Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby Slithe [OP] » March 8th 2021, 2:07am

Does anyone use one? What are the advantages over a 4x4 Ford van or camper truck?
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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby Mmusicman » March 8th 2021, 2:32pm

The 4x4 Ford van is bigger and better.. go with that.
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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby sixsix » March 8th 2021, 3:01pm

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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby markmitch » March 8th 2021, 5:37pm

What are you planning on surviving from? covid? Not sure what you mean here is all I am saying. What kind of gear ? What do you want the vehicle to be able t do or withstand? Other then covid I am not aware of any thing coming at us any time soon.
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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby dcsleeper » March 8th 2021, 5:51pm

"The 4x4 Ford van" is WAY more expensive. Not that that might be a far better choice.

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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby 97cargocrawler » March 8th 2021, 10:22pm

I guess the best survivalist vehicle would be the one you can find parts for anywhere AND be able to install them yourself. I'm not seeing many 4x4 Furds around.
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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby Mmusicman » March 9th 2021, 12:34am

Here's a "long time Astro guy" who UPGRADED from his really nice lifted 4x4 Astro to a 4x4 Ford E350...
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(but if you want some good "Astro survival van" tips... click back to page 1) ... :D

But all that said.. my lifted 4x4 Astro with commercial tires is MY survivalist vehicle.. as good as it's going to get for me.
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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby AstroWill » March 9th 2021, 10:09pm

Guess it all depends on your definition of a survivalist vehicle and what your needs are. A heavier duty diesel van like the e350 can carry and tow a whole lot more than our vans. But if you can fit what you need in/on an Astro, it's about as good of a box as any.

After the fuel supplies dry up or go bad then it's back to the horse and buggy ;)

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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby stent » March 9th 2021, 11:09pm

Slithe wrote:Does anyone use one? What are the advantages over a 4x4 Ford van or camper truck?



survivalist astro van, survivalist ford van, or survivalist camper truck ?
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Re: Astro as a survivalist vehicle

Postby sixsix » March 10th 2021, 1:36am

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