onM-Class 2002 Fall Trip to Death Valley

Vehicle requirements:

All stock M-Class vehicles are suitable for this trip

However, I strongly discourage owners of vehicles with a lowered suspension to participate - you will damage your vehicle!

If you have a running board, I also recommend you either take it off before the trip or you might inflict some damage.

Also, if you run extremely low ratio tires (45 or smaller series - like 285/45R19) you run the risk of severe tire damage.

If you have mud flaps (splash guards) installed you will have to be extra cautious when reversing - when a flap gets between a rock and the tire it might get pulled off.

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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

reports of previous trips:



future trips:

spring 2002 Baja trip
fall 2002 DV trip

fall 2002 Baja trip


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