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#3341250 - 08/29/13 10:20 PM Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe
TNRifleman
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I just sold my newer model TUndra and now drive a Camry for the gas mileage. However, I am now in the market for a 1992-1996 Ford Bronco or 1994-2000 Tahoe. I'd like to hear your opinions on the pluses and minuses of both of these vehicles. I am looking at spending around $3k so I am not expecting these to be in cherry condition but just need something to carry gear and throw deer in.
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#3341392 - 08/30/13 05:34 AM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: TNRifleman]
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many years ago I seen a couple deer some fellars had killed down near Columbia covered up with tics & deer lice, I wouldn't want that inside of a truck I planed on driving,a hitch rack would be my preferred hauling of dead deer, other than that a tow bill will be the same for either lol, finding either in good shape might take some time
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#3341647 - 08/30/13 09:45 AM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: mike243]
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I'd personally opt for an extended cab or crew cab truck over the SUV. As mike243 said, tossing a deer in the back of the SUV in an early season hunt might lead to some unwanted critters and smells. If you do go with the SUV I'd definitely invest in a rear cargo rack that mounts in the receiver hitch.
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#3341648 - 08/30/13 09:45 AM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: mike243]
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Instead of that looking into am older frontier or tacoma both get good millage and yourll have a truck which more practical for hunting IMO. But both the bronco and Tahoe will serve you good. Just a matter between them rather you want ford or Chevy.
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#3341698 - 08/30/13 10:36 AM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: deerhunter10]
HDUKE1986
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Go with the bronco and a plus for it is the top comes off for those cool fall days
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#3341770 - 08/30/13 11:39 AM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: HDUKE1986]
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I shot a decent 8-pointer a couple of years ago in Missouri. Quartered it and put the meat in a big cooler and the head in a tub and put it all in the back of my Tahoe for the drive back to Texas. Got tired on the way home and pulled off at a truck stop to nap for a couple of hrs. Finished the drive home and found multiple ticks on me and about 100 ticks all over the interior of my Tahoe. I could not believe how many ticks came off that deer head.

So, regardless of what you get don't keep a deer inside of it very long!
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#3342209 - 08/30/13 05:38 PM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: Vermin93]
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Good points guys. I am also looking at 1992-1996 F 150's but would need an extended cab. Either way, the hitch hauler is the way to go for deer.
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#3342874 - 08/31/13 07:01 PM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: TNRifleman]
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Bought me a 1987 f250 4x4 and Love it!
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#3345092 - 09/02/13 08:21 PM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: timberjack86]
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So I went with a Tahoe, Right place, right time, right price. Got a 2000 Tahoe Limited. All black and in good shape. Already ordered the hitch rack for it.

Thanks for all your input.

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#3345305 - 09/03/13 05:31 AM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: TNRifleman]
mike243
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congrats,its great to have seats to haul friends & dry storage for your gear,
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#3356086 - 09/11/13 08:36 PM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: mike243]
W.Seay
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Taho, it's 4 door! I can't have a 2 door truck!
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#3369869 - 09/22/13 02:33 PM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: mike243]
7mm08
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Use a hitch rack on my Tahoe and it works great for hauling out deer. We have had two bucks on it at one time without problems.
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#3370380 - 09/22/13 09:24 PM Re: Hunting Truck Bronco vs. Tahoe [Re: 7mm08]
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 Originally Posted By: 7mm08
Use a hitch rack on my Tahoe and it works great for hauling out deer. We have had two bucks on it at one time without problems.



Same for me. I have had 2 deer on it a few times, and 3 hogs once. I use a few bungee cords to hold everything in. On the truck part mine is a 1996 2 door Tahoe. Its been a great truck over the years, and Im not even close to getting rid of it.
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