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#11 Old 12-28-2012, 12:18 PM
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Family and Mada looks good Miguel!

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#12 Old 12-29-2012, 12:04 PM
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Thanks! Each trip with this car makes it more important to our family.

We purchased the 06 Armada used less then three years ago. We have taken it on at least 7 multi-day family roadtrips. Fantastic memories.

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Shutting down a day at Mt Rose Ski Resort. A full day of snow boarding and skiing on decent snow. 18° at the parking lot. Minimal snow fell so it wasn't a challenging day for the Armada.

That evening we took a drive in the evening snow fall. Just because.
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Great photos! Glad you had fun.


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As for the cargo bag inside of the basket setup, it worked perfect!

Initially what I really wanted was a setup that had enough capacity for the entire family for a week long roadtrip. And I wanted something secure and strong.

But only after using the cargo box for a couple years I started to notice the limitations of my cargo setup. So I decided to try the cargo basket and cargo bag.

I bought the basket and used it throughout the summer. It worked great for throwing things on top of the Armada and then securing it with bungee cords or rubber straps. Then I bought the cargo bag. It was purchased primarily for family trip usage.

For this trip it worked perfectly. It can hold four "carry-on" sized luggage with ease. It is pretty much water resistant. I didnt experience much rain to test its weatherproofing strength. But I have no doubt that I would be satisfied.

The Armada itself was amazing as per usual. I got about 14mpg R/T. Lots of comfort and space. Amazing presence. It got pretty dirty but we washed it this morning. It looks beautiful!

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Beautiful family. Love the photos and making memories with your kids. Cherish these moments, they grow up too fast. I love doing road trips with my family. I remember our 1st road trips......dad are we there yet, dad are we there yet, dad are we there yet...lol.

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Thanks for sharing!! Looks like like a great trip, we hope to be out your way this month, but we'll fly 4-5 days is to short a time to drive 2500 miles!


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Thanks for sharing!! Looks like like a great trip, we hope to be out your way this month, but we'll fly 4-5 days is to short a time to drive 2500 miles!


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It's a nice time to be in San Francisco. Cool and clear. Feel fee to contact me for tips on local restaurants. I know the local "down and dirty" and my wife is a serious Michelin rating."foodie"

You can call me through my website.

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