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Old 05-06-2006, 04:46 PM
Compton Compton is offline
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Your Truck

I'm just starting, and I'm looking for a decent truck.

I'm wondering, what type of truck do you own, and how is it working out?

I'm looking for decent gas milage, good-looking, fair pricing, and overall built. (No problems often.)
Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:04 PM
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I own a 2004 Dodge Ram1500 Quad cab. I only use it to pull my 6X14 trailer that has all my equiplent on it. I try not to use the truck to carry equipment or debris to keep it nice. Very happy with it though. No problems so far and I am up to 20000 miles. It was great this winter in the snow too. Good luck.
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:31 PM
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I own a 2004 Dodge Ram1500 Quad cab. I only use it to pull my 6X14 trailer that has all my equiplent on it. I try not to use the truck to carry equipment or debris to keep it nice. Very happy with it though. No problems so far and I am up to 20000 miles. It was great this winter in the snow too. Good luck.
If that truck is a automatic, let me know how its running when you hit 60,000 + miles. I wouldn't touch a dodge with a 10 ft pole.
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:40 PM
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Chevy

Hey, I've got a 2002 regular cab Z71. 83,500 miles and counting. Runs awesome with very minimal work. I love my truck, chevy claims to be the longest lasting truck on the road. As far as performance there is no lack of horsepower. Ive got the 5.3, bout 300 horse with true dual Flo Pro exhaust. Gas mileage is prety bad though (bout 14 mpg) but lots of power. Does awesome in the mud and hauling which is what you will need. A loaded 6x10 trailer is nothing. cant even feel it even with out the tow/haul engaged. Hope that helps. My dad has quad cab Z71 2005 and the technology, engine transmission, is nearly identical.

Travis
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:13 PM
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I have a 2003 F250 Diesel the truck has 52,000 miles and it runs perfect nothing wrong with it.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:37 PM
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I got a GMC sierra 1992 for lawn care. It looks nice but it sucks gas like crazy. I would opt for a more modern truck not neccessarily smaller but better technology. Supposedly they are better on gas however, I only pay $35 bucks a month for commercial insurance on my truck.
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:58 AM
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I own a 1999 Ford f-250 superduty and I love it. It's not the greatest when it comes to gas, (14-16mpg highway) but I haven't had to replace or repair anything on it. All I do is change the oil and keep it full with gas. I have roughly 127,000 miles on it so far. It has all the options I want and enough power to tow or carry anything I want. Good all around truck.


Josh
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:50 AM
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Main truck is a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Hauls my 6*12 enclosed trailer no problem. Costs about 10g's less than half of those mentioned in this thread too.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:52 AM
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2006 Chevy Avalanche... 3 weeks old and about 1750 miles on it. Gas mileage? Ummm, yeah... we needn't discuss that. My 95 Silverado probably gets better gas mileage.
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:03 AM
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I run three trucks and four different trailers at any given time.
The trucks are all GVW 10K+ and fuel economy runs from @10mpg towing to @18 unloaded.
My favorite truck is the newest, a 2005 F350 quad cab and chassis with the V-10 and 6spd. I had a stake body dump bed installed - overall, my best vehicle.
I'm ordering one more, a '06 F250 quad cab 4x4, in about four months to replace my '97 powerstroke with 185K miles. This truck will have the 5.4 and the 6spd - same interior and color as the '05.
The XL interior is great, remove the seat covers and just rinse out the truck.
Manual crank windows, am/fm radio, air and that's it.
I'm attempting to find a decent vinyl lettering printer to install my design on the trucks. The problem is I run my trucks 6 days a week and no printer will work on sunday.
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