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Retiring to AZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 4apexs, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    4apexs

    4apexs [OP] New Member

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    Time to switch from work (Avalon) to play. Looking for a light duty off road 4Runner - combo paved & dirt roads, forestry roads for photography hobby. Thinking Gen 3 or 4. Used as 2nd vehicle - suggestions?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    Arizona, as well as NM, and Utah have some amazing, off the beaten path places to explore, so you might find yourself wanting a bit more than "light duty". Just sayin'.;)

    Good luck in your search.

    Bill
     
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    I’ve got a lot of family in Fountain Hills area.....I’m jealous! I love it out there! Enjoy your retirement.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    Bill - what would you suggest - a Gen 5 with ??
     
  5. Jan 21, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    Not necessarily. I think any 4wd 4 Runner will work for what you want. I was just taking a good natured swipe at your LIGHT DUTY comment. I just do a lot of photography in New Mexico, Southern Colorado, Az. and Utah, and when you get out there shooting, you will always find some off the track place that you just have to go check out and photograph, so you might find yourself in some not so light duty situations.

    I have a 5th generation that is probably overkill, as I have a lift, upgraded tires and a winch, but we have been stuck more than once without the winch and digging out is no fun. We find some pretty rough terrain, especially in the Colorado mountains where some extra ground clearance is needed as well.
     

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