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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Their slogan should be why buy a bike rack, when you can buy a Ridgeline.
    “Because it just makes sense”- sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    Exactly. My needs for a truck will never push the limits that are considered weaknesses on the RL.
    My same thoughts when I purchased one....then got rid of it for an F150. Although I didn't push the limits too much, it was a lot easier to do things with a truck with way more capability than I needed. Towing with the ridgeline was never fun (or felt that safe) whereas with the F150 I barely notice the trailer. Same thing hauling sod, gravel, etc. Moved my entire household with just the ridgeline also...Ya, it got the job done - but was always awkward.

    A good gateway truck....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiVE View Post
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    My same thoughts when I purchased one....then got rid of it for an F150. Although I didn't push the limits too much, it was a lot easier to do things with a truck with way more capability than I needed. Towing with the ridgeline was never fun (or felt that safe) whereas with the F150 I barely notice the trailer. Same thing hauling sod, gravel, etc. Moved my entire household with just the ridgeline also...Ya, it got the job done - but was always awkward.

    A good gateway truck....
    Yeah basically felt the same about my Taco. Could get most things done but in many situations felt under-gunned. I rarely mind maneuvering or parking a full size halfton

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    Quote Originally Posted by prae View Post
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    Yeah basically felt the same about my Taco. Could get most things done but in many situations felt under-gunned. I rarely mind maneuvering or parking a full size halfton
    My wife (5'0") prefers driving the F150 over the ridgeline - some of that could be the added parking tech however.

    Only thing she worries about is hitting the tow mirrors ever since I told her a story of a buddy slapping tow mirrors with another truck on a narrow road (which I refer to as the redneck high five)

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    More like crossing swords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiVE View Post
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    My same thoughts when I purchased one....then got rid of it for an F150. Although I didn't push the limits too much, it was a lot easier to do things with a truck with way more capability than I needed. Towing with the ridgeline was never fun (or felt that safe) whereas with the F150 I barely notice the trailer. Same thing hauling sod, gravel, etc. Moved my entire household with just the ridgeline also...Ya, it got the job done - but was always awkward.

    A good gateway truck....
    But what if you never needed to tow? Or never needed to haul gravel? Or never needed to move your home yourself?

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    Their slogan should be why buy a bike rack, when you can buy a Ridgeline.
    I have a Northshore Rack...probably the best bike rack you can buy. It's a pain in the ass to use racks. Also, I would need to upgrade to a 6 bike rack in order to fit all five of our bikes.

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    I think what you actually need is an econoline, no need to leave your bike outside like a pleb.

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    If you want to be Aspen you could get the Mercedes one and put some mag badges on it?
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    Didn't we already have this cargo van discussion? And that's not an econoline
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    If there is one thing I know for sure. ES has no Aspen goals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    But what if you never needed to tow? Or never needed to haul gravel? Or never needed to move your home yourself?

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    I have a Northshore Rack...probably the best bike rack you can buy. It's a pain in the ass to use racks. Also, I would need to upgrade to a 6 bike rack in order to fit all five of our bikes.
    Nah, only second best. This is best:

    http://recon-racks.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercchry View Post
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    Nah, only second best. This is best:

    http://recon-racks.com/
    yeah, those look awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Didn't we already have this cargo van discussion? And that's not an econoline
    Yea apparently they don’t make them anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    yeah, those look awesome.
    They’re probably good. Have a buddy with the 6 bike one on his f150, his brother has a north shore on his suv, night and day

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Yea apparently they don’t make them anymore?
    Just for motorhomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Just for motorhomes.
    I could see Buster in a motorhome
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I could see Buster in a motorhome
    gross, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    gross, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Please. Buster is a man of refinement and taste. This one is much more suitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    Please. Buster is a man of refinement and taste. This one is much more suitable.

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    This is the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    But what if you never needed to tow? Or never needed to haul gravel? Or never needed to move your home yourself?

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    I have a bike with me almost daily. The bed on the Ridgeline was a few inches too short and not deep enough to lock a bike under the tonneau without removing a wheel etc. Not a big deal overall, but it got very annoying. The rear seat room was 'good enough' also - but when you factor in 2 kids, dogs, a cooler, etc. - it got cramped in a hurry.

    Other issues like a rusting around the gas cap seams (from the inside out), galvanic corrosion on the radiator fasteners, and flakey electronics at times (stereo lights would flash now and then) also made me question the build quality. Not that my Ford experience has been any better though...

    Bike racks: I had a bar across the front of the tonneau on the ridgeline with 4 fork mounted bikes, racks on the roof for 2 bikes, and a 4 bike hitch rack on the rear for a total of 10 bikes. Did work well for hauling bikes for 4+ people to races...
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Corvette truck is always the answer.


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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