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    Default Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    I know I'm bumping old-ish thread, but...

    We went car shopping the other day (and came home with a 2017 Honda Pilot) along the way I looked hard at a new Ridgeline. We were really shopping for my wife and I don't generally like pickup trucks but I have to admit this one just about converted me. Very nice rig.
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    For those that doubted the ability to carry 4’ X 8’ sheet products.

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    Awwww....that ain't nuthin...I used to carry 4 X 8 sheets of ply on my Triumph Spitfire...but if it rained they got kinda wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Awwww....that ain't nuthin...I used to carry 4 X 8 sheets of ply on my Triumph Spitfire...but if it rained they got kinda wet.
    But the car stayed dry!
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    So with all the naysayers telling me I didn’t buy a “real” truck i decided to respond with this;

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    Nice! And what an improvement without the "Lotus Europa" cab wings! Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    Yours is faster but I can pull more
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    Love that plate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite View Post
    Yours is faster but I can pull more
    Plus yours is prettier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Love that plate!
    Thanks Garret. Really liking the (Un)truck. 27.6 MPG on our 1854 miles roundtrip to Buffalo to get the puppy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Thanks Garret. Really liking the (Un)truck. 27.6 MPG on our 1854 miles roundtrip to Buffalo to get the puppy.
    I just got back from a trip to Ohio for work. Just about the same miles in a Grand Cherokee. 21.9 overall for the trip - pretty sad in my book. I will say it was comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Plus yours is prettier!
    She is purty!
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    And the reason for the odyssey north of the wall.

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    Now that's ​worth the trip

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    Hassle with the Ridgeline is that you can't hitch a plow on it or for you in the south set it up with a forward trailer hitch. Don't know if there is a low range with the AWD which is what we need launching over berms and beaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Fuller View Post
    Hassle with the Ridgeline is that you can't hitch a plow on it or for you in the south set it up with a forward trailer hitch. Don't know if there is a low range with the AWD which is what we need launching over berms and beaches.

    Plow? What is this implement you speak of?
    Funny you memntion this. My wife had never seen a pickup equipped with one. Of course on the trip, especially in Buffalo there were quite a few and she asked me what those were for.
    Of course on the drive home she got see see them in action.

    No low range, but I’ll only be launching off of ramps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    And the reason for the odyssey north of the wall.

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    Very cute. I've known three Bernese up close and personal. All were a treat. Pure love and affection. Here's wishing you and him/her a long and happy relationship!

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    My Chiropractor has a Bernese. What a great dog! When she's not blocking the door (to ensure max pets from anyone coming in), she's in the adjustment room keeping tabs on John (the Chiro). I bet she could adjust someone - though her specialty is emotional adjustment: "Hi! Welcome - glad you're here". All unspoken of course, but abundantly clear.
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    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Dont know what order to put them in! That's a nice looking Boat; Shop; House; and Vehicle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    I know I'm bumping old-ish thread, but... We went car shopping the other day (and came home with a 2017 Honda Pilot) along the way I looked hard at a new Ridgeline. We were really shopping for my wife and I don't generally like pickup trucks but I have to admit this one just about converted me. Very nice rig.
    Strangely enough the exact same thing happened to me -- but it was my very first new car, a 2018 Honda Pilot EX AWD. This thread came to mind, and I'm hoping that with the mud/sand/snow options it will be able to do everything I need including beach launching. Ordered the OEM hitch, etrailer high-end powered wiring harness, rubber mats, ATF cooler, and other truck-like extras (mostly from Amazon as the dealer prices are nearly double what you can get online). Also my first automatic transmission vehicle...we'll see how that works out. That V6 sure has a lot of power!

    And the link below talks about the differences between Pilot and Ridgeline -- which apparently aren't much other than the obvious smaller back seat and truck bed on the latter.

    https://www.carsdirect.com/compare/h...onda-ridgeline
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    Default Re: Thinking of a new tow vehicle/daily driver.

    when my 08 ridgeline gives it up i'd like one of these maybe: rivian rt1

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    Are they selling those yet?
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    put your deposit down and take your chances i think.

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