Truck dumb

Discussion in 'The Loafing Shed' started by equusteacher, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    So, I"ve been "just looking" for a long time at trucks as I'm sure you all know.

    I was looking a Bull Valley Ford(Woodstock)'s website at pre-owned inventory.
    They seem to have alot of what look like nicer trucks at really low prices.
    I don't mind higher mileage as long as it's in good repair/running order and has all the features I'm seeking. This would be a hauling vehicle only not a day to day ride.
    Go take a look at their website and see if it seems too good to be true?
    http://www.bullvalleyford.com/ou/bull-valley-ford-mercury/console.do?page=p_inventory
     
  2. PT

    PT New Member

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    They seem pretty par for the course from what I've been seeing. I was looking at 250/2500 HD diesels in the $20,000 range and found a ton!

    Me likey this one for you!

    Internet Price: $16,995
    Year : 2005
    Make : Dodge
    Model : Ram 1500
    Series : 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SLT
    Miles : 31,151
    Exterior Color : Bright Silver Metallic
    Interior Color : Gray
    Engine : 5.7L V8 SMPI
    Transmission : Automatic
    Stock Number : 82085A
    VIN : 1D7HU18D75S303573
    Warranty : Extended Warranty Available
     

  3. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    Yep. I saw that one.
    I also liked this one:
    Year : 2005
    Make : Ford
    Model : F-150
    Series : SuperCrew Lariat 4WD
    Miles : 61,286
    Exterior Color : Aspen Green Metallic
    Interior Color : Charcoal
    Engine : 5.4L V8 EFI
    Transmission : Automatic 4-Speed w/Overdrive
    Stock Number : 82214A
    VIN : 1FTPW14505KB79628
    Warranty : Extended Warranty Available
     
  4. Tbitt

    Tbitt Most beloved member of MW

    I'd suggest you get a 3/4 ton pickup (F-250 or Chevy 2500)

    One you start pulling stuff, you will realize how heavy things get.............quick.
     
  5. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

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    Definitely!!! My F150 pulled a two horse no problem, but not the greatest when 2 horses were in it! :laugh:
    My new toy will pull ANYthing. F350
     
  6. PT

    PT New Member

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    True true.
    But, you have to make sure you factor everything in. If you're only pulling a two or three horse, mostly aluminum/fiberglass trailer with an electronic braking system you'll more than likely be fine with a 1500. :)
     
  7. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    Other than the front seat leather needing repair, I like this big assed honkin truck too!
    Internet Price: $9,995
    Year : 1998
    Make : Chevrolet
    Model : K3500 Crew Cab
    Series : 4dr 4WD
    Miles : 131,713
    Exterior Color : White
    Interior Color : Tan
    Engine : 7.4L V8 SFI
    Transmission : Automatic
    Stock Number : 82265A
    VIN : 1GCHK33J0WF014117
     
  8. Tbitt

    Tbitt Most beloved member of MW

    You have to think about the weight/Suspension to.

    Having a breaking system on your trialer is a nice thing...........but when you load up that trailer.......you will definately notice the differance bettween a .5 ton and a .75 ton pickup!
     
  9. PT

    PT New Member

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    7.4 L would be a diesel wouldn't it? Never heard of that one in a gas...
     
  10. Tbitt

    Tbitt Most beloved member of MW

    It is a gas............Chevy thing.

     
  11. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

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    It IS a gasser, but that's a big block! I got one of those in my suburban - MAYBE 11 miles a gallon!
    Whereas my F350 diesel gets 15.
     
  12. PT

    PT New Member

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    Ahh, old fart gas thing!

    Nowadays it's either puny little gassers or monster gassers, nothing in the middle.

    Our truck has a 8.1L and gets about 6 miles to the gallon NOT being in tow haul mode with the trailer and ONE horse ::) BUT you don't even know the trailer is there ;D.
     
  13. lori

    lori New Member

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    5.4, 5.7s? A nice small block is in the middle! DO NOT KNOCK THE SMALL BLOCK.
     
  14. PT

    PT New Member

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    No need to, they do enough knocking by themselves....

    *ducking and running*

    Die hard diesel fan here ;D.
     
  15. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

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    :th_ditto:
     
  16. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    So, diesel is better to get than gas?
    1/2 ton or higher?
    Actual factory installed tow pkg better than after market?

    Is it better to buy the truck or trailer first?
     
  17. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

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    Diesel motors will run forEVER!!!! Better mileage when towing too.
    Can't get a diesel unless you buy more truck than a 1500.
    Get 25 or 3500 and if you can, get a long bed. That way you're not restricted on type of trailer you end up purchasing.
    Factory installed - then you know it's done right. Can't tell you HOW many people we got in out shop (when I sold truck accessories) that needed their hitch redone cuz some goof at another shop didn't use the right bolts, all the bolts, didn't bolt correctly to the frame, yada, yada, yada!

    Buy the truck first. Cuz then you know what you'll be capable of pulling.
     
  18. PT

    PT New Member

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    IMHO, yes. Higher gas milage, longer engine life, more torque, and now that gas prices are rising again, it's more cost effective in the long run.

    Higher if you're routinely planning on ahuling more than one horse, or have a heavier trailer and/or no brake system.

    Yes, just for the simple fact that the wriring is a pain in the ass.

    Buy the truck first since it's (usually) the more expensive of the two and you know what you have to work with power wise.
     
  19. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

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    PT - are you, like,... My long lost twin sister ? :D
     
  20. PT

    PT New Member

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    Buffy, could be! We love chasing the cans and diesels, now if you say you have an obsession for Miller Lite, then we must have been seperated at birth... :D

    Here's the one I was one day away from signing the paperwork on, until I had a reality slap.
    My car JUST got paid off, so why in the hell do I wanna buy into another payment?!?! I figured I'm waayyy better off saving my money for a year, say $5,000 or so, and I can have enough for a down payment AND keep my Grand Am! ;)

    http://www.fordoffrankfort.com/used_vehicle_details.htm?vehicleId=272a3fb2404638b500fd54284c561a14