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 Post subject: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2013, 13:12 
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I have trapped, hunted, and fished all my life and never had a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Had a long line of f150s but none were 4 wheel drive. Just go as far as I can and get out and walk. Has kept me in pretty good shape[for my age] and my doctor likes it. This year had a few sets that were 100 to 400 yards from the road. We had a lot of rain in east texas this year and I was thinking it would be nice to get closer to my sets. What do you drive on your lines and how do you like it?


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2013, 17:54 
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I drive a ford escort, so I doubt you'd want to try that one out. Although one time I did find out that a ford focus can go off road :oops: :roll: Dad drives a toyota tacoma, and the whole family loves that thing. You ain't gonna get stuck. Then we've also got an atv we sometimes will use.

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2013, 19:22 
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My trapping partner has a Toyota Tacoma. We take turns driving, but in really bad weather or on rough terrain we take his. Certainly wish i had one. We have never got into a place we couldn't get out of in his, and we have been in places I wouldn't take a 4-wheeler.


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2013, 11:46 
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Been looking at the Tacomas. Nice trucks.


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2013, 12:09 
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Old suzukie 300, newer suzukie 450, cross bread snowmachien, dodge 1ton, and the wifes car from time to time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I am keepin my eye out for an old toyota diesel pick up, when I was a kid my friend had one and a 5 gal pail of fuel would last all weekend road huntin chickens, awsome fuel milage.

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2013, 15:06 
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I drive a 250 suzuki if I drive anything at all. I think Dad and I have taken the tractor a few times :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2013, 15:24 
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This is my Honda Rancher all tricked out with a homemade bucket carrier on the front rack, snare wire holder attached to the back rack, of course my dispatching rifle carrier, & chokestick(s)....never know when you may need a back up. I try to have everything I need while out on the trap lines. The reason for the the ATV instead of my pickup are twofold, I go on and off roads and the ATV is easier on the gasoline.

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2013, 18:45 
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F-150 4x4 and when it gets real bad Polaris Ranger.


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2013, 12:36 
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ATV would be great, but cant use them in national forest where I trap. See lots of tracks and new trails at the end of deer season every year so I know people are using ATVs.


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2013, 19:25 
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Here is a couple glimpses of my old 85 chevy 3/4 ton 4x4. I can tell you chevy has gone downhill!!! They don't make em like this anymore! This old truck walked through whatever amount of snow we got today up the drive and through 2 ft drifts and never hesitated. I drive a 2010 chevy half ton 4x4 as a work truck and its got all that computerized traction control crap on it and it wants to lay down and cry at the first hint of difficulty. :lol: :lol: That old beast thinks its on tracks, runs rough, looks bad but it sure is fun. :--D
It's the red truck to my left here:
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This is the ol truck about to make a run to the scrap yard. :lol: :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2013, 10:58 
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It does kook like a real beast Mohawk.


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2013, 12:58 
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I'm sure The Beast is a proper name for the old red truck...it is a heavy duty work horse. I hope the "run to the scrap yard" was to sell what was in the back of the truck and not the truck!

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2013, 11:33 
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Swamp Rat wrote:
I'm sure The Beast is a proper name for the old red truck...it is a heavy duty work horse. I hope the "run to the scrap yard" was to sell what was in the back of the truck and not the truck!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nope, just for the junk. I can't sell that ol truck, it's the first 4x4 I ever owned and I've had it about 15 years now and couldn't possibly part with it. I can work on it! and I have to now and again. It sits a lot but starts when I turn the key, can't ask for more than that. :D

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 25 Feb 2013, 20:17 
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99 F150 OR A 2004 YAMAHA KODIAK 450 4X4...


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2013, 12:00 
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Mohawk got me thinking about an older vehicle. Gonna start cruising the used car lots and check online.


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2013, 15:59 
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92 rear wheel Chevy S-10....price was right at 1500 bucks with 82k miles. I have added another 50k to it and it just keeps on going. Have redone the fuel system, suspension and brakes. Added 15 inch rims cuz you cant find good truck tires in 14 inch. With a lot of weight in the back and using my brain, I never got stuck this winter (a miracle in itself).

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2013, 17:07 
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TrapperAL wrote:
92 rear wheel Chevy S-10....price was right at 1500 bucks with 82k miles. I have added another 50k to it and it just keeps on going. Have redone the fuel system, suspension and brakes. Added 15 inch rims cuz you cant find good truck tires in 14 inch. With a lot of weight in the back and using my brain, I never got stuck this winter (a miracle in itself).


Which is the miracle??? :? :roll: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2013, 18:52 
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eastex wrote:
ATV would be great, but cant use them in national forest where I trap. See lots of tracks and new trails at the end of deer season every year so I know people are using ATVs.


Forest Service is closing off a lot of good trapping roads up here for that very reason. Our problem is not deer hunters tho. We are close to the Wolf Pen Gap ATV complex and they won't stay in the complex.


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 26 Feb 2013, 19:14 
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ArkieFur wrote:
eastex wrote:
ATV would be great, but cant use them in national forest where I trap. See lots of tracks and new trails at the end of deer season every year so I know people are using ATVs.


Forest Service is closing off a lot of good trapping roads up here for that very reason. Our problem is not deer hunters tho. We are close to the Wolf Pen Gap ATV complex and they won't stay in the complex.



Oh so true ArkieFur, if ATVs were used for transport and not for playing they would be better accepted. Too many adults have childish ways and ruin it for the majority. :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
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bronco2 wrote:
99 F150 OR A 2004 YAMAHA KODIAK 450 4X4...


Not so sure on the found on road dead truck, but the yamaha i will go with :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
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bronco2 wrote:
99 F150 OR A 2004 YAMAHA KODIAK 450 4X4...


Not so sure on the found on road dead truck, but the yamaha i will go with :mrgreen:


:? Boooo Wolf! I had a F-O-R-D that served me well for 36 years---a lot of those years was time well spent in the woods hunting and trapping. "Found On Road Dead" my (I'm an idiot, I just tried to cheat the profanity filter). :lol: :lol:

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eastex wrote:
Mohawk got me thinking about an older vehicle. Gonna start cruising the used car lots and check online.

I would highly recommend doing just that eastex! I can't tell you how much I hate that traction control on a truck! It's designed for people that drive their big ol trucks on pavement and never get off. Even when you turn it off, it still bogs down the power and keeps you from being able to "rock it" or even gun it to get out of a situation and leaves you there hung up. :evil: There is a small amount of difference in how it acts when it's turned off vs when it's on but it still sucks. I don't know when they started putting that worthless feature on, maybe 2008 for chevy? but I know the early half of the 2000's don't have it.

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2013, 10:24 
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Yeah an older vehicle makes sense. Would only be used 8 weeks a year so fuel would not be an issue.And I could work on an older vehicle.Give me more to stay busy in off season and at this point I enjoy getting ready for trapping season almost as much as the season.Thanks to all.


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WHAT EVER HAS FUEL IN IT brought back a skunk in wifes car a while back and i still get reminded of it now and again :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: trapping vehicles
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Swamp Rat wrote:
wolf1199 wrote:
bronco2 wrote:
99 F150 OR A 2004 YAMAHA KODIAK 450 4X4...


Not so sure on the found on road dead truck, but the yamaha i will go with :mrgreen:


:? Boooo Wolf! I had a F-O-R-D that served me well for 36 years---a lot of those years was time well spent in the woods hunting and trapping. "Found On Road Dead" my (I'm an idiot, I just tried to cheat the profanity filter). :lol: :lol:

Sorry Wolf but Fords are For Out Running Dodges :lol: :lol: :lol:

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