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My new used truck.

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:05 pm

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This is the first used truck I've bought since 1982. I've been looking for 4 months for a decent cheap diesel truck that I could use to pull a 20' stock trailer and a gooseneck flat bed every now and again. I'll only put 12k miles a year on the truck so hopefully it'll hold up. Everyone besides my dad thinks I'm crazy for not just buying another new truck. But spending $50k to $60k for the privilege of driving a new truck didn't make any sense to me.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:27 pm

I still have an 02 with a 7.3 parked in the barn.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby TCRanch » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:32 pm

Well you got a Ford & have the BEEF plate on front. What more could you want? Congrats on your new/used ride!
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:36 pm

JLTrent is keeping one just like it but with a fraction of the miles in his garage for me.

He's such a nice guy.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:39 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:JLTrent is keeping one just like it but with a fraction of the miles in his garage for me.

He's such a nice guy.


I thought mine was low miles at 175k until Trent posted his. I think it’s still under warranty.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:41 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:JLTrent is keeping one just like it but with a fraction of the miles in his garage for me.

He's such a nice guy.


I thought mine was low miles at 175k until Trent posted his. I think it’s still under warranty.


Pretty remarkable.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:12 pm

Wise decision
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby greybeard » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:21 pm

But spending $50k to $60k for the privilege of driving a new truck didn't make any sense to me.

Got to agree with that. Good luck with it. It's a nice looking truck too.
Good thing it doesn't have any white on it.TB would be trying to beat ya out of it.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:JLTrent is keeping one just like it but with a fraction of the miles in his garage for me.

He's such a nice guy.


I thought mine was low miles at 175k until Trent posted his. I think it’s still under warranty.


Pretty remarkable.


I looked at one similar to JL's truck for $25k. One thing about it TT, JL will do his best to make sure it's the nicest 7.3 out there.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby jltrent » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:44 pm

Nice looking truck. I know where one is about like it that went over 33k miles a few days ago. Changed the fuel filter and put the battery maintainer back on.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:59 pm

jltrent wrote:Nice looking truck. I know where one is about like it that went over 33k miles a few days ago. Changed the fuel filter and put the battery maintainer back on.


TT really appreciates that.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby Ky hills » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:00 pm

Congratulations, good looking truck. My opinion that is a smart decision to get a good used one instead of a new.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby jltrent » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:08 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
jltrent wrote:Nice looking truck. I know where one is about like it that went over 33k miles a few days ago. Changed the fuel filter and put the battery maintainer back on.


TT really appreciates that.
I'm taking real good care of it for him.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby fence_it » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:13 pm

Nice truck. I to would rather buy a clean older vehicle than a new one.
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Re: My new used truck.

Postby greybeard » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:23 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:
I thought mine was low miles at 175k until Trent posted his. I think it’s still under warranty.


Pretty remarkable.


I looked at one similar to JL's truck for $25k. One thing about it TT, JL will do his best to make sure it's the nicest 7.3 out there.

I'd be afraid of look under the hood. He might have put 2 dozen chainsaw engines under there instead of a 7.3........
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