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Old 04-07-2016, 09:32 AM   #111
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PM me your idea about which Diesel truck, I am really curious to know what ppl think about all three?
Depends on your budget. You can get all the truck you want for under $20K used and still have a very reliable solution.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:55 PM   #112
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Depends on your budget. You can get all the truck you want for under $20K used and still have a very reliable solution.

Huh how do you get a reliable truck for under $20K? I would rather buy new or slightly used then old and cheap?
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:55 PM   #113
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Huh how do you get a reliable truck for under $20K? I would rather buy new or slightly used then old and cheap?
It does help if you know something about trucks.
I would continue but you obviously don't.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:11 PM   #114
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Depends on your budget. You can get all the truck you want for under $20K used and still have a very reliable solution.

So, you paid under $20k for your 4500?


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Old 04-07-2016, 07:39 PM   #115
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It does help if you know something about trucks.
I would continue but you obviously don't.
Wow!

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Old 04-07-2016, 09:06 PM   #116
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Wow!

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I know right!....lol

What could you possibly know about trucks that makes a $20,000 truck so much better?

I don't want to be a mechanic went to school for computers and make enough to buy something nice and have it be reliable. Unless your a mechanic to me buying something that cheap means you will be working on it all the time especially that I use it as a commuter and tow truck?
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:42 PM   #117
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So, you paid under $20k for your 4500?


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Lol....and even funnier that he considers a dodge a "reliable" vehicle!!

Maybe he can enlighten us. Im a tad mechanically inclined and kenny is too!
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:43 PM   #118
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I LOVE the truck debate topic's! Being in the business I had a very good idea of what I wanted for a TV. It came down to a 1-1/2 year model window. Searched high and low for it, jumped all over it when we found it. Yup, it could blow up tomorrow, but any truck can, new off the lot, or 10 year old, it doesn't matter. You gotta be comfortable with your decision on 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, to semi. Gas or diesel, GM, Turd, Duds, or Ram, it don't matter. Didn't quite get ours for 20k, but very close. Yes, you can find very reliable used trucks, we pull all over the south east and don't hesitate to hook up and go any where, if it breaks, it breaks. Credit card the repair and pay the bill when we get it. Personally, I can't see how people spend 60k on a TV, it's mind boggling to me. To each his own.
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MillerTime thanks for the info and to answer all your questions in one summary.

I only go in to the office 10 days a month at 1,000 miles per month, also in mid to late 40's. The future wife and I have 4 boys 2 each which are all grown up and we decided to retire in 7-10 years so we are no longer going to buy a house here in NJ, going to wait and buy a house in cash in Florida. Since we changed that plan and have been saving, she said to me get the truck I want and we are starting to look at 5th wheels but max of 33 feet and something that fits our needs. We want to travel son 1 vacation outside of camping per year and then camping trips.

I am not in search of a new or used diesel, looking at F350's and GMC at the moment but have not ruled out Dodge's.

I will still be smart with my purchase but we get the truck this year and wai until next year to sell the Roo and buy a used 5er either Crusader or Rockwood, don't want something big and heavy like a Cedar Creek, I want to have wiggle room both in Towing Capacity and Payload and play it smart.

We are going to hopefully take a trip to the Grand Canyon for 2.5 weeks next year or year after depends on our schedules as I get 6 weeks time off and she gets 9 weeks and we take them at the same time just about so we want to enjoy without worrying about costs.

PM me your idea about which Diesel truck, I am really curious to know what ppl think about all three?
I will pm you. Im getting the truck loaded to head to the lake tomorrow, so it might be a day or so before i can sit down and write stuff out in more detail.
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Not sure what your gas tank size is but never run out of fuel.

I almost always fill up at half a tank. It is a 55 gallon tank but you never know how far the next stop is sometimes.

I carry a spare 2.5 gallon container of DEF with me at all times. The half way mark will take just that. Your mileage may vary.

I also carry dawn dish soap and a gallon of water in one of those containers with a valve. It seems diesel gets everywhere. You will want to be able to wash your hands after you fill up.

Lastly, make sure your DEF tank and your fuel tank are clearly marked or color coded. You do NOT want to get them mixed up or put regular gas in your diesel tank.

Always carry spare fuses and lamps.

Congratulations and I hope this list helps.

P.S. You also need to learn patience. You do not want to start the engine before the glow plugs have had a chance to get to temperature. I am sure your truck will have an indicator. Just remember to wait before starting.
I have remote start and even at -30C I never had a delay for glow plugs on my F 250 Powerstroke.
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