My answer to high fuel cost

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by dishboy, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,058

    Traded my F 250 in for a 2011 F150 5.0. It's going to pull a black 5X14 trailer that fits totally in the airstream of the truck gross tow weight 2500#
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    looks nice and shiny. was your f250 paid off?
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I'm going to dust off the plans I had for high gas prices back in 2008 and impliment them shorty. They include trying to get more work done on trips and a 6 by 12 trailer instead of my 6.5 by 16 tandem trailer.
  4. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Wonder how many guys are going to install that gas saving device that all the hoopla was about a few years ago? :rolleyes:
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,374

    You might be a little confused.....that truck is overhead which you just increased by a bunch that will offset gas saving for several years.
  6. torotorotoro

    torotorotoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 510

    dont forget about how many more sets of brakes you will go through.
  7. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    I do not know about cost saving, but

    WHEEEWWWWWWWW DANG that thing sure is pretty. I just love a red truck
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,058

    The overhead remains the same, the fuel saving makes up the difference in truck payment , and the write off keeps me out of the next tax bracket:dancing: Besides I like it more, what's that worth?
  9. 7625

    7625 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    If your truck was paid for you didn't do yourself a favor, now you are in the hole. Now you have truck notes unless you paid cash, and even then you just spent money to save a little on gas. If the truck wasn't paid for chances are you are now upside down and are going to be paying for it for the next five years or more and still buying gas.
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,103

    That is a nice looking truck.

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