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New used truck

Postby papavillars » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Ok everyone, my granddaughter needs a new used truck. She currently uses my 06 duramax to pull her horse trailer. She only pulls about thirty miles one way. She currently has a 2008 4 runner 4x4. What do you recommend. Brand and year also motor. She will be going to Texas Tech or Tarelton State next year. Thanks.
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Re: New used truck

Postby Kingfisher » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:03 pm

Something that gets good fuel mileage?! Does that matter in the decision?
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Re: New used truck

Postby papavillars » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:04 pm

Well I pay for her gas so I hope it's not too bad
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Re: New used truck

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:12 pm

Give her grandpa's truck, and you buy yourself a new one.
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Re: New used truck

Postby shaz » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:17 pm

What size horse trailer?
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Re: New used truck

Postby papavillars » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:35 pm

It's a sixteen foot bumper pull stock trailer. It works for a couple of horses.
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Re: New used truck

Postby papavillars » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:42 pm

True grit, I sure don't want a new truck. Real happy with the duramax. We will sell her 4 runner to fund her truck. Just can't decide what to buy.
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Re: New used truck

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:53 pm

3/4 Chevy or GMC gas motor
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Re: New used truck

Postby shaz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:25 am

Any 1/2 ton should work for that.
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Re: New used truck

Postby 1982vett » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:39 am

papavillars wrote:True grit, I sure don't want a new truck. Real happy with the duramax. We will sell her 4 runner to fund her truck. Just can't decide what to buy.

Well then...another 06 duramax.... :)
As said, a half ton should pull a 16 ft trailer with good breaks... but from safety side of things, the bigger vehicle wins most of the time. I know I like the feel of my duramax over my Toyota, especially on wet roads. And good tires are definitly key on the half ton.

Probably didn't say anything you don't already know.
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Re: New used truck

Postby Craig Miller » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:42 am

shaz wrote:Any 1/2 ton should work for that.


I agree and I would pull it myself that way but I would not let my daughter or granddaughter drive it.
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Re: New used truck

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:38 am

papavillars wrote:True grit, I sure don't want a new truck. Real happy with the duramax. We will sell her 4 runner to fund her truck. Just can't decide what to buy.

The 4 runner should sell well... Like brute said 3/4 ...half ton will work harder to pull that trailer. Harder on gas and running gear...
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Re: New used truck

Postby Brute 23 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:45 pm

Craig Miller wrote:
shaz wrote:Any 1/2 ton should work for that.


I agree and I would pull it myself that way but I would not let my daughter or granddaughter drive it.


Same here. There is no money difference.

I cringe when I see people buy their kids these little cars and brag about the fuel economy. I drive a lot of miles and see a lot of wrecks. I would put my kids in a tank if I could.
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Re: New used truck

Postby papavillars » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:25 pm

Thanks everyone! I have not bought a gasser since 1999. I just wondered if there was much difference in reliability between makes in the 2010 to 2015.
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Re: New used truck

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:51 pm

In general, across the board with the big 3, 13 and newer have their benefits. 08-12 was tough an all the auto makers in general.
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