RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-03-2018, 04:22 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Imperial Beach,CA
Posts: 258
In case anyone needs reference:

Trail Ratings Chart
__________________

EmMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2018, 05:24 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
Fitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 969
We took Flint (2016 4wd 144” 2500) up Coyote Flat Road outside of Bishop CA. This trail carries a rating of 3-6 and I would say it tested Flint’s capabilities!

https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails...te-valley-road

The road up to the plateau on top is the challenge and I would not do it without the underbody protection the skid plates provide as we scraped over rocks in multiple locations. Just crawl under a Sprinter and look at the plastic fuel tank and you will understand!

The van did well on this trail, better than I expected. It is a single track trail, and you will get an appreciation for just how big these vehicles are when trying to find a spot wide enough for two vehicles to pass when you meet oncoming traffic. The tougher parts of this trail represent about as much as I would want to do in this vehicle, plenty capable enough for what we want the vehicle to do.
__________________

__________________
“Flint” - 2016 SMB Sprinter 4x4 144" RB 150S w/ PH
KN6BJX
Fitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2018, 06:22 PM   #53
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 9
Fitz, with those trail ratings in mind (3-6), would you have gone anywhere near that trail with a 170EB 4x4?
AThompson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2018, 10:03 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 753
Quote:
Originally Posted by EmMay View Post
In case anyone needs reference:

Trail Ratings Chart
Moab Trail Rating System
TomH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2018, 12:21 AM   #55
Senior Member
 
Fitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 969
Quote:
Originally Posted by AThompson View Post
Fitz, with those trail ratings in mind (3-6), would you have gone anywhere near that trail with a 170EB 4x4?
In a word, no. In my opinion, the steep and rocky switchback section on the way up would be too much.
__________________

__________________
“Flint” - 2016 SMB Sprinter 4x4 144" RB 150S w/ PH
KN6BJX
Fitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×