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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: Mon May 28, 2012 1:17 pm 
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What car is the best for a splitboarding lifestyle?

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:14 pm 
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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

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

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Fitts all the gear in the back and plenty of room to sleep too!

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 Post subject: Re: best car for splitters?
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If you're on a budget it's hard to beat a late 90's Cherokee 4x4 or a late 80's 4runner 4x4 with the 22re 4 cylinder. Both are quite capable offroad, offer reasonable sleeping accomodations, get decent gas mileage, are easy to work on and are dependable if well maintained.

Those were my priorities and so far I'm pleased with the 98 Cherokee in great condition for $3300 at the beginning of the season and I'm really happy with it. It has handled some decently rough roads on the east side with no issues, has comfortably housed my girl, dog and I on some single digit temp nights, and does decent on gas (I'm averaging 17.5 mpg combined over the 6k since I bought it and that's with a roofrack and box on the top).

But honestly, figure out what is important to you and start asking questions from there. That's likely to elicit some more helpful responses.


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Crew cab F150 with a long box. Preferably with the ecoboost engine. Decent fuel economy for it's size, lots of power and enough room to comfortably haul ass to your destination. You can easily haul four sleds if that's your bag, or put a slide in camper in the box for backcountry camping missions.

For me I like having a domestic vehicle, dealers and parts stores usually stock the parts you need instead of having to order them. Plus parts are usually a little cheaper than imports.


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Must be very different for a lot of people. A nice big jeep or truck would be cool, but I have to drive 500 miles to get to my mountains so my priorities here in Europe are very different:

1) Speed. It needs to cruise the Autobahn well above 100mph easily for 5 hours.

2) Fuel economy, gas is much more expensive here so a diesel is really what you want.

3) A parking heater for cold nights.

Most of my buddy's drive fast diesel estates, you can park them anywhere and sleep in it inconspicuous without people telling you it's illegal.

A nice Subaru Legacy or Audi A6 3.0 tdi quattro. Both are out of my budget by the way, I drive a VW golf gti :cry:

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Mercedes Sprinter. Been checking these out lately. They are claiming 24.9 mpg. I'd buy a used one, stripped down and build it out as an RV.

http://www.mbsprinterusa.com/


Currently I drive a 98 Taco. Love it, and will probably own it for another few years. Really nothing wrong with it, except my wife says it smells funny.


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Honda Element

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A4 Avant with stage 1+ APR ecu, TT injectors, APR cat back exhaust and the illuminated boost gauge of course...... Wait, that's my car. And its awesome, with winter shoes and the traction control turned off. :headbang:


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Hehe, thats great.

I have a tacoma, and love it. I do wish I had a better place to sleep. My buddies and I have always drooled over the sportsmobiles. The lifted and loaded 4x camper vans.

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Toyota Tacoma!

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