I hope this is the right forum. Thanks to everyone's advice here my wife and I just picked up a Dodge 2500 4WD short bed crew cab and stuck a moderately tricked out Hawk on it. The truck is stock with street tires, a 3:73 axle and a limited slip differential. I've got recovery gear on board, high capacity 12V compressor, shovels, etc. So far we did Ophir Pass near Durango without major drama. (OK, my wife got out and walked that one tight switchback on the west side!)
So my question is this Fall I'd like to do the White Rim trail. Do you think the way the truck is configured now it would be safe for us to solo the trail? Will the wheelbase of a full size crew cab (but with short bed) give us problems on switchbacks, etc?
I've done quite a bit of 4WD stuff over the years but have never done the White Rim. The videos I've looked at don't make it look that hard and my different guidebooks all vary on the difficulty. So you folks are my way of verifying what's what!
We both love the Canyonlands area and have rafted all the rivers. Now we'd like to see them from above! But on the other hand I don't want to put my mid-50's wife into a "precarious" and "not fun" situation. Comments please?