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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2020, 02:56:02 AM »
Pavement Princess. At least, thatís how ďIĒ refer to them. 

If they are not going to do what a pickup was originally meant to do, then why not get a car?
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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2020, 12:06:17 PM »
CoCo butter's and Pavement Princesses........ :D :D :D  Tough crowd around here.

Here's my Ram Cummins 2500.  Works its butt off every day, but still looks darned nice (to me) after a good scrubbin'.

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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2020, 12:41:16 PM »
Nice bad boy blackout

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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2020, 01:03:26 PM »
Congrats on the new ride. I always drive old junk but also found out real quick when I started hauling logs, tractors, and skidloaders that I needed to upgrade from my '88 350 chevy up to a bigger (as in stature) piece of junk so I picked up a '95 Ram 2500 with the V10 and manual transmission. Love having it around but drive it as little as possible because I know it will really hurt the pocket book when I have to replace it.

Any time I get a little jealous of all the shiny new trucks I just remind myself that no one in town has more cylinders than I do. :)

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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2020, 01:39:07 PM »
ww9, I am referring to all of the ones floating around here that are all lifted and big tired only to never (and I mean throughout their ownership) be used as a truck. I donít have any problem with a stock and pretty. Or any problem with a tweaked and used. Itís the ones that are built but obviously never used; thatís MY issue with them!
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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2020, 03:44:04 PM »
Alan, that truck is 25 years old and well experienced. Run it like ya stole it ;D In your area I amazed it has lasted this long.
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2020, 04:30:44 PM »
Alan, that truck is 25 years old and well experienced. Run it like ya stole it ;D In your area I amazed it has lasted this long.(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
We get lucky sometimes. It's got 165k on it but I don't think it's ever been driven all that much in winter. It's actually the 2nd time we've owned this truck. We (my dad and I) run an auto repair shop and bought this truck from an elderly customer about 10 years ago when he didn't want to spend the money to fix the front suspension. Not really having a need for another truck at the time we sold it to a friend in Des Moines who mostly used it around his farm. After I got my sawmill a few years ago and realized I needed a bigger truck I was talking to him and found out he wanted to sell it. So now I own it again. The motor has some piston slap but it's remained unchanged since we first worked on the truck over a decade ago. The body is getting some pretty good rust but the frame is solid.

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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2020, 08:11:22 PM »
Sawyer Ted what kind of cab and chassis is that with a dump bed that you get 16-18 MPG? Thatís amazing!! I have a crew cab chassis dodge Cummins with a a flatbed on I get around 9 MPG 👎🏿 It has a 25,000 pound gooseneck on it almost all the time and itís loaded half the time

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« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2020, 08:58:06 PM »
My 2012 Dodge Cummins has never got good fuel mileage in town or highway empty average 12.5-13.5. I donít know what the new ones get. But I did spec one out.  These trucks are going to be over 100k before long. I did the dodge online pricing with same trim package and features with the H.O. Cummins one ton 3500 I was at 86k. A little more towing capacity 50 hp more and 200 torque. A bigger screen to look at when you should be looking at the road 😂. I did see one at dealer that was priced at 93k 🙄

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« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2020, 09:02:40 PM »
It is a 2018 Ram 3500 crew with Cummins 6.7.  Highway unloaded it will get 16 mpg sometimes better.  Thatís with the cruise set and running 60 mph.  Running 65-70 mph it does 12-14 mpg. 

Loaded and/or towing the best it has done is 11 mpg.  That is pulling our travel trailer.  Typically it gets 10 mpg towing most loads.  I donít have  CDL so a 7 ton deck over trailer is the biggest I pull.
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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2020, 09:07:01 PM »
Is yours single rear wheel

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« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2020, 09:12:15 PM »
I would like that mileage 😂. Mine is the dually mega cab automatic. My older one got fuel mileage like yours Ted. It was a Cummins one ton 6 speed manual 

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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2020, 10:47:38 PM »
I did see one at dealer that was priced at 93k


Don't even know where to begin on that.  My first two houses were considerably less and one had 19 acres on a lake.  
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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2020, 10:25:10 AM »
$13,700 for my first house with 5 acres.
Truck prices are crazy!
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« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2020, 10:50:22 AM »
$13,700 for my first house with 5 acres.
Truck prices are crazy!
Yes they are.
21 years ago when I bought my only new vehicle (4x4 Toyota Tacoma V-6 manual transmission xtra-cab), right at 33k when you figure in financing. First new vehicle ever, and likely to be the only one Iíll ever have. BTW, I still have it at 300k miles later and it will still start and run like a top, even though itís been relegated to ďtractorĒ duty. 
I REALLY like that truck, and will likely quit breathing and still own it!
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« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2020, 11:49:47 AM »
Our prices will make you weep, I looked at a 2020 Ram 3500 srw quad cab that had a price north of 100 grand. It was fully dressed but still! I paid 15 for my plain jane diesel 2wd 05 Ram ten years ago and considered myself lucky, it is showing its age but has to keep going for a while yet. It will likely be my last vehicle.
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« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2020, 12:18:40 PM »
Then the sales tax and licensing would make you drop to your knees 🤑😂

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Re: Going to look at a new truck
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2020, 12:24:28 PM »
The only answer to expensive trucks is for people to quit buying them. Not much incentive to make them cheaper when people seem more than willing to pay more. For the last 20 years my dad and I have been waiting for the bottom to drop out of the truck market but it hasn't happened yet. Suddenly no one thinks they can live without a truck.

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« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2020, 01:08:45 PM »
They are the new family vehicle.
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« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2020, 01:26:46 PM »
Prices are ridiculous these days. My solution is to find a 2 year old, low mileage truck. There are people that buy new and then want the latest model in a couple years. This summer I bought a 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie with a little over 11k miles on it from an individual . Every bell and whistle on it. Pretty much exactly what I wanted and I paid just a bit over half what he paid for it new. 

Those deals are out there if youíre patient and flexible. I would have preferred a GMC but now Iím a Ram guy and happy with the deal. Saved me a lot of money and I feel like 11k miles is the same as new. 


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