« on: April 05, 2020, 10:39:04 PM »
I posted this in the hunting forum but thought there might be more foot traffic here.
At the public hunting areas my Honda Odyssey has been ok so far since you can just park on the street near the trailhead and walk in.
I may be able to hunt on a large private property so I’m considering a vehicle with more clearance, 4wd and low gearing
My daughter has/had an awd crv but I think it is only for wet (or snowy) pavement. We had it changed to 2wd because the awd was not syncing on low speed turns. I could fix the syncing and restore it to awd
I’ve been looking at used Tacomas, tundras, 4Runners, frontiers, ridgelines. I don’t buy american, maybe when isis starts using them.
Frontier - Nissan. I’ve owned Nissans.... their okay but I have no love for them. I bought them used because they dropped in price quickly due to low demand and nobody steals a Nissan
Toyota - everyone and isis swear by them
Tacoma - high price. Everyone wants one
Tundra - lower pricing than a Tacoma. Too big for some. Low gas mileage. For me, it would basically be only for hunting and kokohead....so 2-3 times a month.
4Runner 4wd - if I didn’t have pet dogs that I want to take riding. This would be a serious contender. Similar for Toyota Sequoia and Honda Pilot....Not sure if they even have 4wd with low gearing
Ridgeline - unit body so rides like a car. Sweet! I hate the stiff ride of a typical truck. But even if I can find a 4wd model, I don’t think they have low gears in 4 wd
For those that bring vehicles into hunting areas, what are your needs and wants?
4wd with low gearing a must?
Would an awd vehicle like a forester or crv do?
Is a 2wd truck enough?
I’ve twice been with my dad (when I was a kid) in a muddy/sandy areas with a 2wd...had to do the bounce on the tail to get it out. I think a 4wd with lo gearing would have made it a little easier....idk I was a kid.
If 4wd with low gearing is needed, I’m leaning to a tundra because it is cheaper than a Tacoma and gas shouldn’t be that big of an issue since it is only for the weekends.
If people think a 2wd truck is adequate, I’m leaning to a Ridgeline for the smoother/softer ride
Thanks in advance!
(I’ve been thinking about getting a truck for my dogs for a bit. The hunting part just changes the features)