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What Kind Of Vehicle Do You Drive While Geocaching

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Just wondering what kind of vehicle do people drive while Geocaching. Do you have 4x4's for the off-road cache's? Are there road warriors that mainly stick to the ones that you can drive right up to, or hike back?

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When I started caching, I was driving a 2WD pickup truck. That didn't work too well with winter caches. Last Feb, I bought a Subaru Outback.

I'm quite impressed with the places that car has taken me. I no longer shy away from snowy hilly roads or muddy dirt roads.

 

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I have an 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport... It is the go anywhere geocaching machine :blink:

 

Good times...

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Nissan XTerra (4WD), it's my geocaching, kayaking, hiking, camping, etc. etc. vehicle.

 

I usually just refer to it as my escape pod :blink:

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I'm on my second Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4. It gets me wherever I want to go with every option that I could ask for. I've become quite spoiled. :blink:

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With the price of gas getting ready to push over $3/gallon again this summer, my vehicle of choice is my bicycle. Gets great mileage.

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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada with all-wheel drive and traction control. I guess it's now a classic since they don't make Oldsmobiles anymore. :blink: I also use an old Raleigh 10-speed bike with a GPS platform on the handlebars for urban caches.

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Three options for us: Isuzu Rodeo 4x4 when we go as a group. Dodge Ram 4x4 for the long ugly dirt road caches. Plymouth Breeze for everything else. Has a very suprising amount of ground clearance for even those winter caches in the snow. (we keep chains in the trunk though). :blink:

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Holy Carp! so that's where all the WJTB's are...

 

I would love to have an old jeep or 4wd pickup to bomb around in. Right now I'm in my relatively new chevy tahoe. too new to trash out yet. :blink:

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So far, either my cousin's Chevy, which I know nothing about or...

 

Our Ford '94 F150 V6 Ext cab. It looks funky when we (she and I) pull up somewhere, and the two doors open, then the two smaller doors open and 5 kids (both of ours) tumble out. It's a good thing the 5 year old doesn't want to go with the group, as we wouldn't be able to fit her in!

 

The other car is a Mercury Sable - not my favorite thing to drive though, too hard to get in and out of frequently (low to the ground)...

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We take her truck most of the time when we go out to play. here is a picture of her out playing in the woods.

 

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I have a nice normal stock Bronco.

 

Ritch

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It's the Cache Machine. :)

Yep, it's the very first one. :)

The real one. :)

The famous purple jeep. :blink:

If they ever get our movie thru the Sundance festival, and then released, you will get to see it in the movie documentary. "Adventures in Geocaching".

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For city/highway caching, I drive my '02 Ford Taurus:

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And for off-road caching, it's the '97 Ford F-250 Powerstroke diesel:

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i wanted a subaru but couldn't afford one last year when i had to get a new car. i drive a nissan altima right now which is great for mileage and roomy (nice for caching with my buds). it is no good for anything remotely offroad though. :ph34r:

 

i like the car overall, though.

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I drive a little '00 S-10, and my wife has the '05 Xterra that I would love to get my hands on and rig up for some serious offroading.....But that is like asking for a day off at work, gotta go through the system.

 

I'm contiplating on trading my S-10 in for an older Xterra, very versitle machine they are!!

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01 chevy z71 ext cab 4 dr with the 5.3! lottsa power and all the comforts!! it goes everywhere and looks good doing it!!! lol

Same here...'01 z71 5.3l, when I had to get new tires last year I upgraded to light-truck tires (most trucks come with passenger tires) so I can handle the more rugged terrain without worrying about damaging a tire. Those heated leather seats are a godsend after a winter cache hunt (or winter pheasant/deer hunt for that matter)

 

The truck goes on most planned cache runs, especially if terrain might be iffy, otherwise my '96 honda civic is my daily driver and quick-cache-run vehicle.

 

Thinking about trading the civic in for either a Subaru Outback or a Scion xB. Subaru would be more practical for caching/camping/kayaking/etc....but those Scions are sharp......

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Dodge Dakota - the 4x4 is essential for this area and the mid size cab is perfect side for holding our son and all our caching equipment - plus the campershell on the back keeps the chair protected while travelling in inclement weather.

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Toyota Prius (2nd generation). For a lot of caches I have to park and hike in, but hey, its part of the fun, pollutes very little and uses gas? What gas?

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Jeep

 

 

'nuff said.

But does it say Willys on the tailgate

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Land Rover .... one of the few that use them for what they are meant to do ... get dirty.

 

I would be nice if Land Rover started Land Rover travel bugs like Jeep?

 

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I see I have entered the world of the well to do as far as vehicles go.

I drive a 1974 baby puke yellow Dodge Dart with 450 thousand miles on it....

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A 2005 Gary Fisher Big Sur is my prefered transportation device nowadays.

 

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(or whatever car the rental company have if I am in that mood)

hbrx.

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1998 Buick Regal aka The Cache Mobile.. The ultimate in caching transportation. Leather, electronic seats, premium sound system, electric sun roof, four wheel anti-lock disk brakes, sport suspension, air conditioning...........the works. We make a major modification when converting from winter travel to summer, we flip that little switch from 'heat' to 'cool' and off we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We've even taken the Mobile off-road a couple of times...sweet. :anitongue::unsure::laughing::shocked::laughing:

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1997 Ford Exploder gets me to the easy stuff and a 2005 Bombardier Outlader 400 HO 4X4 for the messy winter stuff.

 

I'm surprised! Nobody else uses a quad for some of these caches?

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I cache by REDNECK WATER TAXI (2005 Xterra)

 

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Pictures taken by Clan_Barron on the GWIII4WD cache tour of the Florida swamp.

 

STILL the greatest day of cachin' I've EVER had.

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2 Choices here too:

2004 Pontiac Grand Am- GT does right well for my in town stuff

2001 Chevy Silvarado 4x4 quad cab for playing in the mud.....

:lol: when dear hubby aint lookin! Haha :lol:

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