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RE: Old truck vs new truck

We have sold our our truck to a local and are currently hunting for a newer one. We just outgrew it and needed a few things fixed, but it would still be a good truck for someone. The newer trucks are so much bigger inside with 4 doors, etc. It didn't take long to notice the other benefits that will come along with a newer truck after a couple test drives.
wvu_traveler 07/10/19 11:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck vs new truck

True, but I tend to hold onto them beyond the warranty period....and as a daily driver ill be beyond the warranty in 4 years. I don't worry too much about normal upkeep but its the big ticket items that scare me. (turbo, injectors, etc) I cant tolerate much of that. Maybe my current setup has spoiled me, even with its recent rash of expenses...some of its 1k repairs are nothing compared to having to replace a turbo, etc at dealer cost.
wvu_traveler 07/05/19 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck vs new truck

Thanks all for the responses. May go out and drive a new F250 with a gas and see if I like it. My 2005 is completely stock other than AFE mouthpiece I had installed. If I had the tools and someplace to work on my own truck...id likely just keep my Chevy a few more years. With wife and kids....I just may buy new for piece of mind and go on with life. I don't think i'm brave enough to jump into a diesel of any brand with all the emission junk to deal with.
wvu_traveler 07/05/19 06:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck vs new truck

I own a 2013 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel...loaded up we are slightly under 10k I believe. My current truck is a diesel so it tows fine, just getting old and costly. I see a lot of campers now running newer gas 3/4 ton that tow similar weight to me. I'm leaning towards a new to me gas 3/4 ton since it will be a daily driver...however I do drive a lot. 25k miles a year....so I have a lot of things to think about. The only thing is I live in the mountains, so very I do worry about performance while towing. With my current setup, I just get in and go. I don't worry about mountains, passing semis on the interstate, etc. With gas, seems there is more planning, thought, etc. Guess its all in what you are willing to pay for.
wvu_traveler 07/03/19 10:28am Tow Vehicles
Old truck vs new truck

Maybe like many others - the thought of upgrading trucks comes with the dread dealing with all the new emission issues, or skipping diesel and go for a gasser. I have a 2005 Silverado 2500 LLY and have had it for a long time but only has 120k miles…however the last 10-15k miles have been expensive. Oil sender failed, cluster failed, transfer case seal failed, front hub/bearing failed…now I believe I have an FPR or some other fuel related issue creeping up on me with a slight pulse while in gear, near idle. Dealer wants 1-2 hrs to diagnose. While this is not my DD, if I trade it….whatever I end up with will be. We tow mostly April thru November about once per month. The thought of tossing more $ into this truck is starting to bother me due to its age….but I have to think even a 15 year old diesel still tows better than a modern gasser. So what say you – is it worth the money to upgrade to a modern truck with payment or just keep repairing what is paid for?
wvu_traveler 07/03/19 09:49am Tow Vehicles
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