Another Safari is in the books. 2015 marked the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari held out and around the town of Moab, UT. Hosted by the Red Rock 4Wheelers, the event welcomed thousands of Jeepers (among other rigs) for a week of trail riding filled with amazing views, challenging terrain, and a 2-day vendor show opened up to the public. Zone Offroad has been attending this event for years and we’re continually impressed by the turnout at this event. Along with the views, the weather was great, and the wheeling was epic.
The trip out to Moab this year didn’t go so smoothly, however. After a late start we hit the road for the first leg of our 24-hour haul west from Michigan to Utah. Right off the bat the tow rig had a few issues that had to be assessed. With those corrected we trucked our way along I-80 until a trailer tire blew out. After swapping it out for one of our spares we continued on until snap, we blew the transmission on our tow RAM about 8-hours into the drive. Luckily our sister company BDS Suspension had a spare tow rig and a rep that was dying to check out Moab. BDS came to the rescue driving through the night to hook up with to our stranded trailer and continue the westward journey. While all this chaos was getting worked out several companies were stepping in to lend a hand. Our friends at Offroad Power Products made some calls in search of parts reaching out to ATS Diesel. ATS just so happened to have a fully built 68RFE on the shelf along with the CoPilot and offered to get it out the door shipping to their local dealer Husker Diesel who was about 90-minutes away. Husker moved their schedule around to fit us in during the week we were out in Moab so we had the truck towed over for the repairs. A week later on our way home for EJS we stopped off a Husker to pick up the now bulletproof truck.
While the trip out to Moab could have gone smoother, the week in the red rocks was amazing as always; from the breathtaking views, the challenging terrain, or the well organized event and hospitality of the people. We’re looking forward to making it back to Moab next year for the much anticipated 50th Annual Easter Jeep Safari, as always the week leading up to Easter. Until then, check out some of the photos from this year’s event.