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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:55 pm 
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WOW look at all the car you could have here a lot cheaper. Looks like a vacation cruiser to me!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:10 am 
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Golf clubs take up a lot of room! We bought hard case travel bags for our clubs, so they can be carried on the top of our vehicle if need be!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:40 pm 
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We take our 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It carries 2 adults and 2 kids (5 and 6) and all our stuff. We r usually loaded to the gills and the trip back normally sees the kids sharing alot of space with the stuff we bought while there. But, it is big and safe and gets decent fuel mileage. I will second what pp stated, hubby works for Toyota, so we get a great employee lease deal, they treat their people extremely well, and his car was made in the USA. Manufacturing is not the only component of a car company, he actually works for their parts distribution division, between Ohio and Kentucky they employee thousands. :lol: We love their cars!!!
We have, in the past, driven a saturn sc 3 door coupe, a chevy camaro, a dodge neon (all with just the 2 of us). After we had the kids, for the first 4 years, we took an employee fleet Toyota Sienna, which cost us nothing :cheerleader: (another great job perk!!) That was great except when trying to navigate those tight parking garages in the hotels!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:33 pm 
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We have a 2012 Altima with 2 adults and 2 large teenagers.One is 5'11" and the other is 6"5",and while snug, we didnt have a problem last year.
Before that we would either rent a car,or use ours which, have been Ford Focus', Buck Regals,or Camrys (with 3 of us).
I think as long as you use creative packing then you should be fine. But a roof turtle is a good idea to.You can put some of the smaller- mid size things in there,leaving room for larger things in the back.
I have learned that if we are going for 10 days I dont need 10 outfits and spares,if we are doing laundry.So it each person cuts down you should be all set.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:16 pm 
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Actually, with today's cars, you shouldn't have a problem with anything. My parents packed us in the back of a freakin 1983 Ford Escort with no radio and no air conditioning every year and took us 8 hours to Ocean City, 14 hours to Myrtle Beach for the last 2 years we did family vacation. That was absolute torture.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:52 am 
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I have 2 cars, one is a dune buggy and the other is a PT Cruiser convertible, try getting luggage in the PT :) Can't use a top carrier for the obvious reason, what I do is use a cargo carrier that hooks into my hitch and strap it all down, you can do the same thing. Yes I leave this beach to vacation elsewhere sometimes.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:14 pm 
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We actually had an Equinox when we rented at Disney in December. I can see your concern, Deanna, because I thought there would be more room, as well, considering it "looks big enough." I think the back seats are split/fold, so that should help and Ronnie's hard side club carriers sound like a really good idea. We tend to over pack, in general, but have tried to downsize trip after trip and just purchase our groceries when we get to MB...even though I think, why should I buy peanut butter, ketchup, etc., when I have these in my pantry at home that I can take with me...but I digress. On account of space. Clothing gets whittled a lot for beach trips and try space backs for beach towels, etc...does help with space. Good luck!

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Last year we took my moms 2010 Subaru Forrester! They pack so much crap that they couldn't fit the EZ up in thier mini van, so we took her vehicle. It was just two of us and our stuff, plus the EZ up. It was quite a comfortable drive!

I have a Subara Impreza hatchback so it still wouldn't be bad if it were just the two of us, but I don't mind not putting the miles on my car!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:43 pm 
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We used to either rent a van and put all 6-7 of us in it or rent at least one car and take 2 down. Last year we took a Nissan Rogue with 4 people and a Nissan Sentra with 4 people. The ride was good and we had plenty of room. I think we are taking the same cars this year, unless I decide to take down my Nissan Versa SL.

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We have always had Dodge Caravans and the last 3 vacations a Honda Odyssey. We have always taken 3 sets of golf clubs, 4 beach chairs, cooler, luggage, etc and have been pretty packed in. This year I thought we would be taking 2 vehicles but son/DIL still want to ride with us. The Odyssey has a split third row so we are doing a trial run this weekend with the golf clubs, chairs, cooler in the back with the one seat still up (we will take turns riding back there) so wish us luck. :tongue3:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:00 pm 
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ohiomom57 wrote:
We have always had Dodge Caravans and the last 3 vacations a Honda Odyssey. We have always taken 3 sets of golf clubs, 4 beach chairs, cooler, luggage, etc and have been pretty packed in. This year I thought we would be taking 2 vehicles but son/DIL still want to ride with us. The Odyssey has a split third row so we are doing a trial run this weekend with the golf clubs, chairs, cooler in the back with the one seat still up (we will take turns riding back there) so wish us luck. :tongue3:


That should work. That's pretty much what we put in the back of our Expedition and we leave one third row seat up. The Expedition may just be a little bit wider, but don't know how much difference that would make. Most of our luggage goes to the top, with one bag behind the third row seat that is up. I think you will be okay. We made it a few years ago when we were taking portable cribs, bed rails, and strollers to go along with the other items.


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We go (drive) to Disney World and Myrtle Beach as often as we can. When my grandson was born and started going with us, we bought a (used) 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. Lots of room in there!! It even has a luggage rack on top if you need it. It now has 90,000+ miles on it, so we'll probably be looking to buy a new one soon.
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How'd the Equinox work out for you, Deanna?

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I know this is an old post, but we drive a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, 4 door. Usually 2 adults, but we did have 4 adults before. It was fine for us 4 adults, we had 2 large suitcases, 2 beach chairs, a cooler in the middle back seat, and some other small bags, and 2 beach umbrellas.

Now we usually take a beach canopy when we have only 2 adults, the passenger side back seat folds, making room for the canopy. Also 2 beach chairs, 1 large suitcase, a cooler, cameras and and a few snacks for the road.

The last year we took our Chevy Silverado which will seat 3. My car has 97,000 miles and the truck is only a year old so I want to not rack up alot of miles on the car. The truck is not a gas guzzler.

I prefer taking a car as its easier to unload, but the truck was ok.

So Deanna, if you had to choose, Id make Doug leave the golf clubs home.

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