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What car is the best for splitboarders?
Toyota Tacoma 43%  43%  [ 6 ]
Subaru Outback 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
Toyota FJ cruiser 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Westfalia 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
other (please post) 29%  29%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:24 pm 
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Powder_Rider wrote:
Lou Dawson (Wildsnow.com has coined acromym T.A.V. (Trailhead Approach Vehicle) for a Toyota Tacoma

see:
[*] http://www.wildsnow.com/backcountry-skiing-search/?cx=partner-pub-8093284038752434%3Ayxtlw7-4zut&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=TAV&sa=Search+WildSnow

[*]http://www.code4x4.com/articles/tavs/toyota-tacoma.html

I would like to see a T.A.V. (Trailhead Approach Vehicle) topic- thread here on Splitboard.com

Warning thread drift:

My favorite is a 4x4 is a Uni-Mog

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And your own Hagglunds BV206 All Terrain Vehicle (customized snowcat) Cutomized the trailer-cab into personal bedroom, complete with flat screen TV. So you can watch your GoPro vids at night. :thumpsup:

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also
See: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-sno ... 500wt_1104


Hagglunds are a bit different to a typical snow cat. Also, the novelty of driving them wears off pretty quick.


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No Tacomas. No Subarus. Nothing electronic except the ignition. Nothing typical just a 1975 Toyota Chinook with tire chains. Livable, workable, and room to store a snowboard under the pop top. www.thechinook.com


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I'm lovin this rig more the longer I have it. She came with some issues but after some psychotherapy she's mostly stable. FWD so snow isn't a huge issue, enough HP to pull a bile behind, and 14-17 mpg. Being FWD I keep getting told I can't get it lifted for more ground clearance which would be super nice but she didn't cost me much and she gets me there....so far

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your buddie's!!!

you never have to do any maintenance, pay parking tickets, insurance...

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Check out the Volkswagen Transporter 4X4 T5 Doubleback

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The Vito comes in handy

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Just need it in 4WD

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christoph benells wrote:
your buddie's!!!

you never have to do any maintenance, pay parking tickets, insurance...



And it comes with a chauffeur.


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My little Taco works fine. The boyfriend has a Dodge Ram Megacab that works better - heated seats and lots of room inside for friends and gear, and plenty of towing capacity. For longer trips it eats a lot of gas, and it would be cool to have a Vanagon or a truck camper so we'd have a nice place to crash and could still tow the sleds.


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But you can't really drive all that fast with a ski rack. Going over 120mph it will start to make some very eary sounds.

It may be different for everybody, but if cost or fuel was not a problem I would probably go for a Mercedes R63 AMG. Sure, it's a minivan. But having 500hp and AWD in a minivan seems like a great idea to me.

Fold down the rearseats and I can drive to the mountains with 3 friends and gear. My mountain commute is over 500miles, so I need a fast car more than anything.

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pretty much love my element, though i wish i got better gas milage.

it's a great road trip vehicle in the summer or the winter (the shot below is from a trip to lassen last november), and it great for hauling anything around town and there is tons of space (with one rear seat, you can still fit two or three bikes inside).

with the two rear seats out, it is easy to build a platform to sleep on like you would have in a taco, and then you have tons of storage too. only problem - it only works for two people with the platform (wanted to get an ecamper, and still may, but the price tage is hefty at ~$7,000).

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