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Ok, I live in East Tennessee. I dont really like taking the truck in tight trails like we have around ...


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Old 01-26-2014, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Ok, I live in East Tennessee. I dont really like taking the truck in tight trails like we have around here for the simple fact of I like having decent looking paint on it. I had a run in with some sand in the past, and absolutely LOVED it. But my question is: where are sand dunes close to East TN? I have watched videos on YouTube, and I see how awesomely people can just let loose in the desert. So is there a desert-y like area ( beach or similar) within driving range around east TN??


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Only places I've been to with dunes would be Delaware and the Outer Banks in North Carolina.


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Better off heading to desert than beach. Beaches are usually full of 4wd restrictions and permit requirements.
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Take a long weekend and drive up to Silver Lake, Mi. 3000 acres of dunes on lake Michigan, camping etc. You'll have the time of year life. Make sure you wait til summer though.


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Take a long weekend and drive up to Silver Lake, Mi. 3000 acres of dunes on lake Michigan, camping etc. You'll have the time of year life. Make sure you wait til summer though.
This. I've never been there, but a friend told be all about it. Apparently it's the Glamis of the midwest. haha


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The "Grass is always Greener" somewhere else. I wish I had some Green to look at every now and again.

Plenty of sand out here - and I love it! Perfect for fullsized rigs.

Air down and the whole place will be a roller coaster park for you. Just keep speeds reasonable, be cautious of other traffic and learn to read the terrain to avoid sharp pits, drop offs and ridges on which you can get high centered. These things are easily hidden in the vast monotone spaces, where it makes it difficult to tell speed, distance and depth without land marks or shadows to give perspective.

Other than that, good luck! Wander out here! The Coral Pink Dunes are about 45 min away, or we can 'wheel right out of the driveway!


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