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etk300ex

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New truck for etk
« on: June 26, 2020, 01:03:34 PM »
Looking for a new truck for a camping rig.  Will see minimal miles, no winters, and plan to keep for several years.  Needs to be dependable and easy to work on/ get parts for.  I often travel on shitty dirt roads +30 miles from anything with no cell service.  Not married to any brands, I'm not really a fan of the look of super-duty's but I really like OBS Fords, but whatever fits the bill.  Willing to travel South but NYS quarantine issues may impede that plan.  My friend Brain is currently working near Memphis and travels back and forth every couple weeks.

-3/4 or 1 ton SRW
-Gas
-4x4, manual hubs & t-case preferred
-Crew cab, would consider regular 4-door
-Flatbed preferred, minimum 8' box
-No rust
-150kish miles
-I'd like to spend $7-8k, would go up to 10 for the right unit


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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 01:13:47 PM »



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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 01:39:17 PM »
crew cab 8' box will be a monster. get it from Memphis or somewhere between here and there. don't even shop here. seriously.

my 2007 Ram just now is starting to look like a NY truck with rust on things in places.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 01:41:02 PM »
If you want old and simple I'd go Ford. You'll very much pay at the pump though. 10-12mpg likely for anything like that, not the 16-18 that something 2010 and up would do.

highway department or milatary retiree is where most of those SRW 8' crew cabs seem to come from. base trim level double bench seat sweetness.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 01:44:33 PM »
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 01:48:30 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/306797567161247/

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/719294328598038/

almost seems hard to find in non-diesel.
I drove a 7.3 IDI 5 speed for a year or so, 2005-2006 I think? When I lived with Keith. Traded it in for my first TDI Jetta. It was a king cab long bed 4x2 and I think it was a 16-18mpg truck. Wouldn't win any races. never towed or hauled with it, but it was a really nice driver.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2020, 01:56:27 PM »
Sounds like you want a straight axle so GM's out, right?


IFS lives on shitty dirt roads. 

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2020, 01:57:42 PM »
I've been eying this one up right here in Canandaigua.  I though the price was nuts, but local buy might be worth it.  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/466480264259622/

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2020, 02:01:17 PM »
Sounds like you want a straight axle so GM's out, right?

IFS lives on shitty dirt roads. 

IFS is fine. 

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2020, 02:03:36 PM »
I called on this yesterday but I didn't noticed Rebuilt title.  I can't imagine the wait in NYS right now to get it inspected.

https://www.countrytruckandcar.com/details/used-2004-dodge-ram-pickup-2500/66380445
 

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2020, 02:05:33 PM »
I'd consider a diesel also I suppose.  I just don't know anything about wrenching on one and seems like a of extra parts and weight for my needs.

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Re: New truck for etk
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2020, 02:17:18 PM »
I've been eying this one up right here in Canandaigua.  I though the price was nuts, but local buy might be worth it.  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/466480264259622/

I really like the bumpers on that a lot. Very clean.

Price isnt nuts. It's what I am seeing down here too.  They arent cheap trucks.




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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2020, 02:44:31 PM »
The Canandaigua truck is nearly diesel-price IMO but if it's southern clean plus local that's pretty sweet
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