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I have three options, depending on the need.

For most civilized terrain I have a 94 Dodge Grand caravan.

For off road general use I have a 94 Jeep Cherokee. ( decent gas mileage )

When it could be really really bad , I have a 1984 Ford Bronco but at 8-10 mpg

(sometimes even as low as 6 mpg) and gas prices being what they are it doesn't get out much at all.

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Gocaching has been the bane of having a geocaching rig.

 

I bought a 75 GMC Jimmy to fix up. Then I found geocaching and spent all my money on that. The Jimmy needed too much work to cache in so I bought a 92 Ford Bronco, Then someone gave me an 85 GMC Jimmy Diesel which didn't run.

 

The Bronco needs work, The 75 is dead and the 85 is at the University being used as fodder for the VoTech Diesel Program and I'm looking at Land Cruisers...which sell for more than the dead and broken things would if they were nice and running are worth.

 

So I drive my Corolla.

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I had this nice 96 Mazda 626 LX with a V6 and a 5 speed. It also had low profile tires which made it a really challenging off road vehicle. I say had because earlier this summer my son (who I am thinking about dismembering) totalled it. I am now driving his 92 Honda Accord with 260,000 miles on it. It has some interesting features such as windows that don't roll down and a clutch that needed replacing. :lol:

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We have a few options. When it's the whole family, it's a 2005 Honda Odessey. Lots of room for everyone and easy in & out for when we get to the cache sites. When it's just me, it's a 1993 BMW R100GS. Not the easiest motorcycle to look at, but it gets me everywhere I want to go, in all kinds of terrain and weather. It doubles as my avitar. Mount the GPSr on the handlebar and I'm off & running. Thirty to thirty-five MPG for a 13 year-old bike (with a 30 year-old engine design) isn't to bad either. We also have a 1986 Nissan King Cab 4x4, just in case.

 

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Keep on Caching - Kewaneh

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My Subaru Legacy Sedan has been a great cache-mobile. Although I'm looking at adding a 06 Pontiac GTO. Maybe those 400 horses under the hood will get me a couple of FTF?

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Finally figured out how to post a picture of my cute little geocache car, "Geo".

That's not me but my grandson, and no, we're not stuck, just slowed down a little.

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We drive a nice midsize sedan. A silver 05 Chevy Malibu. It has a GEO bumper sticker. The windshield has a plastic clip on the inside drivers side for holding our "This vehicle is not abandoned. The owner is just Geocaching." card. We have also customized the inside with two handmade GPS holders.

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The Car

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Tom's Mark I Holder

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Donna's Mark II Holder

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Tom's is on the left. He slides it down next to the window. Donna's is on the right. She sits hers in the groove of the window.

The hiking staffs go in the back seat (the staffs are a whole other story. Tom made those too).

 

Donna of The HPC

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For most of the caches we look for our basic transportation is my husband's Harley Davidson 2004 Heritage Softtail. It's great on gas mileage, get us to where we need to go, can turn around in a smaller area than the truck when we're not on the correct street in a strange area, and is just plan fun. The other vehicle is a 1997 F150. It's reliable and gets us there but not as much fun as the bike. I will admit it's much warmer though expecially in the winter.

 

terri

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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. :lol:

Driving my 1st Jeep Grand Cherokee (2003). I love it.

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During the warmer time of the year, I'm on my 2003 Suzuki SV650S, winter time, I'm in my '95 Mazda MX3... looking at getting a dual sport bike so that I can do more off road caches without having to hitch a ride with someone.

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We use Victory's 2005 4X4 Jeep Liberty Renegade. You can see a pic of it in our gallery! Roomy, comfy, dependable and we have yet to get stuck! Can't ask for more than that in a caching car!

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My cache mobil and also my personal TB is this ´90 Jeep Cherokee.

Booya! Nice ride!

 

Here's my 2000 Jeep Cherokee, currently at 95,000 miles.

 

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And here it is on the way to the Offroad Adventure Cache.

 

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Here's a video clip of it in shake & bake mode.

 

My alternate cachemobile is my Giant Rincon SE with handlebar-mounted Garmin eTrex.

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Don't Dodge it, RAM it!!! <_< (Ram 1500 that is).

 

Then again, when we aren't gettin off the long black hard thing with yellow and white stripes on it, we take the Nissan Quest (my wife's, I swear!!! <_< )

 

The Hall Clan

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Since my primary drive is a '97 Gas Sucking Suburban, I try to incorporate caches into other trips. When it warms up again, I'll get my '47 Plymouth Convertible out for some caching. Since it's also something of a gas guzzler, I don't see doing a LOT of trips that aren't on the way to somewhere I'm already going. :(

 

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JohnTee

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White Explorer. The most important accessory is the outrageous layers of dog mouth schmooze flowing windward from the back passenger windows. Creates a protective coating, inside and out. I no longer need to wax, because nothing can penetrate this stuff...

 

Best Explorer story: We did drive thru a fallow farm field :(, up a pretty good hill, to what we thought was a cache access point. Driving through weeds as tall as the roof. :P Parking adjacent to barbed wire, we then have to scramble down a rock hillside to get to GZ, near a creek. Exhausting return up.

 

On the way home, after a discouraging DNF, we drive past the asphalt parking lot and trail that followed the stream; an easy, picturesque hike to GZ? It made the return find that much sweeter.

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My Ride to the Cache is my Real life Yellow JEEP Travel Bug.

 

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A 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport (The mud is from a DNF outting)

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98 Dodge Dakota club cab 4x4. It is a daily driver as well as hauling around Boy Scouts at least once a month on camping trips. I have a topper on it to keep all the scouts stuff dry and secure.

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i usually use my 1998 honda CRV. it has just enough 4wd to get me through the mud and snow. i just hit 100,000 miles today geocaching.

 

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my mom was looking at SUVs this summer. i made her look at jeep libertys and NISSAN XTERRAs. the nissan was a beast, but she thought it was too much of a mans car. ;)

the liberty didn't come in a standard transmission 4WD (!!!!)

she ended up getting a bmw x3, which is supposed to be great in the snow, but its not something i would dare bring out in the mud. regardless, that thing can MOVE on the asphalt.

 

ben

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I have a 2003 Honda Civic Si. Not so good for offroad, but the 32mpg is ggrreeaatt!! Of course I've driven it into places I never would have before I got into this addiction, uhum, hobby. <_<

 

Steve

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Well for right now its my '05 Ford Escape, but come this summer, i am buying my dad's 1982 yamaha 550 maxium motorcycle, so then it will be my second geomoblie... I can't wait til i get it!

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C'mon you guys! OK, I'll give ya' the jeeps. But I'll take my 2000 Explorer, on-demand 4WD any day! Bought it used, so I didn't have to worry about that first scratch! Goes A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E, and almost has! ;)

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Depending on the terrain, I will use either a '97 Expidition or a '05 Grand Caravan. It also depends on how much of the family is going and weither or not we have some of my kids friends with us. We can fit 9 in the expidition and 7 in the van.

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I drive a jacked-up 1973 El Camino with side pipes and a blower. :unsure:

Kidden It depends where I am going. Of road I take the trail blazer, onroad the trail blazer. Either way my wife thinks I am NUTS!!!!!!!!

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The main mode of transportation is a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee which is partially pictured here, along with the other 2/3'rds of Team LPD, my wife Diane and our GSD Nikki.

 

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A secondary mode of tranportation would be a 1991 Nissan pick up, no pic available at this time.

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I don't think I've seen anyone with my answer yet, so here it goes.

 

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The Skytrain and the Loser Cruiser. Makes it a pain in the butt to cache, but it's cheap and gets me there.

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My Chevy Avalanche Z71 does it for me, with a Dutchmen Travel Trailer for those geocaching vacations!

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But I'm looking into a new GMC crew cab w/Duramax diesel. Anyone with firsthand experience with one let me know your impression. :)

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My Ride to the Cache is my Real life Yellow JEEP Travel Bug.

 

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A 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport (The mud is from a DNF outting)

Too bad your Jeep is not a YJ, then your acronym would be right on :)

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So far we have just used out 2005 4wd Trailblazer, and the 1999 F-150. But I am looking forward to using our new amphibious 6x6

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Anybody know of any good offroad related caches?

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A 2001 Explorer Sport 4X4....only had to use the extra X2 twice, but believe me, I would've been in deep doo and hollering for a tow truck with a LOOOONG winch cable if I was still in my Plymouth Breeze. Uck. :)

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My cache mobile is looking pretty crappy compared to all these fancy 4WDs.. Don't come to much rough terrain in Indiana though. Hiking trails can get rough, but the roads to them are generally just full of potholes. Lots and lots of potholes.

 

Heres a pic at a cemetery cache in East Central Indiana.

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00' Ford Contour

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I know Ill get laughed at when I post this:

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Its my wife's 2001 Chevy Tracker. We also have a 1999 Jeep Cheerokee, but the Tracker is 4WD, so we use it.

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I try to use the Blue Bomb whenever possible. It is a gas sucking 1972/1974/1979 (depending on what part you go by) F100 with a built 302:

 

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It has actually been white since I painted it a year and a half ago, though...

 

When 4wd is required I use my gas sucking 1994 Suburban K1500. It actually gets better gas mileage than the Bomb, but still lousy.

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Giant Sedona SE for getting to those rails-to-trails caches.

Suzuki Savage 650 for getting to urban caches on a sunny day.

Nissan Altima SE-R for getting to urban caches on rainy or cold days.

Dodge Durango SLT for getting to those woodsy, remote caches pretty much any day.

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Most of the time it's my 2000 special edition Miata (which I made even more special by having a turbo put into it). Top down whenever possible.

 

Rear-wheel drive on forest tracks is just part of the fun. And I get almost 35 miles to the US gallon.

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