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    Vehicle for Family of 6 Camping Trips

    Yeah, I did already buy the Yukon XL, and I must say, that extra foot of trunk space does matter. We crammed every square inch of that truck with gear :) A while back I did consider getting a 4Runner as it will fit 7, so it would work to drive the kids around town, but no way could we road...
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    Vehicle for Family of 6 Camping Trips

    By booster seat I meant a backless child seat, smaller but still takes up more space than just a kid by him/herself. Anyway, I ended up finding a 2006 Yukon XL 1500 SLT with 179,000 miles for $3800. It has been regularly maintained, it does need a little bit of work that wasn't immediately...
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    Vehicle for Family of 6 Camping Trips

    Yeah, at this point I think it's going to end up being either a Suburban/Yukon XL or Excursion/Expedition EL. We might be able to make do with the reduced cargo space in a Sequoia or Expedition, but this feels like a classic go big or go home scenario, if I'm going to buy something big I might...
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    Vehicle for Family of 6 Camping Trips

    With 4 kids all still in at least booster seats I don't see how we fit 3 in a row, so I don't think the 1/2 - 3rd row option is going to work. Also, if anyone is interested, I looked around a bit and (in very rough numbers) the Sienna has around 39 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk with...
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    Vehicle for Family of 6 Camping Trips

    Thanks for the responses everyone, and looking forward to hearing more, so please keep them coming. The AWD minivan is a dedicated kid hauler, I need to keep it in the best shape possible, so even if it could function as a light duty off road vehicle I don't want it to. The full size van idea...
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    Vehicle for Family of 6 Camping Trips

    I actually thought about that but wasn't sure if it would have enough ground clearance. Having a 4x4 would also be nice just in the Colorado winters, my current daily driver is a front wheel drive hatchback.
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    Vehicle for Family of 6 Camping Trips

    Hi All, I'm new to the forum, hopefully I'm putting this in the right place. I've been looking for a vehicle that can take me, my wife, and 4 kids ages 4-10 on dispersed camping trips in Colorado (and maybe surrounding states once we're feeling a bit more brave). We just got back from camping...
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