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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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the best hauler?

here is a few i am looking at. they are all expedite trucks.70" sleeper or bigger,titled as a rv.no cdl required. they have 350 to 500 hp motors, 7 to 12 mpg. cat, mercedes and detroit diesiels. any info from the truckers on here what to look for and what not to get?
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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For what you will do with it they are all fine....cats tend to leak alot of oil bit are good runners
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #3
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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For what you will do with it they are all fine....cats tend to leak alot of oil bit are good runners
should i try to find one under a million miles or is a higher miles one ok? big price difference...the 3 i listed are 15 to 18 grand.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:25 AM   #5
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i'm selling everything to get one. i will take you with me joe..yours will just have to be on the trailer getting dirty.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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My dads truck runs 2-2500to miles a week and is reliable......it has a 1.2mill on it. As long as the dri er keeps up on service and the truck is taken care of i wouldnt worry
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #7
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Tires are pricey, make sure they are decent
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #8
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As long as it is taken care of amillion on those will be fine.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #9
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Tires are pricey, make sure they are decent
yea that is one of the main things i am looking for.good tires and decent shape.i just gave jim gurst a guys number, he will most likely have one before me.he was going to buy a semi and put all the stuff on it.this seems like a better way to have a nice hauler, a garage and a place to sleep all in one.best part is i can still roll 75 down the e way.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #10
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i'm selling everything to get one. i will take you with me joe..yours will just have to be on the trailer getting dirty.
Last time we talked you were selling everything to build a kick ass buggy.Whats left to sell?
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #11
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As long as it is taken care of amillion on those will be fine.
yea i most likely wont put more then 20 thousand a year on it.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #12
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Erin, this is a honest question.......! Lol

Why go with this... Are you really planning to drive every weekend..?

With the cost of repairs+ regular upkeep for 1 ton diesel truck, The cost HAS to increase exponentially.??

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Would it be better to get a nice enclosed trailer, make some sleeping quaters in it..?
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #13
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Personally I'd get a uhaul for $3,000 with a gas motor in it and drop an old cummins in. Call it a day.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #14
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Last time we talked you were selling everything to build a kick ass buggy.Whats left to sell?
i just sold my sled to do that...my excursion, enclosed trailer and camper need to go for this.so i get all those into 1 unit. these are way cheaper then a used diesel and a big trailer..then you still need a place to sleep...
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:37 AM   #15
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You can roll 75, but you will get hassled.....looks to much like a working truck......also plates on those will be in the $7-800 range per yr. The weight kills ya for plates
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Erin, this is a honest question.......! Lol

Why go with this... Are you really planning to drive every weekend..?

With the cost of repairs+ regular upkeep for 1 ton diesel truck, The cost HAS to increase exponentially.??

Just asking...

Would it be better to get a nice enclosed trailer, make some sleeping quaters in it..?
that is what i was going to do.but if i run down south and out west a trip or 2 my excursion is not the hot ticket.so buy a used diesel.then i still need a trailer..then need to buy all the stuff to make it livable.just alot more money going that way.i have a daily driver so my excursion just sits,my inline trailer just sits,my camper is nice but a pain in the ass because i cant take my rig and that.this just seems like a better idea. maybe i am looking at it wrong.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #17
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You can roll 75, but you will get hassled.....looks to much like a working truck......also plates on those will be in the $7-800 range per yr. The weight kills ya for plates
from what i was told if it is titled as a rv it is cheap.300 for the rv title. that is just what i was told from the dealer.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #18
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The big rv busses have expensive plates, i assume this would be equal
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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #19
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i really like this one. they have a deposit on it but not a done deal. seems to be one of the cleanest out of the ones i have seen. has the big motor also.
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And you could sell the tag axle
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