Originally Posted by Hazel in Sk
A Ventura AND an Element - Cool!
We haven't actually driven through the Rockies - thought about it though. The Element has worked well for us in SK and Alb (have to remember to take it out of overdrive though). This summer we will likely take the Element as far as Calgary - but after that we need room for more passengers (taking the grandkids camping) so we'll trade for our daughter's bigger vehicle. If that wasn't what was needed we would try it with the Element though.
Venturas and Elements make the perfect pair, both are the squared version of their cousins (Bolers and CRV's).
It looks like I will be giving the trip a try, I just went to look at a Ridgeline tonight and I did not like it as much as my E even with all the extra options and leather heated seats. We are on the BC coast so I will have to battle the mountain passes with my Element and Ventura soon (unless I find another tug I am happy to make the switch for). Have you weighed in your Ventura by any chance? I am in the middle of renovating ours so I have not had a chance to weight
in yet and see if I will stay below the E's 1500lb rating.