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Hey guys,

Recently a group from Regina just got back from Moab. They all (3) had JK's with lifts and tires and such but I was wondering how many trails at Moab could the Patriot run? As in would it be worth it to drive far to go there sometime.

If anyone has any experience please feel free to pipe up.

Also if it turns out to be worth it I would be interested in getting a meet up/ gathering/ hoedown/ party/ trail riding/ adventure extravaganza together for anyone willing. Doesn't just have to be for Patriots.
 

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Would you ever get to a point where if you can't proceed forward you have a hell of a time backing out? I don't really know how any of the trails connect and stuff besides what bits I have seen from pictures.
 

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If I go on a trail I haven't been on before, I do A LOT of walking along the trail if it is even kind of sort of iffy. On this trip: http://notthemomma.com/?p=700 I went on by myself, I probably walked a good 10 miles on a 10 mile drive... also it pays to have somebody to go with who knows the trails, or at least somebody who you can hook a tow rope, to. (I won't go out with somebody who doesn't have at least 1 tow point on their vehicle)

A good guide book helps, these guys make a good one I would buy:
www.funtreks.com

and read about the trails before going out. (I have their AZ one, and they have a moab specific one)

The only time I don't like backing down an obstacle is when I have to go backwards, I just don't feel like I have as much control, and its easy to go sideways, which is a quick way to roll.
 

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as an ex Xterra owner I have done a lot of consideration doing a Moab trip. The Nissan guys have an entire week event planned every year for it. If anyone wants to check out what the Xterra's can do search GONE moab. I think the Patriots should do okay with minimum of FDll (must have full skids, and I would personally only take one with rocksliders (if they even make them for the Patriots) on any of the harder trails than the perimeter trail. (I think it's like skiing with the blue to black trail ratings). If you pick a blue trail, you won't run into anything more difficult than that, unless you choose to connect to a green trail, etc.) It would be a fun trip though, and anyone serious about it should make a thread to do a meet up! I'm hoping to get my Patriot today, and I will be setting it up for light trail duty. :banana:
 

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This is a thread for a meet up :p. I would feel more comfortable with sliders. I would like to next summer but I am getting married in August and I don't know how that trip would go over with the planning and such. Although at the pace we are going now we should have everything good to go.

But I think if we do it earlier, maybe June, it could be a possibility. Now we have lots of time for people to get their stuff together and see if we can get this thing rolling.
 

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Yes, count me in it's only a 2-3hr drive for me

let me tell you about moab. There's hundreds of miles of all kinds of trails from extreme 4x4 to difficult fwd trails. It would be a family thing all would enjoy. Also bring your mountain bikes!
 

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Moab tends to be snowy/icy nov-march so between april - sept is when you want to go. May & September being ideal months where the temps aren't to hot or cold.
 

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150 views and only 3 people showing interest??!!! What is with that?

Be a man (person ;)).
I hope this comment doesn't make me hated on the boards already, but we do drive Patriots. Even though these rigs are fairly capable, they don't go screaming to the masses "Let's go to MOAB!" Ground clearance is the biggest draw back of our rigs. Then as good as independent suspension has gotten, a lot of people would still rather wheel solid axle vehicles with lockers. I am down to go if we do a meet and great / camping trip / wheeling trip for sure! But I'm also lifting a brand new Pat with only 100 miles on it currently. lol
 

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A meet & greet/camping trip sounds good to me too. Maybe have a few different side trips planned. One for us beginners/FWD owners and another for the more robust 4WDers.
 

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The trail hawk cherokee is being tested at Moab and it has a bragged about 8.7 inches of ground clearance so that isn't an issue for us. There has to be trails we can do with our Patriots. As most of us will be driving a ways out there I don't think anyone will be looking to break stuff.

One yearish is a long time to put some miles on your Patriot.

Camping and such sounds good. Let us keep the ideas flowing.
 

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The trail hawk cherokee is being tested at Moab and it has a bragged about 8.7 inches of ground clearance so that isn't an issue for us. There has to be trails we can do with our Patriots. As most of us will be driving a ways out there I don't think anyone will be looking to break stuff.

One yearish is a long time to put some miles on your Patriot.

Camping and such sounds good. Let us keep the ideas flowing.
I'm almost positive it's 8.7 in of suspension travel, not ground clearance. The trail hawk will also have a rediculious low crawl ratio that helps it conquer trails. I'm not saying the Pat's wont do it, it's just not a dedicated trail rig, like I said I'm all for it! :)

I think a long weekend camping adventure would be awesome! If anyone is in the pacific NW and wants to caravan, it'd be cool to come in with a few Pat's. Just an idea. :)
 

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I was wondering how many trails at Moab could the Patriot run?
There are moab area trails for every type of patriot.
(think hundreds of miles of stuff to explore).. we wouldn't even have time to explore half of it

here's some youtube examples of what it's like:

FWD PATS: shafer trail:

http://youtu.be/qGpaILHYK-A
http://youtu.be/5OkrJsHelcA


FDI PATS: white rim trail:

http://youtu.be/eIxVfpsTXQA
http://youtu.be/z_NfAz0Lx-g
http://youtu.be/aL6Jk8obAvo


FDII PATS: fins & things trail:

http://youtu.be/6L86tfd78L4
http://youtu.be/b8wF7K9aUNw




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