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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:53 AM

Folks who live at the end of a long dirt/snow road need SUVs.

They are also such a tiny minority of SUV owners, they scarcely need mentioning in the discussion of how bad SUVs are for the environment.

A similar reckoning is worth considering with regard to subsistence hunters and gun violence. Granpa's duck gun is of so little consequence here, it beggars belief that a gun enthusiast could bring it up with sincerity.

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Reply Folks who live at the end of a long dirt/snow road need SUVs. (Original post)
Robb Jan 2013 OP
jwirr Jan 2013 #1
longship Jan 2013 #2
newfie11 Jan 2013 #3
backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #5
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #6
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #7
Throd Jan 2013 #8
Warpy Jan 2013 #9

Response to Robb (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:55 AM

1. In NEMN we have a lot of SUVs and I think this is one of the biggest reasons. Winter storms.

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:04 PM

2. A simple jeep would do just fine.

There are a few of them in my neck of the woods (Manistee National Forest). I do not see too many SUVs here. There are also many tractors, as there is a lot of farming here.

Myself, I drive a 17 year old Volvo four cylinder station wagon with snow tires on the rear. Rarely get stuck.

My road ends a mile south (where the forest intervenes) but since it is a school bus route, it gets plowed regularly, daily if necessary. No, it is not paved, nor are many roads here.

But I have only seen the plow truck once this year. It might hit 60F today.

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:05 PM

3. Yep that's us

But we have pickups, no suv's. mile long driveway and in the past we have had both 4x trucks, tractor stuck in snow drifts.
Now with global warming maybe we will buy a Chevy volt. Hardly any snow this year ( now of course there will be).

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:05 PM

4. PLEASE MIRT

Can we stop these posts and move guns back to RKBA

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:57 PM

6. I am not fond of the OP.

Not all SUVs are created equal. Some are far worse than others.

And how the hell did you manage to inject guns into this discussion?

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:26 PM

7. Exactly!

BTW, what happened to the "Robb is a dingbat" Google screenshot you had in your sig line? that was Hilarious!

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:32 PM

8. What about Porsches, Corvettes, hot rods etc.?

Nobody NEEDS those either. Ban them. Ban them all!

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Response to Robb (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:23 PM

9. Not specifically SUVs, but certainly something with 4WD

and better road clearance than something with 13 inch tires affords.

I drove a light pickup truck out here for over a decade and managed to get to ranches during mud and shearing season.

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