Surfing Sports : Stoked for Life
Click to open call me page
SUP blogSUP storeSUP reviewsStandup paddle boardSUP Sports InstagramSUP Sports FacebookSUP Sports FacebookSUP Sports blog

Follow SUPsports on FacebookFollow SUPsports on TwitterFollow SUPsports on PinterestFollow SUPsports on InstagramFollow SUPsports on You TubeFollow SUPsports on Google+Follow SUPsports on YelpRSS feed :subscribe to SUPSports on SurfingSports blog

Gear Hauling 101

Van vs. Truck Conundrum


CAMPING PROHIBITED
Van and truck in camp mode.


Baja Van vs. Baja Truck


Annie wonders where she will ride.


Van backloader...board ceiling.


Truck with shell loaded up.


Mark thinks vans are great! Throw it in and GO!


Nice Van!


Baja van camping.


Baja van camping.


DEB_DOG's creature(s) comforts.


Truck camping in the Baja.


Truck versatility.


Trucks can pull trailers...but, even 5th wheels are not a good idea in the Baja.


WARDOG gives trucks the "thumbs up", but owns a van also.


The great debate rages on. Will it ever get solved? Van vs. Truck. The reason you are here is that you have pretty much ruled out a motor(murder)home because you are a funhog that likes to haul your gear to places that don't cater to the Good Sam Club...maybe you even fancy camping in the Baja but don't like fancy camping in
the Baja.(more pics).
Vans are great. They ride smooth, you can sleep in them, your gear is secure, you can load them quickly...yada,yada,yada...

With a truck you get added versatility and a little rougher ride, along with the above. You can use the truck as a stand-a-lone throwing your gear in the back...rigged sails even. Put a shell on and you essentially have a van. Split the shell and the bed in half by using several sections of 3/4in. CDX plywood and you can sleep on top and have your gear stowed beneath out of site. Throw an overhead camper on and you have a 4x4 motorhome.

Transport your gear with a wheeless trailer and you won't have to climb up on top. You CAN also pull a trailerhouse (fifthwheel preferably) with a truck, but we would rather not. Wheel bearings, jackknifing, flat tires,long length, visibility, speed limits...

WARDOG gives the nod to trucks (owns two) because they are more versatile , while accomplishing the same task, but has always owned a van for all around convenience and comfort.

Click to open call me page
copyrightę2000-2014 surfingsports.com,Inc.
Toll Free (888) 805-9978




HOME PAGE

CLICK BELOW FOR STORE DIRECTIONS

121 SANTA BARBARA ST.
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101





Follow SUPsports on FacebookFollow SUPsports on TwitterFollow SUPsports on PinterestFollow SUPsports on InstagramFollow SUPsports on YelpFollow SUPsports on Google+RSS feed :subscribe to SUPSports on SurfingSports blog

Monthly Newsletter Signup Form:
Email:
First Name:
Last Name:
City:
State: