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Old 02-24-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
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Getting to White Wash in a big RV + trailer

I have a buddy that wants to go to White Wash in a 41' diesel pusher with a 20' enclosed trailer. Will the rig make it passed the big dip and the multiple water gullies from the highway to the dunes? The trailer has a skid plate in lieu of wheels/rollers, better clearance. And no jack stands on the trailer.

I've taken a long f-250 and a 20' trailer which scraped. My buddy's RV has a bit more of a over hang, which will make matters worse I think.

Thoughts on this big rig making it without re-enacting the scene from RV?

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Old 02-24-2015, 07:59 PM   #2
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should be good if.....

no rain. and you stay out of the wash! park above the wash... also places to beach that whale somewhat further out from the dips! and ride to places wanted if bikes are plated!
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:11 AM   #3
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cut up a bunch of 2x6's, or bigger, whatever scrap you got, and stack as necessary, if necessary to bridge the gap...
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:23 AM   #4
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Hey Mike I know the dip you are talking about and I would be worried a big rig could get through too.

I guess give it a try and let us know
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:47 AM   #5
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I have seen longer trailers and motorhomes stuck in the dip in question.
But I have also seem plenty of trailers and motorhomes all the way out on the butte also.
I don't know what the length of passage would be.
Good luck!
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:21 AM   #6
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Have him take some video, might be worth a few million views if all goes wrong.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for the reply's. Yea, I've also seen big fancy rigs parked down by the wash (on the butte), but never really paid attention to how big. Me with my pop up and moto trailer redneck rig usually park on the other side of the tracks. :) We take the dips like a roller coaster.



I'll be sure to have cameras rolling. What could possibly go wrong?

Utah will hopefully dry out by April. Supposed to go this weekend but I don't own freak'in snow mobiles.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:21 PM   #8
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Love that first pic. Been there done that in my past Thanks for some laughs this afternoon.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:51 PM   #9
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Of course just do this and trash public lands...

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Old 02-25-2015, 03:07 PM   #10
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Knew a guy who tried to cross the mentioned wash and tore the pvc plumbing off his RV dumping all his fresh, grey and black water...he drank some beer, thought it over and turned around returning home to SLC
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:16 PM   #11
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Clearly needed more momentum.

I've taken a 28ft TT thru the White Wash dip. I had good skids on the back and left some pretty good furrows in the road.

As others have mentioned, do not travel WW or the Swell when rain or snow is possible.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:12 PM   #12
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Back in the day we'd take the 24 foot Tioga and converted Sears garden trailer all over hells 1/2 acres of AB and BC. Chocks were 2x2's and 4's.
Know your clearance and pick the right lines.
Improvised a lot back in the '70's and '80's.
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Have him take some video, might be worth a few million views if all goes wrong.
What is the worst that could happen?
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:37 PM   #14
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Not to sound like a newb, but what/where is this White Wash of which ye speak?
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:33 AM   #15
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Not to sound like a newb, but what/where is this White Wash of which ye speak?
As a crow flies, about half-way between Moab and Green River, UT. Not a very fun place, full of rocks and sand. :) Several ride reports on advrider.
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