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swchandler



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I see it, only two problems with the Toyota pickup. Security is a big issue, and one needs to load and unload equipment every time you hit the beach. Also, you must have a garage too to store everything.
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only see ONE problem with a Toyota pickup: It was made by the parent company.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/21/toyota-sudden-acceleration-tin-whiskers_n_1221076.html

you could read for hours the Toyota acceleration issue which NASA investigated, and Toyota maintains that floor mats and drivers applying the accelerator instead of brake petal were too blame. I don't believe all I read and the US media had a field day with this. Toyota adds on TV all now warm and fuzzy


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rlemmens



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could get an audi or diesel vw wagon. I personally like diesel pick up trucks. Check out the new dodge rams, they're great. i already have 53k on mine that I bought new 14 months ago and haven't had a single problem. I guess it depends on your budget and style but you can really make most vehicles windsurfing cars.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rlemmens wrote:
You could get an audi ....

Ah, yes ... the original unintended acceleration offender.

OTOH, notice that most cases of unintended acceleration happen to people who are OLD ... even by my standards.
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B737



Joined: 27 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, i do trust that no one will steal all my $hit when im out sailing. yes i do unload it and keep all my stuff in the garage and use the truck for the rest of my life when im not sailing 2 or 3 times a week. will take about 5-10 minutes to load all stuff and leave. or i can park it fully loaded and still fit it in the garage.

no it has not driven me into a wall yet its been very dependable. (unlike my former 2007 Ford Ranger)

if the OP wants full security a bed capper would do the trick.

no doubt a van is the ultimate sailing vehicle but the pick up offers 4x4, a smooth ride, good economy, and versatility to commute to work, and tackle long distance drives in comfort, all without looking like a creeper when picking up your date Smile i kid. i kid...

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