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Old 06-30-2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input everyone!! Dad and I talked about it again today, we are not going to do anything right away. My wife is in China for 3 weeks for work, and I would probably be in the obituaries if were to do anything with out her knowing. But I may pick her up from the airport with the F350 just to see what she says...

The bad thing about me, I can't leave anything alone. I already have a shopping list of about $2000 for upgrades if we do the deal, wheels, trans cooler, T-stat, intake, exhaust.

If we did "share" the truck, we would title and insure it in my name since I would be the one using it probably 75-80% of the time or more. Then I would also drop the plates down a weight class, since dad has it plated heavy from when he used it for his excavating company.

We will see what happens...

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:41 AM   #12
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Don't be too quick to jump on the 203* thermostat hype. There are some downsides to it as well.

As I said, go check out the 7.3 guys at the link I previously mentioned. Good bunch of guys, and they are very willing to share the Collective Knowledge with others.


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Old 07-01-2012, 07:09 AM   #13
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In fact, may want to consider adding an umbrella policy for extra protection. I have also heard some attorneys recommend having each vehicle in a household titled in a different name vs. Joint ownership.
This bit of advice saved my house 10 years ago in an "at fault" accident.
Car was in my name; I was driving; my fault.
I had a savings account in my name only (small amount of money - couple hundred bucks) (mad money)

DW car in her name, she had a savings account in her name only from an inheritance.

Everything else we have is jointly held. (House, main banking accounts, brokerage, etc)

While insurance was good to 100,000 (at the time) the person hit claimed she was injured so severely she could not work (headaches) (thought she had hit the lottery) and sued me for 5 million dollars. (damage to cars less than 3,000 dollars total and she was not wearing a seat belt)

When told that she could could not get my wife involved in the law suit because only MY assets could be judged against (not joint assets). (value of the car at the time of the accident and my savings account - they could have gone for attaching my income but I was eligible to retire. In PA they can't judge against retirement assets in a civil case) they settled for what my insurance was offering, TG.) WAY TOO MUCH IMO, but I was happy to have it all behind.

This could have turned out VERY differently if the car was in both our names.
As a joint asset; all joint assets would have been subject to a judgement (no "homestead provision" in PA so the house would have been on the table) if it went to trial and I lost (doubtful, but possible, as she would have sued in Philadelphia where everyone thinks car accidents are the way to financial security).

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Old 07-01-2012, 10:49 AM   #14
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WOW...thanks for that info, would have never looked at this that way!
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #15
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I would swap for the diesel.

Then watch out for the strange phenomenon of the camper growing to the capabilities of the TV.


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