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Old 09-12-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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Glad it ain't me...

Been keeping tabs on my friends who left out from Texas on a 3 week excursion to SD and across to Yellowstone and back. They took their Goldwing in the back of their toy hauler to camp and ride as they went. About day 5, they sent back pics of their snow covered motorcycle parked beside the camper. They resorted to doing their excursions in the pickup instead and ended up at a SD Ford dealer when the 7.3 Diesel in their pickup went junkyard on them....

They went back to camp with a new 2014 F-350, and about $50K+ lighter than when they left that morning. Of course I had to remind him what a good idea it had been to put all those new tires on his old pickup just before he left....

I just thought my recent trip to Alaska had been expensive... Just glad it ain't me, hope it never is.
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and now they are enjoying that 50K along with the new tires it came with.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:40 AM   #4
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Of course I had to remind him what a good idea it had been to put all those new tires on his old pickup just before he left....
That probably didn't cost him anything. The used truck appraiser will reduce the trade-in allowance by the retail cost of mounting new tires if the old tires are worn.

But a dead 7.3L diesel is at least 11 years old, so it won't have much trade-in value anyway.
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Personally believe he been better off putting that 50k in an HDT. But that's me.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:31 AM   #6
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Just not practical in his case. Even a MDT would be overkill for a trailer the size of his and his TV is a daily driver as well.

I turned loose of the HDT that I built as my hobby TV when I scaled back a few years ago, sure wish I had it back now.
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I consider an HDT for any fifth wheel. They are so comfortable, the view is great, better or as good mpg. MDT I would never consider. Ride too harsh.
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