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rollindowntheroad

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Second Chance wrote:

You/we need to know some details about the fifth wheel you plan on buying before you decide on a truck - especially if you're looking at 3/4-ton trucks.
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I am by myself so not looking for a large 5th wheel. Something in the 10,000 lb GVWR range will do fine for me.

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GordonThree wrote:

I don't own Diesel so this is just observation; do a Google search on hpfp grenade


Don't want a diesel, only gas.

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It may sound backwards but I purchased my 5th wheel first. I paid attention to GVW on it, then I purchased a truck for the weight. Most people limit themselves to the truck they have. I picked out my dream camper and then got truck to pull it.

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Trucks always seem to have a higher resale ..... you can pay 1000 for a rust bucket held together with bailing wire and someone will buy it. I have 2004 F250 CC V10 with 115k and love it it runs good only issue is the rear wheelwells are rusting away typical in the Midwest. My cousin drives a 2006 Avalanche and he just turned over 400k!!! The only issue he said he's starting to have is the electronics so today's gas motors can last with proper maintenance like he has done. My truck is worth almost 8500 as is they just hold their values.


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The only time truck prices are down or " cheep " is if you're selling one.


when it's time to buy the prices are very high.




with you wanting a gas truck you should be able to find one in a fairly good price range.


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remdog*1 wrote:

It may sound backwards but I purchased my 5th wheel first. I paid attention to GVW on it, then I purchased a truck for the weight. Most people limit themselves to the truck they have. I picked out my dream camper and then got truck to pull it.


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Jayco-noslide wrote:

I don't own or need a truck so this is just a comment. I know diesels are supposed to last longer. But is the rest of the truck besides the motor really any different or better. Hundreds of non-motor parts can fail? Also, gas motors don't really wear out much now anyway do they?


You are 100% correct. All things equal, I still believe the internals of a diesel will outlast the gasser, but with good maintenance, both should still likely be running when the truck is a nothing but a bucket of bolts left around it.


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rollindowntheroad wrote:

Second Chance wrote:

You/we need to know some details about the fifth wheel you plan on buying before you decide on a truck - especially if you're looking at 3/4-ton trucks.
Rob


I am by myself so not looking for a large 5th wheel. Something in the 10,000 lb GVWR range will do fine for me.


You're thinking right. I've been casually looking for a new(er) truck for a while now and have seen the same as you. With the good economy, cheap (relatively) fuel resale prices are really high. Around here, used 1-2 year old trucks with low miles are going for what you can buy new from a big discount dealer.

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rollindowntheroad wrote:

Starting to look at used trucks in order to pull a 5th wheel (don't have the 5th wheel yet). Will be looking at used, gas, 3/4 ton. I have never owned a truck before. I live in upstate NY. I can't believe the prices for trucks. And then there's the mileage on them. A couple I have seen were 2 to 3 years old and they had 50,000 to 80,000 miles on them.

Is this typical for a truck to have that many miles on them?


I don't know if it would help, or you're willing to drive but here in Texas, there are literally thousands of trucks for sale, since of course they are the preferred mode of transportation for even those that have no need for one.

They might have some miles on them because destinations can be a distance sometimes, but he don't have to deal with rust. When I was in the car business years ago, I had several people come from northern states due to more availability.


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My dad used to correct me when I called it a 'motor.' He'd say, motors are things with armatures that run on electricity; that thing under the hood is an engine!

Gassers really do last nowadays. I put 240K on an '89 minivan. And I have 205K on a 2000 model year SUV. Engines are better, gas is refined better, and lubricants are better than in bygone days.


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