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    Scouting vehicle of choice

    Always wanted one and finally got one today. My first Range Rover.

    What is your 'Scouting Vehicle' of choice?

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    Transit van and Mondeo estate. Both swallow loads of gear when needed

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    Another vote for a Mouldy Estate
    one of the few cars that swallow camp tables with ease..

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    ... and another Mondeo Estate. Mk3 though, more flat load length than a mk4. Get 6ft tables and benches in, no snags.
    If it was easy, it wouldn't be so much fun...
    GSL 1st Aylburton & Lydney, TA, ESL(YL), District Campsite Warden & webmanager .....only 1 hour a week, they said (not pointing out that was what was left)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    ... and another Mondeo Estate. Mk3 though, more flat load length than a mk4. Get 6ft tables and benches in, no snags.
    Always a Mk 3, no silly load gate to worry about...

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    LWB Land Rover Defender.

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    MG midget 1500

    always volunteered to take equipment to camp but sadly and curiously no one ever asked.

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    LWB Land Rover Defender
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    this always gave me real car-envy:

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/3237030955212452/

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    I currently have a red Seat Arosa 1.4 Sport which for a car that only weights 904KG is pretty remarkable. Small and nippy and feels like you're going 100MPH when you're only doing 50.



    It is small though and I do wish I had something bigger like a Land Rover Discover 2
    Proud Beaver Scout Leader of a bunch of ankle biters.

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    Landrover Discovery

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    A normal boring family runaround, that's mine. That's all I need. With the seats down I can fit a mess tent and kitchen stuff in it. Then if we need something big for tables, ask the parents or another leader has a landy and trailer, another has a van, or we hire a van. No need to have a car that's not ideal for 95% of your journeys but ideal for 5%.
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    It is the Law that all Scout Leaders must own a Land Rover at some point during their Scouting

    My first was a Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8 (ahh how I miss the sound.......)
    I then changed to a Discovery TD5 and now have a Freelander II. So in many ways going in reverse in terms of size?

    With a passion for out of the way greenfield camping they all enabled me to drag the twin axle trailer onto some very remote sites - and off again!

    He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.

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    I had an ex-MOD series 2A short wheelbase Landy when I was in my teens. I wasn't actually old enough to drive it on the road though! By the time I passed my test, I had succumbed to the 'Italian Job' fashion of our sixth form car park and had a Mini 1275GT. Best loved car I have ever owned, because it needed a lot of work when I got it, and I did most of it myself. Amazing how much you appreciate something that you might otherwise take for granted when you have put real effort into it.

    During my Scouting career, as a Husband and Father of 4, I have had a couple of 7 seaters. Most recently a Ford SMax. Has so far swallowed anything I have thrown at it. Also has a reasonably useful load space when transporting 7 of us to camp.

    I had a Citroen C4 Picasso before that. Slightly higher load space than the Ford with the same length, but really no load space at all when all seats in use.

    The 7 seaters seem like a good balance of capability and practicality to me. Obviously front wheel drive only, so I spend slightly more time driving in reverse then usual when off road to keep weight over the front wheels - although we tend to park on firm ground and carry stuff to pitches at most campsites.
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    Had a TD5 Landrover. Loved it, but it was a nightmare. Fell to bits, it disintegrated from the tyres up.

    I have a 12 seat Vauxhall Movano with a wheel chair lift, seats are removable (Unwin tracking...) Got to say, its pretty decent, swallows most things plenty space for gear. I'll stick an inverter in there at some point too and a leisure battery...

    Its a good short wheel based van, comfy and good for long distances.

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