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Jmhepworth

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I'll second that. The salt is passable to just about any vehicle. I drove a subcompact out there several years. Just make sure you was it very thoroughly afterward! I've found salt lodged under my vehicle months later...
I drive my Honda Civic on the salt. My suggestion is to drive what is more comfortable driving to get there. You only drive on the salt itself for about 10 minutes each way, each day. Also, consider how you will clean the underside. I end up on my back at the car wash spraying the salt away, so a higher profile vehicle is easier to clean. And the salt is really hard on a vehicle if you don’t get it all off, so consider that as well.
 

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At previous LDRS I washed the bottom of my truck everyday after coming off the salt. When I got home did a better, complete wash. A week later I traded It in.
This year we are driving a rental.

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I drive my Honda Civic on the salt. My suggestion is to drive what is more comfortable driving to get there. You only drive on the salt itself for about 10 minutes each way, each day. Also, consider how you will clean the underside. I end up on my back at the car wash spraying the salt away, so a higher profile vehicle is easier to clean. And the salt is really hard on a vehicle if you don’t get it all off, so consider that as well.
Once I get back home, I take my vehicle to a self-wash car wash, and wind up pretty much laying on the ground to clean the salt off with a high pressure spray.

And I agree, my pickup is much easier to clean then my Scion:) Although I probably won't clean until I get back home. I figure the salt protects my truck from more salt!
 

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On the topic of washing your vehicle thoroughly afterward:
We'll be renting an RV for use during LDRS. I've determined that the Blue Beacon Truck Wash (2020 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT | Blue Beacon Truck Wash ) has a floor-mounted unit that is designed to pressure wash the underside of vehicles. The manager told me that the solution used contains a "special chemical" (he didn't know what it is) that is particularly helpful in removing salt accumulated from being on the Salt Flats. I will take our RV there on the way back to the rental agency, to ensure I have no problems returning it. While nominally a "truck" wash, they do smaller automobiles too.
Bob Schultz
 

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On the topic of washing your vehicle thoroughly afterward:
We'll be renting an RV for use during LDRS. I've determined that the Blue Beacon Truck Wash (2020 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, UT | Blue Beacon Truck Wash ) has a floor-mounted unit that is designed to pressure wash the underside of vehicles. The manager told me that the solution used contains a "special chemical" (he didn't know what it is) that is particularly helpful in removing salt accumulated from being on the Salt Flats. I will take our RV there on the way back to the rental agency, to ensure I have no problems returning it. While nominally a "truck" wash, they do smaller automobiles too.
Bob Schultz
Good to know - a place to wash my trailer has been on the to do list for a while. Are you staying at the KOA? Or are you boondocking? I’ve got reservations at the KOA. I likes my AC and plumbing:)
 

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Hi Everyone!

Just under 90 days to LDRS39a! 86 to be exact. So excited!

We will have a standing waiver during the event to 12,500' AGL with call-in windows to 25,000' AGL. So cool!

Salt Lake City, Utah has been building a new International airport over the recent years that recently opened. The air traffic into SLC has increased tremendously and is planned to further exponentially increase. Because of this, we've been notified this is the last year we'll fly on the Bonneville Salt Flats. We are so appreciative of the FAA and all the support they have extended to UROC and the broader rocketry sport. We totally understand the situation and respect the FAA regarding this. They do a great job at keeping us safe.

If you've every said, someday I'd like to see the Bonneville Salt Flats. Or maybe you said to yourself, one of these years I'm going to fly with UROC at Hellfire (launch on the Salt Flats). Now's the time. Last chance! :)

Sign up for LDRS today at www.ldrs39.org. Make sure you reserve your hotel and sign up for the banquet too. All the info is on the www.ldrs39.org website. We are going to have a lot of fun!!!

Can't wait to see you all in a couple short months.

Cheers,
Paul
 
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