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C Schomer

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Posted: 08/26/20 03:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would have saved a lot of money if I wouldn't have been so concerned about weight when I started in the early 90. My first three looked good but the lites proved to be expensive problems down the road... and the last one couldn't even make it down the road without the outer siding and innner paneling coming off. A heavy rigid frame and strong construction are worth way more than saving a little fuel... Believe me. Constantly trading in that junk also hurts a lot. I don't know about today's lites but I wouldn't take a chance.
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Just a note: many 3/4 ton diesel trucks have surprisingly low payload, some I saw were under 2400 pounds. 3/4 ton gassers are generally over 3000 pounds.

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irishtom29 wrote:

Just a note: many 3/4 ton diesel trucks have surprisingly low payload, some I saw were under 2400 pounds. 3/4 ton gassers are generally over 3000 pounds.


The reason why the gasser has a higher payload is because the diesel engine weighs a lot more than a gas engine does.


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