Brainstorming my next rig. How to fit 4 mountain bikes inside a 4x4.

Tonkaman

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Taylorsville
The guy that owns it actually wanted to trade me his tundra for my van.
I think that one would be even tougher to load kids in.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been secretly praying that you would buy a sprinter van. That way you could post a detailed build process, research all pros and cons for the hardware, then sell it to me for cheap a year later!
 

nnnnnate

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WVC, UT
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been secretly praying that you would buy a sprinter van. That way you could post a detailed build process, research all pros and cons for the hardware, then sell it to me for cheap a year later!
If you want sprinter van build this is the only acceptable build to model after. Enjoy. (Kyle Toth is a woodworking wizard!)
 

Gravy

Edd China of Dirtbikes
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I rode in my buddy's 2017 transit tall roof yesterday for a few hours. I'm sold SO on them.

I'm sure the tow rating is based on the lighter rear leaves and 3.31 gears. Air bags and 1 ton package (3.73 gears) would make it a tow monster.
It is no joke a fast machine. It would spin tires at the light and 85mph yeilded us 15.5 mpg full of bikes and gear on some larger than stock bfg ATs
His was full loaded: leather heated seat etc etc. $40k out the door.

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sixstringsteve

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UT
They also have reduced air flow, and the engines in the van can't cool as well. The unibody construction might lower the tow rating as well. They're extremely fast.
 

sixstringsteve

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Location
UT
I test drove a 2018 cement grey 4x4 sr5 here in ohio, and I think I'm going ro bring it home tomorrow. We'll see.

It has 8 miles on it. All put on by me. Pretty cool.

I just need to decide if it has the stereo/nav/safety features I want.

Anyone familiar with the entune audio plus with the navigation app?

I think the only safety features it doesnt have are the backup sensors, cross traffic alert, and illuminated turn signals.
 
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sixstringsteve

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UT
Dang, reading about this audio/nav system, and it sounds awful. If I'm paying new, I'm going to want a navigation that works and doesnt require me to download an app to my phone and pair it over bluetooth
 

Caleb

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Riverton
I’ve had entune in my trucks and currently have it in my wife’s 4Runner. Never use it. If you’ve got a smart phone, you’ll use it more. Also the nav system is similar, I’d rather put it into my phone and either turn the Bluetooth on or plug it in to the usb. I usually end up with both of them due to other features I want but wouldn’t care if I don’t have either of them on my next Toyota vehicle.
 
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