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    What car is the best for a splitboarding lifestyle?

    #656931
    Powder_Rider
    498 Posts

    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 4×4 is a Uni-Mog

    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:

    [youtube:3i3x5rzc]vJAhfTjVM1s[/youtube:3i3x5rzc]

    [youtube:3i3x5rzc]wT42OQx3Crs[/youtube:3i3x5rzc]

    also
    See: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-snoWay-Snowcat-Prototype-Track-Vehicle-made-Polar-King-International-/270984725884?pt=Other_Vehicles_Everything_Else&hash=item3f17f2c57c#ht_500wt_1104

    #656932
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    MERCEDES-BENZ VITO 111CDI
    Fitts all the gear in the back and plenty of room to sleep too!

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

    #656933
    silver
    167 Posts

    If you’re on a budget it’s hard to beat a late 90’s Cherokee 4×4 or a late 80’s 4runner 4×4 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.

    #656934
    Skideuce
    52 Posts

    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.

    #656930
    ieism
    298 Posts

    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 😥

    http://flatlandsplitfest.com/

    #656935
    shredgnar
    643 Posts

    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.

    #656936
    peacefrog
    376 Posts

    Honda Element

    #656937
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    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:

    #656938
    BobGnarly
    220 Posts

    #656939
    saign
    330 Posts

    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.

    #656940
    Epicpow
    57 Posts

    Toyota Tacoma!

    #656941
    BBD
    24 Posts

    I dont see a hummer limo in here anywhere? -BBD

    #656942
    tr_nz
    24 Posts

    @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 4×4 is a Uni-Mog

    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:

    [youtube:29b4e2fp]vJAhfTjVM1s[/youtube:29b4e2fp]

    [youtube:29b4e2fp]wT42OQx3Crs[/youtube:29b4e2fp]

    also
    See: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1986-snoWay-Snowcat-Prototype-Track-Vehicle-made-Polar-King-International-/270984725884?pt=Other_Vehicles_Everything_Else&hash=item3f17f2c57c#ht_500wt_1104

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

    #656943
    ridefreeordie
    17 Posts

    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. http://www.thechinook.com

    #656944
    lewmt
    570 Posts

    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

    #656945
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    your buddie’s!!!

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

    #656946
    Powder_Rider
    498 Posts

    Check out the Volkswagen Transporter 4X4 T5 Doubleback

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cccg1ifsJlE&feature=plcp

    [youtube:lu7cz1q1]Cccg1ifsJlE[/youtube:lu7cz1q1]

    and

    [youtube:lu7cz1q1]GIG9P0lB1iA[/youtube:lu7cz1q1]

    #656947
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    The Vito comes in handy

    Just need it in 4WD

    Adam West

    www.firstlightsurfboards.com.au
    www.firstlightsnowboards.com.au
    www.splitfest.com.au
    www.snowsafety.com.au
    www.mrbc.com.au
    www.backcountryglobal.com
    www.alpinefirstaid.com.au

    #656948
    nifl
    39 Posts

    @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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