I agree with everyone else, keep it until the wheel fall off. I have a 2005 Chevy 2500 with the DuraMax it has 73,000 miles on it and the MPG's are better now then when I got it with 30,000 miles on it. Now I would love to get a new truck.
Here's a old joke for you, Why do men love women dressed in Leather? They smell like a new truck!!!
Every time I start thinking about a new truck I remember that my truck is paid off. Now that I am retired I figure that for what the payment on the new truck would be I could repair just about anything that comes up and still be ahead.
I am a Retired U.S. Merchant Marine Chief Engineer
05 Chevy 2500 4x4 D/A with Helper Springs and Air Ride Air Bags
06 R-Vision RW3360 Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler
97 FLTCI converted into a Roadsmith Trike by The Trike Shop of Daytona
Think of it this way, those things you mentioned needing fixed would'nt even be close to one payment on a new truck!
X2 you would have to spend a lot of money on her to justify buying a new truck IMO. Also with what all the guys are saying they are getting in fuel mileage with these new diesels I will be keeping mine for a very long time.
Keep up on the maintenance and maybe go to Z-Bart and look into their rust protection for used vehicles. They have a product that will stop rust dead in it's tracts (with in reason).
Currently truck less and trailer less. Sold the 2500 Ram and ordered a 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab SWB 4X4 Eco-diesel. Or as I have been told on here, the slowest & weakest truck on the market
always interesting, when you run across a 6.0 owner who has no idea the truck they have relied on daily for the last 8 years is 'the worst engine ever' as some people say. I say keep it and enjoy it, but then again i'm a big fan of paid off stuff.
02 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 4x4, prodigy and equalizer
07 Crossroads Sunset Trail ST19CK
07 Infiniti G35 Sport 6 speed, Hauls @$$
and no payments