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Trucks!

Post by Deacon » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:30 pm

Do you own a truck?

I do...now. As of this afternoon I am the proud owner of a 2007 Ford F250 Super Duty Lariat Super Crew FX4 (6.0L Powerstroke diesel)! This is actually my first full-size truck. Go big or go home, I guess? Either way, I'm excited :) I got it mostly out of a desire to have something capable of towing the Jeep to events, allowing me to travel in more comfort, yes, but more importantly meaning that I can get home even if something breaks on the Jeep (knock on wood). Alas, I traded in my beloved Jag for it. Ah well, it was about to get expensive anyway.

So, do you own a truck? If so, what is it? Are you a brand loyalist? Do you swear by the Cummins engine (I wish the Ford had it)? Post pics either way.

I'll start it off with a couple of mine:

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Re: Trucks!

Post by Hirschof » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:23 pm

I want to own a truck. Problem is that I drive way too much to justify the gas mileage. That and I'm upside down on my current loan for the Honda. If it wasn't for that I'd probably go trade the Civic in for a Tacoma.

I'm a huge fan of the 2009 Toyota Tundra. Best truck I have ever driven.
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Post by raptor9k » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:35 pm

I have an '01 F150 but would like to trade up to a 3/4 ton sometime in the next 5 years or so. I like the F250 but Ford has tons of problems with the Powerstroke engines. You can get the F250 from the factory with a Cummins but it's a special order and I don't have that kind of cash to piss away on a vehicle. I'll probably end up going the cheap route and finding a 3-4 yr old Dodge with 100k miles on it.
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Post by enisoc » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:37 pm

Deacon wrote:I'll start it off with a couple of mine:
I'm pretty sure this counts as porn for Texans. You might want to add some censor bars or something before you get banned. I'm just saying.
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Post by The Cid » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:05 pm

You know, if I stay real quiet and listen for a moment, I can hear the sound of Deacon's Jeep crying all the way from here.
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Post by Deacon » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:17 pm

No way. It's the Jeep's big brother. He can do the equivalent of pulling the Jeep around in a little red wagon :) The Jeep's happy anyway since I got rid of the slutty older sister.
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Post by mikejcpt » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:21 pm

But didn't the Jeep like to try catching her out back sunning herself by the pool?
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Post by Deacon » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:26 pm

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Post by ampersand » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:45 pm

Please. Everyone knows Deacon will abandon them both when he can afford the H1 Hummer.

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Post by adciv » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:33 pm

Nah. Deacon would rather get an M1 instead. (NOT the M1 gun)

Deacon, see if you can change out the alternator for a higher capacity one and figure out how to hook up an inverter. You should be able to use your new Diesel as an emergency generator. I even know a way you can do it without rewiring your house.
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Post by Mav » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:06 am

I'm sorry, I'm apparently not a big enough faggot to buy a vehicle to tow another vehicle.
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Post by Deacon » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:36 am

adciv wrote:Nah. Deacon would rather get an M1 instead. (NOT the M1 gun)
Haha...maybe a Duece And A Half.
Deacon, see if you can change out the alternator for a higher capacity one and figure out how to hook up an inverter. You should be able to use your new Diesel as an emergency generator. I even know a way you can do it without rewiring your house.
That's an interesting idea (though more for the purpose of powering stuff at a camp site, not so much necessary at home). I'll look into it.
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You're just enough of a faggot to post something utterly stupid like that? WTF kind of idiocy equates vehicles towing other vehicles to homosexuality? Or whatever you could possibly have meant by your mention of faggotry. Mav, you've burned me before (I think), but that was just...fucking stupid.
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Post by ampersand » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:35 pm

Just so you know, diesel prices fluctuates less wildly than gas. So it may be more expensive to fuel up with Diesel than it is with Gas, as I think it is right now. But there's a lagging effect that is not necessarily tied in with gas prices.

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Post by Deacon » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:58 pm

At the moment it's on par with regular unleaded. A little under sometimes, a little over others.
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Post by Dr. Tower » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:19 pm

I used to have a '97 Ranger (6' bed), which I traded in for a '95 Ram (8' bed) when I needed more volume to carry all of my crap from college. Once I moved into my house in Cleveland though, I really couldn't justify the gas milage and traded the Ram in for a '96 Camry.

From the pictures, Deacon, it looks like your truck has a 6' bed. If this is the case, why not the 8' bed. I mean if it's go big or go home, you could have gone even bigger.

Lucksi the truck has other uses that a wagon doesn't have, such as the capacity to more easily haul gravel, mulch, sand, etc. When I was a kid, we often loaded up my father's truck with firewood. It was a great way to carry camping or (extremely muddy) spelunking gear. The bed of a truck is much easier to clean out than the back of a wagon, as all you need is a hose. In addition, it can be hard to transport larger pieces of furniture. What I miss most from not having a truck is the capacity to easily transport lumber for any projects that I want to do.

As for stuff falling off or getting wet, I almost always used a cap on the bed of the truck. It not only keeps things from falling off and keeps them dry, but it also increases your fuel efficiency by streamlining the vehicle, reducing drag.
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