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sungam


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Car I would like to have most...
Fuck the 4x4 image- fucking useless.
Station wagon deisel that has back seats that can fold down to form a flat serface big enough to sleep on, then you can open the boot and cook under it.
Woo!

Yeah, well I can do all that in my 4x4. And, the top comes off in the summer for an open air feel.

Go get your granny wagon haggis-donny.
4x4's don't get along well with tiny scottish single-track roads.


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sungam wrote:
the_climber wrote:
sungam wrote:
Car I would like to have most...
Fuck the 4x4 image- fucking useless.
Station wagon deisel that has back seats that can fold down to form a flat serface big enough to sleep on, then you can open the boot and cook under it.
Woo!

Yeah, well I can do all that in my 4x4. And, the top comes off in the summer for an open air feel.

Go get your granny wagon haggis-donny.
4x4's don't get along well with tiny scottish single-track roads.

I thought it was climbing and scottish weather don't mix well.


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the_climber wrote:
sungam wrote:
the_climber wrote:
sungam wrote:
Car I would like to have most...
Fuck the 4x4 image- fucking useless.
Station wagon deisel that has back seats that can fold down to form a flat serface big enough to sleep on, then you can open the boot and cook under it.
Woo!

Yeah, well I can do all that in my 4x4. And, the top comes off in the summer for an open air feel.

Go get your granny wagon haggis-donny.
4x4's don't get along well with tiny scottish single-track roads.

I thought it was climbing and scottish weather don't mix well.

No no no, it's Scottsmen and same species intercourse that don't go together.


the_climber


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angry wrote:
the_climber wrote:
sungam wrote:
the_climber wrote:
sungam wrote:
Car I would like to have most...
Fuck the 4x4 image- fucking useless.
Station wagon deisel that has back seats that can fold down to form a flat serface big enough to sleep on, then you can open the boot and cook under it.
Woo!

Yeah, well I can do all that in my 4x4. And, the top comes off in the summer for an open air feel.

Go get your granny wagon haggis-donny.
4x4's don't get along well with tiny scottish single-track roads.

I thought it was climbing and scottish weather don't mix well.

No no no, it's Scottsmen and same species intercourse that don't go together.

Right. I stand corrected.


sungam


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angry wrote:
the_climber wrote:
sungam wrote:
the_climber wrote:
sungam wrote:
Car I would like to have most...
Fuck the 4x4 image- fucking useless.
Station wagon deisel that has back seats that can fold down to form a flat serface big enough to sleep on, then you can open the boot and cook under it.
Woo!

Yeah, well I can do all that in my 4x4. And, the top comes off in the summer for an open air feel.

Go get your granny wagon haggis-donny.
4x4's don't get along well with tiny scottish single-track roads.

I thought it was climbing and scottish weather don't mix well.

No no no, it's Scottsmen and same species intercourse that don't go together.
no- that's whales and aberdeenshire.
And birmingham doesnae like the sam-sex sex, but scotland is, for the most part, heterosexual and not beast-o-philes.
Iz troo about the weather, though...


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j_ung wrote:
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65L tank typically gets me 600-650km on the highway. My first 4Runner with smaller tires would go 700+km on a tank if you kept it under 100km/h

What is that in, oh, say, inches?

Those would be Canadian kilometers, so at the current exchange rate, about 22 or 23, I'd guess. Tongue


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Unbelievable as it may seem, this question has come up before:

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...rum.cgi?post=1616852
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...orum.cgi?post=323074
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...orum.cgi?post=150361
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...forum.cgi?post=82970
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...rum.cgi?post=1182344
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...rum.cgi?post=1354397
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...rum.cgi?post=1168026
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...orum.cgi?post=924681
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...orum.cgi?post=913856
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...orum.cgi?post=298986


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This is a question I ponder quite often, as I am some what into vehicles and am always on the look out for my next project. What I have come up with is this.

A early toyota 4x4 van, pull motor/trans and put in a cummins 4bt, converted to run on veggi oil, add a large ~30gal suburban fuel tank, build a very small trailer that would carry a very small biodiesel still, now where ever there is Wendys there is fuel. that would cover the mechanical aspect. Then add a roof tent on top and set up the interior for gear storage, and sitting space for rainy days. Run a set of ~31" Bridgestone revos, have a small 8k lb winch on the front and that would be my ultimate climbers/expedition rig!

With that said I drive a 96 2wd Tacoma, it does fine Im going to put a topper on it and call it good. For most longer road trips I take my girlfriends 2004 Mercury cougar, 34 mpg and we sleep in the back. But rough dirt roads are a no go with it.


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One that runs.


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r0cker wrote:
What is the perfect car for a climber?

What kind of climber? Ice, rock, boulderer, etc.?


gt29905


Aug 12, 2008, 9:53 PM
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Any diesel converted to run on bio-diesel. I met some climbers who roadtripped all over the lower 48 practically for free!


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Suburu Forrester if you are pretty much anywhere in north America. If you're in Africa or Asia you might want to start looking at Old school Toyota LandCruiser.


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Aug 13, 2008, 8:22 AM
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why hasn't anyone mentioned this yet?

http://www.subaru.com/...amp;command=overview


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fresh wrote:
why hasn't anyone mentioned this yet?

http://www.subaru.com/...amp;command=overview

Probably because the OP asked about the perfect climber's car, not the perfect arcteryx-to-starbucks-wearing-boulderon-outdoor-extreme-enthusiast car
Tongue

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Chevy 15 passanger van. They are selling for super cheap right now. I bought one with 10,000 miles on it for only $10K. It was originally selling for about $30K. I have a TON of room for sleeping, storing gear, etc. Gas costs an arm and a leg, but if the van is set up well, it could be your place of residence like it was for me when I was 18 to 25 years of age.

GT


dlintz


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The best car is the one having the most fun.

d.


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A Wagon


r0cker


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I rock climb and boulder. I was just throwing this question out there because it came up at the crag the other day!


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The best climbing / camping car is a 1986 volkswagen vanagon westfalia. The westfalia is the one that has a stove and beds and the top pops up for another bed.
My uncle has one up in alaska and it is the shit, take my word for it.


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flipnfall wrote:
it could be your place of residence like it was for me when I was 18 to 25 years of age.

GT


wait? you lived in a van for 7 years?? nice, tell me you where climbing every day of those 7 years.


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r0cker wrote:
What is the perfect car for a climber?

The ideal climber's car can traverse all terrain, gets infinite miles per gallon, and can transform into a flying home/autobot when the need for either arises. It should also allow you to travel back in time so that you can get FAs of all the classic routes.


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krosbakken wrote:
The best climbing / camping car is a 1986 volkswagen vanagon westfalia. The westfalia is the one that has a stove and beds and the top pops up for another bed.
My uncle has one up in alaska and it is the shit, take my word for it.

a 1986 volkwagen vanagon? in alaska? sure its not "the shit-BOX"?


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robbovius wrote:
krosbakken wrote:
The best climbing / camping car is a 1986 volkswagen vanagon westfalia. The westfalia is the one that has a stove and beds and the top pops up for another bed.
My uncle has one up in alaska and it is the shit, take my word for it.

a 1986 volkwagen vanagon? in alaska? sure its not "the shit-BOX"?

Hell no, I drove around in it for 2 weeks. it is in superb condition, clean, no rust, smells fine, its nice.


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krosbakken wrote:
robbovius wrote:
krosbakken wrote:
The best climbing / camping car is a 1986 volkswagen vanagon westfalia. The westfalia is the one that has a stove and beds and the top pops up for another bed.
My uncle has one up in alaska and it is the shit, take my word for it.

a 1986 volkwagen vanagon? in alaska? sure its not "the shit-BOX"?

Hell no, I drove around in it for 2 weeks. it is in superb condition, clean, no rust, smells fine, its nice.

haha! Smells fine!


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The best would have to be Ironhide. He loves off road. Cool

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