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Just starting to seriously look for a pickup

Post in 'The Gear' started by Danno77, Sep 28, 2009.

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  1. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Moose, I didn't check the specs on it, but I bet you are right about loaded weight on that. they pull theirs with a 1 ton. but the last Montana they pulled with a 3/4 ton. this one is bigger and better, but I think I just assumed that a 3/4 could do it because thats what they had before.....

    I ain't buying this to haul a camper, so if I can't do it I can't. I won't shed a tear over that. this is all good information, though. keep it coming. If I run across some other vehicles around I'll probably post them here for input.

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  2. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

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    It is. But a down side is parking at the end of the parking lots and walking all theway to the stores ;-)
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    I'll bet most of us here could use the exercise form the longer walk. My long bed supercab will fit in a regular space if I feel like taking the time. I find that it is much easier to get the long truck into tight spots backwards than forntwards. That's where the good mirrors are helpful again.
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    You're right, it is way easier to back in than pull in. Those little mirrors under the regular mirrors are tilted down, so I can see the parking stall lines, or the lines on the road, so I know the trailer is travelling true.
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    Ah, you New Yorkers... (lived in upstate for several years, went to school @SUNY and spent many vacations in LI). Out here they make parking spaces to accommodate trucks. Until you get over the border into Colorado... You can always tell when you're getting near the city (Denver), since you have to prepay for gas and the parking spaces suck for a full-size truck- a couple weeks back I was pulling a friend's 24' gooseneck with a loader on it through Denver; makes you appreciate brakes and wide lanes. Also makes my toyota p/u feel like a go-cart (which it is).
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