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Old 10-04-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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does anyone know of a good used truck site to look for used trucks? I'm looking for a 1 ton ford or dodge diesel 1999 to 2001, thanks
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does anyone know of a good used truck site to look for used trucks? I'm looking for a 1 ton ford or dodge diesel 1999 to 2001, thanks
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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There is a large pickup and large truck dealer in Ada, OK. that does a high volume business. They usually run adds in RVing magazines, and I think they have a website. There's another in WI, but I don't remember the name/ website.A tabloid size paper: truckpaper.com has all sizes, makes, types,etc An internet search should find many websites with pickups for sale.
Last but certainly not least, check the for sale board here at RV.NET!
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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There's a few in iRV2's Classifieds that you might want to look at.
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Old 10-04-2006, 06:40 PM   #5
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thanks Ray an Hitchhiker i'll take a look, found a fiver my wife likes just need the right truck, an thanks guys
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:58 AM   #6
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You may laugh at first... but look on ebay. We bought our current one ton there and it has been great. Ours came from a company that sells on ebay. You can find them by doing a ebay store search for "THE SKIPPER GROUP AUTO WHOLESALE". They are in Dallas. After looking at over 20 photos of the truck and doing some research of its history, we were comfortable enough to get it. I flew one way to Dallas where they picked me up at the airport in the truck & we went back to their office to complete the papers. Then I drove it 350 miles home.
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:05 PM   #7
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Hey Tom, I sent you a PM.

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Old 10-24-2006, 04:00 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tom41:
does anyone know of a good used truck site to look for used trucks? I'm looking for a 1 ton ford or dodge diesel 1999 to 2001, thanks </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Go to www.traderonline.com Look in the upper box to the left side and click on auto trader.
Fill in the zip code and truck brand. click ok
and they fill out the particulars your looking for.

Start in zip code and use 300 miles. If nothing turns up, set it for Any distance. You'll find it there.

Try this site if you don't find anything at Trader on line. http://www.texastruckcenter.com/

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Old 10-31-2006, 04:33 PM   #9
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http://www.turbodieselregister.com/c...lassifieds.cgi

Good place to go look for a Dodge RAM CTD.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:27 PM   #10
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I need help looking for the right truck to pull our soon to be new 5th wheel. The 5th wheel is 30.5ft, GVWR 14,000, Dry weight 10,450 and hitch weight 2,060. Do I go with gas or diesel? Ford, dodge, or chevy? At least I know I want at least a 3/4 ton not 4x4
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RichPal. I don't think a 3/4 ton will work with a loaded 14,000# GVWR trailer. Loaded your hitch weight will be closer to 2900# than the 2060# listed in the brouchure.

Most likely you are into 1 ton dually range. If you watch your weight, maybe a 1 ton single rear wheel (SRW).

Gas is OK if you really like stopping at a lot of service stations. A diesel will out pull and deliver better fuel economy than a gasser.

As for manufacturer, all three a pretty good. All have had problems with certain years of diesels. I would stay away from the trouble prone 6.0L Ford's and not get a first year 6.4L Ford. Personally, if I was to buy a new truck today, I'd get a Dodge Cummins diesel, 1 ton dually quad cab with the 6 speed standaard. Not a Mega cab with the short bed. I have never been a big Chebbie fan, but they have a good Allison transmission on the 6.5L diesel and the 8.1L gasser.

Also, tow rating on the trucks and cargo capacity are based on a base model truck without cargo passengers or options and a hitch. So you have to derate the inflated numbers for real world towing.

Also, towing a 5er is a two part equation, not just trailer weight. You have to be concerned with the pin weight which runs close to double that of a travel trailer. A 3/4 ton truck will reach it's GVWR due to pin weight long befoer you reach the max trailer towing capacity and GCWR.

Here is an excellent link to explain all of the towing terms.

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Check out Truckpaper.com -- over 35,000 trucks of every size/type you can imagine. Based on my $$$ learned lession, go with the largest truck you can handle.
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I knew that a Boomer would jump right in. Missed you at the Christmas Party Ken. Thanks for the information. I'll sure put it to use.
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If your out this way, you could always look at my truck and make an offer, approx 55k miles, always garaged when not camping.
Everything I have is for sale, I will let it go when the right offer is made.
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