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#7238883 - 07/29/18 11:43 AM Best 3/4 or one ton options
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I canít afford to buy new and donít even want to consider the new ones because of price. Looking for a good used truck. Iím not sure if I am going diesel or gas. I donít really need diesel but the plan is to get a camper at some point so the pulling would be nice. I know they have their own issues. If I was looking for a mid 00ís whatís my best value out there? Trying to spend is the 15-18k range but I can adjust if needed.

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#7238958 - 07/29/18 01:00 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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Iíll start by saying Iím clearly biased. Iíve got a 2012 F250 and I canít think of one bad thing say about it. And thatís after 280k miles. Iíve never had a single problem with it. The 6.7 is a great motor. Transmission has been great. The rear locker has helped me more than once. Great trucks. And at the upper end of your budget youíre getting close to what a higher mileage truck would cost.


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#7239084 - 07/29/18 04:14 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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I have f250 2012 6.7 diesel 107500 miles it has been to the dealer for the tubro and engine and def problems at lest 7 times my next truck will be
gas. I had a ram 5.9 diesel before that that never been to the shop I dont think it is ford fault I think all the new trucks with def have big problems get a gas motor.

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#7239098 - 07/29/18 04:32 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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jimgb is correct. 280,000 without having to at least have the DPF cleaned or replaced is unusual. If you donít want to delete your diesel.... I would not want it after about 150,000 miles.
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#7239194 - 07/29/18 06:03 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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if I went diesel I would probably be looking higher mileage anyways. Chances are pretty good it will be deleted at that point anyways. I dont need the diesel just need the better towing or I would just get a half ton.

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#7239202 - 07/29/18 06:16 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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Drive a F-250 with a 6.2 gas motor. You might be surprised. Mileage is not as good as a diesel but then gas is cheaper.

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#7239315 - 07/29/18 08:30 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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I spent months looking for a truck to replace my dually that I no longer needed. Finally settled on an 01 F250 4x4 w/the 7.3 that was taken care of. Spent under 9k cash and am happy with it. I don't care if it gets dirty or used hard for the price compared to new it's a bargain.
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#7239900 - 07/30/18 01:11 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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I drive a '15 2500HD that hasn't had a single hiccup but then again it's low miles. If I had to do it again, today, I would be getting a new F250. My brother has a new model F450 and I kick myself every time I sit in it. That said, you mentioned you want used. I don't think you can go wrong with GM (GMC/Chevy) or Ford.

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#7239967 - 07/30/18 02:17 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
jimgb is correct. 280,000 without having to at least have the DPF cleaned or replaced is unusual. If you donít want to delete your diesel.... I would not want it after about 150,000 miles.


I wish I could say that I e owned a truck that made it past 65,000 mikes without needing major work, but I canít. I guess Iím just hard on trucks. My current Ram made it to 100,000 before needing wheel bearings and having to get rid of the emissions junk.

Hopefully she will see 200,000 or more. I just canít see any vehicle made now days going 280,000 without repairs
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#7239993 - 07/30/18 02:42 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
jimgb is correct. 280,000 without having to at least have the DPF cleaned or replaced is unusual. If you donít want to delete your diesel.... I would not want it after about 150,000 miles.


I wish I could say that I e owned a truck that made it past 65,000 mikes without needing major work, but I canít. I guess Iím just hard on trucks. My current Ram made it to 100,000 before needing wheel bearings and having to get rid of the emissions junk.

Hopefully she will see 200,000 or more. I just canít see any vehicle made now days going 280,000 without repairs


Maybe Iíve gotten lucky, I donít know. I personally donít know anyone that drives their truck more than I do. But I also donít know anybody that takes better care of their truck than me either. Aside from air filters, nobody has touched my truck but the dealership. Other than oil changes, all other services have been done well before the manual suggested. Would probably make me sick to add it all up. But seeing that I drive 5k per month thatís what I figured I needed to do. I guess itís paid off. When I sell my truck in a month or 2 Iíve got a stack of receipts probably 2 inches thick that anybody can look through. This truck has been perfect.

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#7240175 - 07/30/18 05:43 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
jimgb is correct. 280,000 without having to at least have the DPF cleaned or replaced is unusual. If you donít want to delete your diesel.... I would not want it after about 150,000 miles.


I wish I could say that I e owned a truck that made it past 65,000 mikes without needing major work, but I canít. I guess Iím just hard on trucks. My current Ram made it to 100,000 before needing wheel bearings and having to get rid of the emissions junk.

Hopefully she will see 200,000 or more. I just canít see any vehicle made now days going 280,000 without repairs


Quit buying Dodge. Iím no Truck snob but Iím on my eighth GM 2500HD gasoline in the last 18 years. I abuse the sht out them and Haul way too much weight in the long bed. I usually get 150K out of them before I have transmission problems. The last one I just traded went 215 before I got rid of it with no problems at all.

I have no personal experience with the Dodge but I remember when Dynagy switched to the Dodge 1 tons for mechanic tool trucks. It only took 2 years for them to get back to the Fords after all of the problems they had.

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#7240323 - 07/30/18 08:24 PM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
jimgb is correct. 280,000 without having to at least have the DPF cleaned or replaced is unusual. If you donít want to delete your diesel.... I would not want it after about 150,000 miles.


I wish I could say that I e owned a truck that made it past 65,000 mikes without needing major work, but I canít. I guess Iím just hard on trucks. My current Ram made it to 100,000 before needing wheel bearings and having to get rid of the emissions junk.

Hopefully she will see 200,000 or more. I just canít see any vehicle made now days going 280,000 without repairs


Quit buying Dodge. Iím no Truck snob but Iím on my eighth GM 2500HD gasoline in the last 18 years. I abuse the sht out them and Haul way too much weight in the long bed. I usually get 150K out of them before I have transmission problems. The last one I just traded went 215 before I got rid of it with no problems at all.

I have no personal experience with the Dodge but I remember when Dynagy switched to the Dodge 1 tons for mechanic tool trucks. It only took 2 years for them to get back to the Fords after all of the problems they had.


Last three were 1) 2004 Chevy 2500 HD, 2) 2008 Ford F-250, 3) 2012 Ford F-150. All 3 had major issues between 60,000-65,000 miles.

The current truck will support 4,200 pounds in the bed and be happy doing it
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#7240562 - 07/31/18 07:34 AM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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Some people could f-up a motherís love when it comes to vehicles. My FIL has had 4 trucks in the 8 years Iíve known him think the most miles he has ever put on one is 70k every single one has had some kind of motor issue when sold and it includes all makes but gm and Toyota.


Edited by redchevy (07/31/18 07:35 AM)
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#7240649 - 07/31/18 09:18 AM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: jhenderson]
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If it were my decision & money I'd be buying a Ford.

In your price range -

All of the Duramax are good engines, The 2006 to mid year 2007 Duramax LBZ was the best IMO, before the LMM took over.
The eighth place in the VIN # D = LBZ.
They all have front end problems, pretty much fixed permanently for a couple hundred dollars or less.

Avoid 1998.5 - very early 2002 Cummins with the ď53Ē block casting.
Not all of them had the 53 block (Brazilian TUPY), any other block is fine.
Avoid the early 6.7l diesel 2007 - 2009.
Several of these with low miles have been showing up, I'd avoid the 53 block & early 6.7l no matter how cheap they are.

Avoid the 6.0 & 6.4 psd Fords. I'm not a fan of the v10.
7.3l & 6.7l diesel and the 6.2l gas engine are rock solid.

You'd have to try hard to screw up any of the newer pickups within 300,000 miles.
Sure they all have lemons,"Monday or Friday" builds, everyone can tell all sorts of horror stories about any of them.

Of course when you use a diesel pickup like a commuter vehicle / family truckster expect low mileage problems.
Diesels like strain, they're designed to work, putting around empty/unloaded the majority of the time is more detrimental to longevity & reliability than working them hard every day.

The manufacturer recommended service intervals are maximums (think not to exceed). No such thing as over maintained.

Realistically there is no 'best option for 3/4 or 1 ton pickups".
They're all good, if used & maintained correctly.

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#7240819 - 07/31/18 11:47 AM Re: Best 3/4 or one ton options [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
jimgb is correct. 280,000 without having to at least have the DPF cleaned or replaced is unusual. If you donít want to delete your diesel.... I would not want it after about 150,000 miles.


I wish I could say that I e owned a truck that made it past 65,000 mikes without needing major work, but I canít. I guess Iím just hard on trucks. My current Ram made it to 100,000 before needing wheel bearings and having to get rid of the emissions junk.

Hopefully she will see 200,000 or more. I just canít see any vehicle made now days going 280,000 without repairs
280,000 on a ram then tranny
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