Riding the Beach

Starting in 2016 the new “Beach Buggy”  is the Mitsubishi Outlander. A 2016 SE. The pilot had 8″ of ground clearance, the Outlander has 8.5″.

First trip on the beach with the Outlander, it was “Outlandish”. Dropped the pressure to 14 PSI, put it in “Locked” mode and it handled soft sand and ruts without any issues at all.

2016 Outlander SE My new "Beach Buggy"
2016 Outlander SE
My new “Beach Buggy”
Outlander and Rac a Rod
Outlander and Rac A Rod
Rac A Rod with the hitch pin for locking rods
Rac A Rod with the hitch pin for locking rods
Rac A Rod on the Outlander
Rac A Rod on the Outlander

On the Outlander I have the Rac A Rod  for transporting the rods. It has rubber rod holders that treat the reels a lot better than the Rod Vault plus the foam holder for clamping the upper portion of the rod is another nice upgrade.   http://www.racarod.com

Long Island Beach Buggy Association, I joined in 2016. They do a lot for the beach access and caring for the beaches I ride on Long Island

Joined Long Island Beach Buggy Association in 2016
Joined Long Island Beach Buggy Association in 2016
Outlander , ready for her first trip to the beach
Outlander , ready for her first trip to the beach
Long Island Beach Buggy Association
Long Island Beach Buggy Association
Long Island Beach Buggy Association
Long Island Beach Buggy Association
My 1998 NJBBA License Plate
My 1998 NJBBA License Plate

TrailHead Deflators

These work great, I put them on, pressure drops, ready to drive on the beach.

Turn adjusting screw with a 5/32” allen wrench counter clockwise until it is even with the end of the body tube. This will set pressure at the lowest end of the adjustment range. Every complete turn clockwise will increase pressure approximately 3psi for the 15-40psi range

Every complete turn clockwise will increase pressure approximately 1.5psi for the 5-20psi range

http://www.trailheaddeflators.com/product.htm

Fishing SUV for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015:
2009 Honda Pilot, 4 WD
Had lots of room and handled the beach great! Has the lock feature which as of the end of 2015 have only used one time. Served me very well. Hit 110,000 miles in November 2015. I droped the pressure to ~12-15 PSI

Had two Hunter rod racks on the roof.

My brother-inlaw  made me a great stainless steel rod rack with space for a cooler. When not using that I have a small rod rack in the front .

Honda Pilot
Honda at Demo
Honda Pilot with all the racks
Honda Pilot
From out on the sand bar the Honda
Hunter Rod Rack before I switched to the Rac a Rod
Hunter Rod Rack....December
Late season trip with the Rod Vault and some rods
Rack Lock
Rack Lock
The Rack
Rack that Bob made

The Rack

The Rack

The Rack

My first Beach Buggy
My first Beach Buggy, had the doors stolen from it one night in the driveway. That was it for the Wrangler. Took 4 months to get new doors.