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#3135195 - 01/22/13 08:16 PM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: Gravey]
Vermin93
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Registered: 12/11/10
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Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

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I've owned 2 Tahoes over the past 13 years. I'm thinking about getting a truck, but still not sure since I've made due without one for so long. There are a few days a year when I really wish I had one. I love my Tahoe, though.
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#3135201 - 01/22/13 08:18 PM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: Vermin93]
-DRM-
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I drive a SUV daily, and have several trailers of varying sizes and capacities, but I don't think I could function without having a 4x4 "farm truck" at home for when it is needed.
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#3135205 - 01/22/13 08:20 PM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: -DRM-]
Doe-lusional
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still have the truck, just dont drive it much due to gas prices, just drive my new little nissan, but I do miss drivin a truck all the time!! Im a truck kinda girl!
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#3135257 - 01/22/13 08:53 PM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: Harvester]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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Registered: 11/12/10
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i could never go longn without a truck
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#3135357 - 01/22/13 09:56 PM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: Nyper]
Rob R.
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I got my first truck in 1979. I am on my 5th one now. I see myself always having a truck. Its just a truck thing with me. When I was a boy, we always had a truck. I still remember my dads first new truck. It was a plain jane white Dodge regular cab, 3 on the tree with a straight six. All vinyl inside. When it got dirty inside, we'd take the water hose to it and in a few minutes it was good as new.
I fell better when I drive my truck, I feel safer in my truck, I just love my truck. It's an evil Ford truck.
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#3135493 - 01/23/13 05:21 AM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: Nyper]
Allen Sullivan
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Registered: 07/31/06
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Loc: Ridgely, TN

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I traded my truck for a SUV and regreat doing it. Don't get me wrong I do like the SUV but do miss the truck a lot.

Allen

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#3135495 - 01/23/13 05:30 AM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: Allen Sullivan]
Inkstainz
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Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 7643
Loc: Memphis, Tennessee

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Wait they have vehicles besides trucks to drive? I had a sportscar when I was 16 for first car and 5 tickets later I bought a truck and have been in one ever since.
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#3135859 - 01/23/13 10:43 AM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: Nyper]
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I wouldn't know, I've never gotten rid of any of mine! Despite the advice of my wife!!
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#3136033 - 01/23/13 01:18 PM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: MUP]
Crosshairy
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2663
Loc: Bartlett, TN

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When we had our first baby 5 years ago I sold my standard cab truck and bought a cheap car off Ebay so that we could keep paying the bills and stay out of debt (that approach paid off!!).

I finally bought a used truck last spring (crew cab '06 F150 4x4).

In the time between, I loaded a couple of deer and a fair amount of small game into the trunk of my car when I couldn't borrow my dad or my brother's truck for a hunting trip.

Not having any sort of towing vehicle AND not having a truck made it pretty tough. I was borrowing vehicles pretty regularly. In '11 I got a receiver and trailer hitch installed on my wife's Ford Escape (V6), and that helped a bit.

I can honestly say that I wouldn't be 100% against getting a decent mid-sized flat bed trailer and selling my truck.

Primary reasons:
1 - gas is expensive when you are getting 15 MPG, which means that I only drive the truck on weekends anyway. Extra maintenance of a 3rd vehicle that needs a little work just adds to the expenses (insurance, oil changes, repairing stuff, tires in the next year, etc.).
2 - Most of my hunting spots are places I walk in, so the 4x4 gets very little use (that was half the reason I originally bought it)
3 - I don't own a boat, and my dad's boat is small enough that I could pull it with my wife's SUV.
4 - A trailer would replace the truck bed for those odd jobs.

All that said, I'm determined to go at least another whole year before deciding one way or the other. I keep telling myself that once I get a few things fixed on the truck, I'll like it better. It's also very nice to have a 3rd vehicle for backup that can easily carry the family around.
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#3136050 - 01/23/13 01:29 PM Re: anyone got rid of their truck.. and not miss it? [Re: MUP]
NICHOLS3
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Registered: 01/19/01
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Got rid of my F150 and bought me an Acura TL type S and loved it especially the gas mileage. But with my lifestyle I needed to go back to a truck especially when the kid came along 2 years ago, bending over putting him the back seat of an Acura was gonna kill me at my age lol. Traded the Acura and got a Tundra it doesnt have the bells and whistles or the gas mileage but it gets the job done. Plus its hard to pull a boat with an Acura sports car.
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