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RoyF

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Terryallan, Reisender, I, and every truck owner on this forum all use our trucks. Of course we do: we are RVers. I am saying that there is a big market out there for pickups that are used for hauling only now and then, and electric trucks can work for that market. For myself, I like my diesel F350 with the 98-gallon auxillary tank.

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RoyF wrote:

Terryallan, Reisender, I, and every truck owner on this forum all use our trucks. Of course we do: we are RVers. I am saying that there is a big market out there for pickups that are used for hauling only now and then, and electric trucks can work for that market. For myself, I like my diesel F350 with the 98-gallon auxillary tank.


Holy ****. Yep, that sucker would have some serious range. Canada to Mexico in one shot....towing. [emoticon]

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Reisender wrote:

RoyF wrote:

Terryallan, Reisender, I, and every truck owner on this forum all use our trucks. Of course we do: we are RVers. I am saying that there is a big market out there for pickups that are used for hauling only now and then, and electric trucks can work for that market. For myself, I like my diesel F350 with the 98-gallon auxillary tank.


Holy ****. Yep, that sucker would have some serious range. Canada to Mexico in one shot....towing. [emoticon]


Where do I sign up to reserve a unit?[emoticon]

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fj12ryder wrote:

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How many pickup owners actually haul anything? Looking at all the pickups in my area, it is not many.
Very true, seems like most pickup beds are pristine.

I think most pickup trucks are just a fad or status symbol.

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Minivans were all the rage starting in the mid 80s. That’s over. Pickups won’t be trendy too much longer IMO.


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There are numerous electric truck threads, in the Tow Vehicle section. And theyre about real electric trucks, not some lowered hot rod truck.


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Reisender wrote:

Terryallan wrote:

RoyF wrote:

How many pickup owners actually haul anything? Looking at all the pickups in my area, it is not many.


I do. If you own a house, you need and use a truck. From hauling mulch, sand, pavers for side walks, lawnmowers, gravel, bikes, plywood, fire wood. The list is endless. And yeah. even groceries. Also need the bed to put suitcases in while traveling.

thing is. when you go get sand, gravel, or mulch. A truck is the perfect thing for them to use the front end loader to dump what ever you are buying in the bed.


Or a 700 dollar utility trailer. Our extended family bought one about 10 years ago as none of us own trucks but all own houses. It has done a lot of work over the years. We all pull it with hatchbacks or SUV’s. I have no problem with people owning trucks if that’s what they like but suggesting that a truck is a requirement if one owns a house is a huge stretch.

We do have a neighbour with a truck that borrows our trailer whenever there is s dirty job. Doesn’t want to scratch his truck box. [emoticon].


Scratches? I always thought that's what bed covers were for. But in truth. If I am at the hardware store, and see something I want. I just load it. I don't have to go get the trailer. and unless the trailer has solid sides, bottom, and tailgate. sand, gravel, and mulch runs out. I've seen people leave a trail all the way home from the mulch yard. Unless you put a tarp in it. I don't have to put a tarp in the truck. and I'm not sure I'd want to put 2 scoops of sand, or mulch, in one of those little trailers.

It may not be a requirement. But it sure is a handy thing to have. especially if you do a lot of stuff to the house, and lawn. plus, I don't have to find a place to park a trailer.

I would, and did have a truck if I had or didn't have a camper. Always did.


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Terryallan wrote:

Reisender wrote:

Terryallan wrote:

RoyF wrote:

How many pickup owners actually haul anything? Looking at all the pickups in my area, it is not many.


I do. If you own a house, you need and use a truck. From hauling mulch, sand, pavers for side walks, lawnmowers, gravel, bikes, plywood, fire wood. The list is endless. And yeah. even groceries. Also need the bed to put suitcases in while traveling.

thing is. when you go get sand, gravel, or mulch. A truck is the perfect thing for them to use the front end loader to dump what ever you are buying in the bed.


Or a 700 dollar utility trailer. Our extended family bought one about 10 years ago as none of us own trucks but all own houses. It has done a lot of work over the years. We all pull it with hatchbacks or SUV’s. I have no problem with people owning trucks if that’s what they like but suggesting that a truck is a requirement if one owns a house is a huge stretch.

We do have a neighbour with a truck that borrows our trailer whenever there is s dirty job. Doesn’t want to scratch his truck box. [emoticon].


Scratches? I always thought that's what bed covers were for. But in truth. If I am at the hardware store, and see something I want. I just load it. I don't have to go get the trailer. and unless the trailer has solid sides, bottom, and tailgate. sand, gravel, and mulch runs out. I've seen people leave a trail all the way home from the mulch yard. Unless you put a tarp in it. I don't have to put a tarp in the truck. and I'm not sure I'd want to put 2 scoops of sand, or mulch, in one of those little trailers.

It may not be a requirement. But it sure is a handy thing to have. especially if you do a lot of stuff to the house, and lawn. plus, I don't have to find a place to park a trailer.

I would, and did have a truck if I had or didn't have a camper. Always did.


I hear ya on the storage. Luckily one of the family members has a small acreage. Can't store anything in our Townhouse community. Ours is a solid bottom. Looking kinda rough after 10 years of shared use. [emoticon]

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bikendan wrote:

There are numerous electric truck threads, in the Tow Vehicle section. And theyre about real electric trucks, not some lowered hot rod truck.
Real trucks? That's a matter of opinion, basically none of them have been seen in the wild, or much beyond the old "artist's rendering".


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“Or a 700 dollar utility trailer. ”

Exactly what we use behind our Wrangler. We share ownership with s friend do it’s only $350 and we have trained the rest of of our friends to not ask to borrow it.

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