I wonder what kind of off-road trailer this could tow?
This is one nice looking vehicle. Chrysler, you need to bring this to production.
2015 Easter Jeep Safari concepts unveiled (w/videos)
Why not look to those who ride MX, ATV, SxS as they carry fuel in the vehicles all of the time. Yes, the Rotopax are nice and lock in but they are pricey once you buy the container and mounting brackets... I have them for on trail use.
Here is was most offroad sports enthusiasts use:
VP Racing Sportsman Container
Anyone who says a plastic fuel container is no good... hasn't used these containers. The VP Racing containers are reasonably priced ($35), stable, very strong and most importantly, they come with a fuel spout that works... not one of those junk CARB spouts. If you purchase the clear "white" ones, you can easily see the fuel level in the container.
From us nerds & geeks of the world...
Tomorrow is pi day (3/14/15)! Have a piece of pie at 9:26:53 am to celebrate. What a great excuse to have some pie!
Historic time for science
What are the chances that it will happen ever again in the history of mankind?
I knew pi was 3.14, I GUESSed that it must continue 1592653, since you made a reference to those numbers as well. I thought I should eat pie, but it is already 10:20 am, so I will have to wait until PM.
I'll solve that for you... an approximation is the next best thing.
Oh no....pickups don't go in garages. They are meant to be parked on the front lawn out in the open where everyone can see them. If you put one in a garage it becomes weak like Superman and Kryptonite. It needs sunlight to build up it's strength.Unless you live in an area with a Homeowner's Association that has a rule that ALL vehicles must be in garages with the door closed.
Yup, they're out there!
Or you live in an area where there is never snow/ice :W
My CC LB just barely will not fit in my garage. When I look at how much junk drops off my wife's SUV after driving around on the snow... makes me somewhat glad my truck doesn't fit. Now, when the thunder storms with massive hail show up, that's a different story and I wish the truck fit.
Non-SoCal problems... :B
But yeah, ~ $800 more for the 1 ton is really a no-brainer.
Anything to find solace after that 4th quarter loss by the Hawks? :B
BTW, anyone who has ever spent extended time in the PNWet knows better. Spring isn't even officially here yet.
Surprisingly, the daffodils have started to come out about 3 weeks ago at 8k feet, but I'm afraid the tops are now burnt from recent snows. Enjoy the nice weather while you have it :)
Wish I had something similar as it looks like there would be enough room to squeeze my 1-ton crewcab long bed in there too!
I'm definitely envious. I have the room and land... just not the easement or approval. Do you mind me asking what a ballpark figure on that? If not, a PM is fine too. Thanks!
Look for the street with Gearhart builders Supply store to get back in the correct area.
Unfortunately, Gearhart Builders Supply is now a U-Haul!
Whoa, when did that happen? I only moved away a little over two years ago and surprised to hear that. With as much money as I spent there, surprised they are gone. Is the Astoria Builders Supply still around? I suspect that HD in Warrenton probably killed Gearhart Builder's business... so sad. They always had a nice and helpful staff along with good stock and prices.
If you are going to be in the area during the 4th, make sure and visit the Seaside, OR area for fireworks on the beach. If you go slightly north into Gearhart, you can find a beach entrance to drive onto the beach (can't head south into Seaside area though) where you can watch fireworks. The furthest south beach entrance in that immediate area is directly on the west side of the Gearhart golf course. Look for the street with Gearhart builders Supply store to get back in the correct area.
The OR state park is interesting which is the north western most point of OR where there is a lookout platform... overlooks the ocean and Columbia River Bar (the graveyard of the Pacific). In the same general area, you can see the remnants of the Iredale shipwreck and also walk up to it, tide dependent. There is also a WWII battery you can visit where it is noted the only place on the west coast that was "attacked" during WWII. Definitely some history there.
Make sure and have rain gear and plenty of warm cloths. Be prepared for it to be rainy, cold and windy but hopefully you will get some nice weather.
I doubt anyone is being fooled, most of us know that any of the trucks could pull that off but it doesn't matter, still looks like alot of fun.
Yes. However, what wasn't in the video was any sort of ascent in those conditions. Seems odd that here in the Rocky Mountains where you are almost always going up or down that the video only showed what appeared as mildly flat. Add hills and the story would change a lot.
Here is video of us out in very similar conditions with OHVs but add in the inclines. I saw a lot of SxSs and ATVs get stuck or had forward momentum stopped frequently that day because of the snow with an ascent. Video opens at an area where there was a hill that could not be navigated. We had to turn around.
COATV Ride in Central City, CO on New Year's Day 2015
The 15 on order is a LongHorn Dually crew cab 4X4 with all options except auto dim and auto wipers and it will have air ride. Also it will have the Aisin trans and 4:10 gears. Same white/gold trim and bumpers as the 11.
I was told originally 6-8 weeks and it will be nearly 13 weeks by the time I pick it up.
Have a 15 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 on order. Hope to pick it up mid April.
Awesome. Pics of both when you eventually get 'em!
Come on guys let’s get real.
Since were keeping it real...just want to make sure that driving down Vail Pass and Eisenhower Tunnel (Loveland Pass area) in a snow storm is the same as driving in a snow storm from Indiana to Kentucky. ;)
Maybe your comment wasn't directed at any of my comments. Carry-on. :)
Marty, completely understand where you're coming from. I do get you are very proficient at driving in those conditions and want to point out my comments were directed at most of the drivers in the PNW...which is why you will see some of those in the ditch, just not very much experience unlike your experience.
When living there, I was out on the coast. The first 3 years I commuted into the west side of PDX which meant I traversed the Coastal Range, 155 miles a day. Sure, the Coastal Range is not very high but it does get adverse driving conditions every winter. Add to that, my boss was not very forgiving so I made the commute rain, sleet, ice or snow. Remaining 6 years I was driving to the airport just about once a week. Spent a number of times visiting accounts in and around Seattle. How a lot of the other drivers drove in those conditions was baffling to me and has a lot to do with the number of those, even with 4WD, who end up stranded.
A friend of mine pulled a 35' triple slide 5w the same weekends I pulled my TT up to the same ski area with a rwd F250. In the mtns around here 4wd is NOT always your friend.
I got in a wreck in my 86 S10 one mid January weekend. The two WSP officers at the seen, realized I was a rwd rig. Pushed a 4wd subaru into the snow bank. They both had been working that part of the hwy for 3 winters. I was the FIRST rwd to knock out a 4wd. Every OTHER wreck was caused be a 4wd! i've seen Audi quattros in the median after going so fast, the slid into it, ALL 4 tires including the lugs and nuts were off the car from the speed and impact. More 4wd Suburbans, pickups, Jeeps etc on the side, tops, rolling over etc than I can think of in 35+ years of driving up to the local areas. VERY few if any rwd rigs!
The folks with AWD and 4wd seem to think they are invincible. Reality is, they can get going, go real fast, but stopping....hah! no better than the rwd rig on 4 tires. WAY the heck worst than a rwd with chains on, when the chains required sign is up. Oh, if you cause a wreck with the chains required sign, while the WSP will let you be the chain check, you will still get a hefty fine for no chains, along with paying, well insurance company will pay for the wreck.
Along with, this person may get there on a sunny day, no snow on the roads, have a great few spring sunny days, leave, without EVER seeing a trace of snow on the road! Done that a few times too!
Anyone remember the days when 4wd was few and far between? How did we all get around with rear drive only cars. Much less part time 4wd, awd or fwd or radial tires with better designs for snow and ice than the old bias ply tires that were available........
Please don't take this personally as it is not meant to be that way. After living 9 years in the PNW, CO to OR back to CO now, my experience is that in the PNW, most of the residents don't see snow that much and they don't learn how to properly drive on it and that is why you saw what you saw. I lived it and saw it too.
Now, go and live in a place where snow is a common event, yes, there are some knuckleheads, but most understand how to drive in those conditions, 2WD, 4WD, AWD doesn't matter. It was a lot more dangerous driving on snow in the PNW or CA. They just don't have the experience...that doesn't make them bad people, just not very experienced is all.
I've got a lot of experience driving in snow in the mountains and even I am nervous of driving over a couple of passes come April when I try and tow my TT out I70 to Moab. I am very much hoping there is no snow...and this coming from someone that is extremely comfortable driving in big snow storms.
Get a carfax and an oasis report.
The dealership gave me the Autocheck report on the truck. (similar to the carfax). One owner, no accidents, looks maintained.
As mentioned, get an oasis report. That will be from Ford and will show if it has been in for continuous repairs which none of those other reporting services can do.
If the oasis report is clean and the price is right, go for it.
Overall rather disappointing quality wise.
Also don't have the Outback version but wanted to comment that my SnugTop canopy quality has been disappointing as well.
Purchased mine new '11 and had it painted to match. Color match was OK. I had a rack system "installed". Too bad they did such a crappy job at installing it as I took the canopy back twice (1 1/2 hour drive each way) where they never could find the source of the leak. Turned out the source of the leak was because the idiots never properly sealed the tracks for the rack...which ultimately I fixed.
I have not had issue with the lock, works fine. The back side windows? They are rattling now. The front hinged window? Very hard to swing down for cleaning. Like it was forced in during installation even though this is supposed to be a feature to help with cleaning. Seems SnugTop quality control falls in line with the general RV industry.
Overall experience with SnugTop is very disappointed. I would not buy another SnugTop product and would recommend looking at a different company.