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      01-13-2020 05:50 PM #26
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      What you really need is a shuttle bus.

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      01-13-2020 05:55 PM #27
      Commercial van rental....
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      01-13-2020 07:40 PM #29
      If you have two drivers, price out two mid sized SUV's vs. the XL. We did this on a ski trip and it worked much better than the XL. More room, with 3 in each car and unless you are staying slopeside, it is much easier getting to and from the hill. And it 2-3 want to get a late start or leave early, they are not affecting the other skiers.
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    6. 01-13-2020 07:56 PM #30
      personally id rather a sienna awd if available Yukon is XL on the outside but Medium on the inside

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      01-13-2020 08:03 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      shouldn't be, we confirmed yukon xl or suburban are the only 2 vehicles in that class/size/code.
      True - but in my experience, there's no guarantee there will be one there when you arrive. YMMV

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      01-13-2020 08:10 PM #32
      I did 7 people (3 of which were women if that matters) and a weeks worth of luggage in an Expedition EL a few years back for a few days. It wasn't bad.

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      01-13-2020 09:29 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      why stop there?

      That still seems too small. Here is a BUS:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg5ZNL9wYd4



      OK, back on topic. To the OP: If you have your heart set on a Suburban, then go ahead and rent one. But, I have priced them several times, and it has always come out cheaper to rent two smaller vehicles. YMMV.
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      01-13-2020 09:31 PM #34
      I don’t have a strong opinion, I’m just posting because I like to participate in threads related to skiing.


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      01-13-2020 09:48 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Alpinweiss2 View Post
      OK, back on topic. To the OP: If you have your heart set on a Suburban, then go ahead and rent one. But, I have priced them several times, and it has always come out cheaper to rent two smaller vehicles. YMMV.
      Suburban is $200+ cheaper than 2x smallest SUVs.

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      01-13-2020 10:27 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Gitcha Sum View Post
      If it's snowing en route, you really can't beat the roof top clam shell.
      If your gear is on a rack (or in the bed of my truck) it just gets obliterated with the snow/salt/slush. Not a deal breaker but it kinda sucks.
      If your gear is in the car/truck on the ride back, you've got wet everything everywhere when you go to unload it.

      Times 6? How many of the 6 are women bringing 2 suitcases? For an extended stay? Is winnebago an option? Yikes.



      That sounds like a good plan.
      col.mustard and company have to fly to an airport, so that means the skis will have to be in some sort of case. So, the interior would not be wet, as the case will contain most of the moisture.

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      01-13-2020 11:04 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by dan of montana View Post
      I don’t have a strong opinion, I’m just posting because I like to participate in threads related to skiing.


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      01-13-2020 11:15 PM #38
      something to be aware of on rental policies for more expensive cars - if the vehicles value is over 50-60k you may not have coverage through your credit card (most cap payouts).

      also, a suburban or yukon xl is your best choice in this scenario. if it has ski racks, you'll be good on skis, or you can split the rearmost seat. also, make sure the rental company gives you a 4wd model...happened to a buddy on a winter trip, he rented a tahoe and they turned around and gave him one with a florida plate. he thought, oh it's from FL it's fine...i get in and notice it doesn't have a 4wd selector switch and it's northern MI in early-feb.
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      01-14-2020 11:29 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by robr2 View Post
      True - but in my experience, there's no guarantee there will be one there when you arrive. YMMV
      there's always that possibility

      Quote Originally Posted by fireside View Post
      I did 7 people (3 of which were women if that matters) and a weeks worth of luggage in an Expedition EL a few years back for a few days. It wasn't bad.
      sweet! thanks for the jump in confidence that this vehicle should work out fine.

      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      something to be aware of on rental policies for more expensive cars - if the vehicles value is over 50-60k you may not have coverage through your credit card (most cap payouts).
      i didn't know this. is there something extra we'd need to do?

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      01-14-2020 11:33 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      i didn't know this. is there something extra we'd need to do?
      i'd just check and see what your credit card policy is (if any) and your rental agency. worst case you spring for extra insurance through the rental, it isn't cheap, but beats getting boned to the tune of 65k when someone slide through a stop sign and t-bones your sweet rental.
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      01-14-2020 11:50 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
      And it 2-3 want to get a late start or leave early, they are not affecting the other skiers.
      This is a great point that would factor into my decision making if it were me.
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      01-14-2020 12:07 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
      If you have two drivers, price out two mid sized SUV's vs. the XL. We did this on a ski trip and it worked much better than the XL. More room, with 3 in each car and unless you are staying slopeside, it is much easier getting to and from the hill. And it 2-3 want to get a late start or leave early, they are not affecting the other skiers.
      Depends on their lodging. If they are staying at a slopeside property or a ski-in-ski-out rental property, it doesn't matter.

      Or if the rental lodging is close to a Breckenridge Free Ride stop, People can go and come back at their convenience

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      01-14-2020 12:35 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese View Post
      If you have two drivers, price out two mid sized SUV's vs. the XL. We did this on a ski trip and it worked much better than the XL. More room, with 3 in each car and unless you are staying slopeside, it is much easier getting to and from the hill. And it 2-3 want to get a late start or leave early, they are not affecting the other skiers.
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      This is a great point that would factor into my decision making if it were me.
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      Depends on their lodging. If they are staying at a slopeside property or a ski-in-ski-out rental property, it doesn't matter.

      Or if the rental lodging is close to a Breckenridge Free Ride stop, People can go and come back at their convenience

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      seeking TCLs infinite wisdom and guidance as to whether 6 adults + stuff will fit in a suburban/yukon xl w/ ski rack for the drive up from DEN. rental house is in town and on one of the many free bus routes. having 2 cars for convenience of getting around town or waking up early/late isn't a concern. we'll prob go night skiing once or twice with Keith Stone, in which case anyone who wants to join will pile in together. that'll be easy w/o suitcases and such. thanks for the input.

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      01-14-2020 12:49 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      seeking TCLs infinite wisdom and guidance as to whether 6 adults + stuff will fit in a suburban/yukon xl w/ ski rack for the drive up from DEN. rental house is in town and on one of the many free bus routes. having 2 cars for convenience of getting around town or waking up early/late isn't a concern. we'll prob go night skiing once or twice with Keith Stone, in which case anyone who wants to join will pile in together. that'll be easy w/o suitcases and such. thanks for the input.

      Typically your ski bag/boot bag counts as one checked luggage and then you have to pay at for extra luggage for your clothes.

      Are people going to be checking in extra luggage (2 clothing luggage) or oversized luggage?

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      01-14-2020 01:49 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      Typically your ski bag/boot bag counts as one checked luggage and then you have to pay at for extra luggage for your clothes.

      Are people going to be checking in extra luggage (2 clothing luggage) or oversized luggage?
      IDK, I'm not concerned.
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      01-14-2020 02:23 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by col.mustard View Post
      IDK, I'm not concerned.
      If you're not concerned about people's luggage, then what's the point of the thread?

      You are asking if the Yukon would fit 6 people and their luggage, with skis on top right?

      What they are packing and the sizes of the luggage is an important factor in the equation

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      01-14-2020 02:38 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      If you're not concerned about people's luggage, then what's the point of the thread?

      You are asking if the Yukon would fit 6 people and their luggage, with skis on top right?

      What they are packing and the sizes of the luggage is an important factor in the equation

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      01-14-2020 03:07 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      Typically your ski bag/boot bag counts as one checked luggage and then you have to pay at for extra luggage for your clothes.

      Are people going to be checking in extra luggage (2 clothing luggage) or oversized luggage?
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      If you're not concerned about people's luggage, then what's the point of the thread?

      You are asking if the Yukon would fit 6 people and their luggage, with skis on top right?

      What they are packing and the sizes of the luggage is an important factor in the equation
      maybe i misunderstood your earlier post (re-quoted above).I thought your earlier post was about paying for checked baggage at the airport? i'm not concerned with how much everyone pays to check their baggage at the airport. were you instead trying to ask how many pieces of luggage everyone will be bringing? If so, I don't know, but we're all adults and friends, and none of teh ladies are IG fashion influencers, so we'll all bring a "reasonable amount" of stuff: 6 people + 4 large suitcases + 3 carry-on/backpacks + 3 ski bags (classified under sports luggage) + 2 pairs of skis (roof rack) + 1 snowboard (roof rack). sound about right?
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