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How feasible for hauling wood?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Danno77, Nov 1, 2009.

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  1. JeffRey30747

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    +1 I think you are on the right track now

    I am planning on getting the lockable underbed tool box for mine but 24” is all that will fit and it will probably contain chains, binders and straps so if you want something for luggage, a jobox might be your best (not your cheapest or most economical) bet.

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  2. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    I'll probably end up using some t-111 and 2x2s to make a lockable box that can easily be thrown up there when a trip is in order. I think i would make it so that it would open from the sides.

    I haven't seen this truck, but when I asked if there were toolboxes under the bed or not he said he never paid attention, but would get back to me.
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    Or, I dunno, maybe some side racks?
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    only if the weather is nice and i drive slow on the gravel roads.
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    OK, I'm done.
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    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    What?!?!?! since when are you ever done? i don't buy it. this is only page 6 and i'm not done shooting down your suggestions. hang around until page 8. this is just getting interesting.
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    Lots of choices, depends on your needs. You could grab one of those rooftop cargo boxes that used to be real popular back in the day, toss it on the bed and strap it down...they were usually wedge shaped to try to convince car owners that they were helping their aerodynamics (usually they weren't), but if you put it on backwards so it tapers down to the back of the truck, you might actually help your highway economy some by reducing the area of highest turbulence on a truck, right were the cab ends.

    If you just have a couple poeple you might have plenty of room inside the cab...a crew cab is a pretty big interior.

    For hauling wood, there should be some sort of stake mounts on the bed, so you cna make your own fences and put them on when you have to, take them off when you don't need them. So long as you're confortable driving a really long truck with a big diesel as your daily driver then you should seriously consider this truck...if it checks out mechanically of course.

    Good luck, and get us some photos.
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    yeah, I'm seriously considering this. I'd be hauling wife and kids. If i had sides thrown up on it, then I'd throw the dog in the back, too. I think I can manage with a DIY box in the back for traveling. I'll get more pics and info as soon as I get them. Up to this point all I know is what I learned on the phone. haven't seen it, and the dealer hasn't seen it since it was traded in and now in the shop it sits, waiting on those injectors.
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    grrr. just stopped at the dealership today in order to see that truck. First of all the aluminum flatbed it awesome. the body looks nice, the interior looks pretty nasty, but maybe that could have cleaned up. The mechanic told me that they just (earlier today) discovered that it does not need new injectors, but that one of the cylinders is trashed. If I can get it for the price they "estimated" it would be and it has a new engine in it then I'm ok with that. I doubt that will happen. I'm probably gonna have to cross this off the list.

    The other local option is a nicer looking F250 long bed with a topper on it. it's got some cheap looking brush guard in the front and has leather. Overall it's a really nice looking truck, but it's got the 5.4L in it. I'm not a fan of that engine. if it had the V10 or the diesel, i'd be on board. So, back to the search.
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