RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Beginning RVing: Terrible Trucks

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > Terrible Trucks

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 7  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
Fizz

Ottawa, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/28/2003

View Profile



Posted: 09/07/19 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Would be nice to have a choice.
Sometimes all you need is a good hard working 'Farm Truck'. No bells and whistles just power.

westernrvparkowner

montana

Senior Member

Joined: 11/29/2008

View Profile



Posted: 09/07/19 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Contrary to the beliefs of some people, the US is not 100 super rich people and 330,000,000 living in poverty. The median household income in the US in 2017 was just over $61,000. That means half of the households in the US make more than that. A nicely equipped truck is no more expensive than a nicely equipped SUV or a middle of the road BMW. Fact of the matter is people make money so they can spend it and a truck isn't the worst decision people could make.

ScottG

Bothell Wa.

Senior Member

Joined: 02/25/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 09/07/19 11:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gbopp wrote:

ScottG wrote:

A luxury vehicle that costs $75k weighs what? 5000#?
A new truck that costs $75K weighs 8000#+.

So you get more for your money with a truck. [emoticon]

Can we assume you sell trucks for a living [emoticon]


Ohh no! I've never been good at selling anything.
Here's the scary thing.. I bought my truck new in Oct. 2002 for $36K (sticker $42K). Now a similar truck is about 60K.
What's scary is the trucks that cost 75K now may seem like a bargain when trucks in the future are $125K!!!


Scott, Grace and Wesly
2003 Dodge 3500 4x4, 6 speed Cummins.
2018 Silver Fox 32A.
H0NDA eu2000i

westernrvparkowner

montana

Senior Member

Joined: 11/29/2008

View Profile



Posted: 09/07/19 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ScottG wrote:

gbopp wrote:

ScottG wrote:

A luxury vehicle that costs $75k weighs what? 5000#?
A new truck that costs $75K weighs 8000#+.

So you get more for your money with a truck. [emoticon]

Can we assume you sell trucks for a living [emoticon]


Ohh no! I've never been good at selling anything.
Here's the scary thing.. I bought my truck new in Oct. 2002 for $36K (sticker $42K). Now a similar truck is about 60K.
And in 2002 the median household income was $40,125, today it is over $60,000. So the increase in the price of trucks is almost in lockstep with the increase in household income. Sure wish healthcare and college education costs behaved as reasonably.

Bird Freak

Dallas Ga.

Senior Member

Joined: 03/26/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/07/19 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm missing something here. I see no terrible trucks, just some high priced ones but they are all overpriced now. I also don't see why the op is so concerned how other people handle their finances.
I like to mind my on business.


Eddie
03 Fleetwood Pride, 36-5L
04 Ford F-250 Superduty
15K Pullrite Superglide
Old coach 04 Pace Arrow 37C with brakes sometimes.
Owner- The Toy Shop-
Auto Restoration and Customs 32 years. Retired by a stroke!
We love 56 T-Birds

Lynnmor

Red Lion

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 09/07/19 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wish we could mind our own business. People that spend excessively and then have a net worth of zero, at some point might lean on the taxpayers to keep them in some circumstance or old age. My business should not be aiding those that are irresponsible.





mich800

Pontiac, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 05/30/2004

View Profile



Posted: 09/07/19 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

westernrvparkowner wrote:

ScottG wrote:

gbopp wrote:

ScottG wrote:

A luxury vehicle that costs $75k weighs what? 5000#?
A new truck that costs $75K weighs 8000#+.

So you get more for your money with a truck. [emoticon]

Can we assume you sell trucks for a living [emoticon]


Ohh no! I've never been good at selling anything.
Here's the scary thing.. I bought my truck new in Oct. 2002 for $36K (sticker $42K). Now a similar truck is about 60K.
And in 2002 the median household income was $40,125, today it is over $60,000. So the increase in the price of trucks is almost in lockstep with the increase in household income. Sure wish healthcare and college education costs behaved as reasonably.


Thank you, it's nice to keep things in perspective. I remember when it was a big deal when a neighbor, friend or relative got a new vehicle. Now it is common place. So the price of vehicles must not be outpacing the income gains for families.

ford truck guy

Pennsylvania

Senior Member

Joined: 03/22/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/07/19 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I buy what I want, when I want and make sure I can afford it before I sign on the line... My goal is that If I can pay it off in 2 years, Im in...

And the best part is..... I really don't care what others say or do... it's their money, their decisions.. You wanna play, you gotta pay.... [emoticon]


Me-Her-the kids
2015 Ford F350 SD 6.7
2020Redwood 3991RD Garnet


sayoung

Tx

Senior Member

Joined: 09/17/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 09/07/19 02:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a couple we run around with, the wife has allways traded her car in for a new one at 30,000 miles no matter and has had a payment for over 40 years. She believes she will allways have a car payment. He gets a new truck every 3 years period. Just as my DW & I don't understand the logic, they don't understand us driving cars/trucks for 10to 15 years & just paying cash/trade for a new one .and have found some deals on a 2/3 year old vehicle at times.
It's not that goods & services are too expensive, it's your money is worthless. We never should have quit backing our money with gold & silver.

Crowe

Merrimack, NH (finally!)

Senior Member

Joined: 01/29/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 09/07/19 02:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What business is it of yours? How other people spend their money should be of no concern to you. I guess I just don't understand why people concern themselves with other people's affairs. I'm cracking up at those of you who are defending YOUR spending habits to someone who's opinion is not relevant.


Subscribe to the 3 "L" rule-don't stop livin', lovin' and learnin'

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 7  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Beginning RVing

 > Terrible Trucks
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Beginning RVing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS