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04-30-2004 01:47 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Rotor Imagery

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Clarksville, Tn

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I am thinking about it, a Volvo wagon to get all my stuff to the field. My only motivation for driving something like this is rc aircraft transport.

am I ok?

should I see a doctor?

Am I alone in this?

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04-30-2004 01:52 AM  13 years agoPost 2
wave1200

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suffolk county,n.y

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your fine .i got a truck for this hobby to transport heli's.then again i have been told in the past that i need a check up from the neck up?

sceadu evo 50 ,os 50 raptor v2 50 , os 50 raptor v1 30 , os 32

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04-30-2004 01:53 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Dazzler

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Ohio

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Your not alone, you definetly need to buy something that suits your lifestyle. I just purchased a Dodge Grand Caravan that will work with my hobbies(planes,heli's), and great for getting stuff for the house. Dont get something just because its cool, you'll be sorry when you try to make use of it for your interests.

Daz...

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04-30-2004 02:06 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Hoagie1

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Redmond, WA

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I picked up a volvo too

That's exactly what I did. I bought a 04 volvo V70t wagon after I found my BMW could only hold one fury, and that's with the passenger seat folded down.

Now I can carry my entire fleet and the wife is happy with the car. The only thing I regret was to not look at the Audi wagons as well.

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04-30-2004 02:16 AM  13 years agoPost 5
John Krebs

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Pittsburgh, PA

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I've been thinking about a Volvo also. I'd like a 4WD one with the luggage rack on top. I have a Jimmy now but would like something more car-like. I need something that is good to take skiing and can hold all my heli stuff and some occasional lumber. I miss my 3 Series BMW but it didn't go in the snow and it couldn't hold enough helis.

John

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04-30-2004 02:32 AM  13 years agoPost 6
TerranAce007

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Austin, TX

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Chevy Z71 Colorado, but it wasn't JUST for the hobby...

I don't have a digital camera, but this is it. Same color too

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04-30-2004 02:41 AM  13 years agoPost 7
mojojo

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Shrewsbury Massachusetts

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Yes, bought new toyota Highlander For my wife,,,I mean my heli's

Joe Miller

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04-30-2004 02:42 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Ace Dude

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USA

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Seneca, how do you like the 4 Runner compared to the Grand Cherokee? I'll be in the market for a new SUV (heli hauler) soon and right now the 4 Runner is at the top of my list. I was considering a Tundra and have been going back and fourth between a pickup and a SUV, but think I'm going to go with the SUV....

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04-30-2004 02:50 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Torito

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Laredo, TX

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Buy a Suburban and remove the two rows of back seats and build shelves. That will get you covered.

--------So that's what this switch is for!!!

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04-30-2004 02:53 AM  13 years agoPost 10
helijunkiejoe

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Minnesota

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1 ton turbo diesel pick-up to haul my helis around in... no wait , I guess that was to haul the camper around with. But it works great for the helis also!

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04-30-2004 03:54 AM  13 years agoPost 11
coop

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Bainbridge, NY

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I just bought this Explorer for the helis, got a sweet deal from the orginal owner, (sweet old lady),,,....Coop

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04-30-2004 04:15 AM  13 years agoPost 12
funflyer2006

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CC, Iowa

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I bought a 97 Ford Explorer because first of all i needed a vehicle and it will be useful for my planes and helis. Its a 2-door and its a little smaller than i would like it to be.

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04-30-2004 04:43 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Dahflyboy1

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Orlando, FL

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87 F-150 longbed with topper......its a beauty! 100000 miles, has 200 more left in it! Put a carpet in the back to soak up fuel, rack to hold my stuff......also great for camping! I don't think I'll ever own a car.

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04-30-2004 06:43 AM  13 years agoPost 14
flipped2left

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indianapolis,in.

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You might think me as a cheapskate but maybe i am, i have my friends cart me around in their cars and vans to go fly but i provide drinks and the entertainment. i still have yet to get my trailer hooked up to my 10-speed but then the field is only an 8th of a mile from my house!! ken

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04-30-2004 07:52 AM  13 years agoPost 15
FinnDave

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Kouvola, Finland

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Can't think of any other criteria to base my choice on. I told the guy at the showroom exactly why I needed a bigger car when I got my Subaru.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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04-30-2004 11:32 AM  13 years agoPost 16
EChapkis

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Tampa, FL

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Explorer

Traded my Honda for an Explorer back in 1998. Still have that truck. Now looking to by a new car, but still keeping the truck. 80K miles and running great! (never thought I would say that about a Ford!)

New cars under consideration: (not hobby inspired)

Nissan 350Z Convertible
MB SLK230
Porsche Boxter

Time to put some fun back in the daily drive.

Evan Chapkis Tampa, Florida

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04-30-2004 11:37 AM  13 years agoPost 17
CANUK

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St Laurent Manitoba Canada

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Not a problem I bought a subaru wagon to get everything out to the field

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04-30-2004 01:08 PM  13 years agoPost 18
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Subaru Wagons. Perfect for heli hauling. That's why I bought mine a year ago.

Only yesterday I picked up a new Grand Caravan with those stow-away seats While keeping the Subaru). Only a few minutes to convert from family van to killer Heli Hauler and back again.

If you can't get it to the flying site, why bother to own it!

Dave

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04-30-2004 01:14 PM  13 years agoPost 19
Dazzler

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Ohio

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dkshema

I have the Stow & Go also, its awesome, all seats gone in a minute without even breaking a sweat. I've shown it to all my flying buddies, and they are just amazed how the seats fold into the floor, and for tailgate parties you can't beat it when the 2 rear seats are pointed back.

Daz..

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04-30-2004 02:28 PM  13 years agoPost 20
3DWILLIE

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Huntingtown, Maryland, USA

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Two years ago I bought a PT Cruiser. The salesman was laughing at me when I said that my helicopters had to fit with all the gear or it was no deal. He stopped laughing when I returned with it loaded up for flying.

Thought it was great until last year I gave my wife a Suburban. Now she wants a Caravan with the stow away seats. Go figure.

Bill

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