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Offline JB Griffin

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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2017, 09:14:17 AM »
My 96 has an Edge programmer on it with 266k mi on it, runs like new.
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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2017, 10:18:16 AM »
I hate to sound like advertisement but Chevy is currently offering employee discount pricing to everyone. Iíve been seeing adds stating 20 - 25% off MSRP.
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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2017, 12:39:15 PM »
That is a marketing scam, MSRP is all over the map depending on the dealer. A fleet lease return can be a good buy, I bought one that was like new and gave me years of reliable service. Bought my current truck, a 2005 Ram ctd, in 2010 and could not be more pleased with it. The lot wanted it gone, it is 2wd, a near base build and a non descript color but ideal for towing my small fifth wheel. Keep your eyes and ears open, there are good deals out there.
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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2017, 04:31:38 PM »
  Thanks everyone, plenty of ideas!  I'll check out the dealer in Idaho for sure!  I'll defiantly check out Newport too, since it's in state. 

  I'm not brand specific, they all break, just don't want to buy a truck that's priced at a 1/3 of what it took to build my house!

  The search continues, Merry Christmas
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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2017, 05:58:12 PM »
I'd concur with others that suggest looking into a 450 or 550 cab/chassis. Sometimes they are priced way more reasonably than a one ton. It seems most of the newer one tons are trimmed out for Rex Tillerson to drive to his ranch from the airport, that's not what I need for a work truck. I like power windows and locks, and a/c, but as for the rest I prefer it pretty basic. I'd take a vinyl floor over carpet any day.
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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2017, 07:02:11 PM »
A friend bought a GMC W4500 (an older one) which is actually an Isuzu with a small 4 cylinder diesel and duals. It isn't fast but it will hauls a nice load.
Haven't pulled a trailer with it yet.
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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2017, 07:13:29 PM »
What the truck going to be used For? Some tend to over load a one ton. A 450 or 550has real truck tires. 19.5. A 550 is geared low. 4.88 rear for the diesel and 5.13 gas. The diesel trans since 2011 has 2 over drives. The 550 I have weights more than one might think.with the plow and wing gear and m g side dump sander body. It's 13200 with out the plows. Then put 5 yds.  of winter sand in it around 25000

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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2017, 11:31:01 PM »
I don't know the laws in your state. Is anything bigger than an F-350 going to require commercial tags and insurance?
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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2017, 05:11:50 AM »
I don't know the laws in your state. Is anything bigger than an F-350 going to require commercial tags and insurance?

I know in my case I was looking at a f550 to replace my 250 and my insurance company said I needed commercial insurance even if the truck had farm plates. When I found out how much it was going to cost I figured I would just stick with the f250 I had because for the savings in insurance alone I can take lots of extra trips hauling things.

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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2017, 09:24:27 AM »
Well it's good to see I'm not the only person that's been down this road! Thanks to Bruno, I've got my eye on a 15, single rear wheel AND 3500.  It's gonna be used for hauling my dump trailer, plowing (couple driveways, farm, some field s for winter manure drops), and an equipment trailer.  It fits my budget, and somebody else paid the NEW truck price  ;D.  Still looking around, but they'll get a call for sure.
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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2017, 10:47:16 AM »
Was looking on govdeals.com the other night, if it's any interest they had a '12 F450 diesel that was an ambulance, now just cab/chassis.  Nice looking rig, I believe it has 112k miles and the bid was at 7800 or so then, I believe tomorrow is ending date for the sale.  It had a long frame with air ride on the rear axle, I don't know if that means it would have air brakes as well?  Description said no known issues taken out of service do to age.  DRW but only 2WD.

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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2017, 10:33:30 AM »
My neighbor was a diesel guy for a long time but recently went back to gas.  He said that unless your drive over 25k a year, it aint worth the price difference.  He is probably right unless you just have to have the towing.

One thing you might look at is those overcab trucks or medium duty trucks.   they are usually no frills and Ive seen some good deals.  I have an old f-600 that every time I think of getting rid of another use comes up and I know Ill never overload it.   

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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2017, 06:48:57 PM »
  Big thanks to Bruno for pointing me in a Northern direction!  Ended up at Newport Chevrolet right here in NH.

  I ended up with a 2015 GMC 3500 single rear wheel.  I really wanted duals BUT my budget didn't!  They were more than fair on  my trade in and I got a pretty good deal on the new rig (it helps that it has a Sent in a cab corner!).  It's got a date at my buddy's body shop to fix the cab corner and I'll get the new Fisher plow ordered on Tues when I'm back at work (9.6 v so when I get a dually it'll fit that too).  Fingers crossed I get 10 years out of this rig, just like the last one!  MY oil Undercoat as soon as the weather is nice too!
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Re: Where to buy a new one ton without breaking the bank?
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2018, 02:16:06 PM »
I have an 2011 F350 diesel, crew cab, 8' bed, 4x4 with single rears, so far I like it (I've only had it since June). Others are correct, a diesel is only a good option if you haul a trailer a lot, which is what I got mine for. I pd $17500 for mine and it had 178,000M on it. It was an Oklahoma truck until 8 months before I got it, so it had no rust like NY trucks of that age do. I used to be all gas, until my previous truck, it was a 7.3 diesel. I had such good luck with that so I wanted another diesel. My BIL is a great diesel mechanic if I need one.
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