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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby ScubaJess » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:08 am

Scubie Doo wrote:Roll with this Eric. Image


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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby Norris » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:55 am

Recently got a 2017 Ford Escape with the added rubber mat option in the back. Lots of room easy to transition from diving to passenger. The car is great too!
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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby fmerkel » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:12 am

Scubaroo Outback or Forester.
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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby dlh » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:33 pm

Note that with an SUV even if you can only lay 4 tanks flat on the bed, you can pile everything 4 feet to the ceiling. You have a LOT more cubic feet of storage in a mini SUV than you can get in a sedan. Example with all seats in passenger layout: Passat 10cf, Rav4 38cf
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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby Jeff Pack » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:17 pm

I can carry all my tech gear, (Bail Outs, RB, extra tanks, all my support gear, scooter) in my Hyundai Santa Fe.
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
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- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby YellowEye » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:50 pm

Thanks for the input guys. I'm still looking. I really liked how my Passat could hold 6 tanks laying down in the back, without even folding seats down. That seems hard to match, unless you go pickup truck. Anybody know if any of the small SUV's or other wagons fit that bill?

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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby Jeremy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:26 pm

Low mileage Honda Element imo

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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby jmartel » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:30 pm

A pickup truck with a locking cover is probably your best bet. But if you don't want a pickup, a midsized SUV. I use a Forester which does a pretty darn good job of it as well. Tanks fit perfectly on the floor in the back seat (can get 4 in there). My wife and I both dive out of rubbermaid totes and we can fit all our gear in. Occasionally I take 2 camera rigs with me.

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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby Penopolypants » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:55 pm

theonly_JT wrote:Wellll the WRX hatchback is a pretty nice car, a little more fun to drive than an Outback if you ask me. But im young and biased. :supz:


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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby theonly_JT » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:25 pm

Wellll the WRX hatchback is a pretty nice car, a little more fun to drive than an Outback if you ask me. But im young and biased. :supz:
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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby Scubie Doo » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:23 pm

Roll with this Eric. Image


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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby dlh » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:13 pm

Look in to a Toyota Rav4. Great small SUV , decent milage, available 4 wheel drive. I leased one for 3 years and nearly bought it at end of lease but jumped up to a Highlander. (Also a good option)
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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby Penopolypants » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:27 pm

I to love my Tacoma for diving, but have to admit it doesn't get the greatest gas mileage. So if you want a divemobile/commutemobile it may not be your best option.

Before the Tacoma I dove out of a Subaru Outback and would buy one in a heartbeat if I were in the market for another car. Crazy good reliability, AWD, and it's amazing what you can fit in them.
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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby GearHead » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:36 pm

How about a pickup truck with an extended cab? Put a lid on the bed for security, and the gate is your changing bench.


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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby Scubie Doo » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:37 pm

My Ford Flex was awesome to dive out of. I also like my Subaru Outback. But I love my Tacoma :)


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Re: Dive Vehicles

Postby Jeff Pack » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:32 pm

why not go SUV?
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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Dive Vehicles

Postby YellowEye » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:28 pm

Howdy Folks
My current car is looking a little sad these days. Its a 2003 VW passat wagon, which has served me very well for diving, but it is starting to break down. Unfortunately they don't make them anymore or I'd probably get another.

Anybody have any cars these days that they love for diving? I prefer something which can easily fit 2 divers + 2 huge cameras, with a nice big trunk and reasonable gas mileage and cost. I was thinking of maybe getting something 5 years old used... no sense getting a new car only to put salty dive gear in it!

Thanks!
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