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Planning a Trip to Myrtle Beach ( What to take)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by TACOMA TRD, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    This summer we are planning on taking a trip to Myrtle beach. I cant decide if I should take my wifes 2010 Corolla S or my Tacoma. The trip is 11 hours each way for a bout 650 miles or 1300 total. Just my wife and 2 kids on the trip.




    Tacoma Cons
    • Out of warranty should it break down. repairs our on my dime
    • With rising cost of fuels, it would take twice the fuel.
    • AT tires, will hum all the way, not too bad though.
    • Just a Tonneau Roll up cover on back, not water tight. If it rains on the way down, our stuff may get wet.
    Tacoma Pro's
    • Its a nicer ride, more comfortable with more room.
    • The kids will have the outlet with extension through back window for their games
    • Its safer (I think) because its larger.
    Corolla Cons
    • More cramped inside
    • not as comfortable on long trips
    Corolla Pros
    • If it breaks, Its under warranty
    • Fuel mileage is like 35 per gallon
     
  2. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    pudge151

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    take the car
     
  3. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    takern

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    Take the taco. nobody wants to be seen cruising around the beach in a wimpy car;) plus the kids would like to ride in the bed at the beach.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    Can you take vehicles on the beach there?
     
  5. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    TurfTaco

    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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  6. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    and closer to you too!

    I would take the truck and put the luggage in the back. That way you limit what you have to put in the cab to just people and a few knick knacks
     
  7. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    rjclemen

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    I don't think you can unless you find something off the strip. I would take the carolla.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    If you're not conerned about fuel mileage, then go with the truck. We just got back from Hilton Head about two days ago and loved the room the truck gave us. It would have been impossible for us to take a stroller, car seat, and luggage in her Subaru WRX and still be comfortable.
    Take the truck!!! :)
     
  9. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    definitely not
     
  10. Mar 1, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    I've driven down from Harrisburg, it's not bad. If you're concerned with the rain, put your luggage in trash bags to be safe...I'd rather sit up high going down rt95 than in a little car.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    x99999999999 that's why I take my truck on road trips.

    Or instead of trash bags, use the 50 gal rubbermaid containers
     
  12. Mar 1, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    I suggest you bring condoms. :)
     
  13. Jul 13, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Wilkes-Barre?? No shit I went to KINGS College man...Living down here in myrtle now any questions hit me up brother
     
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    Be sure to lock your doors. That place is turning ghetto.
     
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    Fully turned the past ten years ....I live in Pawleys Island so much nicer than up in myrtle I watched that place go way downhill its ashame
     
  18. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    Dam.... You guys just revived this thread for me.. The funny thing is we are leaving this Sunday to go. Not sure if it makes a difference but we are going to N Myrtle Beach. I am taking the new Tacoma down, I hope the area we are in is safe...
     
  19. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    haha....my friends went to Kings, I was just in Gonda's the other day for a sub.
     
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    GONDASSS THEY HAVE THE BEST DISCO FRIESSSSS!!!!!! WOWWW Soooo many obliterated nights there hahaha......and North myrtle is real legit quiet family style it is completely safe....everything that happens is isolated incidents anyway ...i was more or less talking about the quality of everything there not the crime rates
     
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