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beauanderos
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USA
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Posted - 07/14/2010 :  11:34:45  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
It's getting to be about time to upgrade to a new ride. Might as well kill two birds with one stone. Anyone have any advice on what would be a good vehicle to buy (with the possibility of what if TSHTF)? Something that gets decent mileage, durability, availability for servicing etc? Is anyone else thinking of this? What do you guys drive? Any recommendations? Chad? All I've thought of so far was just that a pick-up with a camper shell would be better than an open bed. Do you think 4-wheel drive is a must?

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Mikep2020
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USA
402 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2010 :  12:17:13  Show Profile Send Mikep2020 a Private Message
I have a Toyota Tacoma extended cab 4x4 with a shell/cap with roof rack on the bed for a bugout vehicle. Its a small pickup truck with a 4 cylinder engine, good gas mileage, very reliable, 4x4 for any offroad terrain. The bed with the cap can hold a good amount of stuff, not as much as a larger truck can carry, but smaller trucks are easier to manuver, can get through tighter spaces. Plus with the extended cab, I can still carry 4 people or haul more stuff in the cab. Its a good little truck that is a good comprimise between hauling capacity and gas mileage.
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beauanderos
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USA
2408 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2010 :  12:22:40  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Mikep2020

I have a Toyota Tacoma extended cab 4x4 with a shell/cap with roof rack on the bed for a bugout vehicle. Its a small pickup truck with a 4 cylinder engine, good gas mileage, very reliable, 4x4 for any offroad terrain. The bed with the cap can hold a good amount of stuff, not as much as a larger truck can carry, but smaller trucks are easier to manuver, can get through tighter spaces. Plus with the extended cab, I can still carry 4 people or haul more stuff in the cab. Its a good little truck that is a good comprimise between hauling capacity and gas mileage.

Actually, Toyota was the first that came to mind... I was considering Tacoma vs Tundra. Don't know if the mpg you give up is worth the difference in cost and hauling capacity. Roof rack is a good idea... could carry spare gas cans. I'm also thinking theft-proof needs to be a consideration. Thanks Mike

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hobo finds
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Posted - 07/14/2010 :  15:26:09  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
Heres one for you! No one would notice! You must be logged in to see this link.


Edited by - hobo finds on 07/14/2010 15:38:36
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beauanderos
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USA
2408 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2010 :  15:46:56  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by hobo finds

Heres one for you! No one would notice! You must be logged in to see this link.



hahahaha! Imagine trying to flee the marauding hordes in that! Actually, the bottom half doesn't look too bad

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Oldpagan
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USA
62 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2010 :  20:04:24  Show Profile Send Oldpagan a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Mikep2020

I have a Toyota Tacoma extended cab 4x4 with a shell/cap with roof rack on the bed for a bugout vehicle. Its a small pickup truck with a 4 cylinder engine, good gas mileage, very reliable, 4x4 for any offroad terrain. The bed with the cap can hold a good amount of stuff, not as much as a larger truck can carry, but smaller trucks are easier to manuver, can get through tighter spaces. Plus with the extended cab, I can still carry 4 people or haul more stuff in the cab. Its a good little truck that is a good comprimise between hauling capacity and gas mileage.



This is about the best idea all around. It should carry you and everything you need to take with you.
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Beau
Penny Pincher Member



216 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2010 :  22:37:12  Show Profile Send Beau a Private Message

for what reason would you want to Bug Out?
where would you go?
would you not be better to stay where you are if you have everything you think you will need?
I know you never have everything, but enough to do?

I would need a Bug Out vehicle that is not what I have now { a sports car}.
room for your a@@ and a gallon of gas.
so let me know why a Bug Out vehicle, I may need to trade.
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dexum
New Member



USA
16 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2010 :  20:47:20  Show Profile Send dexum a Private Message
Hi beauanderos,

The Toyota 4x4 is tough to beat although I've owned Jeeps most of my life. You definitely need the extended cab or xtra-cab for protecting certain items from the weather and the open bed will allow stacking items higher than say in a SUV.

Four wheel drives are essential when needed which granted is not often but believe me it sure makes life easier in an steep uphill/downhill climbs or mud/snow situations (rocky terrain too). If you are not familiar with 4wd vehicles, research proper tires and then find out the capabilities of your gear ranges. Four wheeling is all about traction, gearing and common sense. The old 4wd maxim, "you can get twice as stuck in a four wheel drive" still applies

I've owned four wheelers for so long that I would feel plum naked with out one but they have limitations and I've seen good drivers with 2wd trucks do wonders but usually they beat their vehicle to pieces while a four wheeler just eases on.

Good luck.

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Investin Cents
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USA
129 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2010 :  21:58:06  Show Profile Send Investin Cents a Private Message
Mike P: your choice of a Tacoma 4x4 is so strangely coincidence - guess what truck I just bought 4 days ago? I got the 4-door version and got a good deal on a used one that's in decent shape. That's so funny that I got a "bug out" vehicle and did know it til now! Maybe I have a sixth sense about this hoarding and survival thing. But I got the shorter bed - it had to fit in my garage!!! But I am going to get a fold-able bed cover that can open up if needed.

My reasons for it were many, but as they relate to this topic and forum, it will do well in all terrain, weather (snow, flash-flooded or debris-laden roads, some off-roading if necessary, etc.) Plus I'll add a hitch soon so I can haul more goods with a trailer if needed.

Every household should have a 4x4. I did not know how deprived I was until I got mine!

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silversaddle1
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USA
103 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2010 :  16:22:53  Show Profile Send silversaddle1 a Private Message
A bug out vehicle is a must should you be forced to leave your location during a nuke/chem/bio attack. Even the best laid out plans can derail, have a back-up plan.
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Ardent Listener
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USA
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Posted - 08/08/2010 :  20:06:33  Show Profile Send Ardent Listener a Private Message


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Sheikh_yer_BuTay
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USA
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Posted - 08/11/2010 :  23:42:28  Show Profile Send Sheikh_yer_BuTay a Private Message
I like the idea of a 4x4, but, maybe an old 1970's panel van will do. I want a vehicle that can be made EMP proof. It's doable with older cars with no on-board computers. I want a van to put stuff in and have a canoe on top to cross rivers if I have to.

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AGCoinHunter
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USA
685 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2010 :  16:00:44  Show Profile Send AGCoinHunter a Private Message
Here is mine. Better not get in my way!




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justoneguy
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17 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2010 :  23:45:18  Show Profile Send justoneguy a Private Message
please consider the earlier post from shake booty.
Find a way to get or make your vehicle EMP proof.
I have a '60's car and want to be able to remove the electronic ignition
& replace it with a points distributer if the need arises.
Mobily will be a must
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Beau
Penny Pincher Member



216 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2010 :  18:57:29  Show Profile Send Beau a Private Message
justoneguy,
I don`t know what you are considering, but most all 60`s
cars had points and a distributer.

what kind of a car do you have, that is a 60`s car with electronic ignition?

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Delawhere Jack
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1680 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  17:44:48  Show Profile Send Delawhere Jack a Private Message
A little expensive, but....


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rodebaugh
Penny Collector Member



USA
377 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2010 :  22:13:17  Show Profile Send rodebaugh a Private Message
I vote Jeep rubicon. They are are small enough to cut a trail through most terrain, don't use alot of fuel, 4x4, and go places Hummer h1's can only dream of.

Dislaimer: I do not own this vehicle but I have seen what it can do.

A jeep cherokee is a great budget ride with similar pro's and these things last forever.......forever!

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rosco
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USA
254 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2010 :  03:32:39  Show Profile Send rosco a Private Message
I drive a 32 foot Gas RV towing a Dodge Dakota 4X4 With Quad in pickup Water will stop me but I can wait in comfort. Their are older ones with carb an Distributor They would not have Slides an that is less hassle. Not great mileage but up grade the fuel tank and the Generator an you have a base camp on wheels

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Delawhere Jack
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USA
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Posted - 08/27/2010 :  21:15:10  Show Profile Send Delawhere Jack a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by rodebaugh

I vote Jeep rubicon. They are are small enough to cut a trail through most terrain, don't use alot of fuel, 4x4, and go places Hummer h1's can only dream of.

Dislaimer: I do not own this vehicle but I have seen what it can do.

A jeep cherokee is a great budget ride with similar pro's and these things last forever.......forever!



144k miles on my '01 Cherokee. I think she's just about broken in.



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rodebaugh
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USA
377 Posts

Posted - 08/31/2010 :  08:29:49  Show Profile Send rodebaugh a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Delawhere Jack

quote:
Originally posted by rodebaugh

I vote Jeep rubicon. They are are small enough to cut a trail through most terrain, don't use alot of fuel, 4x4, and go places Hummer h1's can only dream of.

Dislaimer: I do not own this vehicle but I have seen what it can do.

A jeep cherokee is a great budget ride with similar pro's and these things last forever.......forever!



144k miles on my '01 Cherokee. I think she's just about broken in.







Jeeps.....Like a fine wine only better with age.

or the ford ranger.....like a can of PBR left in the August sun for a week

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