Discussion in 'Transportation' started by gwynn1975, Nov 9, 2011.
hahhah Urbancamper, nice bumper sticker!
me and my '04 ford ranger 4x4
5 speed 4.0 i have beat this truck and she still rolls with the punches
I use my lovely Rokon to get out into the mountains....road or no road, trail or no trail. These 2WD beasts will take you anywhere.
I step ut my backdoor and walk 15 yds
I don't even have to go that far
Just when you thought you had seen everything in the bush, I might roll up on ya with this thing
Seriously though, I might get it out there when I swap out the fenders & tires to the ATV style. You can buy them that way or convert them.
For cross country trips, we take the van in my avatar(17' roadtrek) with the mountain bikes on back. For local stuff we usually just jump in the old Dodge diesel 4x4.
walk out my door
or out the window if the cops are at the door lol
My old bush beater 95 Dakota I had for 13 years. This things been on so many trips , but got stuck easily a lot of times.
Problem solved with a new 2010 Jeep a couple years ago
My 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport little 2 inch lift with 30 inch AT's
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my bush bike
I too can just walk out the door, but if I actually need to go somewhere to hunt or haul the flotilla, I take the 'ol Chevy Silverado...
What make and model? She looks loaded down that is for sure. Nice.
I've posted this pic elsewhere here (Bicycling thread) but, this is how I get "out there"
My 06 Wrangler and at times my Old Town Dirigo.
This is what I used yesterday. 20 minute boat ride to get to this particular spot. I love the marsh, it's in my blood.
2000 Xterra, nothing really special, Takes me everywhere I want to go, couple places I don't, like work. Goes anywhere a jeep goes and carries twice as much gear and the kids and the dog.
I'm in the same boat
Well over a year ago I would have said my 2005 Jeep Wrangler got me to the woods. It was mostly stock, 2.4 liter piece of crap engine, 6 speed piece of crap manual transmisson, 31x10.50 15 Kumho Road Venture MT's, Smittybilt net over the back seat, Best top safari top and a Kargo Master Kongo Cage on the top. That Jeep gave me more problems than it was worth though, so I traded up for a 2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited.
The 2006 LJ was a 4.0 automatic, had KC lights on the hood, I welded on some bars to make the same Kargo Master system work on it, and other than that it was stock. That Jeep gave me a lot of problems too. So earlier this year I got rid of it.
Now what gets me to the woods is a 2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV. They were only sold to law enforcement, but a loop hole in the contract made it so they could be sold used. I bought mine a month ago with 10,000 miles on the clock. 6.0 v8 and rear wheel drive make for a very fun car, but not very good for someone who loves to off road like me. I only bought it because I wanted something fun to drive on the street and something that was different than what every one else had.
I plan on buying a Chevrolet pick up of some sort, or potentially another Jeep. However if I get a Jeep it will be a CJ or a YJ or possibly a older TJ or Cherokee and it will get a small block Chevy transplant as soon as I can.
Here are a few pictures of the old and the new.
It's funny, the TJ gave me the most problems and had the absolute worst engine and transmission in it, but it's the one I miss the most. Sorry for the long post, cars are my thing and I get carried away.
I get there in my 95 4Runner
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Off Road
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I've got a 91 VW jetta diesel with nearly half a million miles on it.
Run studless snows year round for a little better tread gap at the cost of durability
gets down most any road a log truck will, and more importantly costs about 15 cents a mile to operate with me doing the maintenance. Being an ugly little POS keep the thieves that frequent the trailheads looking elsewhere too.
If I need it I also have a 87 ford diesel 4x4 but unless I need to carry something heavy out of the woods I'd rather walk a couple extra miles than pay for that much diesel. truck sure is nice for moving heavy stuff though.
almost forgot the most fun option
a 78 honda CT125
fun little bike looks like the XL125 but with a better cargo rack and lower gearing, just barely street legal too so I can ride her to the trail down the trail and back home. it would go down a lot of trails that would get me arrested if the rangers caught me.
we have a chevy truck fetish.
depending on my mood when i go out into the sticks.....
04 duramax 4x4
my wife's 2000 4x4
my beater. 92 gmc 4x4
and when there is no gravel/dirt/mud roads involved...my 95 2wd
This is what we use to get out. From L-R.
'05 Nissan Xterra Offroad, 6 speed, locking rear diff, Shrockworks bumper, the Mrs' ride.
'88 Suzuki Samurai, spring over, 31's, the woods beater
'90 Toyota Landcruiser FJ62, spring over, 35's, shackle flip, my DD.
... ok you all are seriously going to laugh, but I use to get around the ADK in a '93 Plymouth Acclaim Dont tell anyone it might ruin my cred ;p
Couldn't find old pic's of it so this is basically what it looked like.
Here is my 2001 F-250 when it was brand new. It has a 7.3L Powerstroke, so I have enough room to haul anything I need.
I have a cap on it and built a two dog box for the back:
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 V6
I used to have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee and loved it, glad to be coming back to Jeep.
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my vehicles the diesel 4x4 gets stuck to easy i need some bigger tires
1995 Toyota T100
It seems like getting out of the bush is the problem!
I have a 2008 Nissan Quest minivan that I'm sure has more off-road miles on it than 99% of all the SUV's in Maryland. It's been all over MD, VA, WV, TN, and PA. I like to fold the seats down flat, drive to a trailhead after work on Friday, sleep in the back of the van at the trailhead, and then get up and start my outing early saturday morning.
Recently, the combination of my wife's Jeep Liberty dying and a nasty scrape on a rock that bent the transmission mount of the van (a $650 repair bill) we bought a Toyota FJ Cruiser.
My wife and I have been known to get in some "cheater miles" at times and start and end a trip on mountain bikes. At our favorite spot in West Virginia there is a forest service road that is closed most of the year. We can take that for 2-3 miles in and 2-3 miles out and save a LOT of time on our hikes so we can get even farther back there.
Old thread I know... Got a new ride into the bush. I can even imagine hauling a quartered deer home on the passenger seat. I'll be spooning the knobbies on as soon as my heavy duty tubes arrive. I'll carry the OEM tubes as spares so I can fix a flat on the trail.
I am lucky i just walk out my front door 200 yards of pavement then 1,784,457 acres of Ouachita National Forest
but this is how i get to work
Nice scoot. I've got BLM desert bush all around me but I like to get way out there on occasion, I had a 250 dual sport for that but it wasn't enough for 5 hours of highway so I upgraded.
How do I get to the bush? Easy, I walk out my front door. I live in the bush, about a 45 minute flight from Anchorage
I just moved to Wyoming from Kenai. I love Wyoming but really love Alaska. Whereabouts are you? 45 min sounds like maybe Homer area? Along the Seward hwy?
I can walk up the end of my street and enter public land owned by the town. our little town is .9 square miles, and 25% of it is in conservation land that is contiguous to other public land. Its not huge by most standards, but in 5 minutes I can be in the woods. I'm fine with that
my bush vehicle is a 2012 2500 dodge diesel
71 chevy k10 4x4 w/ 383 stroker and 8000 lb. winch. it devours gas but never gets stuck
2001 Dodge Ram 4x4 1500.
Reg Cab, short bed
33x12.50 Cooper STTs
Pushing 200K miles
I took this pic while I was waiting for my brother in law to bring me a tire I got two flats inside 100 feet of each other. Needless to say I have upgraded tires since then.
Here is what I use. 89 K5 Blazer
In a Land Rover of course!
my prodgect before the engine got pulled to be rebuilt, its a 82 cj7 on 33's
my DD and current bush buggy is a 92 jeep xj 2 door also on 33's
i grew up as a cj/ wrangler fan and only got an xj because the first one was cheap but i have to say the xj is nice still small enough to go all kinds of stupid places yet enough cargo room i could fit a moose in the back probably whole if i folded the seat down 1/4ed for sure with the seat still up.
Easy,I live there.
04 jeep Wrangler. 4.0 auto Trans. 31” tires .
02 Super Crew Lariet F250. 7.3L Stroke.
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