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Old 10-23-2011, 07:56 PM
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Well I am debating on whether I should get a diesel truck. I currently have a 2007 tundra doublecab with 4.7l engine. I love this truck.... rides awesome has been reliable since day one. I currently tow a boat to the lake each weekend in the summer that is dual axle trailer. The boat itself is 20ft and weighs around 3500 with fuel and gear. My next boat will be even bigger so keep that in consideration. In fall and winter I am towing snowmbile trailers and hunting.

I guess I am wanting to get the best fuel mileage possible towing or not.... my tundra gets about 15 not towing....

If I do go diesel I would like to keep the purchase under 15k... this would give me a little extra cash for the home I am building ....

What truck would u guys recommend? Am I retarded for even contemplating diesel? Will i b able to find a good used diesel for under 15k?

Just looking for some advice... thx

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:36 PM
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For what you intend to use a diesel truck for is what they are ment to be used for, pulling. Now for the truck, it depend on what you are needing and what you will need in the future. If you have a family, the minimum you need is an extended cab, other wise, you will need a 4 door. So fore the first, you can get anywhere between a 94 to 02, the 4 door you will need to get any 03 and up.

Now, we need a little bit more information as to how many people you will need to haul, if this is going to be a daily driver, etc. You are going to need 4wd for the winter. Do you want to be plug and play, or do things mechanically? Do you want a manual or automatic?
2500 or 3500? Single or Dual rear tires?

For the most part, what you are need is a 2500, with a manual(5 or 6 speed), 4x4, 4 door, '03 and up. With your budget, you are probably going to be looking at a '03 5.9l with about 150k miles on it.

Others will chime in.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:20 PM
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Definitely need at least extended cab... truck will b daily driver

4x4 is a must.... as is automatic bc my wife can't drive a stick... I would love to have a manual but she couldn't handle it...

Would like to stay away from duallies...



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Old 10-23-2011, 09:22 PM
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Are u guys able to fit these trucks in garages with 7' tall doors?

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:58 AM
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Are u guys able to fit these trucks in garages with 7' tall doors?

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Yes, they are around 6' 9" tall, atleast mine is with 33" tires

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:59 AM
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Yes, they are around 6' 9" tall, atleast mine is with 33" tires

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:37 AM
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Mine is a Sport Model, so a few extra inches from the factory, with 33's barely fits in a 7' garage. Mine also has a headache rack, so I need a 8' door.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:07 PM
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Yes, they are around 6' 9" tall, atleast mine is with 33" tires

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How is yours that short? Same with Stodg's- Mine is 6'11" with 265/75-16 on it which are about a 31" tire, my 2 way antenna on the roof lays flat when I pull in the garage, and my truck is all stock suspension wise atleast.

Even with the plow on it still folds my 2 way antenna down a little, and that brings the front end of my truck down at least 2 inches..
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:07 AM
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There is one in the For Sale forum right now that is priced very reasonable!
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