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View Poll Results: Truck Owners - Which Do You Own?
Chevy/GMC 68 36.96%
Dodge 28 15.22%
Ford 62 33.70%
Nissan 9 4.89%
Toyota 16 8.70%
Honda 1 0.54%
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:43 PM   #31
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Having owned and driven 34 Chevys in 45 years with only one of them having any major mechanical problems (transmission) I will stick with the bowtie's.

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Old 10-25-2010, 12:47 PM   #32
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To use, the functionality of the vehicle is more important than the brand name. We want something that has lots of internal space, will store a 12' surf rod without taking it apart, 4x4 with single rear wheels for beach fishing, and 10,000 lb towing capacity and enough spare load capacity for all the camping and beach stuff. That pretty much limits us to big block and diesel full size vans with a 4x4 conversion. Last one was a 1995 Chevy/Quigley G20 with 350 gasser, but the current vehicle is 2005 Ford/Quigley E350 with the Powerstroke diesel. Most of the current big power vans are Fords .....

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:08 PM   #33
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Can't pull my G2 31BHDS with it but own a 2010 Honda Ridgeline.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:34 AM   #34
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all i have to say is if you wanna go in the left lane and get there today get a powerstroke
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:46 PM   #35
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all i have to say is if you wanna go in the left lane and get there today get a powerstroke
Spoken like a true Ford fan, no disrespect intended; however statistics might indicate different:


"The latest addition to the Power Stroke family features twin turbochargers for lag-free operation. Keeps Ford's "hard working truck" image alive and has the highest in class tow capacity. Suffers from poor fuel economy due to new emissions equipment that makes the 6.4L a "clean diesel".

The new 6.7L Cummins comes from the factory equipped with an exhaust brake. New automatic transmission is much better than older versions, which were weak links in the drivetrain. Trucks that are equipped with manual transmissions will now have to settle for a de-tuned motor. Suffers from poor fuel economy due to new emissions equipment that makes the 6.7L a "clean diesel".

The new 6.6L Duramax defeats the competition in horsepower & torque, though it also suffers from poor fuel economy due to the new emissions equipment required to make the 6.6 a "clean diesel". All brands are suffering from poor fuel economy due to the new emissions standards that must be met. The LMM still features the Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission."

According to the above write-up the GM Duramax has the Cummins and Ford diesels beat HP and torque wise which would indicate, all things being equal, the GMC or Chevy will have passed whatever is in front (right lane to left and back) before Dodge or Ford can do much more than get into the left lane. Now, having said that we all know brand loyalty comes in to play with this thread, in fact it’s the dominating figure. If you’re a GM fan you’ll defend them to the end, whereas a Ford or Dodge fan will do the same for their side. For my buck there’s not that much difference other than that ole’ brand loyalty at work and I’ve owned all three major bands.

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:01 AM   #36
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One last post….

As a late afterthought; after re-reading my previous post I can see where it may have come across as a put down to some, wasn’t meant to be. I just happen to come across an article on another forum addressing truck/engine issues and thought it may apply. I have a cousin that now pulls his 37’ Jayco with a three year old 1 ton Ford and loves it even though he still likes the Dodge he use to own. I like the Dodge I now own even though I drove a Chevy for 30 years and still own one small Ford. As I said, it all comes down to which truck you personally like best as they’re all good nowadays, in my opinion.

OK that’s it folks, Adios and a Happy Thanksgiving to all.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:42 PM   #37
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I think it's easy to see the brand of truck in the above photo. It's the successor TV to the one in the picture below.

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Old 11-18-2010, 06:21 PM   #38
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:51 PM   #39
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Currently have a Chevy .Have owned all of the big 3 trucks at one time or another, loyal to none but no more Fords for me after owning a nightmare F250 one time. Since 1979: 3 Fords, 2 Dodge, 1 Chevy.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #40
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Other than a diesel what I found was a nissan titan had the highest towing cap. of any 1/2 ton trucks
mine is 2004 titan 4wd with the tow pkg. and im telling you it has more power than anything I have ever driven

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