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post #31 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2015, 10:17 PM
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nice bike, see post #5
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nice bike, see post #5
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> After getting another flat

Why oh why are we talking about cars here? You only need better tires. Keep the old car. Just get tires that are more resistant to punctures.
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no, post #5 in this thread similar answer to your post
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Ahh I see. I was hoping for moto-porn.
That pic was taken on the ATV access trail to Barkley Valley. Nice spot, if you get the chance. Wee hut there.

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only got a 80cc 2stroke and 125 4 stroke for trails.. good for trail heads only. make good tools for closed gates and missing bridges though. Love an Enduro for access to all places within 3-4 hours from here for daytrips and light camping

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speaking of tires, if you are going very far off road get 10 ply sidewalls at the very least. They cost more, but will last longer and far fewer punctures.
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4X4 van conversion? whoa....top shelf! where did you get that done?
I bought the van used from US and imported it but the conversion was done by Quigley. http://www.quigley4x4.com/

There are other companies in the US that do the conversion too. I know of one company in Canada that does them.
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My vote is for the enduro bike, like a DRZ 400S. The combination is much more flexible than committing to any one single other vehicle.
You have a point, for sure. My last bike was a dual purpose Yamaha TW200. Loved it, especially in combo with my off road vehicle which was a Grand Cherokee, then Wrangler now Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Packing the bike onto the sideways hitch mounted rack opened up vistas that are unbelievable.

As much as the liberty gained from the motorbike was thrilling, the comfort and security of the Jeep was sure appreciated when you've got 60 km of deactivated FSR in the Purcells to drive along when the weather socks in at the end of the day, or the snow starts falling unexpectedly, or your hiking partner suffers an injury.

The two together are the ultimate combo. Looking forward to my next off road bike, might get one this spring.
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I bought the van used from US and imported it but the conversion was done by Quigley. http://www.quigley4x4.com/

There are other companies in the US that do the conversion too. I know of one company in Canada that does them.
Sweet! that's a great setup. When I was tooling around in the backwoods of Oregon last year I came upon a guy with a nice van conversion, similar to yours. It was actually from the Sportsman Off road company in Kamloops. It was very impressive.
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Sweet! that's a great setup. When I was tooling around in the backwoods of Oregon last year I came upon a guy with a nice van conversion, similar to yours. It was actually from the Sportsman Off road company in Kamloops. It was very impressive.
The company in Kamloops that does the conversions is calls them Clydesdale, I've never talked to someone that owns one of their vans though. http://www.sportsman4x4.com/clydesdale/

Most of the 4x4 vans with an RV packages in the US are built by Sportsmobile, although GTRV has done the RV conversion to a few 4x4 vans.

Ours doesn't have much of an interior, but looks somewhat different now. (The pics I posted above are from when we bought it.)
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Much appreciated, will need to bookmark these for the future.
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I'm not really interested in a bike as I like to hike with my wife/dog (a corgi ) and friends so there's often 3-5 of us going.

I could get better tires, but at the end of the day, a hyundai accent is a compact car on a deactivated logging road. I doubt better tires will help that much.

I'm really leaning toward the xterra. They are much cheaper than 4runners/wranglers and seem to have a lot of the same benefits. I do really want a 4runner but they really just seem so overpriced. My wife also liked the escape, but i would like the extra strength of the xterra.

Subaru foresters are also quite a bit more than the xterra.
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One thing you may want to be aware of is that 2015 is rumored to be the last model year of the Xterra (at least in the US). There is nothing official as of yet and no indication on how (or if) this would impact Canada. Regardless, even if 2015 is the last year, manufacturers are obligated to provide support and parts for at least 7-years. There is also a solid aftermarket community that has built up around the Xterra (though not as large as Toyota and Jeep).

Lots of information at http://www.thenewx.org/
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I had heard those rumours. I was thinking of going for a 2010-2012 xterra. New ones lose value really quickly so I think it will give me better bang for my buck. According to KBB it's a lot cheaper for xterra in that year than 4runner/wrangler.
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