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fj12ryder

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Posted: 06/28/14 02:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gebrown wrote:

So whats the point in 1/2 ton trucks? They can't haul much, are they the grocery getters of the truck world?
Yeah, pretty much. You want to haul something buy a real truck.


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I'm the OP, it was simply a question to get others opinions on 1500's, nothing more, nothing less. If this question has offended some of you, well, it has, I'm not going to apologize for asking a simple question.

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fj12ryder wrote:

Gebrown wrote:

So whats the point in 1/2 ton trucks? They can't haul much, are they the grocery getters of the truck world?
Yeah, pretty much. You want to haul something buy a real truck.


I'm looking at Ram 2500's for the near future.

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Posted: 06/28/14 02:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the 'regular' 3/4 ton, or the 'bigger'/'fake' 3/4 ton? ops...2500...


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Posted: 06/28/14 03:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of different "1/2 tons" out there..

Here's mine

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Works fine for me.. Sure, I'm not towing a 30' bunk house trailer and don't ever intend to... This has worked for me since 2002, so until I can get a Class A it'll do and I still do have room to 'grow' if I want to.. [emoticon]

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Mine is about the same as Mitchf150 above. Works fine for us...

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1/2 ton and x-lite 5er or 1 ton and what ever size you want. Cant see getting a 3/4 ton truck.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Gebrown wrote:

So whats the point in 1/2 ton trucks? They can't haul much, are they the grocery getters of the truck world?
Yeah, pretty much. You want to haul something buy a real truck.
Opinions are like butt holes, everyone has one. i have a "REAL" truck and it does everything i need it to. [emoticon]

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THen there are folks with class 6 trucks, and wonder why have a 1 ton, or the class 8 drivers why have a class 6? I'm in the why have a 1 ton dually catagory! the typical half or single wheel 25/35 series trucks are good, but the class 3 dually on up to class 5 rigs are the useless ones!

As some have said, depending upon what you do, ANY and ALL of the trucks out there, serve a purpose. Just because it does not server your purpose, does not mean it is a bad rig per say!

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Yes, I have hauled groceries in my truck. Many times. It handled the job just right. I'm very happy with my truck's grocery hauling performance. I would much rather haul groceries in my truck than in a mini van. I don't really want to be seen in a mini van. Thank God for half tons!

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