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Old 02-01-2010, 11:42 AM
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Which of these trucks appear better

Looking at 2 trucks tomorrow.......which do you think is a better choice

93 Chevy 3500 dually, with 10ft flat dump, 185000 miles, rebuilt 454 auto, new paint all over, tires are good

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94 Chevy 3500 dually 4x4, 9 ft typical dump bed, with a 350 and auto trans......states trans is new with many new parts,

bodies both look good....truck will only get periodic use, with leaf vac, hauling mulch, and could be used to plow and salt

Prices are basically the same


I will withhold my opinions on which is a better fit for me...until I hear some of you comments....thanks
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:00 PM
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How many miles on the 94? Do you have any pics?
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:30 PM
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94 is on the left, 93 is on the right
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:05 PM
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The 94 appears to be a hd model, they have a 15000 gvwr. It is very hard to overload these trucks, they tend to ride a little rough. We have the same truck but with the diesel. They also have 19.5 in wheels in which the tires are a little pricey.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:38 PM
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I am going to look at the flatbed tomorrow morning.... It appears to be in pretty good shape.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:43 PM
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I think you will be happy with the 94 hd, the 350 will be easy to maintain, even if you ever had to replace it they are very reasonable. Remember if you end up pulling a 12000 lb trailer with it you will need a class a cdl. You will have combination weight of over 26000 lbs.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:19 PM
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The 3500HD is a better choice the regular 3500 1 tons can't carry any weight the 3500HD can carry 6000lbs a 3500 1 ton your lucky to carry 4000lbs.

The 19.5 tires are a little more expensive but they last alot longer than 16 inch tires. Around here you are lucky to get 13,000 miles out a set of 16 inch rubber on a 1 ton dually the weight peals the tires off fast. The 19.5 tires I will get 16,000 miles out of the steers and get about 25,000 miles out of the drive tires.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:51 AM
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I looked at the '94 it is a nice truck. The only reason I didnt buy it was because I want a newer truck. A friend of mines step father owns it. I hope it works out for ya!
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