how many of you have have a seperate vehicle or do you use the daily driver?
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July 13, 2009, 12:32 AM
Gotta Love the Bronco! My first truck was an '87 with the 5.8 V8, auto. Could not beat that tight turning radius! My best highway mpg was like 13 mpg! But gas was only around $1.00 then. Does yours have the 5.0 or 5.8? I sold mine when it had 152,000 on it and was having troublesome transmission problems and starter issues. I'd still love a 95 or 96 version with EFI.
To answer your question, my family's primary hunting vehicle is currently my fathers daily driver, we usually all go together in it. 2007 2500 Dodge Ram 5.9 Cummins 4x4 Quad Cab short bed.
I will be looking at a four door Jeep wrangler in a couple years though, maybe it will have a decent engine in it by then. Or a sweet late model Bronco!
July 13, 2009, 12:32 AM
I've used a Honda Civic as a hunting rig in the past.
Most any vehicle will work for a hunting/fishing/camping rig if you want to make it work badly enough...
July 13, 2009, 12:58 AM
texag its got the 5.0 302 v8 i was actually looking for the 4.9 inline 6 like the one my dad had when i was little but for 3500 its hard to beat the engine was rebuilt last year along with the trany its got 164000 on it which aint bad for a 20 year old truck
true but i had to tow out a guy in a camo escort soo stay away from them lol he had actually welded a mount for a bass seat to the front bumper and just hat in that he kept his hunting dogs in the back seat craziest thing ive ever saw hunting was him stuck in a ditch with a 6 pointer in the trunk and 4 dogs inside
July 13, 2009, 02:36 AM
LOL, I actually had a 7 point in the trunk of mine one time. No dogs though, and no camo lol.
Most areas of the lower 48, a car will get MOST places you need to go. I don't take my Civic up mountain trails out here, however--that's Jeep territory :)
July 13, 2009, 10:01 AM
I used to have a 4x4 Toyota, 82 model. I sold it due to rust. It still ran fine.
Now, I have a 93 Chevy Mk 3 conversion. It's handy for camping at the gate at the WMA before a duck hunt, but it'll get stuck on wet grass, so I have this little 200cc dirt bike for the mud.
I drive a gmc jimmy. it works well enough, but i really preffer a pick up. my problem is i can not afford :banghead: a 4 door pick up. so the suv will have to suffice.:)
July 13, 2009, 10:52 AM
1999 F250 SuperDuty 4x4 and the old Honda Rancher ATV and ramps go in the back for the places that the truck won't manage. a few scars but they're both mechanically sound and tough enough for the work. I still miss my old Jeep.
July 13, 2009, 10:58 AM
I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma. I found I could get into the mountains with it much better than I could one of the full sized trucks plus I get 23mpg's. I've had no problems at high or low elevations and the 4 wheel drive is really good. I would recommend these trucks. They are made in Texas, but do fine in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, and in Arkansas.
I have had an itch to build a trailer like yours to pull my dirt bike behind me on the long trips :D
The strom is good to get in to any dirt road with those tires. I have taken her in to some places a strom should prob not be :o
Since this October I am hunting with the .460V I will use the strom as my primary hunting rig. The 460V fits just dandy in the cases ;)
Love that hog on the Honda!!!:eek:
July 13, 2009, 05:17 PM
In the past I've had a 65 international scout, a 73 scout, 74 chevy 4x4, 77 ford 4x4, 79 ford 4x4 (best truck I ever had), 88 ford 4x4 (piece of junk), 87 toyota 2x (great truck) and a 99 s-10. The toyota was the least trouble and was great on gas. The s-10 has been fine too, but with the little 4 cy. engine it doesn't have much get up and go.
Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 13, 2009, 05:42 PM
When I go out in the garage to get ready to go hunt, it's decisions, decisions, decisions!
2009 Tacoma. I month old today. I killed my 2001 F250. Thats what winter, plowing, and wood in the Northeast will do to a truck.
July 13, 2009, 06:13 PM
OK what is that thing with the V shaped hull?
July 13, 2009, 06:19 PM
That thing has been floating around the intraweb machine for a while now. Some big hunting ranch in Texas employs that as their hunting rig.
July 13, 2009, 06:49 PM
Since this October I am hunting with the .460V I will use the strom as my primary hunting rig. The 460V fits just dandy in the cases
I've got a few motorcycle guns. I hunt a lot with a .30-30 contender, 12" barrel. I bought a 20" Spartan 20 gauge a few years ago for my annual trips to Waco for dove hunting. It breaks apart easily and stores in the bags. I've even ordered a take down recurve bow that could be applicable, although that wasn't my primary motive for ordering that bow. :D
BTW, out in New Mexico, i've heard those mobile shooting platforms referred to with some scorn as "Texas war wagons". LOL Gotta admit, they'd be pretty cool for a handicapped hunter, though. That one, you could use to trim the tree limbs off the power lines with. LOL
July 13, 2009, 07:05 PM
I have had an itch to build a trailer like yours to pull my dirt bike behind me on the long trips
Oh, yeah, $277 at Harbor Freight plus plywood. I need to redo the plywood deck, though. I built it to haul my little race bikes to the track, but works for multiple chores. I consider the Old Wing as my version of a redneck pickup. LOL
Here I am loading up the little TTR I had for a trip home from a public off road riding area with club racing friends in the off season.
July 13, 2009, 11:25 PM
4.0 L 6 cyl
1 1/4" lift
31x10 BFG M/T tires
Rancho RSX shocks
Sweeney game feeder
HD radio & sound bar
6" fender flares
Detroit Tru-Trac lockers
Optional rear bed for deer & pigs! :D
July 14, 2009, 01:32 AM
2000 F-150 V8 Supercab. Love it.
July 14, 2009, 01:45 AM
1992 F-250HD XLT Heavy 3/4 Ton 4x4 351W E4OD.
or the daily driver...
2007 GMC Canyon SLE 3.7L I5 4x4 with a tent that fits in the bed :D