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Ha ha!  Maybe you need to work harder on snow removal maintenance.  Most roads to and from ski places are maintained.  My driveway is flat, but I still have two snowblowers.  Gotta' have a backup just in case!

My neighbor on our shared driveway has a snowblower. I prefer to ski, personally, over a couple of hours of snowblowing just to get out.





Granted I got stuck ^^^^ in 3 feet of compacted wind drift screwing around, but having a ski rig that requires a snowblower to get out on blizzard days sorta defeats the purpose smile.gif

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Ha ha!  Maybe you need to work harder on snow removal maintenance.  Most roads to and from ski places are maintained.  My driveway is flat, but I still have two snowblowers.  Gotta' have a backup just in case!

My neighbor on our shared driveway has a snowblower. I prefer to ski, personally, over a couple of hours of snowblowing just to get out.





Granted I got stuck ^^^^ in 3 feet of compacted wind drift screwing around, but having a ski rig that requires a snowblower to get out on blizzard days sorta defeats the purpose smile.gif


Wow, that be like gnarly.   I get that much form time to time at my house, but I will blow before I go then.  I only have about 200 feet to blow.  Not too bad.  I'll sometimes leave the turn around guest parking area until later!

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16WD; comes with its own avy control.

 

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16WD; comes with its own avy control.

 


Nice, but too long to park at Skyliner!  There is a length limit.

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16WD; comes with its own avy control.

 


That reminds me of those cool North Korean rockets the Times had on the front page yesterday, though not as shiny.

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Originally Posted by lakespapa View Post
 

That reminds me of those cool North Korean rockets the Times had on the front page yesterday, though not as shiny.


Those are what actually gave me the idea!

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You folks do not know how to travel.
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You folks do not know how to travel.

 

Some of us like to think we do...

 

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You folks do not know how to travel.

 

Some of us like to think we do...

 


Several of these haul folks from Mt. Bachelor to Elk Lake all winter long.  Cool to see them.

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Several of these haul folks from Mt. Bachelor to Elk Lake all winter long.  Cool to see them.

I'd be surprised at that. Although it looks similar from the angle shown, this is not a Tucker Sno-cat. I think it's a vintage Dodge Power Wagon equipped with a track conversion replacing wheels and tires (Mattracks, for example, although there are several others on the market, too).

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I'd be surprised at that. Although it looks similar from the angle shown, this is not a Tucker Sno-cat. I think it's a vintage Dodge Power Wagon equipped with a track conversion replacing wheels and tires (Mattracks, for example, although there are several others on the market, too).


I'm not sure why you said you'd be surprised at that. If you were doubting Jacques' veracity, I'll confirm that Elk Lake Lodge does indeed use tracked vehicles.

 

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Several of these haul folks from Mt. Bachelor to Elk Lake all winter long.  Cool to see them.

I'd be surprised at that. Although it looks similar from the angle shown, this is not a Tucker Sno-cat. I think it's a vintage Dodge Power Wagon equipped with a track conversion replacing wheels and tires (Mattracks, for example, although there are several others on the market, too).


Yes, scroll down on this page to see a few of them.   http://elklakeresort.net/activities/snowcat/

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I'd be surprised at that. Although it looks similar from the angle shown, this is not a Tucker Sno-cat. I think it's a vintage Dodge Power Wagon equipped with a track conversion replacing wheels and tires (Mattracks, for example, although there are several others on the market, too).


I'm not sure why you said you'd be surprised at that. If you were doubting Jacques' veracity, I'll confirm that Elk Lake Lodge does indeed use tracked vehicles.

 


Hmm, I failed to get an image.  Nice.  Maybe I try again.

 

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I'd be surprised at that. Although it looks similar from the angle shown, this is not a Tucker Sno-cat. I think it's a vintage Dodge Power Wagon equipped with a track conversion replacing wheels and tires (Mattracks, for example, although there are several others on the market, too).


I'm not sure why you said you'd be surprised at that. If you were doubting Jacques' veracity, I'll confirm that Elk Lake Lodge does indeed use tracked vehicles.

I'm sorry. I thought Jacques meant they were using the same make and model as the vehicle shown. The use of old Dodge Power Wagons seemed unlikely. Newer tracked Suburbans - certainly.

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I'd be surprised at that. Although it looks similar from the angle shown, this is not a Tucker Sno-cat. I think it's a vintage Dodge Power Wagon equipped with a track conversion replacing wheels and tires (Mattracks, for example, although there are several others on the market, too).


I'm not sure why you said you'd be surprised at that. If you were doubting Jacques' veracity, I'll confirm that Elk Lake Lodge does indeed use tracked vehicles.

I'm sorry. I thought Jacques meant they were using the same make and model as the vehicle shown. The use of old Dodge Power Wagons seemed unlikely. Newer tracked Suburbans - certainly.

It's all good Cooley.  I wish I could get a larger photo of the Jeep though.  Best viewed from their website link.  Take care man.

 

Wait.......let me try again for fun.

Victory!

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Mercedes new Nissan based pickup.

 

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Mercedes new Nissan based pickup.

 

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http://i2.wp.com/mbworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Mercedes-Benz-X-Class-MBWorld-8.jpg

 

Mercedes is known for quality and luxury while Nissan trucks are known for a lack of reliability. Doesn't seem like a good fit to me.

 

Doesn't Mercedes have some sort of lorry that they could base a pickup on?

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Mercedes is known for quality and luxury while Nissan trucks are known for a lack of reliability. Doesn't seem like a good fit to me.

Doesn't Mercedes have some sort of lorry that they could base a pickup on?

Nissan has a good rep for its stuff that doesn't get sold in North America. I imagine the basic frame/body with Mercedes drivetrain, fit, and finish could be pretty decent, assuming there is any real purpose to daily driving a pickup in the first place.

But Toyota owns that market with the Tacoma and there is room for some competition.
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We've added to the stable. '04 Limited. Pretty stoked - feels like a perfect ski rig for a big family.



Mods so far are to replace the front struts with Bilstein 5100 height adjustable and raising the front 1.5" to level to the rear, heavier duty rear coils and shocks on the way, 1.25" wheel spacers to widen the stance.

Some 33" tires maybe in the future and this princess will have a bit of punch. So freaking smooth and just eats up the miles.

The Cruiser will still roll on me days biggrin.gif

Well, had to upgrade the rear coils for proper load carrying, no options except for Cruiser coils and lowest possible lift in the rear was 2", so now the front Bilstein 5100's are at the top notch for a 2.5" lift to match.

Wife said her tires looked like training wheels post lift so we've added some winter rated Falken AT3W in a 34x11 size.

About time to load the rooftop box back up and we've got a perfect nay ski rig. She's dialed on a bit of lift and some proper tires - much nicer than stock with the upgraded suspension.

It has 2wd, all wheel drive, four wheel drive, with both AWD and 4WD (locked center diff) available in low range. No wonder there are so many of these still chewing up the miles around here.

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Nissan has a good rep for its stuff that doesn't get sold in North America. I imagine the basic frame/body with Mercedes drivetrain, fit, and finish could be pretty decent, assuming there is any real purpose to daily driving a pickup in the first place.

But Toyota owns that market with the Tacoma and there is room for some competition.

 

I resemble that first remark although most of my daily driving is for work. And yes, we do own it. 

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I resemble that first remark although most of my daily driving is for work. And yes, we do own it. 

I mostly meant that in terms of a Mercedes pickup. Toyota has the Tacoma so nailed that its hard to see what room is around the edges - sort of like Jeep and the Wrangler. Just a sign of low gas prices I suppose...
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​Never has gotten stuck, even in 36" of fresh, West Virginia cement. I've blown past stuck subies and jeeps, nothin' stops the Volvo. Throw the boards/skis on the rack and I put a queen size mattress in the inside and its a wrap!

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Just bought this for my son to drive. It's the 3rd one I've owned.  It'll go anywhere, not very fast but it will go anywhere even if it does it slowly

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Just bought this for my son to drive. It's the 3rd one I've owned.  It'll go anywhere, not very fast but it will go anywhere even if it does it slowly

 

That's cute. How's the soft top when it's cold out?

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​Never has gotten stuck, even in 36" of fresh, West Virginia cement. I've blown past stuck subies and jeeps, nothin' stops the Volvo. Throw the boards/skis on the rack and I put a queen size mattress in the inside and its a wrap!

 

A vehicle that can drive on an unplowed road when the snow is 36" deep (deeper than the wheel wells) and not get stuck could only be driven by the best skier on the mountain.:bs:

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That's cute. How's the soft top when it's cold out?

LOL it's not crazy comfortable but it's warm enough with the heater that you do't have to drive all bundled up.  To put it mildly it's lacking in the creature comforts and I'm also going to have to put proper tires on it.  The previous owner had all season car radials on it.  My son will want something with more aggressive tread.

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LOL it's not crazy comfortable but it's warm enough with the heater that you do't have to drive all bundled up.  To put it mildly it's lacking in the creature comforts and I'm also going to have to put proper tires on it.  The previous owner had all season car radials on it.  My son will want something with more aggressive tread.

The heat is pretty spectacular in wranglers isnt it. I have to remember not to bundle up too much otherwise i melt, The stock tires that came with mine were not very spectacular. So I replaced them with some aggressive treaded Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs and holy crap do these things grab. Plus I can park next another jeep and feel good about how my tires look smile.gif
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Just bought this for my son to drive. It's the 3rd one I've owned.  It'll go anywhere, not very fast but it will go anywhere even if it does it slowly

 

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The heat is pretty spectacular in wranglers isnt it. 

For the record this isn't a Jeep Wrangler. Maybe a Suzuki?

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