think?
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A MH to handle those kind of roads without being shaken apart are about $400,000. as featured on Extreme RV.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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Just curious in what you're doing this in.
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I drive a few to several miles on dirt or minimally maintained roads to get to areas used for base camp, then the real off roaring is done in the Jeep. on these roads is driven the MH very very very slowly...
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So..are you Mr. Sharper or Mrs. Harper?
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:51 PM   #7
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My thoughts---when you get to your destination over those rocks-- you for sure won't be parked by me. But if that's what trips your trigger. Go for it. You will probably have peace & quiet.

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I must be missing something.....

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When driving in serious boonies...bumpy, rocky, feels like an 8 pt Richter scale earthquake kind of drive - but obviously driven on by other big riggers - I wonder if my tires, cabinets, suspension are ok?

To me, it seems that a "recreation vehicle " was meant to handle such roads and off-roaring, just want to hear what you think?
A question, why would you buy and spend that much money and a nice Coach and take it "off roading" like you are asking about and do that to it?
I do not even do dirt roads...............
Maybe something like this would suit you better.......
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A question, why would you buy and spend that much money and a nice Coach and take it "off roading" like you are asking about and do that to it? I do not even do dirt roads............... Maybe something like this would suit you better.......
I bet it gets about 5 gallons to the mile!
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5 gal/mile might be cheaper then putting the coach back together
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The last stretch of road we took like that was 6 miles long. We did it in a little under an hour.
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We had a 28 ft Winnebago Chieftain that we set up for off road use. It was a short wheel base, changed the shocks to truck gas shocks, cabinet door latches were changed, all dishes were placed in boxes and stored in the shower and we drove it very slow with a 4x4 as an accompanying vehicle. That MH wasn't worth much when we sold it, but we had a great time with it in the Mountains of Colorado.
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Interesting I will follow.
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