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Old 04-05-2008, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tow Rig Storage While on the Con?

We're headed up again this summer; should be there around 7/7. Does anyone know a good place to store our trucks & trailers in S. Tahoe for 4 days? Probably 3 or 4 trucks with trailers.

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Old 04-05-2008, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a staging area on the tahoe side at the beginning of the trail that you can park.
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There is a staging area on the tahoe side at the beginning of the trail that you can park.
We know about this area but wonder how secure it is. Would you park a new Dodge 2500 & trailer there for 5 days unattended?

I guess we should have been more specific: Is there any secure place to park our rigs while we run the Con. Maybe a storage facility or somebody's yard?

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I don't know of a place on the Tahoe side but on the Loon Lake/Wentworth Springs side you can store your junk at Robb's Valley Resort. It's safe and secure and the people there are awesome!

Here's a link if you're interested: http://www.dorobbs.com/
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The staging area will be fine. Just don't leave anything in the truck. Try calling the shops in Tahoe city and see if they know of a place. TFab is the local boys.
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I don't know of a place on the Tahoe side but on the Loon Lake/Wentworth Springs side you can store your junk at Robb's Valley Resort. It's safe and secure and the people there are awesome!

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Old 04-16-2008, 02:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Anybody know if there is parking at the airport in South Tahoe?
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There are several campgrounds both South & North of the Rubicon turnoff along highway 89.

I've known some people who have paid & left their vehicles there.
Not 100% safe, but safer than parking on the street.
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Another option is Meek Bay Resort.
It's about 5-10 minutes south on 89 from the turn off.

It's a little pricey to camp, but it has a boat launch, showers, & and beach.
It's owned/run by native indians.
I bet if you ask the right guy there, you could camp 1 night & leave your rigs in the parking lot at a discount (just a guess).

http://www.meeksbayresort.com/
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The staging area will be fine. Just don't leave anything in the truck. Try calling the shops in Tahoe city and see if they know of a place. TFab is the local boys.
We do not have much in the way of parking at the shop sorry
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Thanks everyone who posted suggestions. Still looking for options if anybody thinks of something.

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Some of the motels in south lake will let you leave your rig in their parking lot if you stay there the night before and the night after your run. Don't remember which ones, but I found a few when I was calling around last year
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Parking

We have never had a problem at any of the staging areas yet. I did read about theft/vandalism problems at the Fordyce staging area this season so we paid to park at ShinnyBoo resort this last weekend. I am certain that you can pay to park your trailors at any Casino like the Motor Homes do. Not to mention just about any small motel will take you money to let you park in their lots.

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Ice House Resort = $7.50 per day.
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how does leaving your to rigs that far away from the trail work out. i guess if your trail vehicle is streety legal, but what about non street legal rigs?
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How much ya'll think is a fair price to pay someone to park one vehicle overnight(or one with a trailer) on their property on the Tahoe side?

Friends and I are taking a multi-day hiking trip from the Tahoe side(not Rubicon, but Desolation), and we'd like to park our truck at someone's house. I'd like to offer a fair amount to whomever lets us park there.
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Some of the motels in south lake will let you leave your rig in their parking lot if you stay there the night before and the night after your run. Don't remember which ones, but I found a few when I was calling around last year
Motel 6 in south lake let's you park as long as it is not a holaday week.
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Motel 6 in south lake let's you park as long as it is not a holaday week.
spell check dude!! what week
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I don't know of a place on the Tahoe side but on the Loon Lake/Wentworth Springs side you can store your junk at Robb's Valley Resort. It's safe and secure and the people there are awesome!

Here's a link if you're interested: http://www.dorobbs.com/
I think it is closed. No sign and a chain across the road on M-Day. Their web page says it is for sale again. You ought it buy it Mark!!!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:57 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I think it is closed. No sign and a chain across the road on M-Day. Their web page says it is for sale again. You ought it buy it Mark!!!!!!!
Yep, it closed at the end of last season. I sure miss stopping in and enjoying a burger and a cold draft
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Placerville parking

How about parking in placerville? We are running W to E next week, trailering from Arizona and would like to cut a few miles off getting back to the trucks.
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P-ville is about 20 miles West of the Ice House Road turn off on Hwy 50. Unless you're heading West on your way home, it would be quite a side trip.
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I had assumed that the 50 was the fastest way from the Tahoe end of the trail back to Sac. Is there a better way?
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I didn't realize you were heading back to Sac. Hwy 50 would work but I when I had a street legal rig, I would take Hwy 89 up to Truckee then hit Hwy 80 West to Sacramento. For me, it's faster and a much better Hwy. Having to get back to your tow rigs complicates the logistics. I usually park my tow rig at the Loon Lake Chalet, drive the trail up to Rubicon Springs and then run the trail back to pick up the tow rig. You miss very little of the trail (Cadillac Hill and Observation Point) but it doubles your fun on the trail. Just make sure you carry enough fuel.

I hope you guys have a great trip! I'll be up there next Friday through Sunday. Maybe we'll run into each other
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:24 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks Mark, Hwy 50 looked shorter on the map but if Truckee to 80 is quicker we may go that way and find a drop around Auburn (?). We are actually discussing doing an out and back and you raised one of our concernes. We will be in two TJ's with full tanks. Would you recomend we carry a little extra fuel? Also we were wondering about 'swimming up stream' in traffic on a Saturday. Are there any issues with passing on the trail? From the pics and vids I've seen it looks to be a little tight in spots. What does your rig look like, if we see it we'll say hi.
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Keep in mind you have about an hours drive uphill off of 50 to get to the trail-head. There are several pay to park spots along Ice house road that you can store your tow rigs at.

Rubicon rules suck and are in effect up there. They are stiffer than most trails in California which are rough to begin with. Main things to consider is you cannot be off the main trail with your vehicle. None of the the smaller trails as Go-arounds or to campspots count as the main trail. You have to Billy Goat your stuff down from your vehicles to a decent camp spot.



Have a great time.
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