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RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

^The gas guzzler tax would have been enough to send me packing. Nothing special enough about the V10 to warrant that. But on that note, Ford V10s are very good engines and worth considering for a big gasser truck. Yes, I read that the Ford V10 are more reliable and parts are more available then the Dodge V10. I think that some Class A are still powered by the Ford V10.
intravino 12/04/20 02:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

Thanks Again for all of your Replies: Grit Dog, Jaycocreek, ticki2, Kayteg1, zcookiemonstar and others. I think I will let this one pass because of the body condition. I will check for an other one. Plus here with a 8 liters, we have to pay $ 392 more a year for the plate because of a gas guzzler tax. That tax is really high over 7.5 Liters. Thanks again, Intravino
intravino 12/03/20 12:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

^ Well that’s good to hear and appears that you are making a much more informed decision than I had assumed. If you’re comfortable with the mechanical condition, then that’s the most important part of the equation. Good luck if you purchase it. Thanks for your input. I am not sure If I will buy it because I am perfectionist and I know it is a 20 year truck but I want my truck without rust and perforation. I will use this truck mostly for a truck camper. Like you said previously, I could spend major bucks for the body work and probably later on for the drivetrain. It will be a sunken cost. My final question is: even with a perfect body, is a 3500 2x4 V10 dually of that year worth about $ 10000 CAD or $ 7500 USD ? I guess if the engine was a Cummins, then the answer would be YES ? Thanks Again,
intravino 12/02/20 12:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

If you are fairly certain the truck is mechanically sound ( you haven’t talked about the important stuff yet, just the cosmetic details, which makes me believe you don’t know what to look for mechanically), then get it for as low of a price as you can. However, if you’re unable to do the cosmetic work yourself, that truck and your budget/financial situation, dictate that spending almost as much as the truck costs on cosmetics is a bad decision. Answer more of the important questions first. Maintenance and repair records? Better be a bunch of them over 20 years. Condition of trans fluid (and last maint) Condition and age of brakes? Unit bearings? Age and condition of tires? Etc You could have a great truck or you could waste $4k on the bodywork and then dump another $4k into maint and repairs. Easy to do if you’re paying for the work to be done. He!!, we just got a 4 year old truck. 3 actually, in service date Dec 2017. 40% less miles than the truck you’re looking at. Well maintained well cared for and it “didn’t need anything”. And I’ve still spent a few hundred bucks and several hours in the shop doing maint and little repairs. I do most of mechanics on my cars. I did change my transmission mounts and CV axles on my old 96 mystique last year. I do all of electronics and injectors stuff, I used to sell obd2 readers on the internet for 16 years before Amazon took my business away. I did not talk about the mechanical stuff because most are ok. I cannot see if the atx was previously changed or serviced and I know the transmission is the weakless link of the drivetrain. Bellow is the mechanical stuff I noticed: -ATX FLUID is fine, no smells and good color but he has no records. -Brakes and bearings are fine, were changed last year. -Two tires are finished, the side walls are cracked. -No leaks. -No codes in memory but that could misleading. I didn't have time checking the the sensor live data like Fuel trim, O2 sensors and etc. -Engine runs great, no white or blue color smoke at the exhaust end. Nice Ford dually and Lance Jaycocreek.
intravino 12/01/20 07:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

If you found a low mile, good condition 20 year old Cummins dually in Quebec, buy it. 95% chance whatever holes you’re trying to describe won’t matter. 100% chance it will be better than 95% of the rest of the old trucks you’ll find up there. Don’t worry about it. Unfortunately, it is not a Cummings, it is a gasser V10. Also, it is not in good condition, the front fender are damaged near the lower part and the cab corners are perforated. I got quoted bettwen $4 and $5 gran for a repair. Too bad, the engine is top notch and the ATX is ok. 99, 2000, doesn't matter, same truck basically. The V10 is a good engine and that combo obviously has enough snort to haul a TC easily. I presume it's for sale for a very reasonable price. It's not worth fixing rust, holes and body damage though. In great condition, no rust, that truck is worth $10k usd, tops. If you can get it cheap and it runs well, it sounds like a good camper hauler. If it's more than $8k CDN, I'd pass. Just because it runs well, an owner that doesn't take care of the truck cosmetically, is much less likely to have taken care of it mechanically. And remember, everything you need to repair on the underside will be a rusted mess, stuck bolts, etc. The guy is selling $ 6500 CAD but very negotiable, I got quote about $ 4000 CAD to fix the replace the front fenders and cab corners plus painting etc. This will be more then $ 10 0000 CAD and the bed will still be rusted.
intravino 11/27/20 01:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

The truck bed is not on my hot list as to what you have found and what has been done to the truck bed.. that comes later. OK this is a 2000?... Laramie Dually? In Canada?...Right? With 120K on the truck? A leather package? This is worth explaining.. the truck you found has to be explained. Is this a 5.9 Cummins diesel? "AUTO" or 6 speed? Way to many questions..this could be a troll post. It does not make sense. I have a 2002 with 106k on it...it sits for hauling RV...with a Cummins diesel jacked up for this year pulling with add on's....just does not sound right...but please correct me..school me why this sounds odd..just scratching my head...MMM>? It is 1999 SLT Laramie V10 8l dually. Color white. Auto transmission, quad cab, cloth interior and 194 OOO kilomètres. I have picture also. The truck is in Quebec. Like I said before, the two front fenders are damaged by rust and also the two cab corners. Also the bed as four 6 inches holes in it. You have a nice Dodge pickup on your profile. The seller made a mistake in his ad. I can ask him the Vin number to check the Carfax. 1999 Laramie
intravino 11/25/20 06:14am Truck Campers
RE: Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

If you found a low mile, good condition 20 year old Cummins dually in Quebec, buy it. 95% chance whatever holes you’re trying to describe won’t matter. 100% chance it will be better than 95% of the rest of the old trucks you’ll find up there. Don’t worry about it. Unfortunately, it is not a Cummins, it is a gasser V10. Also, it is not in good condition, the front fender are damaged near the lower part and the cab corners are perforated. I got quoted bettwen $4 and $5 gran for a repair. Too bad, the engine is top notch and the ATX is ok.
intravino 11/24/20 08:01pm Truck Campers
Dodge 1999 3500 Lamarie dually

Hello again, I found a dually in my budget that has 120k miles. The engine and transmission are in very good condition. The problem is that the original owner had a hitch for a fifth wheel anf he did not care of the box, because of that you have four 6 inches of perforated holes. My question to you is: does this affect the strength of the bed for carrying around a 4000 lbs truck camper? Thanks for your time, Intravino
intravino 11/21/20 04:43pm Truck Campers
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