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    Default Random question for anyone who has vacationed in Corolla NC

    So I've rented a house for the first week of October in Corolla NC. It's 7 miles down the 4x4 stretch of beach.

    I drive a 2015 Buick Encore AWD...so technically not 4 wheel drive...

    Has anybody driven on this stretch of beach road? And do you think my Encore is ok?

    I have my heart set on this trip and it's finally going to get Schultz to the ocean as he loves to play in the waves.

    Any insights/advice would be welcome...

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Random question for anyone who has vacationed in Corolla NC

    I have never been there but I have been to other places that allow people to drive on the beach and the sand is packed down well. I would talk to the people who you rented the house from or the agency but I would think your AWD CUV would be better than some cars that have probably been there.

    Sounds like a great place to vacation too me if you need to drive down 7 miles of sandy beach to get there. I have never been to the Outer Banks yet but know people who go there every year for vacation.

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    Default Re: Random question for anyone who has vacationed in Corolla NC

    Quote Originally Posted by Saalwi View Post
    So I've rented a house for the first week of October in Corolla NC. It's 7 miles down the 4x4 stretch of beach.

    I drive a 2015 Buick Encore AWD...so technically not 4 wheel drive...

    Has anybody driven on this stretch of beach road? And do you think my Encore is ok?

    I have my heart set on this trip and it's finally going to get Schultz to the ocean as he loves to play in the waves.

    Any insights/advice would be welcome...

    Thanks in advance

    And of course a little video of Schultz this summer by Lake Erie

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    I envy you. You will be fine as long as there is no Hurricane. Hwy 12 is a 2 lane 2-way road that in the main thoroughfare for the outer banks. Your Encore will be ideal.

    I was in Rodanthe, NC a couple of years ago which is south of Kill Devil Hills. I drive a Toyota Highlander

    Enjoy your trip and please take photos/movies so we can see. One other thing...be safe...they do have rip tides there. --rj

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    There is something wrong with the link to your movie.

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    Here is a snipet of the Hwy 12 in Corolla, NC.

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    Default Re: Random question for anyone who has vacationed in Corolla NC

    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Here is a snipet of the Hwy 12 in Corolla, NC.

    Attachment 100574
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    There is something wrong with the link to your movie.
    I'm sorry that you aren't able to see the video I posted.

    I'm having no luck viewing yours.

    Maybe it's because I'm on my phone, after work I can check in on my laptop.

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    Default Re: Random question for anyone who has vacationed in Corolla NC

    My FIL lives in Kill Devil Hills, so we have visited the OBX for years... we were just there about a month ago. I have been to Corolla years ago, buy my FIL had a 4 wheel jeep that we used to drive on the beach. IMO I would rather rent something to take on the beach than my own vehicle, but I agree w/ @Chunky White I would call the owners to get their opinion. OBX is absolutely gorgeous, it's non-commercial and very family oriented beaches... we love it there!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    I envy you. You will be fine as long as there is no Hurricane. Hwy 12 is a 2 lane 2-way road that in the main thoroughfare for the outer banks. Your Encore will be ideal.

    I was in Rodanthe, NC a couple of years ago which is south of Kill Devil Hills. I drive a Toyota Highlander

    Enjoy your trip and please take photos/movies so we can see. One other thing...be safe...they do have rip tides there. --rj
    Hey this is totally random... do you like your Highlander? I'm deciding between that and a 4 Runner... Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    My FIL lives in Kill Devil Hills, so we have visited the OBX for years... we were just there about a month ago. I have been to Corolla years ago, buy my FIL had a 4 wheel jeep that we used to drive on the beach. IMO I would rather rent something to take on the beach than my own vehicle, but I agree w/ @Chunky White I would call the owners to get their opinion. OBX is absolutely gorgeous, it's non-commercial and very family oriented beaches... we love it there!!!

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    Hey this is totally random... do you like your Highlander? I'm deciding between that and a 4 Runner... Lol
    My Highlander is a 2007 and my wife has hers which is a 2015 and it is very nice and a comfortable ride and has just about every bell and whistle there is. Took out a second mortgage to pay for it.

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    Default Re: Random question for anyone who has vacationed in Corolla NC

    Hi, I have been watching this site for a while and enjoy all of the good content. I just recently got my 3rd Bulldog, Winston, who has already had the good fortune of spending a week in Corolla. I take my truck to the 4x area frequently and alway see a lot of AWD vehicles. I would recommend airing down your tires before you get on the sand. You may check around for specific pressure recommendations or call the rental company.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    My Highlander is a 2007 and my wife has hers which is a 2015 and it is very nice and a comfortable ride and has just about every bell and whistle there is. Took out a second mortgage to pay for it.

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    LMAO!!! Well they are damn expensive, but so is a Range Rover which I told the hubby I wanted next...

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    LMAO!!! Well they are damn expensive, but so is a Range Rover which I told the hubby I wanted next...
    What I want next is a huge RV so we can travel without the worry of a pet friendly establishments. My uncle and aunt have and RV and it is nice...plush. A home on wheels.

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