Need advice for good towing vehicle for enclosed trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by sticklelm, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    There you go! So the truck you showed will have NO problem towing around with that all day. Did you go look at it yet
     
  2. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are closed today. Will try Monday morning and see how I like it. Been a ford guy but can't beat the price for this one. And it looks nice from what the pictures show.
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  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ever thought about the Ford V10's? Those are supposed to be pretty cheap and nice
     
  4. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm looking at 2008s. Silverado 2500s and ford superduty. I've considered the V10 but always thought those would drink more gas.
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  5. LandFakers

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    Thats true, and just for mowing I think the V8 gas will be perfect for ya
     
  6. jackal

    jackal LawnSite Senior Member
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    That 2500 silverado would be the way to go. I pull about 5k with an 02 1500. It has a 3.73 rear end and gets about 14 mpg. Ford has had lots of trouble with their diesels, especially 06 and their abouts.
     
  7. jackal

    jackal LawnSite Senior Member
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    What are they asking for that 08? High miles and reg cab ought to be reasonable.
     
  8. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
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    123k miles. $8700 from a commercial vehicle dealer
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  9. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
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    Personally I wouldn't be very happy paying 9 grand for a regular cab gas truck with those miles, but it's only 5 years old so I can see them asking that at the same time. If you're comfortable with over 100K miles, I think you could scoop up a decent regular cab 2500 series a few years older for around 5 grand. Just my 2 cents.
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  10. jackal

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    Too much for 2 wheel drive.
     

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