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Old 04-14-2018, 09:21 AM   #101
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Just so we are clear. You are openly suggesting that a hotshot driver would be better off and make more money (since in your words, expenses are now a fraction of the cost) running a gas truck pulling their loads all over the country versus a diesel 98% of them currently use?
Nope, not suggesting this at all.

If a person ďneedsĒ a diesel truck (which hot shot drivers obviously do), ok, but itís the guys that think they need one to pull their tractor to the deer lease a couple times a year Iím referring to. By this response to my post, I sense I may have hit a nerve. Starting a post with ďjust so we are clearĒ is a definite tell.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:25 AM   #102
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Nope, not suggesting this at all.

If a person “needs” a diesel truck (which hot shot drivers obviously do), ok, but it’s the guys that think they need one to pull their tractor to the deer lease a couple times a year I’m referring to. By this response to my post, I sense I may have hit a nerve. Starting a post with “just so we are clear” is a definite tell.
"Hitting a nerve" is teenage girl talk. You haven't done anything close. I don't tow anything to my lease these days except 1200-1500 lbs of cotton seed. Plus I couldn't care less what folks think about what I drive or what other folks drive. I bought it for me back in 2001 to run into the ground. I'm still trying to do just that.

You said you pull tractors every day and gassers do it at a fraction of a cost. I was just pointing out the ridiculousness of the comment using real world experience and folks that do it long distances....based on longevity and mileage. Just so we are clear was an opportunity for you to rethink what you just posted.

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Old 04-14-2018, 09:29 AM   #103
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every once in a while I log in just to see who gets the DA of the day award....congrats OP.

I have an Auto collection (7) and only one rear end. None of them practical
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:31 AM   #104
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Once you own a diesel it's very hard to go back to a gas truck . I've tried it. No balls. But honestly who really gives a f***
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:38 AM   #105
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But honestly who really gives a f***
This right here should have been the second reply to this thread.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:48 AM   #106
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When the gov started putting really high fuel economy standards on cars back in the late 80's trucks were exempt. So, manufacturers started putting extended cabs on trucks. That went over well so the started adding 4 doors to truck and now you have the perfect family vehicle
When I went to buy my first brand new truck in 1976, I was planning on buying a F100. Dealer talked me into a F150. The half tons required unleaded gas. A F150 was classified as a 5/8 ton and could burn whatever you wanted to put in it. Same reason Chevy came out with the Heavy Half.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:50 AM   #107
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Best reason to own a diesel is so the dogs or kids, especially the wife can sit inside the truck
With the A/C cranking, while I hook up the trailer or fill a feeder it sure does cut out some complaints
My dad and stepmother have never towed a trailer in their lives!! But they own a very sweet Ford expedition with a 7.3 50,000 miles only used to drive to college station and back on Saturdays (sole reason they own it is they like the cold a/c when in traffic after the game) so to each their own
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:51 AM   #108
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I bought my 7.3L 16 years ago because I wanted a truck that maintained its value. Mine has 300K plus miles and I still have people asking me to sell it. I'll drive it for anothet 300k and then sell it for $10k when its an antique.

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Best reason to own a diesel is so the dogs or kids, especially the wife can sit inside the truck
With the A/C cranking, while I hook up the trailer or fill a feeder it sure does cut out some complaints
My dad and stepmother have never towed a trailer in their lives!! But they own a very sweet Ford expedition with a 7.3 50,000 miles only used to drive to college station and back on Saturdays (sole reason they own it is they like the cold a/c when in traffic after the game) so to each their own

I'm gonna say that is an Excursion with the 7.3..
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:02 AM   #110
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Who cares. I drive a half ton Chevy z71 that’s 11 years old. I use it. It gets scratched. And dirty. And I work out of it a lot. I want a new super duty. I don’t need one. I haul a pallet or two of feed every so often. That’s it. I’ll get one someday. It’s just not worth the money to me currently. But if a fella wants to drive what makes them happy then I’m all for it. I think almost all cars are worthless. Doesn’t mean I have to down someone for having one.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:02 AM   #111
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I hope that I will never have to drive a gas again. Smart your truck is very nice old truck
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:05 AM   #112
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I have been driving a diesel of one make or another for 25 years.
When I sold my farm I traded off my flat bed dualy for a Tacoma pro.
It pulls my boats ok but it is working its tail off to do it.

I guess I have never given any thought to what some other fellow decided to drive.

If you want a Diesel go get you one.
Your thread reads like you have been price shopping used ones and are upset they are too high to buy.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:05 AM   #113
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These threads are more often than not about the guy who wants a diesel deep down, may be a slight bit envious/jealous, but either is too cheap, can’t afford, or can’t have a diesel for some other reason. They may not even be able to admit or realize it to themselves. Then they put down, question, and insult the people who can or do have one. All the while trying to justify why they don’t need one, how their gas truck is just as good, and preaching to others who don’t “need” one. For the record I’ve had both and my dad still has a gas 3/4 ton. He at least will admit he wants a diesel but is too cheap to spend the cash
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:38 AM   #114
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Yeah if they were the same price
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:40 AM   #115
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maybe this will be more suitable for the op. Now since that was said who wouldnít want to drive a truck like one of these two below??? (One for sure is a members truck, the other is possibly as well, just pics Iíve saved in the past)


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Old 04-14-2018, 10:50 AM   #116
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who cares?! It ainít your money.
tttthhhiiiissss!!!!!
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:59 AM   #117
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He's probably that guy that parks his rice burner at the only diesel pump while he goes in the store to buy a e-cigarette.

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Old 04-14-2018, 10:59 AM   #118
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Uh, looks like you have an abs problem.


Full Exhaust Break was on.


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Old 04-14-2018, 11:06 AM   #119
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I must be totally insane. I have 2 3/4 ton 4 doors with diesels. Will prolly have a new ford dually by the end of the year. Why? Cuz i Want them. I will prolly sell the old 07 classic duramax very easily for good money.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:33 AM   #120
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Yes you will
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:42 AM   #121
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And I thought it was just me. Cool I'm not the only jerk that thinks this way?
Most people don't keep a vehicle long enough to reap the benefits of a diesels longevity. Plus a diesel PU cost 20%-35% more and fuel cost if always higher.
Oh my headliner if falling down I need a new ride.
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:08 PM   #122
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Sounds like you got your priorities right now go get some glue and stick your truck back together
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:23 PM   #123
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I want a diesel. Can’t realky justify it, but I want one. I have a tandem axle trailer that I pull my mule and tractor on, and this time of year I’m pulling 2-4 tons of protein feed every month or so. But the new DEF systems have kept me from buying one. Every time I think I get the courage to buy one, I hear a story from someone about something in the fuel system messing up and costing $10,000 to fix. It would really chap my *** if I paid $60,000 for a truck then have to pay $10,000 to fix something
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:26 PM   #124
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So are we going to start a boycott on diesel trucks are not?
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:37 PM   #125
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I really, REALLY want this truck!



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Old 04-14-2018, 01:50 PM   #126
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Honestly think they need more half ton diesels like the dodge ecodiesel and need to make them reliable. that would fit every gap
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:56 PM   #127
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Old 04-14-2018, 02:08 PM   #128
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I was thinking about buying an F250 6.7 4X4 to pull my Mule Pro back and forth between my deer leases. My F150 doesn't like 75MPH in 4th gear. Now I'm reconsidering out of fear of some snowflake melting down and posting about it on TBH. Not really, I'm gonna go get one. To heck with the snowflakes.
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Old 04-14-2018, 02:32 PM   #129
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I was thinking about buying an F250 6.7 4X4 to pull my Mule Pro back and forth between my deer leases. My F150 doesn't like 75MPH in 4th gear. Now I'm reconsidering out of fear of some snowflake melting down and posting about it on TBH. Not really, I'm gonna go get one. To heck with the snowflakes.
You win sir! Well said
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Old 04-14-2018, 02:55 PM   #130
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Buy a 550 that will really hurt his feelers
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:31 PM   #131
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I really want this one...the OP, may actually pee his pants if I did.

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Old 04-14-2018, 04:54 PM   #132
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I was thinking about buying an F250 6.7 4X4 to pull my Mule Pro back and forth between my deer leases. My F150 doesn't like 75MPH in 4th gear. Now I'm reconsidering out of fear of some snowflake melting down and posting about it on TBH. Not really, I'm gonna go get one. To heck with the snowflakes.


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Old 04-14-2018, 08:28 PM   #133
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I always take an empty 41í gooseneck with mirrors scoped out too.



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Old 04-14-2018, 08:48 PM   #134
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I like big trucks and I cannot lie.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:55 PM   #135
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Sometimes I Like to rollup my sleeve and window down in my F-250 so I can admire my Rolex.

I have also read the millionaire next door.

I also read rich dad poor dad and bought a crap ton of investment property the last six years.

Iíll let you know the better strategy when Iím done.

For the record when I started our businesses I did drive a ten year old F-150 and Explorer that were payed for and had never bought an expensive watch, just like the millionaire next door.

Iím sure I could pull my 29í travel trailer with a half ton, but this is America and Iím living the dream, not trying to keep up with the Joneses, I am Mr. Jones.


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This is awesome.
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Pathetic and completely ridiculous. You could haul that with a Honda Ridgeline

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Pathetic and completely ridiculous. You could haul that with a Honda Ridgeline





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This is awesome.


Yeah. I just donít understand why someone else would
care what someone spends money on. Hell my own wife cares less than this guy about what I spend.


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😂 And that should put things into perspective for folks
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:24 PM   #142
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The last two trucks I’ve had have been diesels, and they will continue to be diesels. I might not pull a trailer everyday or multiple times a week, but when I do it’s usually gonna be around 14,000 pounds. And I drive 1,000 miles a week during a slow week, that would kill a half ton engine, and I’m a lot more comfortable in a bigger truck. My next one will be a 1 ton SRW LB, as long as I have a say as to what I’m driving it’ll be a diesel truck
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:43 AM   #143
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Lately I have been noticing diesel trucks more than usual. One reason is I have seen some old enough to vote for brand new prices in the Classifieds.

Another is I see folks buying them that cant even hitch a trailer. Like my SIL that has a 2017 Cummins she can't even backup much less hitch a trailer. Also, threads like, "Can I pull my ten foot utility trailer with my daughter's stuffed animals with my top of the line late model half ton?" Look some people just want to drive them and that's cool. If online betting was legal I would bet a happy meal there are at least 5 posters to this thread that say some variation of, "I/THEY can do what I/we want it is personal choice".

Just a PSA for those unsure. Your late model half ton most likely has a max tow in excess of 10k and you don't need to respond to every 25 foot travel trailer thread, is it half ton towable?

No one stepped on my rubber tail. Overpaying for vehicles has been a pet peeve of mine since my reading "The Millionaire Next Door" and "Total Money Makeover".

well said....I just noticed an 05 model diesel for $30k....gimmee a break
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Seems a little high
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:48 AM   #145
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Haha at the comments. All the "who cares what somebody drives" guys are standing in line to comment when someone drives a Prius.
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Haha at the comments. All the "who cares what somebody drives" guys are standing in line to comment when someone drives a Prius.


Well in their defense, a Prius is a chick car. I'd have to take out the front seat to drive one.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:15 PM   #147
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Let's Discuss Diesel Trucks and Sanity --> Why

It's the KIA drivers that are the worst on the road.
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:11 PM   #148
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Well in their defense, a Prius is a chick car. I'd have to take out the front seat to drive one.


I guess it depends on what you have to prove. Dreamer has had some pretty awesome threads/hunts out of his. Stick with The who gives a F.
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Let's Discuss Diesel Trucks and Sanity --> Why

It's the KIA drivers that are the worst on the road.
I make a point to avoid KIA drivers! It's like they put as much thought and caring into driving as they do car ownership.

Also, am I the only one who thinks that Chrysler/Dodge 300/Charger/Magnum drivers drive like obnoxious jerks??
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:52 PM   #150
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To the OP.....I would find a way to depreciate your vehicles for your cattle business

If he is having to borrow his dads truck to haul cattle then I would say he needs a new truck. Maybe buy a newer used 6.2 liter ford. My neighbor just bought one to pull his 30” travel trailer a dozen or so times a year and he loves it.

The new car vs. used car debate many times is moot. I can’t say I ever saved Any money driving used vs. buying new, but my situation & need in vehicles is different than most people.

I will say you will get more back on your trade in on a diesel. Mine costs slightly more to maintain than my gas truck but not all that much and is worth it in comfort and towing to me. If I didn’t pull a heavy for a 1/2 Ton trailer 4x’s a week I would drive a crew cab 1/2 Ton instead of a diesel, but when I was shopped I did notice the price difference between them wasn’t all that much when it was said and done.
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