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Gebrown

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Posted: 06/28/14 06:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So whats the point in 1/2 ton trucks? They can't haul much, are they the grocery getters of the truck world?

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Not true at all. They do an adequate job if kept within their specifications, just like any pickup truck. The key is the correct tool for the job.





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Posted: 06/28/14 06:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't troll much do you? Did you wake up tiny or have you been that way your whole life?

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Some cant haul much others are not so bad.

Depending on the brand/trim/configuration the payloads can be as low as the 800's or in to the 3000# range. Same for towing. Around 5k all the way to 12k.

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Posted: 06/28/14 07:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 3/4 and a one ton DRW and both get our groceries from time to time.

The grocery getter is coined by mostly folks that use one ton trucks and very ignorant persons on the subject that knows little about trucks.

The half ton trucks has GVWRs that range from 6xxx GVWR with 3800 lb RAWR up to 8600 GVWR and 6084 lb RAWR... So what is a grocery getter.


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Posted: 06/28/14 07:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So What's the point in in one ton duellies ? They're pretty much useless as daily drivers. Are they the week-end warriors of the truck world ??

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Exclude towing my TT.

In the last year, my grocery getter has hauled:
New washer and dryer - then the old ones to the metal recyclers.
All new doors for my condo. 10 bi-fold and 10 panel doors.
Assembled bookshelves, purchased off Kijiji.
Boy Scout bottle drive - three times.
New vanities and countertops.
Newly assembled barbecue.
Muddy/dirty bicycles countless times.

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Mine routinely pulls a 10K load around the west. It has a payload that allows me to do that and rides a whole lot better than our ¾ & 1 ton trucks on the ranch. I would NOT classify that as a "grocery getter".


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Posted: 06/28/14 07:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I towed a 5000-lb travel trailer with my half-ton Burb. Several trips to Florida and one to Yellowstone with a family of 5. 4000-lb rear axle was the weak link. Just made frequent stops at the scales to check my weights.

Also used it to pull a 3500-lb cargo trailer. Pulled just fine.
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Pull out the rear bench, fold the middle row, and sheets of 4x8 fit in the rear and the tailgate closes. Works for me.

* This post was edited 06/28/14 07:42am by intheburbs *


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Posted: 06/28/14 07:36am 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?


What's the point of your question?


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