Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2010, 11:17 AM
MDH33's Avatar
MDH33 MDH33 is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Trapped in a corn field
Posts: 6,448

Or how about a 4wd Toyota ace camper?


'85 FJ60
'91 Pickup

Last edited by MDH33; 03-19-2010 at 11:40 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 04:26 PM
theboomboom's Avatar
theboomboom theboomboom is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Centennial
Posts: 443
Send a message via MSN to theboomboom

Originally Posted by Corbet View Post
3rd rows in 80/100's suck unless your kids are young.
I still get thrown back there on occasion in the LX
Rick Maestas

1997 T100 4x4
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 04:47 PM
Nay's Avatar
Nay Nay is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 842

Originally Posted by wesintl View Post
if you have more than two kids a mini van is practical but otherwise it's just a choice you can't convince me of.
I never would have gotten a minivan for 2 kids, but I also didn't know better.

I'd would still do it now, because the cost of operating is so much lower than an SUV that you can afford a lot more money for your toys.

I'm actually in the interesting position of my minivan becoming too small - by adding a large dog to a family of four, I am now squarely in Suburban territory although my two littlest are just getting to the age where they can climb in and buckle themselves.

Plus the Burb could tow the 80 for really long destinations allowing two trucks on the B end - that way I could wheel some days where the family was interested in other things. That you cannot do in a minivan.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 04:58 PM
Corbet's Avatar
Corbet Corbet is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 4,786

where do you put the large dog when wheeling. Mine currently takes up the whole middle row. I need to get my drawers built...
Speski OffRoad LTD, Cargo Solutions for Toyota 4x4's http://www.SpeskiOffRoad.com
"80 series, with a fridge"
1976 FJ40, Project with little progress.
2004 Starcraft 10RT

Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 08:15 PM
chtucker's Avatar
chtucker chtucker is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Leadville
Posts: 244

Bringing this back closer to topic (not that I wouldn't love a 4x4 sportsmobile/syncro westfalia camper or such)

You won't get my wife in a mini-van. We need 4wd (must be able to drive through 12-18" of powder snow to get out to the county road).

We are looking at newer, just for the safety features (stronger roofs/air bags).

No real off roading. Gas mileage is not to important as my wife's commute is less than 3 miles a day.

We are looking at crew cab Tacoma, new 4 runner, Subie outback, couple year old Sequoia...

Any thoughts on the +/-s of each?
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2010, 05:00 PM
Rezarf's Avatar
Rezarf Rezarf is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In Uncle Ben's Shadow
Posts: 5,455

Wow, everyone got their undies in a wad over the mini-van comment

Yeah, I would be all over another wagon, but in reality, it isn't practical.
Rezarf <><
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks

My 100 Series Land Cruiser Build Thread

My camping trailer build up thread.

2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.

"You 80 guys are just a Sawzall away from nirvana." -Red Chili
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2010, 06:00 PM
CardinalFJ60's Avatar
CardinalFJ60 CardinalFJ60 is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 1,789
Default OK...I'll play

let the ridicule begin.

we've got the near-mac-daddy Sienna AWD (XLE package) for the two kiddos, gear and two 80lb dogs. I love the mini-van. it's soooo damn practical, easy to load kids, Home depot crap, dogs, two kids plus others in the car is nice with the third row seat. it rides very nicely, OK on gas and with the AWD it goes anywhere there are roads. We call it the Swagger wagon. My wife is all of 5' tall so the SUV's are out of the question; too tall to load up the small ones. Although, I'll admit, she keeps mentioning she NEEDS a new 200 series Cruiser when the kids are older. I say...OK.

Drew, I can't believe it, but I love our minivan...keep in mind I've got the two cruisers as well, so my addiction is satisfied. we have the Thule box on top as well, it's a pretty killer setup. IMHO. We can swing by someday if you want to check it out. it'll be fully kiddo'd out...carseats, dogs, diaper bag, Lighting McQueens all over the floor, and a few Thomas's and Percy's as well.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.