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Vehicle for Carrying Equipe - On the Inside

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Created by Mistral101 31 days ago, 6 Mar 2020
Mistral101
5 posts
6 Mar 2020 7:17AM
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Hi Folks. I need to find a vehicle that will allow me to carry my Equipe (12' 4") in the inside of it. I'd rather not go the cargo van route (I've seen this done) so I've been thinking about a used Chevy Suburban. Has anyone tried this? Also, does anyone have any recommendations? I should mention that I live in the US.

AUS1111
WA, 3373 posts
6 Mar 2020 8:30AM
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You need an ex-hearse

Mistral101
5 posts
6 Mar 2020 8:39AM
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Hmmm. A hearse.

Do chicks dig hearses?

NotWal
QLD, 7309 posts
6 Mar 2020 10:47AM
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Mistral101 said..
Hmmm. A hearse.

Do chicks dig hearses?


Goths love them.

jusavina
QLD, 1251 posts
6 Mar 2020 11:02AM
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LeeD
1238 posts
6 Mar 2020 9:08AM
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Older Volvo station wags fit adventure with 2' to spare with front passenger seat removed.

Mistral101
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6 Mar 2020 9:16AM
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NotWal said..

Mistral101 said..
Hmmm. A hearse.

Do chicks dig hearses?



Goths love them.


Goth girls at the beach. I'm not sure that's my thing





LeeD
1238 posts
6 Mar 2020 9:30AM
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Spellcheck.
MISTRAL VENTURA. 10'8".

xxwindsurfer
9 posts
6 Mar 2020 10:07AM
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2012 Yukon XL
need to take off headrest from front passenger seat, slide the seat all the way forward then lean seat back all the way back.
Fold seat backs forward in back 2 rows

fits 350 cm board with front of board just onto dash. I would expect the equipe would be fine

Make sure you don't get in an accident and set off the air bag

AUS1111
WA, 3373 posts
6 Mar 2020 1:32PM
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Any chick that doesn't dig this is not worth...unless she's hot, in which case there are no rules


DunkO
NSW, 1027 posts
6 Mar 2020 5:34PM
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AUS1111 said..
Any chick that doesn't dig this is not worth...unless she's hot, in which case there are no rules



They'll be dying to get in the back

P.C_simpson
NSW, 1421 posts
6 Mar 2020 7:18PM
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Hiace Van

Orange Whip
QLD, 727 posts
6 Mar 2020 8:20PM
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Hang around outside Magic Ride's gym

nerdycross
204 posts
6 Mar 2020 11:16PM
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Mistral101 said..

NotWal said..


Mistral101 said..
Hmmm. A hearse.

Do chicks dig hearses?




Goths love them.



Goth girls at the beach. I'm not sure that's my thing






I married one just like that

NCUSAGUY
50 posts
7 Mar 2020 12:04AM
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Ford Econoline extended body van. I have a 1999 250 model, and it carries all my gear. 12' of space behind the seats, and the nose of the board can slip between the two seats. I had an Equipe II XR and it fit.

Paducah
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7 Mar 2020 1:33AM
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NCUSAGUY said..
Ford Econoline extended body van. I have a 1999 250 model, and it carries all my gear. 12' of space behind the seats, and the nose of the board can slip between the two seats. I had an Equipe II XR and it fit.


My brother once carried a Laser inside his but it did slide forward and crack the windshield.

Hiace is one of the many cool Japanese cars and trucks we don't get here.

NelsonFoils
187 posts
7 Mar 2020 6:40AM
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Mistral101
5 posts
7 Mar 2020 7:26AM
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Thanks for the tips and advice, guys. It's great to hear the Yukon should work out. The Toyota Hiace looks awesome, but they don't seem to be available on the East Coast of the US.

Ben1973
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7 Mar 2020 7:46AM
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AUS1111 said..
You need an ex-hearse


Thought about this, seems like a good option and you can get a good one for $6000cad very tempting

remery
WA, 454 posts
7 Mar 2020 11:57AM
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LWB Delica? Maybe even an SWB would work.

Mistral101
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13 Mar 2020 9:35PM
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Thanks Remery. The Delica, unfortunately, isn't really available in the US. It looks great, though.

By the way, what does SWB mean? I looked it up and Urban Dictionary says, "skinny white bitch", lol.

Jethrow
NSW, 855 posts
14 Mar 2020 9:05AM
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(SWB) Short Wheel Base Vs (LWB) Long Wheel Base...

remery
WA, 454 posts
14 Mar 2020 12:42PM
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Delicas are a Japanese import. Quite popular with windsurfers, I've seen 10 of them at the local spot.

sailquik
VIC, 4949 posts
15 Mar 2020 9:03AM
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i can only just get a 10 foot long Malibu in my Mitsubushi 'Walk Through' Express which is the same body as the Delica LWB. I dont think a Raceboard would fit.

BTW, LWB Delicas seem pretty thin on the ground in Australia. Have been looking for a good one for a while.

FormulaNova
NSW, 10484 posts
15 Mar 2020 10:23AM
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sailquik said..
BTW, LWB Delicas seem pretty thin on the ground in Australia. Have been looking for a good one for a while.


Import one then. The rules are changing in the next few years, but I think you can still import them. It's not as hard as you would think as there are brokers that help you find the vehicle. It takes a few months, but you will get what you want, with genuine mileage, and generally a good price.

I would highly recommend these guys as I imported two Elgrands through them:

www.ironchefimports.com/

There is another guy that I wouldn't recommend, but ironchef were great.

h20
VIC, 428 posts
15 Mar 2020 2:25PM
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Look into the Skoda superb. I put all my boards inside. Not a van but most of the time when I put boards inside I'm driving alone. It fits a 10"2 sup inside. It has the most cabin space behind a S class Mercedes as far as a wagon goes. It's deceptive. Drives small but has heaps of room inside.
ive been happy.

Chris 249
NSW, 2451 posts
15 Mar 2020 6:06PM
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Paducah said..

NCUSAGUY said..
Ford Econoline extended body van. I have a 1999 250 model, and it carries all my gear. 12' of space behind the seats, and the nose of the board can slip between the two seats. I had an Equipe II XR and it fit.



My brother once carried a Laser inside his but it did slide forward and crack the windshield.

Hiace is one of the many cool Japanese cars and trucks we don't get here.


I know the feeling. My Lechner or one of the Naish custom Raceboards cracked my '74 Kombi windshield. I have kept the boards but they are worth nothing whereas if I had kept the four Kombis I'd have about $70k worth of car.

Imax1
QLD, 2514 posts
15 Mar 2020 8:58PM
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There has to be at least one pic of a hot beach babe goth.
Sort of didn't make sense as I was saying it.
Still looking forward to any pics.
Anyone ?

LNC
31 posts
15 Mar 2020 9:25PM
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NCUSAGUY said..
Ford Econoline extended body van. I have a 1999 250 model, and it carries all my gear. 12' of space behind the seats, and the nose of the board can slip between the two seats. I had an Equipe II XR and it fit.








i have the not-extended ford econoline 150. i can put a hobie outback kayak inside fully rigged for fishing. i think it is 12'6". the rear seat has to be unlatched from the floor and laid sideways. the kayak bow rests up on the console, stern at the rear door, closed of course. so y, fits but more or less dominates the interior.

more typically, i have a removable WS rack/box that takes 3 boards, 8 sails. that fits in half-width of interior on driver's side and leaves room for 2 bikes on the passenger side of cargo space. so with that kit 'in'', the kayak(s) or sup go up on the rack. and fully loaded - still has room for 3 adults (or 2 adult, 2 children) all wearing OEM seatbelts.








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