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Old 06-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #11
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Lots of variables in that question.

How handy are you.
What is your willingness to handle risk.
Where are you going (Middle of nowhere? 100 miles to a gas station?)
How much are you stressing it. (% of maximum load, mountains, heat)
How far are you going? (30 miles or 3,000 miles)
Are you OK with "old tech". Mechanically and electronically
Do you want to go to a bigger trailer
Does the vehicle suit your current family situation

I'm sure there are many more variables.

So, to me, it is unique to the individual and situation; therefore unanswerable.

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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Well the truck has ~420,000 km (~260,000 miles) bought used & I have put ~270,000 km (~ 170,000 miles)on my daily driver car. As long as the body, running gear / drive train are serviceable I see no reason to get rid of them

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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hopin mine will last till i move my two dd's into college, then it will be replaced.

can't wait to see what is available in 2020.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #14
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If she blows enroute, will camp and wait til it gets fixed and finish the trip where ever we were going. One of the perks of being retired, don't have to be anywhere on any schedule other than our own.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:30 PM   #15
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Shopped for a year and a half to find the last year of the Cummin's 12 valve all mechanical. It is a quad cab 3500 dually. When it needs to be rebuilt that is what will happen.
I can do all the servicing myself and most of the repairs.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:24 PM   #16
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I had a 97 reg cab chevy half ton, and when I bought a 25' Salem, it as scary towing. As a result, I bought a new 08 F250 CC 6.4 Diesel. It was the difference between night and day. About 3 weeks ago, traded the Salem in for 35' Surveyor sv 301. The Ford pulls the new trailer with ease. Currently have 45,000 on the F250, and I plan on keeping it for a long time!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:07 AM   #17
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:02 AM   #18
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plan to keep my 2005 Ram CTD 3500 with 87,000 for many years and miles even if we upgrade to a fifth wheel I see no reason to upgrade the truck.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:12 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by 4kmprs View Post
i have no plans to upgrade until "the wheels fall off".
For me that is exactly what almost happened... I had an accident in my 01 Chevy 1500 well before I went to Texas pulling my TT. About 5 weeks after I got home I heard a noise, I thought it was the brakes and needed a brake job had a friend take it to work and it needed a entire axle. So the wheels almost fell off. BTW the accident sheered off the front drivers side wheel. That is why I upgraded to a 09 with HD tow tranny cooler....etc....
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:43 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by mike54 View Post
plan to keep my 2005 Ram CTD 3500 with 87,000 for many years and miles even if we upgrade to a fifth wheel I see no reason to upgrade the truck.
With a 3500 CTD I would imagine there are only a few 5ers you couldn't tow, lol. Properly equipped 3k-5k lbs payload and 23,000lb GCWR it would take a 17,000lb monster to require an upgrade (basicaly a huge toy hauler 5er)
I would think you should be good for quite some time

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