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Old 08-31-2020, 05:46 AM   #15
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I have figured out a way to use every vehicle I have ever owned as a pickup truck. 240Z, mr2, miata, opel gt, supra, fiesta, element. (as a side note, the flat engine cover on mr2 also made a great warming rack for picnics).
The Alpine is no exception. I have wiggled sheets of plywood and 2x4s through the door to carry them home.
Ironically, I have never been logical enough to actually own a pickup truck.
In the back of my mind, I'm wondering (when that day comes) will i be able to get a mattress in and out of that small alpine doorway?
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Old 08-31-2020, 11:25 AM   #16
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I have figured out a way to use every vehicle I have ever owned as a pickup truck. 240Z, mr2, miata, opel gt, supra, fiesta, element. (as a side note, the flat engine cover on mr2 also made a great warming rack for picnics).
The Alpine is no exception. I have wiggled sheets of plywood and 2x4s through the door to carry them home.
Ironically, I have never been logical enough to actually own a pickup truck.
In the back of my mind, I'm wondering (when that day comes) will i be able to get a mattress in and out of that small alpine doorway?

That's what the swing-out emergency window is for
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:13 PM   #17
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I have figured out a way to use every vehicle I have ever owned as a pickup truck. 240Z, mr2, miata, opel gt, supra, fiesta, element. (as a side note, the flat engine cover on mr2 also made a great warming rack for picnics).
The Alpine is no exception. I have wiggled sheets of plywood and 2x4s through the door to carry them home.
Ironically, I have never been logical enough to actually own a pickup truck.
In the back of my mind, I'm wondering (when that day comes) will i be able to get a mattress in and out of that small alpine doorway?
Same here....with a lot of the same car BTW......I bought a '71 240Z in High School (1976) and hauled all kinds of stuff, guess I didn't know any better...lol

My RX7 had a big hatch in the back but I gotta say I NEVER did haul anything in my Acura NSX

So in comparison I guess a small door in the motorhome isn't that bad after all
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:16 PM   #18
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That's what the swing-out emergency window is for
EXACTLY^^^^

That was how we got the old refer out and the residential unit in
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Old 08-31-2020, 01:22 PM   #19
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I have figured out a way to use every vehicle I have ever owned as a pickup truck. 240Z, mr2, miata, opel gt, supra, fiesta, element. (as a side note, the flat engine cover on mr2 also made a great warming rack for picnics).
The Alpine is no exception. I have wiggled sheets of plywood and 2x4s through the door to carry them home.
Ironically, I have never been logical enough to actually own a pickup truck.
In the back of my mind, I'm wondering (when that day comes) will i be able to get a mattress in and out of that small alpine doorway?
Once you get a pickup truck, youíll never not have one.
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Old 09-01-2020, 12:18 AM   #20
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I have figured out a way to use every vehicle I have ever owned as a pickup truck. 240Z, mr2, miata, opel gt, supra, fiesta, element. (as a side note, the flat engine cover on mr2 also made a great warming rack for picnics).
The Alpine is no exception. I have wiggled sheets of plywood and 2x4s through the door to carry them home.
Ironically, I have never been logical enough to actually own a pickup truck.
In the back of my mind, I'm wondering (when that day comes) will i be able to get a mattress in and out of that small alpine doorway?


The mattress is easy, it flexes. Getting the old couch out and a replacement cabinet in was fun. I took a section of staging, adjusted to the seat height and slid it in. The seat and dash were enough to support it.
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Once you get a pickup truck, youíll never not have one.
A trailer works too.

I had a trailer made from a pickup bed that I pulled with the 4runner.
Best of both worlds. A pickup bed for dump runs or moving or what have you, but still had weather safe cargo area in the 4runner.
I sold it when we moved into the Alpine.
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Well Brianna, you can always borrow a pickup truck...
BTW, I have owned two 71 240Zs, a 83 and an 87 Supra, two Cressidas and a Ist gen MR2 lol. (X Toyota master tech)
I guess Alpine owners have good taste in vehicles, but I'd never be without my pickup trucks.
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A trailer works too.

I had a trailer made from a pickup bed that I pulled with the 4runner.
Best of both worlds. A pickup bed for dump runs or moving or what have you, but still had weather safe cargo area in the 4runner.
I sold it when we moved into the Alpine.
A truck and trailer, now youíre talking. Iíve been casually shopping for a 7K-10K trailer that could serve as a car hauler, water hauler, large item hauler.

I have also put an amazing amount of stuff in and on Volvo and VW station wagons. Truck is preferred.
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Well Brianna, you can always borrow a pickup truck...
BTW, I have owned two 71 240Zs, a 83 and an 87 Supra, two Cressidas and a Ist gen MR2 lol. (X Toyota master tech)
I guess Alpine owners have good taste in vehicles, but I'd never be without my pickup trucks.
Yes they do!!!
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