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Old 07-10-2015, 12:26 AM   #11
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Around here you have to hunt for gravel or dirt roads, we get a similar ride with pot holes. At least washboards seem to have a pattern and rounded edges.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:50 AM   #12
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Worst washboard road I ever drove on: Cottonwood Canyon Road, just east of Kodachrome Basin State Park in southern Utah. Deep 6" grooves, evenly spaced about a foot apart, followed by 18" ruts, then back to the washboard. Steep grades of about 10-12%, and sheer drop offs as the road switches back. Tried it out NOT towing, thinking I could save over 140 miles by using it to get to Kanab. No way. We were able to see Grosvenor Arch however, so washboards do get you into some spectacular country. I still would never have tried it with the trailer.

I guess I should have guessed from the little sign at the beginning of the road that reads "impassable when wet".
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Left ET-19 at the campsite, went exploring old mining roads in the San Juan Mts outside Silverton, CO. Got here, to "ghost town" Eureka, planning to continue further then up and around and back to camp. Looked like fun. Fortunately, chatting with a Ranger, he advised against doing that with our truck. I remember his exact words... "that road will knock your running boards right off."
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I can see why some people advocate a class A with a Jeep towed. Beautiful places to explore out there....
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Yes so true. Seen on the side of the road...
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:19 PM   #16
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We just had our first experience towing the Escape on a nasty road in Utah. We are camped at Wire Mesa BLM off the Smithsonian Butte National Back Country Byway (a mouthful), right outside Zion. It isn't a park, just a stray road off the byway. High clearance is a must. If your as cheap as me you end up having some involuntary adventures!
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Daubsy, what's your TV?
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Yes so true. Seen on the side of the road...
Myron. Thanks for posting these pictures. ✌️

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Should I be disconnecting the WDH on roads with large dips and potholes?
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