Posted by possum on October 09, 2003 at 17:38:56:
Someone recently emphasized the importance of tires in the DV back country. Bravo! My last trip to the Saline Valley included two rental 4WD SUVs with the standard "P" (passenger) tires. One had a flat on the Saline Valley Road and we met another rental SUV with a flat P tire on the way out. I am also reminded of the road test published a year or so ago in a major auto magazine. Eight stock SUVs with passengers tires were driven all over DVNP (including Saline Valley) for a week. As I recall, they had 12 flats. 12! When my passenger tires wore out, I replaced them with "LT" (light truck) tires of the same size. I understand flats are far less likely with LT tires.