Soon, no one will be fishing, hunting, trapping, atving, snowmobiling, boating, jet skiing, or camping in NY State. They will all be traveling out of state, to spend their money else where.
I got stopped 1 time by a NYS Trooper, while I had my atv on a trailer. I was taking it to have an exhaust modification made at a welding shop. He wanted to know where I go atving. I laughed & said "I go out of state to PA". I spend my hard earned money there, where they enjoy our business & treat us with respect & not stop us every 1/4 mile on an authorized atv trail & ask for our registration & insurance, like Law Enforcement does in NY. He asked a bunch of other questions & I refused to answer them. I then asked him why he stopped me. He made me show him my registration & insurance on my truck, my trailer & my atv. "He said he wanted to make sure it wasn't stolen". I told him if i did steal one, i sure wouldn't put it on an open trailer for everyone to see. He then followed me 26 miles, to the welding place. I have been harassed while hunting, fishing, boating, & atving. Being checked is not harassment. Being checked 4x in 1 day, in 2 miles of trails is. Having your boat swamped by DEC while fishing is. I told him he was a fucking asshole for swamping my boat & he threatened to arrest me if I swore at him again. I did nothing wrong. He swamped my boat just to check my fishing license. I had to go to shore before i sunk in my 10' jon boat. Being checked 3x in 1 day, by the same 2 DEC Officers, while hunting is. I really hate this state & detest the Law Enforcement Officers who treat everyone as if they are guilty & feel it is ok to treat you with such disrespect & then threaten to arrest you for calling them what they are, when they do dumb shit like that.
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.
4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.
It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.
So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy.