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Old 03-14-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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Talking Green light!

I've been green-lighted by DW to buy the new truck!

I've been thinking it wouldn't happen until this winter. DW has been against me on it from the beginning, but I've told her there are no long trips in our future until we have the bigger truck. The other day she comes to me and admits (in dramatic fashion of course) that she's ready for a long (like 2 weeks) road trip this Fall so I can go get my truck!

Let the SERIOUS shopping begin!!

YAY!
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:47 AM   #2
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I've been green-lighted by DW to buy the new truck!
Truck shopping is fun. Do we see a Ram 2500 crewcab with the 6.4 in your future? Good luck and remember, nothing looks better than a clean black truck. Problem is keeping it that way.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:47 AM   #3
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Sweet!! Did you already have a truck in mind, Bob?
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:40 PM   #4
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Yeah you've got a good sized trailer. Upgrading to something bigger than a half-ton would make towing soo much better...
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:07 PM   #5
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Wow... upgrading after 3 years? My truck is 5 years old and I fully anticipate at least another 5 years to go before I can even consider asking my bride...
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Old 03-14-2015, 07:42 PM   #6
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Just took delivery on my new truck. (Went from a 1/2 ton Chevy to 1-ton GMC). I am very happy with it so far but I have not towed with it yet. My 1/2 ton was adequate for short trips but on a trip to Florida last summer decided I needed more truck for planned western US trips. I kind of overkilled it for towing my Whitehawk but I plan to go to a 5er in a couple of years for extended stays in a warmer climate during winters.
I almost pulled the trigger on a 3/4 ton Duramax until I checked the payload on one on the lot. It was only about 600lbs more than my 1/2 ton and would have left me tight for many of the 5ers. So for another $1200 I went for a 3500. Turns out the diesel engine is very heavy and eats up payload.
Be sure to check the sticker on the door/pillar for payload before you buy.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:31 AM   #7
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Wow... upgrading after 3 years? My truck is 5 years old and I fully anticipate at least another 5 years to go before I can even consider asking my bride...
I switched from a 1500 to a 2500 after a season for the same reason Bob is upgrading. Sometimes a towing combo looks good after some calculations but real life towing leaves you with the impression that your truck is not up to the task.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:34 AM   #8
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Woohoo!!. Congrats on the green light for shopping. Our Chev 3500 gasser tows our 28BHBE no problem. Its a 6.0L. Cargo capacity is 3750lbs according to door sticker. Did add 5000lb SuperSprings to haul the Northern Lite better tho. Happy shopping.
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Ok, there's been no pulpit time for the Blue Oval crowd. Our F350 6.7 diesel is a BEAST and it loves to pull!
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:10 AM   #10
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As I recall from living in Texas, I didn't think they even sold small pickups there.

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