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Old 01-03-2011   #1
 
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Looking For A New (used) Truck, Suggestions?

Ah, The wife drove the Pathfinder off the road and the Bags deployed. I think its gonna cost more to replace the bags than the car is worth. So... Thinking between 18-20K, Big enough for my trailer and a full sized cab/bed W/ topper.
Good for road trips and great off road. And tell me about the fuel efficiency. (I know I want a truck)
Ya know...the truck YOU want. Lets hear about it.

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This thread might be helpful for you

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...-up-33841.html
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Thats a great thread, but I think a camper van is a bit overboard. I will need something for day to day as well.
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You , my friend, need a Dodge 2500.

Preferably one with the 5.9L Diesel which will get better mpg than mine.

However, I have a 2008 Long bed 2500 with the 6.7 and it is a beast. I still average 19 mpg going 70 on the highway. Oh, and I can go where I need to go and carry everything there.
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I'm not going to get into a Dodge-Ford-GMC pi$$ing contest, but I'm really happy with my 03 Silverado HD3/4 ton diesel with Alison auto trans. I think it rides smoother and runs quieter than the others.
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Yes sir, you are right, those trucks are sweet to be in and from what I have heard are solid, but then again... they look so goofy!

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Dream truck. Ford body with Cummins and Allison trans. That would be sweet!! But really I would go with a diesel of some kind. Ford and Dodge will have a harder ride due to the soild axel and gmc/chevy have the IFS. The IFS will make it a much smoother ride and the ford dodge will be a bit rougher of a ride but will last longer for the most part. JM2C
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Chevy's ride way better, but turn wide and have the least clearance.

Dodge's are rougher, but have more clearance and turn tighter.

Either way all three make a good diesel truck. I really see no reason to own a full sized that isn't diesel, better mileage, more power, longer life, all have solid trannies, etc...
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I would definitely agree with the diesel aspect of the truck discussion. I drive a 2006 Dodge 2500, Mega Cab with the Cummins motor and a Mercedes transmission. I get a consistent 17 mpg driving 65 to 70 mph with or without a trailer. I went with the Dodge over the other brands because of the Mega cab. I can place a 5 gallon bucket behind my back seat and when my buddy who is 6'8" rides with me ;his knees don't hit the back of the front seat. It is like a mini van on a truck chassis.
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Am I missing something? We're replacing a Pathfinder with a 3/4 ton diesel? Not knocking diesels or heavy duty trucks, I happen to love 'em, but that would be a pretty radical transition. Also, there are plenty of reasons to own a full sized diesel pickup just as there are plenty of reasons to own a full sized gas burner. It just depends on the circumstances. To say one makes sense and the other doesn't is myopic.
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