Suggest comfortable sleeping vehicles

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  1. Movendi

    Movendi Techno-süchtige

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    Looking to get a vehicle in Vancouver, BC that is reliable, can do some semi-offroading, room for a 6ft guy to sleep comfortably, decent MPG, under $10k, room for other storage. Good for this snow season.

    Minivan would be comfortable but not sure how it can fare in offroad trails.

    4wd might be better but maybe not so good for long road trips, which i'm intending to do.

    So far 4runner, subaru outback/forester, rav4 look like likely options but i'd like to hear the experiences you guys.

    I plan on checking out national parks, do kayaking, camping, roadtrips, snowboarding, and general outdoor stuff. I will also have my gf come with me for a month so i'll most likely have to get a seperate tent for that leg of the journey, unless the vehicle can fit 2 people to sleep?

    I'm planning on using it and selling it by the end of this summer.
     
  2. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevy Tahoe/Suburban, either one would work fine for what you need, and you should be able to sleep 2 people in the Tahoe/'burban, it's wide enough.

    Other option would be a pickup with an 8' bed and topper, then throw an air mattress in it.
     
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    He said reliable, and you're suggesting a Toyota? :rofl:
     
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    delica's are a dime a dozen in vancouver too
     
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    arent those just FWD vans?
     
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    grand cherokee
     
  11. IslanderOffRoad

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    Why sleeping in the car?

    I've done it many times but find a tent to be much more comfortable assuming the conditions are good. Plus, if you're wheeling, it means you have to "clean up" the vehicle from sleeping and get it ready to go wheel for the day.
     
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    i slept in my cherokee when i went to oregon for loghouse building school, basically a sheet of plywood at the level of the window bottoms supported by 2x6's and all my stuff was stored under it, worked perfecto.
     
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    yes, cause everyone should make decisions based on media hype :ugh:
     
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    How about making decisions based on reality? That Toyotas are severely overrated and underdelivering.
     
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    FJ60's series toyota's are some of the most reliable on the planet..........
     
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    Go high-class and get a Rangie.
     
  17. mkashew

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    I have two friends and both their families swear by Toyota

    Landcruisers, 4 different Camrys, FJ Cruiser, 4Runners, GS350

    Not a single one has had mechanical problems

    That's reality

    I also don't even like Toyota, I'm a Ford and Honda guy
     
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    :eek3: had no idea
     
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    so because the brand new ones have problems they all do? :rolleyes:

    only problem with the trucks = frame rust
     
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    Chevrolet Astro/GMC Safari AWD. Minivan on a truck frame. Make sure the tranny is good and you would have plenty of money left over to get better tires and an inch or two of lift for the trails. Plenty of sleeping room.

    You should be able to pick up a 2002-2004 one for under $6k.
     
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    I drive a Chevy G20 and we've had 3 of us sleeping in there no problem.
     
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    Whoa, that's amazing!

    No, not that there are two families that swear by Toyota's, Im surprised you have two friends.
     

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