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Old 05-30-2016, 04:48 PM   #1
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At how many miles would you trade the diesel truck?

I have a 2012 Silverado 3500HD SRW with 75,000 miles on truck, would you trade before the warranty runs out? I would like a dually but I have to convince DW when is a good time to trade. DW says keep what I have, a month with no payment looks better than a new truck. Would y'all trade or put more miles on truck


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Old 05-30-2016, 04:53 PM   #2
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My 250 just turned over to 43,000 this am, I figure about another 200,000 before trading in for a Transwarp driven MH......
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:05 PM   #3
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I have a 2012 Silverado 3500HD SRW with 75,000 miles on truck, would you trade before the warranty runs out? I would like a dually but I have to convince DW when is a good time to trade. DW says keep what I have, a month with no payment looks better than a new truck. Would y'all trade or put more miles on truck


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so truck isn't even broke in yet . put those payments in the banks for a couple more yrs at least and then go buy another . My chevy just has 137300. i know i'll need another in a couple yrs maybe 3
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:28 PM   #4
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Warranty.... ?

I think the 'warranty' went out on my truck about.... 12 or so years ago....
190,000 on the clock and looking to put 400,000 more on it.

Do you know how to work on your truck or do you have someone else do everything for you?

Yes, go ahead and 'trade' it in for a new dually. Someone will get a nice truck and you may get a dually that may not be used to its' full potential.

I like my truck... a lot. and have not made a truck payment in over 10 years. Yes, I have put new fender and a paint job on it and a few odds and ends, but nothing close to 10 years of payments.

Now, with all of the jabs out of the way.

1) Do you LIKE your truck? Does it do what you need it to do, all of the time.

If 'yes'...keep it. If 'no', then get rid of it.
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3 Years or 36,000 miles which ever come first.
I finance for 36 months and my business is nice enough to make the payments for me. Plus I can write a lot off as a business expense. Current one June 2015 next one will be 2018 model year.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:44 PM   #6
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unless you really have new truck fever, bank those payments. You'll have money set aside for what repairs might come up, but mostly it will pile up to be a big down payment later on.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:12 PM   #7
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I trade every 2 years or so ~~ sometimes less never more. Current 2016 F250 6.7 is almost 7 months old and 17,000. No later than the arrival of the 2018 models but could be next month if on hits my liking.
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My 250 just turned over to 43,000 this am, I figure about another 200,000 before trading in for a Transwarp driven MH......
AMEN Our 2004 F-250 SD is paid for and every month without a payment is that much more to spend on living. Even though it is a 6.0 L D, with legions of possible issues, we have had a great 108,000 miles and expect another 92,000 before we even think about a new TRUCK PAYMENT. We watch the oil changes and stay up on all routine maintenance. I carry a code reader so when ever we get a code we can consult our mechanic first before going further or consulting anyone while out of town. YEAH FOR NO PAYMENT. Besides the devil you know is safer than the devil you don't.
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Just rolled 250000 miles on my f350. Plan to keep it. Its a 7.3psd.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:43 PM   #10
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Part of the reason we like our diesel is the engine longevity. Our truck is almost 10 years old and is just now broke in at 130k. Sure, we've had to do minor repairs like hoses and belts. But much better than new truck payments!!! And we still get offers from guys at truck stops to buy it from us. But I'm not ready to mess with delete kits, DEF, or new truck pmts

We will probably keep it until 300k or the truck falls apart around the engine
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Old 05-31-2016, 04:17 PM   #11
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Capt. John,
Let me know when you are going to get rid of your truck. I'd love to talk to you about it. I currently have a 2002 F250 7.3 w/ 53,000 on it! Absolutely love it. Only issue in 14 years was an axle seal.
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I have a 2012 Silverado 3500HD SRW with 75,000 miles on truck, would you trade before the warranty runs out? I would like a dually but I have to convince DW when is a good time to trade. DW says keep what I have, a month with no payment looks better than a new truck. Would y'all trade or put more miles on truck


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That's really not many miles. I had a 1998.5 3500 Ram DRW drove it till 2014. It had over 200k was still pulling strong. Had a wreck Insurance totaled it so had to buy new 2014 Ram 3500 DRW will drive it till it stops. I had no major problems with my 98.5 I LOVE MY NEW RAM!
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:13 PM   #13
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Capt. John,
Let me know when you are going to get rid of your truck. I'd love to talk to you about it. I currently have a 2002 F250 7.3 w/ 53,000 on it! Absolutely love it. Only issue in 14 years was an axle seal.
Going to print your post. She just had her 3rd oil change at 16,600. The factory tailgate is in the box the aluminum 5er gate arrived in. Will let you know....
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Another advantage of an older vehicle is ready availability of used parts. When the DW ignored the check engine light, the temperature gauge, and the engine knocking I was faced with an engine replacement. Good used one for under $2K and a long weekend of work, and she's back on the road again.

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I bought mine with 164k on it, if everything else holds together, I will rebuild it when it hits 500k!
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:46 PM   #16
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I am bad on keeping vehicles.
I am on my 62 vehicle not including bikes,boats rvs etc. I get bored and move on .
My wife is understanding
But I agree 75k on a diesel is baby miles.I bought my dually with that and I am satisfied for now
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I agree with the no payments...when you have to pay them. Thanks to the FRF I got the itch a while back. I paid mine off 4-5 years ago. It has about 160k on it and runs and looks ok. So here I am. I am scared of the new ones anyway. I figure it will wreck out before I wear it out.


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3 Years or 36,000 miles which ever come first.
I finance for 36 months and my business is nice enough to make the payments for me. Plus I can write a lot off as a business expense. Current one June 2015 next one will be 2018 model year.
What does this have to do with the OPs question or are just bragg'n
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My 2002 Excursion with a 7.3 liter diesel turned 300k last month and I plan to keep it for years - till someone totals it or it or my needs change. I love having no payment.
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Capt. John,
Let me know when you are going to get rid of your truck. I'd love to talk to you about it. I currently have a 2002 F250 7.3 w/ 53,000 on it! Absolutely love it. Only issue in 14 years was an axle seal.

When you get rid of yours to buy his let me know.
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