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Old 02-09-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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Chinook 4x4 Sighting

Nice looking rig in Utah today:




It has front leaf springs btw.

Neat rig, too big for me though.

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Old 02-09-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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I like it. Did the dog say how much he might sell it for? I was thinking maybe for some T-bones or a couple hundred pounds of bacon maybe it could be mine? Or I could line him up with a foxy bitch?

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Old 02-09-2014, 07:22 PM   #3
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I have been having chinook lust as of late. I have a 2x high top sporty but my mind keeps telling me why not have a bit more space and dedicated inside shower. In MI it is highway for a few hours then some dirt road so a chinook would be just fine.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:27 PM   #4
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I have been having chinook lust as of late. I have a 2x high top sporty but my mind keeps telling me why not have a bit more space and dedicated inside shower. In MI it is highway for a few hours then some dirt road so a chinook would be just fine.
I agree. I badly want a real shower in my van, but the Chinook shower is pretty tiny. It's kind of a letdown considering how nice they are otherwise. I still want one though.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:45 PM   #5
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That's a Baja, right?

here's more info than you'll ever need:http://www.tincantourists.com/wiki/d...k#.Uvu963nCaCg

Sort of an interesting story; ran into it while researching a used Baja a while back. Quigley did some of their 4x4s. It was a viable SMB alternative when I bought my SMB. I didn't realize, until I revisited the site above, that the name had been purchased in 2013 and they may go into production on the Transit platform. Interesting. But I haven't seen anything new, so maybe it's just BS.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:09 PM   #6
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That's a Baja, right?

here's more info than you'll ever need:http://www.tincantourists.com/wiki/d...k#.Uvu963nCaCg

Sort of an interesting story; ran into it while researching a used Baja a while back. Quigley did some of their 4x4s. It was a viable SMB alternative when I bought my SMB. I didn't realize, until I revisited the site above, that the name had been purchased in 2013 and they may go into production on the Transit platform. Interesting. But I haven't seen anything new, so maybe it's just BS.
Nope, that's not a Baja, it's a Concourse that has been converted. Baja's look quite a bit different (mostly paint and accessories) and cost twice as much, but they are factory 4x4.

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:03 AM   #7
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Re: Chinook 4x4 Sighting

Such cool rigs. We have a customer in CT that converted his last year using our kit.

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Wow, very nice.

How does that body (fiberglass?) stand up to offroad pounding, I wonder. It seems to me that the Achilles heel of so many RVs used offroad isn't traction, getting stuck, etc, it's getting shaken to pieces on washboard. Might be that I spend lots of time in western deserts, and YMMV, but I'm always concerned with that. It's been amazing to me how the body of my SMB has stood up that. I saw a camper literally splitting at seams once near Saline Valley.

Like the duallies too.
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Re: Chinook 4x4 Sighting

I looked into the chinook fairly recently and was quite impressed. Only downside for me is that the chinook seemed perfect for two people, more elbow room than the SMB and a shower. For me, i was looking for more room for our growing family, so more sleeping areas was important. So i went in another but similar direction.
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:06 PM   #10
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This was Chinook's downfall for me, too. Perfect of one or two, not so great for three or more, esp. if some of those are six-footers. This is why the PH sold me on a Sporty, though.
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