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Time for a new truck

Post by firedup » August 11th, 2019, 9:42 pm

Since the wife and I retired we have been talking about finding a travel trailer and seeing the country. I have been looking for a lightly used Ford f150 XLT with their max tow package and 3.5 ecoboost v6. Not finding to many around where I live or even on line. Ran across a pretty good deal on a Ram 1500 Outdoorsman that is really set up nicely to tow. It pretty much has it all for towing and XLT like comforts to be make it nice. But apparently the Outdoorsman package is a Canadian thing? Cant order it here in 48 or even find it on KBB, ect when building a truck. Thought I would throw it out here and see if the GN gang has any input about towing with the 3.5 ecoboost or the Ram 1500 / Outdoorsman / towing. Basically, I realize the limitations of towing with a 1/2 ton no matter what the truck advertisements say. So my idea is buy the truck and then find a camper to suit. Not the other way around.

All comments and input appreciated!

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by MKW » August 11th, 2019, 9:53 pm

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by HoltBensley » August 11th, 2019, 10:37 pm

Don’t look past the Toyota’s! I can’t wait to pay off my f250 and get a new Tacoma or tundra haven’t decided yet. But they’re just as good if not better than a GM, dodge or ford

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by SwampDrummin » August 12th, 2019, 1:44 am

Don’t do it! I bought a 2015 Ram 1500 outdoorsman. The AC went out after 45 k miles and between 45k and 105 k miles the following went wrong:

1.) brights wouldn’t turn on
2.) back drivers power window won’t go down
3.) rear power window won’t go down
4.) bed light went out
5.) passenger side Rambo’s has periods where it won’t open
6.) airbag lights came on
7.) seatbelt jammed and wouldn’t work
8.) check engine light for some sort of fuel issue
9.) at least 2 recalls none of which addressed a known issue with a faulty circuit board related to several of the above
10.) something else but I forget

Next truck I get will be a tundra. I love the “ram box” on each side of the vehicle but I drove my past Tacoma for 80k miles without an issue. I just don’t see this truck treating me well in the future.

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by SwampDrummin » August 12th, 2019, 1:49 am

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by WoodMoose » August 12th, 2019, 6:45 am

well my 2014 F150 XLT is over 190k miles and no issues,,,,

one off experiences don't make a product line "bad",,

I like my ford,,,,never could get a good feel for the tundras,,,,nice trucks that some like, but not for me

I have had F150s since 1995 (when I quit driving old CJs),,,

1995 - drove it for 296k miles
2005 - drove it for 160k when it got totaled
2009 - drove it for 396k
2014 (current one) bought in 2016 with 17k on it- currently at 190+ and still ticking

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by crow » August 12th, 2019, 5:42 pm

I would get aTundra,

I've had Toyota 4x4 pickups constant since 1984, sometimes 2 at the same time, one for work and one for hunting. have had hardly any problems over the years.

I've driven this Tundra since 2011 and have had no problems with it, been a great truck

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by Fieldturkey » August 12th, 2019, 7:56 pm

My 2010 tundra just hit 320,000. Zero issues. Never been in the shop

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by guesswho » August 12th, 2019, 8:26 pm

I know you didn't ask about Tundra's, but I'd give them a look. I'm at 195,000 on mine now and haven't done anything but the regular recommended maintenance. I've had several Yota's in my life and had zero issues.
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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by OLE RASPY » August 12th, 2019, 9:08 pm

I’ve got a 2011 tundra limited edition and have 84,000 miles on it now. No problems
But before that one I had a 2008 tundra that had several problems. Door locks actuators went out twice, air conditioner went out, both air pumps went out, and water pump started leaking. Traded it for the one I got now.
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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by firedup » August 12th, 2019, 9:32 pm

LOL! A Tundra thread! What....no Chevy's? LOL! Woodmoose...you drive WAY TOO MUCH!

Just to set the record straight...I have 2 Toyota's already but Tacoma size. My hunting rigs / ridge runners. Great trucks. But I have also been driving full size fords for 20+ years and they have been great. My wife (since we will be traveling together) prefers the ride and comforts of the Ford and with the new 3.5 ecoboost and the right set up it tops the charts for towing. Tundra is a tuff truck but it does lag behind, from my research, in the towing dept and that is a focus point. Having said that I haven't ruled them out. I have been ford shopping and ran across a pretty good deal on the Ram and it is set up to tow like a beast.

Thanks for the comments on the Outdoorsman, apparently it is not an order option in the 48 now and this is a Canadian truck.

And again, shopping for a solid lightly used truck. If you want to pay the $ you can order anything you want.

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by Cut N Run » August 12th, 2019, 10:12 pm

I drive a 2000 4 cylinder Tacoma every day for work and have for over 340K miles. It still gets 30 MPG too. I also own a 2007 F250 that pulls a living quarters horse trailer a lot. It's pretty thirsty, but pulls great. My wife events her thoroughbred in N.C., S.C., Ga., Md and it also hauls a lot of horse tack, plus a dirt bike. As long as I keep the oil changed and the tires rotated, they're hard to beat.

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by howl » August 12th, 2019, 10:37 pm

Ford or Toyota, that is it. There are fewer decent travel trailers than trucks. 1/2 ton you're looking at small light stuff like Casita.

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by crow » August 12th, 2019, 11:42 pm

Cut N Run wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 10:12 pm
I drive a 2000 4 cylinder Tacoma every day for work and have for over 340K miles. It still gets 30 MPG too. I also own a 2007 F250 that pulls a living quarters horse trailer a lot. It's pretty thirsty, but pulls great. My wife events her thoroughbred in N.C., S.C., Ga., Md and it also hauls a lot of horse tack, plus a dirt bike. As long as I keep the oil changed and the tires rotated, they're hard to beat.

Jim


When you change the oil on your horse do you keep track of how many quarts it takes

I helped a vet give a colicky horse the mineral oil treatment once, took more oil than a Tundra and when it came out the other end it wasn't anything you wanted to try and recycle.

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by va longbeard » August 13th, 2019, 6:04 pm

I have 2014 Tundra that by far has been the best truck I have ever had.

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by Hognutz » August 13th, 2019, 6:20 pm

I’ve got a 2018 GMC Sierra with the 6.2L engine. Great mileage, 450 HP, 8 speed tranny and drives like a million bucks! Pulls my 19’ Ranger boat like a breeze. I love this thing!
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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by LAturkey » August 13th, 2019, 6:43 pm

Went from a Silverado to a Tacoma and I love it. If your not pulling anything heavy it’s the best option in my opinion. I pull boats a smalls trailers with my with no problem they’re stronger than you think

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by Cut N Run » August 13th, 2019, 7:12 pm

crow wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Cut N Run wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 10:12 pm
I drive a 2000 4 cylinder Tacoma every day for work and have for over 340K miles. It still gets 30 MPG too. I also own a 2007 F250 that pulls a living quarters horse trailer a lot. It's pretty thirsty, but pulls great. My wife events her thoroughbred in N.C., S.C., Ga., Md and it also hauls a lot of horse tack, plus a dirt bike. As long as I keep the oil changed and the tires rotated, they're hard to beat.

Jim


When you change the oil on your horse do you keep track of how many quarts it takes

I helped a vet give a colicky horse the mineral oil treatment once, took more oil than a Tundra and when it came out the other end it wasn't anything you wanted to try and recycle.

The Vet does the horse maintenance, wife rides and competes the horse, while I shoot video, serve as horse kickstand, and take the horse the find quality grass at shows. I don't ride horses, it would interfere (even more than it already does) with my hunting & fishing. The women at the barn used to ask when I was going to get a horse? I told them " I already have 135 horses, they're all on the back of my bass boat, and I only have to feed them when I want to go somewhere."

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by Grumpy » August 13th, 2019, 8:33 pm

WoodMoose wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:45 am
well my 2014 F150 XLT is over 190k miles and no issues,,,,

one off experiences don't make a product line "bad",,

I like my ford,,,,never could get a good feel for the tundras,,,,nice trucks that some like, but not for me

I have had F150s since 1995 (when I quit driving old CJs),,,

1995 - drove it for 296k miles
2005 - drove it for 160k when it got totaled
2009 - drove it for 396k
2014 (current one) bought in 2016 with 17k on it- currently at 190+ and still ticking
Yup, if they weren't such a good truck ya probably wouldn't have bought so many,,,,,,, :LMAO:
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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by WoodMoose » August 14th, 2019, 6:53 am

Grumpy wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 8:33 pm
WoodMoose wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:45 am
well my 2014 F150 XLT is over 190k miles and no issues,,,,

one off experiences don't make a product line "bad",,

I like my ford,,,,never could get a good feel for the tundras,,,,nice trucks that some like, but not for me

I have had F150s since 1995 (when I quit driving old CJs),,,

1995 - drove it for 296k miles
2005 - drove it for 160k when it got totaled
2009 - drove it for 396k
2014 (current one) bought in 2016 with 17k on it- currently at 190+ and still ticking
Yup, if they weren't such a good truck ya probably wouldn't have bought so many,,,,,,, :LMAO:
I know,,,,if they'd only last for a million miles they might be better,,,,but since any truck that can consistently get to 300k+ is a good one I'm happy,,,

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by BoxCall@68 » August 14th, 2019, 3:04 pm

Not a truck,but my used 2009 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo bought in 2012,will last me till I check out,then the grandson gets it.does anything its asked.

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by soiltester » August 14th, 2019, 3:41 pm

firedup wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Since the wife and I retired we have been talking about finding a travel trailer and seeing the country. I have been looking for a lightly used Ford f150 XLT with their max tow package and 3.5 ecoboost v6. Not finding to many around where I live or even on line. Ran across a pretty good deal on a Ram 1500 Outdoorsman that is really set up nicely to tow. It pretty much has it all for towing and XLT like comforts to be make it nice. But apparently the Outdoorsman package is a Canadian thing? Cant order it here in 48 or even find it on KBB, ect when building a truck. Thought I would throw it out here and see if the GN gang has any input about towing with the 3.5 ecoboost or the Ram 1500 / Outdoorsman / towing. Basically, I realize the limitations of towing with a 1/2 ton no matter what the truck advertisements say. So my idea is buy the truck and then find a camper to suit. Not the other way around.

All comments and input appreciated!
I'm a Ford fella and like to stay US built .. so end to that.
I've said it before but here goes again, the F-150's got bigger and I didn't, so I now have a new Ford Ranger 4x4 off road.
One of my small v-8 4x4 F-150's like WoodMoose may concur, I towed a 3 wheeled enclosed trailer and made 3 trips to move my buddy. Didn't put it in OD at all and ran as fast as we felt safe. Had more than enough total miles on it so after that I had tranny oil changed and it sure had a smell of have being a mildly burned.

My main question is if you think the v-6 eco boost be enough to handle the travel trailer you plan to haul in all of your planned travel terrain?? Or get an F-250 to be sure??
Good luck and safe travels whatever you decide to choose :thumbup:
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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by devastator » August 14th, 2019, 7:54 pm

MKW wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Tundra.
yep,have had one for 4 years and zero problems,in fact went and looked at 2 more the
other night,used trucks are out rageous!!!!!
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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by hoobilly » August 14th, 2019, 8:05 pm

soiltester wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 3:41 pm
firedup wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Since the wife and I retired we have been talking about finding a travel trailer and seeing the country. I have been looking for a lightly used Ford f150 XLT with their max tow package and 3.5 ecoboost v6. Not finding to many around where I live or even on line. Ran across a pretty good deal on a Ram 1500 Outdoorsman that is really set up nicely to tow. It pretty much has it all for towing and XLT like comforts to be make it nice. But apparently the Outdoorsman package is a Canadian thing? Cant order it here in 48 or even find it on KBB, ect when building a truck. Thought I would throw it out here and see if the GN gang has any input about towing with the 3.5 ecoboost or the Ram 1500 / Outdoorsman / towing. Basically, I realize the limitations of towing with a 1/2 ton no matter what the truck advertisements say. So my idea is buy the truck and then find a camper to suit. Not the other way around.

All comments and input appreciated!
I'm a Ford fella and like to stay US built .. so end to that.
I've said it before but here goes again, the F-150's got bigger and I didn't, so I now have a new Ford Ranger 4x4 off road.
One of my small v-8 4x4 F-150's like WoodMoose may concur, I towed a 3 wheeled enclosed trailer and made 3 trips to move my buddy. Didn't put it in OD at all and ran as fast as we felt safe. Had more than enough total miles on it so after that I had tranny oil changed and it sure had a smell of have being a mildly burned.

My main question is if you think the v-6 eco boost be enough to handle the travel trailer you plan to haul in all of your planned travel terrain?? Or get an F-250 to be sure??
Good luck and safe travels whatever you decide to choose :thumbup:
I thought the Tundra's and Tacoma's were US built?

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Re: Time for a new truck

Post by soiltester » August 15th, 2019, 8:53 am

hoobilly wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 8:05 pm
soiltester wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 3:41 pm
firedup wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Since the wife and I retired we have been talking about finding a travel trailer and seeing the country. I have been looking for a lightly used Ford f150 XLT with their max tow package and 3.5 ecoboost v6. Not finding to many around where I live or even on line. Ran across a pretty good deal on a Ram 1500 Outdoorsman that is really set up nicely to tow. It pretty much has it all for towing and XLT like comforts to be make it nice. But apparently the Outdoorsman package is a Canadian thing? Cant order it here in 48 or even find it on KBB, ect when building a truck. Thought I would throw it out here and see if the GN gang has any input about towing with the 3.5 ecoboost or the Ram 1500 / Outdoorsman / towing. Basically, I realize the limitations of towing with a 1/2 ton no matter what the truck advertisements say. So my idea is buy the truck and then find a camper to suit. Not the other way around.

All comments and input appreciated!
I'm a Ford fella and like to stay US built .. so end to that.
I've said it before but here goes again, the F-150's got bigger and I didn't, so I now have a new Ford Ranger 4x4 off road.
One of my small v-8 4x4 F-150's like WoodMoose may concur, I towed a 3 wheeled enclosed trailer and made 3 trips to move my buddy. Didn't put it in OD at all and ran as fast as we felt safe. Had more than enough total miles on it so after that I had tranny oil changed and it sure had a smell of have being a mildly burned.

My main question is if you think the v-6 eco boost be enough to handle the travel trailer you plan to haul in all of your planned travel terrain?? Or get an F-250 to be sure??
Good luck and safe travels whatever you decide to choose :thumbup:
I thought the Tundra's and Tacoma's were US built?
Checked, and made in Texas and Tiauana(SP),and they're too pricy for me and dealership isn't close :lol:
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