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Best vehicle for kitesurfing?

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Created by Alysum 7 months ago, 27 Apr 2019
Phoney
NSW, 442 posts
31 May 2019 2:26PM
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Not my vehicle but you get the picture. Pardon the pun.

Capable on the beach, comfortable on the highway. Rear seats fold down flat for gear.

Oh and I have dual battery setup + 50L removable fridge in the back to keep food and beverages cool.






Although like all vehicles it sucks in Sydney traffic. It sits in the driveway from Mon-Fri and the motorbike comes out.

eppo
WA, 7365 posts
31 May 2019 12:41PM
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Couldn't wait to throw all my wet and sandy gear in there.

Phoney
NSW, 442 posts
31 May 2019 3:06PM
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Boards get washed down, wet & sandy gear goes into a tub. Voila!

Agent000
131 posts
31 May 2019 3:10PM
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^that disco looks bogged af to me?

eppo
WA, 7365 posts
31 May 2019 5:22PM
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Phoney said..
Boards get washed down, wet & sandy gear goes into a tub. Voila!


Washed down. That would be a nice luxury

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 324 posts
31 May 2019 5:43PM
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eppo said..

Phoney said..
Boards get washed down, wet & sandy gear goes into a tub. Voila!



Washed down. That would be a nice luxury


City Kiter's lol.

Peahi
VIC, 1112 posts
31 May 2019 8:59PM
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Sauce said..
For under 12k you can buy a subaru forester.. 2010 and newer.. 2.5l boxer engine and constant awd.

I had one, put 180k on it.. Never failed me once. Fit everything in the back and roof.. good fuel economy and reasonably capable on sand.

Overtaking at 110km plus is a little slow but the turbo model goes pretty hard.

But. Most practical car I have ever owned.


+1 for subes, had XT foresters for 15+ years, turbos only. bit heavy on juice being constant awd but goes like clappers, just big enough for 3 kids, wife is driving it now also loves it.

Don't know about parts being expensive as hardly anything ever needs replacing or fixing, just service every 6 months. Most reliable cars I've ever owned.

When I took it on a 4wd course was told it was closest thing to a 4wd with car feel, not that I want to go 4wd, but would want to get out of sand.

Phoney
NSW, 442 posts
1 Jun 2019 12:18PM
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eppo said..



Washed down. That would be a nice luxury





What, do you live in the desert or something?

eppo
WA, 7365 posts
1 Jun 2019 1:26PM
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Phoney said..

eppo said..




Washed down. That would be a nice luxury






What, do you live in the desert or something?


Most the places I go don't have showers or water. Nor could I be bothered.

Chris_M
1852 posts
4 Jun 2019 6:21PM
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The Tesla off roader could be ok, so long as there's space in the back to chuck the boards.





Gateman
QLD, 300 posts
4 Jun 2019 8:52PM
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There's a few companies promising electric AWD or 4WD coming soon. Will be very interesting to read the reviews, see real world results of "fuel cell" versus "rechargeable" etc.
Mat this stage it looks like rechargeable would suit the urban lifestyle but fuel cell would suit the adventurer ..... when you start looking at the environmental impact of recycling old batteries, who is to say which is better for the environment?

Alysum
NSW, 374 posts
5 Jun 2019 8:22AM
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And what produces electricity/pollutes for charging those batteries....

Alysum
NSW, 374 posts
5 Jun 2019 11:45AM
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Ironically after considering a small van and pickup, I'm back to my initial idea of going for the Outback.

Living in Sydney east makes a pickup truck parking difficult. Notice how all the people who have a pickup here live in WA? The likehood of ever going off-road and on the beach is very low. Plus high fuel consumption and diesel.

The Outback is actually a very nice comfortablyle and equipped car with all the cameras, pin lock etc... And is capable of some off road. I can stack up all my surfboards vertically with the back seats down. The only downside is it will still get all sandy inside...

Chris_M
1852 posts
5 Jun 2019 10:10AM
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Alysum said..
And what produces electricity/pollutes for charging those batteries....


This Wikipedia page helps you to compare the efficiency of electric vehicles vs internal combustion vehicles. It's made pretty clear, but beware, there's numbers, letters, and science for you to try and understand.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_car_energy_efficiency

Plummet
4612 posts
5 Jun 2019 12:46PM
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Alysum said..
Ironically after considering a small van and pickup, I'm back to my initial idea of going for the Outback.

Living in Sydney east makes a pickup truck parking difficult. Notice how all the people who have a pickup here live in WA? The likehood of ever going off-road and on the beach is very low. Plus high fuel consumption and diesel.

The Outback is actually a very nice comfortablyle and equipped car with all the cameras, pin lock etc... And is capable of some off road. I can stack up all my surfboards vertically with the back seats down. The only downside is it will still get all sandy inside...


Cool, go for the outback then. Only you can decide what's best for you.

theDoctor
NSW, 4891 posts
5 Jun 2019 7:42PM
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I think Alanis Morissette should sing a song about people in the eastern suburbs of Sydney driving a car called an outback because it's more suited to city driving and people out west avoiding them cause they're useless for just about everything except being an inner city toss pot

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
6 Jun 2019 7:09AM
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Anyone who said anything other then a van is comedian

RAL INN
VIC, 2772 posts
6 Jun 2019 9:09AM
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A few years ago on a cooper pedi trip
the most populous 2WD car on onnadatta track was Mitsubishi Magna. And also maybe more than any one make of 4WD

Phoney
NSW, 442 posts
6 Jun 2019 9:27AM
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coober pedy is the next kiting destination hot spot.

Plummet
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6 Jun 2019 1:38PM
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theDoctor said..

I think Alanis Morissette should sing a song about people in the eastern suburbs of Sydney driving a car called an outback because it's more suited to city driving and people out west avoiding them cause they're useless for just about everything except being an inner city toss pot


Meanwhile in the Doctors surgery.




RAL INN
VIC, 2772 posts
6 Jun 2019 5:38PM
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Phoney said..
coober pedy is the next kiting destination hot spot.

Don't laugh, had kite gear on board and sussed out a lake near William creek but the walk out through mud to water was not worth it for the wind. And Flies. And Snakes.

Gazuki
WA, 1016 posts
6 Jun 2019 3:53PM
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Plummet said..


Meanwhile in the Doctors surgery.





So you enjoyed your last appointment?

Plummet
4612 posts
6 Jun 2019 3:59PM
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Gazuki said..

Plummet said..


Meanwhile in the Doctors surgery.





So you enjoyed your last appointment?


Then when the Doctor said during the prostate exam "look no hands" I became very worried.

Surfer62
VIC, 1294 posts
6 Jun 2019 6:25PM
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On my 2nd MQ gxl triton, went for tray and added aluminium canopy, awesome for storage and 100% access to stuff.

1st MQ triton was gxl tub ute with ARB canopy, useless for storage and crap access. Did 11000ks last year towing camper trailer thru SA, NT, WA, never missed a beat, stock gxl with BFG ATs and snorkel. Good fuel economy. After trip decided to change to tray and canopy.

Hold their value well too, paid $26500 for it with 40,000 ks on clock in as new condition and sold it 18 mths later with 84,000 ks on clock for $26500 ! Out of pocket $500 for the snorkel.

Well built, solid as, just before I sold it I got rear ended at about 60 kph, dented tub tailgate and bumper, didn't even break the tailgate glass other car was written off and driver to hospital, drove mine home with a bit of whiplash.



Current setup ^

Plummet
4612 posts
6 Jun 2019 5:11PM
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Surfer62 said..
On my 2nd MQ gxl triton, went for tray and added aluminium canopy, awesome for storage and 100% access to stuff.

1st MQ triton was gxl tub ute with ARB canopy, useless for storage and crap access. Did 11000ks last year towing camper trailer thru SA, NT, WA, never missed a beat, stock gxl with BFG TAs and snorkel. Good fuel economy. After trip decided to change to tray and canopy.

Hold their value well too, paid $26500 for it with 40,000 ks on clock in as new condition and sold it 18 mths later with 84,000 ks on clock for $26500 ! Out of pocket $500 for the snorkel.

Well built, solid as, just before I sold it I got rear ended at about 60 kph, dented tub tailgate and bumper, didn't even break the tailgate glass other car was written off and driver to hospital, drove mine home with a bit of whiplash.



Current setup ^


Nice set up man. Love it

eddiemorgs
NT, 363 posts
6 Jun 2019 8:53PM
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Surfer62 said..
On my 2nd MQ gxl triton, went for tray and added aluminium canopy, awesome for storage and 100% access to stuff.

1st MQ triton was gxl tub ute with ARB canopy, useless for storage and crap access. Did 11000ks last year towing camper trailer thru SA, NT, WA, never missed a beat, stock gxl with BFG ATs and snorkel. Good fuel economy. After trip decided to change to tray and canopy.

Hold their value well too, paid $26500 for it with 40,000 ks on clock in as new condition and sold it 18 mths later with 84,000 ks on clock for $26500 ! Out of pocket $500 for the snorkel.

Well built, solid as, just before I sold it I got rear ended at about 60 kph, dented tub tailgate and bumper, didn't even break the tailgate glass other car was written off and driver to hospital, drove mine home with a bit of whiplash.



Current setup ^


Travel by yourself then Col ...?

DutchRooster
NSW, 316 posts
6 Jun 2019 11:01PM
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Bought an FJ second hand.
Upsides: good engine, drives well, gets me anywhere, plenty of room for gear. I hang 2 surfboards off the roof inside, permanently. Never miss a chance to surf or kite.
Downside: not great to sleep in, high fuel consumption.
But many smiles per mile. Love it.


PS The dog's alright, too.

FormulaNova
NSW, 9659 posts
7 Jun 2019 8:17AM
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RAL INN said..
A few years ago on a cooper pedi trip
the most populous 2WD car on onnadatta track was Mitsubishi Magna. And also maybe more than any one make of 4WD


Is this because Magnas had reached the 'cheapest vehicle still registered' category or because they were reliable? I have noticed a lot of obviously worn out Magnas still making their way around, but I reasoned it as being that the people driving them had no other financial option as they were cheaper even than falcons and commodores.

eppo
WA, 7365 posts
7 Jun 2019 6:37AM
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Surfer62 said..
On my 2nd MQ gxl triton, went for tray and added aluminium canopy, awesome for storage and 100% access to stuff.

1st MQ triton was gxl tub ute with ARB canopy, useless for storage and crap access. Did 11000ks last year towing camper trailer thru SA, NT, WA, never missed a beat, stock gxl with BFG ATs and snorkel. Good fuel economy. After trip decided to change to tray and canopy.

Hold their value well too, paid $26500 for it with 40,000 ks on clock in as new condition and sold it 18 mths later with 84,000 ks on clock for $26500 ! Out of pocket $500 for the snorkel.

Well built, solid as, just before I sold it I got rear ended at about 60 kph, dented tub tailgate and bumper, didn't even break the tailgate glass other car was written off and driver to hospital, drove mine home with a bit of whiplash.



Current setup ^


Me likes. ??

Alysum
NSW, 374 posts
7 Jun 2019 8:42AM
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The awkward moment when you found out that the Outback is actually wider than a Triton.... But Triton MUCH longer



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