onM-Class 2002 Spring Trip to Death Valley

Be nice to your tires 

Traveling on dirt roads is especially rough on your tires - rocks are everywhere

Usually we are pretty good in avoiding those obstacles with our front tires.

However, we are not so talented keeping harm away from our rear tires, especially the right rear. They get scuffed, scraped and bruised easily.

 Unfortunately, bruised tires go flat and leave you stranded.
Please make every effort to save your tires and guarantee a safe trip for all of us.
There is NO source for replacement tires in the Death Valley area.

For sidewall punctures i highly recommend to carry a puncture kit

There are two methods to save your tires:

A. Always keep tire sidewalls clear from any obstacles.

B. Place the tire's tread area intentionally atop obstacles.

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hot springs?


meeting point

alt. meeting point

what to bring

vehicle requirements

Time table

day 1 - day 2 - day 3

Driving tips:

ETS and use of brake

save your tires !

save your paint

DV roads

Death Valley information

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current road conditions

Desert USA

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future trips:

spring 2002 Baja trip
fall 2002 DV trip
fall 2002 Baja trip


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