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rollindowntheroad

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Starting to look at used trucks in order to pull a 5th wheel (don't have the 5th wheel yet). Will be looking at used, gas, 3/4 ton. I have never owned a truck before. I live in upstate NY. I can't believe the prices for trucks. And then there's the mileage on them. A couple I have seen were 2 to 3 years old and they had 50,000 to 80,000 miles on them.

Is this typical for a truck to have that many miles on them?

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First rule is buy or select the 5th wheel/TT first, then match a TV to it.


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It all depends upon what the previous owner used the truck for that's determined the mileage. That's why diesels are really a good value. At 100,000 miles, they are JUST getting broken in. 100,000 miles on a gasoline engine, and they are ready for an over-haul.

About the cost of a used truck? Consider new costs between $50,000 and $80,000, the used price is going to be steep too on any age truck.


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Had a friend just sell a 2015 Chevy 2500 with 115,000 miles on it. He runs all over the southeast to call on customers.

Crazy thing is it was a fully optioned diesel, and he sold it for $38,000.


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Trucks are used a lot like cars by most people. They commute to work, they go to town. But some people haul stuff for a living. I would not buy a truck with high mileage nor one with a fifth wheel that looks like it has been used to pull with for a living.

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DutchmenSport wrote:

It all depends upon what the previous owner used the truck for that's determined the mileage. That's why diesels are really a good value. At 100,000 miles, they are JUST getting broken in. 100,000 miles on a gasoline engine, and they are ready for an over-haul.

About the cost of a used truck? Consider new costs between $50,000 and $80,000, the used price is going to be steep too on any age truck.





Maybe back in the 60's, todays gas engine will go 3-400k just like a diesel, the only difference is they cost alot less to fix when something bad goes wrong.


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1stgenfarmboy wrote:

DutchmenSport wrote:

It all depends upon what the previous owner used the truck for that's determined the mileage. That's why diesels are really a good value. At 100,000 miles, they are JUST getting broken in. 100,000 miles on a gasoline engine, and they are ready for an over-haul.

About the cost of a used truck? Consider new costs between $50,000 and $80,000, the used price is going to be steep too on any age truck.


Maybe back in the 60's, todays gas engine will go 3-400k just like a diesel, the only difference is they cost alot less to fix when something bad goes wrong.
X2 - My 16 year old V10 gasser has 180,000 miles on it and still going strong. The body, upholstery and appurtenances will wear out long before the engine on any truck will (assuming proper maintenance is done).

OP - not all trucks will have high miles on them. So I suspect that it's the filter your using ($) weeding out the lower mileage trucks. If you want a low mileage truck, you gotta pay up. According to NADA, Even my 16 Year old truck is worth more then I would want to pay to replace it in kind.

* This post was edited 01/12/18 01:11pm by troubledwaters *

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I don't own or need a truck so this is just a comment. I know diesels are supposed to last longer. But is the rest of the truck besides the motor really any different or better. Hundreds of non-motor parts can fail? Also, gas motors don't really wear out much now anyway do they?


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You/we need to know some details about the fifth wheel you plan on buying before you decide on a truck - especially if you're looking at 3/4-ton trucks. Most 3/4-ton trucks will hit the limit on payload/rear axle capacity long before max towing capacity. Search for and read the threads on this or other forums about weights and capacities for towing fifth wheels. Later model trucks have higher ratings but, in short, you'll need to stick with a fifth wheel around 10,000 lbs. GVWR or less to be comfortable with the pin weight on a 3/4-ton truck... especially if you buy an older truck. There's not much price difference between a 3/4-ton and similarly equipped 1-ton truck of the same age and mileage.

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I don't own Diesel so this is just observation; do a Google search on hpfp grenade


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