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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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It's almost time to swap my work truck, 07 Tundra with 210K. Decent truck, just worn. Been looking at both Lone Star and Big Horn 2500 mega cabs. It's a work truck so tough to justify leather and the rest of the Laramie goodies to myself. Usually run 20-25k miles a year, split fairly even between city/hwy.

Don't really need a 3/4 ton, would like one to pull the Jeep, may eventually add a truck camper if the price is right. Really a 1/2 ton would be sufficient for 99% of what I do, we also run two eco diesels. However, this one looked like it needed a test drive.

I know it's possible to not have enough truck, but, this trucks capabilities are far beyond what I'll need for the next few years. Truck ran well and the cooled seats would be nice....it's more truck than I can really justify and a bit more than I'd like to spend.

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$53500 was their counter.

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I daily drive a drw and use it for construction. Sure i could maybe get by with a half ton but this drw 3500 is more capable and needed at times. I would rather have too much truck instead of hoping what I have is enough.
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If you are thinking about a truck camper, a 3500 long box is a far better option!

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"Don't really need a 3/4 ton, would like one to pull the Jeep, may eventually add a truck camper if the price is right. Really a 1/2 ton would be sufficient for 99% of what I do, we also run two eco diesels. However, this one looked like it needed a test drive."


If you don't really need a 3/4 ton, why are you looking at a 1 ton DRW ?
Maybe an actual 3/4 ton would be a better fit for you. It's always nice to have a bit more than you need, but going overboard is not necessary.
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"Don't really need a 3/4 ton, would like one to pull the Jeep, may eventually add a truck camper if the price is right. Really a 1/2 ton would be sufficient for 99% of what I do, we also run two eco diesels. However, this one looked like it needed a test drive."


If you don't really need a 3/4 ton, why are you looking at a 1 ton DRW ?
Maybe an actual 3/4 ton would be a better fit for you. It's always nice to have a bit more than you need, but going overboard is not necessary.
Yeah, that is my question as well. Kept talking about 3/4 ton and 2500 but then show us a 3500 Mega Dually???

Just trying to confuse us???

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Three words Brother, "overkill never fails".

Get the truck that will do what you want now plus a little more.

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Just traded my Tundra for a Ram 2500 CCSB. I don't regret it yet. I don't need a diesel truck for towing right now, but I bought a diesel for the future to avoid having to get rid of a perfectly good truck just because I outgrew its capabilities again.

You'll never hear me speak badly about Toyota. My Tundra was awesome, but this 2500 with the Cummins is some next level stuff.
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Yeah, that is my question as well. Kept talking about 3/4 ton and 2500 but then show us a 3500 Mega Dually???

Just trying to confuse us???
Sorry, not trying to confuse anyone. A 2500 would more than cover my current needs. The 3500 drw would be enough to handle anything I might do farther down the line.

I'd like to either build a hauler out of a 24-30 foot gooseneck flatbed. Put the truck camper or something similar in size on the front and be able to haul my Wrangler. Or, truck camper in the bed and bumper pull a 30' car hauler and haul mine and my buddy's. Currently leaning towards option 1 with a 2500, a 3500 drw should allow me to do either.
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Love the looks of the MegaCab dually, but to me it really doesn't make sense to pay more for capability you honestly don't need. Secondly, you're paying more for the privilege of less fuel economy, more expensive tire changes, and more difficulty parking in the city (you say you drive half in the city).

I would think you could get a used Megacab SRW truck, even for the same money, and still be ahead at the end of the day just b/c you're not gonna be putting on 2 extra tires each time you have to replace them.

I say this b/c the Air Force moved me to DC and if I had a dually, I would have had to sell it b/c there's no way one of those would make it out here as a daily driver in the city. The SRW is already a big PITA.
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I feel like you would be ahead of the game if you got "all you would ever need" now instead of getting the "slightly" more then you need 3/4 ton now and having to upgrade in a couple of years.
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2016
33k miles
Laramie
5th wheel/gooseneck prep
$53500 was their counter.
Too much money for that truck......IMO

Kernersville has a 2016 leftover Limited Crew Cab (I know...its not a Mega) for $58,303.......or about $4,803 more money

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