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Old 01-17-2015, 10:37 PM   #1
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Question Good idea or Not? Buying this truck to pull a 5h wheel camper trailer.

Instead of buying a new 49,000 or more pick-up truck why cann't I buy this truck for 37,000?

2014 INTERNATIONAL TERRASTAR EXTENDED CAB

Year:2014
Make:International
Model:TERRASTAR
Class:CLASS 4 (GVW 14001 - 16000)
Category:Extended Cab
Engine Make:International
Mileage:130057

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Old 01-17-2015, 10:55 PM   #2
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Are you planning to full time? If not, you won't get much use of it between camping trips.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:00 PM   #3
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Not a bad looking truck. I would prefer a crew cab rather than the extended though.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:53 AM   #4
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Are you planning to full time? If not, you won't get much use of it between camping trips.
Mainly part-time and I can see someone wouldn't be able to treat it like a pick-up truck. You cann't just park it anywhere like at pick-up. Maybe this is why the owner cann't sell it?



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Old 01-18-2015, 04:50 AM   #5
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I know several Montana owners who have HDT trucks and love them. Don't have to worry about how much weight you're trying to haul and they actually are more manuverable than a DRW long bed pickup. Only problem is the height. If I were shopping for a new(r) truck, I'd be looking for one.
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Old 01-18-2015, 05:27 AM   #6
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I have an international 4700 for my business it is a regular cab on 22.5 rubber about the same length as that truck. That truck will go any where a crew cab dually will go and you will have a much better view of things. With that said I am going back to all picks ups for my business the bigger truck needs to be inspected twice a year insurance is higher for me, and It draws a lot of attention from the dot in this area. Not worth it for me.

Another thing is can you really compare a 2014 with 120,xxx miles to a new2014,15, or 16 dually pickup with 0miles?

I think it all comes down to the weigh you are pulling. If you are pulling at or over the max for a dually then I would go for a truck like this. A single axle HDT will probably be the best value and cost of ownership will be similar.
If not it will be simpler to stick with a dually.
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Old 01-18-2015, 05:40 AM   #7
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Doesn't that truck have a Maxxforce diesel? I think you would be better off with a cummins or duramax in the long run.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:49 AM   #8
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Year:2014
Make:International
Model:TERRASTAR
Class:CLASS 4 (GVW 14001 - 16000)
Category:Extended Cab
Engine Make:International
Mileage:130057
New/Used:U
Engine Model:Max Force 7
Horse Power:300 - 400
Fuel Type: Diesel
Transmission Make:Allison
Transmission Speed:Auto-6Spd
Axles:4x2
Rear Axles:Single
Suspension:Spring

Features

Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, AM/FM Radio, Air Seat, Jake Brake, 5th Wheel Hitch, Aluminum Wheels, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Locks, Trip Odometer, Tinted Glass, Center Arm Rest, Step Bumper, Tilt Steering Wheel, Fog Lights, Cloth Upholstery

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This truck listed for $55,000 new. Makes for a perfect hotshot setup for hauling 5th wheel, gooseneck or tag trailers. Custom built 5th wheel plate rated @ 32k. Dual air ride seats. Equipped with 2 tool boxes. 80g auxillary fuel tank. Wheel base = 185". Heated mirrors. Rear-end ratio = 4.10 (avg 8-9mpg @ 65mph). Bridgestone tires all around. Steer tires new @ 96k; drive tires @ 116k. (Front/Rear 225/70R-19.5). ATP 3/4 rear tire fenders. Comes with 3 yr/200k transferrable warranty. Serviced every 10,000 miles -
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #9
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I would love to have one,however not with that Cornbinder Engine! Look for a Cummins Powered hauler!
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The DW is going to look great going to the grocery store in that
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:08 AM   #11
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Would this be your 'run around' truck when you have arrived at your destination and want to go sight seeing or downtown to a grocery store? Many of the places we journey to allow a towed Jeep to get in (for instance Going to the Sun Road) that this truck could not do. Several narrow roads in some of our favorite Black Hills locations could not be reached with this. That said, this thing would pull a fiver all day and not give it a second thought. Make sure you would not be more comfortable in a crew cab style truck however
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:06 PM   #12
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Here is link to this truck,

2014 International Terrastar, Douglas GA - 113660120 - CommercialTruckTrader.com
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I would take it in a heart beat. Look's nice and yes it will pull all day long.
Jake break a big plus for me.
It comes with a warranty too. You can always trade it in if you find something nicer or bigger.
How does it look in-front of the 5thwheeler ?
I bet sweat, JS<
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I went to the site and it looks like you could drop another axle on. ;}
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:46 AM   #14
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If anyone wants this truck they are welcome too it. It's too much truck for me because of the insurance and up-keep.
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