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Big Rigs Conquer Moab's Poison Spider Trail

Group Of Fullsize Rigs On Trail
Ken Brubaker
| Senior Editor, Four Wheeler
Posted September 1, 2012

Fullsize Invasion

If there’s one thing you can count on at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) in Moab, Utah, it’s that the majority of the rigs will be short-wheelbase Jeep vehicles. Well, we like to mix things up so we hit the trail with a few fullsizes at this year’s EJS.

We like short-wheelbase Jeeps, but we also dig fullsize rigs, and we think that many of the Moab trails are a great place to explore in a fullsize rig, so we joined some big rigs on the Poison Spider Mesa trail. The run was the brainchild of Off-Road magazine Editor Jerrod Jones and Four Wheeler Editor John Cappa. “We just got tired of seeing nothing but JK Wranglers at Easter Jeep Safari the past couple of years. We wanted to make a push with the fullsize trucks. They are awesome to take wheeling because the longer wheelbases and underbody clearance make some of the climbs way easier. Plus, a mildly-built fullsize truck can make a somewhat boring Jeep trail pretty exciting,” says Cappa.

We wheeled with over 20 fullsize rigs and they represented 13 states including Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maryland, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Indiana, Arizona, California, Michigan, and Nevada. Each rig was unique and fascinating and many sported some very unusual mods. Here’s a rundown of most of the rigs that attended.


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