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    thats a subtle but clever point, it would not quite make a difference for someone who is out there to steal to either break the window or cut open the pack at the top.
    rahul

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    Default Was this in response to me?

    Quote Originally Posted by rsdighe
    thats a subtle but clever point, it would not quite make a difference for someone who is out there to steal to either break the window or cut open the pack at the top.
    rahul
    If so, I'm confused. I'm totally opposed to those cartop carriers for that reason. And also because of the wind-drag and the way they change how your car handles on the road, particularly in windy weather and on curves. Add to that, decrease of gas mileage.

    I really think you're better off, no matter how you look at it, to ship your stuff to your final destination in the UK before you even get in the car to go on your last roadtrip here for awhile.

    If I was to use a roof-top carrier, I would only consider a hard-top style as they are less bulky, with a more air-stream style that won't create as much drag, and can be locked for safety of your belongings. While they can hold camping gear, sporting goods, etc. they clearly aren't designed to hold all those suitcases.

    'nuff said.

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    Default Get some advice from the Expert!

    Quote Originally Posted by rsdighe
    2. I have a Honda Civic Sedan, and i just ain't sure how i am going to put my stuff 4,6 suitcases and i don't have a luggage rack
    David Schaefer is the guy who created the first Piggyback carrier and he has written a great article about choosing a car top carrier -- featured this week!

    Mark

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    Default Monument Valley to Moab to Flagstaff and Beyond

    Hi,
    as a part of my road trip i would be travling from moab to grand canyon, since i have heard that it would be good to be in monument valley at sunset i am wondering if there are any places or cities closeby to monument valley like kayenta,AZ where i can get accomodations for cheap. i would be going on road to grand canyon and prefer to find some city on the way midway between monument and flagstaff or anyplace where i would find a decent accomodation , any help would be useful , i tried googling to no awail

    thanks
    rahul

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    Default I like the morning light

    Quote Originally Posted by rsdighe
    as a part of my road trip i would be travling from moab to grand canyon, since i have heard that it would be good to be in monument valley at sunset
    Personally, I prefer the morning light to sunset, but it is gorgeous at any time. There is lodging at Kayenta and Tuba City, but cheap lodging -- in the prime-time summer travel season -- I am not sure about -- however, if you use "kayenta" as the search word on this Forum -- you will find lots of information about places our roadtrip advisors and fellow roadtrippers have used.
    i would be going on road to grand canyon and prefer to find some city on the way midway between monument and flagstaff
    Why are you going all the way to Flagstaff on the way to the Grand Canyon? That is way out of your way! From US-89 take AZ-64 to the South Rim...

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Editor
    Personally, I prefer the morning light to sunset, but it is gorgeous at any time. There is lodging at Kayenta and Tuba City, but cheap lodging -- in the prime-time summer travel season -- I am not sure about -- however, if you use "kayenta" as the search word on this Forum -- you will find lots of information about places our roadtrip advisors and fellow roadtrippers have used. Why are you going all the way to Flagstaff on the way to the Grand Canyon? That is way out of your way! From US-89 take AZ-64 to the South Rim...

    Mark
    oh i am going to take the route directly to south rim i just said flagstaff so its just easier to explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsdighe
    Hi,
    as a part of my road trip i would be travling from moab to grand canyon, since i have heard that it would be good to be in monument valley at sunset i am wondering if there are any places or cities closeby to monument valley like kayenta,AZ where i can get accomodations for cheap. i would be going on road to grand canyon and prefer to find some city on the way midway between monument and flagstaff or anyplace where i would find a decent accomodation , any help would be useful , i tried googling to no awail
    I was looking at a trip to monument valley for last year, and looked at some lower cost options to stay. The cheapest are the Mitten View campground at the Monument Valley Visitors Center (around $20 a night). But while it supposedly has water, it looks like pretty bare bones and its on a first-come, no-reservations basis. There's also a KOA campground at Goulding, about 4 miles away which has been described as more amenities, but that's as much as I know. The Goulding motel is the closest, but not cheap.

    You might also look at Mexican Hat, about 20 miles to the north, which seems to have inexpensive hotels.

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