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Looking for New-er Wood Vehicle

Post in 'The Gear' started by katwillny, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    About a year ago I purchased a 92 Sierra and it has served me very nicely. I have used this thing more than I could have imagined. I am however looking to replace it for something different. About 10 years ago I owned a Land Rover Discovery and i am thinking that this vehicle may serve me as a wood transport vehicle.
    For the price i think something like this may do the trick after I remove the rear seats.


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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    Northern IL
    You might want to check on the load capacity of the Land Rover. I suspect that they might not be sprung very heavy.
  3. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

    Jan 12, 2010
    Pickup truck all the way. I wouldn't want to crawl in/out to load/unload wood. If you are stuck on a Rover, get a trailer too.
    MasterMech and mikefrommaine like this.
  4. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Good point on the loading and unloading. I guess im still in love with that truck so I was trying to justify a purchase around firewood. lol.
  5. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

    Feb 9, 2009
    I agree with Lukem, pick up all the way. I own a trailer and I'll still always use a pick up for this stuff. I was looking for more room for my family and almost bought a Tahoe thinking my trailer would still allow me to haul wood, well I quickly realized I just needed a Crew Cab pick up. Problem solved, more room for the family and I still have a bed to load with anything I want. :)
  6. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

    Mar 4, 2012
    NE Ohio
    Truck also keeps the dirt and ants out of the back seat
  7. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    yea, i agree, but i woudnt really care much about the dirt or ants. lol.
  8. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Seems like a decent truck for the price. But so many more advantages to a bed. Unless your gonna get a trailer. But as stated above, the tongue weight/ towing capacity, it could handle, would likely be pretty low?

    I have an 02 F-150 FX4 that Has proved to be invaluable. Had it over 10 yrs now. Still love that truck. I use it and a trailer in tandem to haul wood :)

    If you look close...... You can see the tongue of the trailer is bent :( I don't recommend overloading.... But I have been known to do so on occasion. ;)
  9. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    You might fit in better over there in Beacon with the Rover ;) but these guys are right, pickup truck is the best wood-hauler. I would think cost of ownership would be lower with the truck too. ;)

    Are you looking to keep this just a wood hauler or looking to do double duty as a family/grocery hauler as well. Will you use it for daily driving to/from work?

    I'd recommend taking a newer truck for a test drive. They have come a LONG ways since that '92 Sierra. Try something GM '03+, Ford '04+, Dodge '04+. Imagine something with the utility of your Sierra and the comfort of the Rover and such a vehicle certainly exists.
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Another vote for a pick-up . . . I had a SUV with a trailer for many years . . . I wouldn't go back.
  11. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

    Dec 4, 2009
    So Cent ALASKA
  12. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Thank Dave, Great info.

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