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    What's your budget? If you can forgo some...

    What's your budget? If you can forgo some creature comforts, well maintained fleet vehicles can be a great deal. Brokers often know how to cherry pick the good ones. Around here Fords seem like...
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    I think Chup is looking at gassers? Honestly, I...

    I think Chup is looking at gassers? Honestly, I think most of this is just what people like and Calvin taking a piss up on others. All of the big 3 and Toyota make good trucks. Pick what you like....
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    Towed with a few allison/duramax outfits. Not...

    Towed with a few allison/duramax outfits. Not available on gassers as far as I know. But yeah ford...just as good.
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    I have a 2013 6.2 and it has so far proven very...

    I have a 2013 6.2 and it has so far proven very reliable. It has the best automatic trans for towing and hauling I've ever used. You can find good deals but most people want $$$. Check with your...
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    I guess I'd add: "with good trailer brakes...

    I guess I'd add:

    "with good trailer brakes and a good brake controller and knowledge of how to use them and properly adjusted"

    and

    "with a substantial amount of non-winter trailer...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CShvD9A6XRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CShvD9A6XRg
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    At WP and the Jane, the official policy is "no...

    At WP and the Jane, the official policy is "no overnight parking". There are plenty of people doing it around and about and plenty of workarounds. I'll let you think about that and whether it is a...
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    Big block nerds! I love it. Does Chevy even make...

    Big block nerds! I love it. Does Chevy even make a big block now (I think 8.1s went to 2009)?

    Not a big block or a bow tie but I'd like to throw a bone to the Ford 6.2. It's been around long...
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    People spend more money or less practical...

    People spend more money or less practical vehicles than a Raptor. Its a luxury item like a Merc, Lexus etc. As LVS said, they are pretty impressive machines. I think you should put a camper in one.
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    All of them? You ever ask? Just make it...

    All of them? You ever ask? Just make it non-negotiable. I've hooked up 20K goosenecks on $70K pickups and driven into the mountains. All my excavator redneck contractor friends do it.
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    There is some weird shit in this tread about 3/4...

    There is some weird shit in this tread about 3/4 and 1 tons. It is somewhere between, "That is an interesting opinion" and "you have no idea what you are talking about".

    Can we at least agree...
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    For what it is worth, my dream is an light weight...

    For what it is worth, my dream is an light weight hardside slid in for a half ton on similar. I wish you could just buy a basic insulated shell. There was a Canadian company that made one but I...
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    I never knew about the SAE J2807. Interesting. ...

    I never knew about the SAE J2807. Interesting.

    https://jalopnik.com/what-is-sae-j2807-what-does-it-mean-for-trucks-1593305929

    Yukon, was that in MI, once, perfectly loaded? That's not by...
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    Yeah, I get it. And also don't get it. 1/2 ride...

    Yeah, I get it. And also don't get it. 1/2 ride quite a bit better unloaded but the 3/4 and 1 tons are so much more heavy duty for usually just about the same $ (gassers). I think the marketing is...
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    I don't know anyone that has pulled 10K with a...

    I don't know anyone that has pulled 10K with a Trunda that would agree with that! I honestly have no idea what goes into GVWRs and other ratings. I've towed heavy and hauled heavy for most of my...
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    Stealth or not, it seems like momentum is gaining...

    Stealth or not, it seems like momentum is gaining speed in the direction of "fuck it!!" around here regarding RV camping. Now the it is Henry the Hipster in the $100K sprinter and not Donny Dirtbag...
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    Capri's are awesome. Rodeo cowboys been into...

    Capri's are awesome. Rodeo cowboys been into them for decades. Sheep hearder's rig of choice.
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    There is a lot of mis information in this thread....

    There is a lot of mis information in this thread. I think the smart person term is "confirmation bias".

    Most of this is covered in the "Trucks" thread but here goes anyway.

    You gotta either...
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    Right? Used to only be axe murderers,...

    Right? Used to only be axe murderers, contractors and dirtbikers than drove cargo vans. Now it's every man bun skinny jean "Mountain Wanker" lumber sexual. I'm sure the beach at the Basin will...
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    Some Front Range Fun Boy will probably buy it to...

    Some Front Range Fun Boy will probably buy it to say he has a camper van. Doesn't change the fact that its a $3K van plus a weekend of B- carpentry work.
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    Fuckin' Aussies! ...

    Fuckin' Aussies!



    http://www.dovecamperconversions.com.au/vehicle/4x4-hilux-motorhome/
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    Yes & no. That is is definitely a style of RV...

    Yes & no. That is is definitely a style of RV that I'd find very functional. I'd be real interested in how they handle the structure of the cut away as I've always understood that is the reasons...
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    While in France, I saw a bunch of campers mounted...

    While in France, I saw a bunch of campers mounted directly to the frame, not sitting in a truck bed. The are similar to this...
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    I don't touch VWs but Sprinters are like most...

    I don't touch VWs but Sprinters are like most diesels, they run for ever provided you give them plenty of expensive maintenance. I know that home made campervans are all the range in the non-dirty...
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    Those service bodies like the Royals are really...

    Those service bodies like the Royals are really slick but really expensive. You can get a drop deck flat bed. The haulers use them for pulling goosenecks but then you are getting up into custom fab...
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    Cassette toilets are so much better than holding...

    Cassette toilets are so much better than holding tanks, specially for winter use. When I was a kid and we spend long family vacations on a 25 ft. sailboat, we draw strays to see who had to smuggle...
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    Can't honestly say. There was a camper...

    Can't honestly say. There was a camper semi-blocking the main entrance, a Earthromer acting like an entitled twat and a bunch of hipster looking nerds afraid to drive their city mobiles in 6" of...
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    ^^^Tell that guy he parks like an ass! Did he...

    ^^^Tell that guy he parks like an ass! Did he block the plow on purpose? No reason to double park in the entrance. [/Berthoud Pass Hate Police]
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    ^^^the secret is out!!! Older gassers might...

    ^^^the secret is out!!!

    Older gassers might nickle and dime ya but anything but 5.9 cummins and 7.3 powerpokes eat $100 bills.

    Assuming:
    Gas & Diesel both $2/gall.
    20K driving per year
    15...
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    The 6.0 PowerPoke is very unpopular motor. I...

    The 6.0 PowerPoke is very unpopular motor. I have no idea if what the tuners do to "bullet proof" them works and is worth the money. Everyone I know that had them for work trucks (excavators,...
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    ^^^yes/yes. it'll be you and the plow drivers. ...

    ^^^yes/yes. it'll be you and the plow drivers. no problems.
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    Overpriced, IMO but what looks to be a pretty...

    Overpriced, IMO but what looks to be a pretty well executed transit connect conversion.

    http://rockies.craigslist.org/rvs/5211786061.html
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    I'd love an RV but I've got a couple hang ups. ...

    I'd love an RV but I've got a couple hang ups. One, the MPGs on most of these is so poor that the money savings vs. motels on longer trips is gone. Two, the money you pay for the RV component of...
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    ^^^Holy shit is that a good deal. A 7.3 power...

    ^^^Holy shit is that a good deal. A 7.3 power poke pick up with 81K would go for almost twice that. Rednecks jizz on that motor.
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    That one ton 4X4 class C is sweet. Buster, all...

    That one ton 4X4 class C is sweet. Buster, all I'm saying is look at it miles/dollar. Diesels are more to buy, more to maintain, diesel costs more. And really...what's the difference 12-18mpg?...
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    That one ton 4X4 class C is sweet. Buster, all...

    That one ton 4X4 class C is sweet. Buster, all I'm saying is look at it miles/dollar. Diesels are more to buy, more to maintain, diesel costs more. And really...what's the difference 12-18mpg?...
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    Granted my group of poop is a little more compact...

    Granted my group of poop is a little more compact than yours, but here is my take.

    If you're sold on on oil burner, one three options make sense. New w/ warranty, sell as warranty is ending. ...
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    Short story Buster, it doesn't exist in the price...

    Short story Buster, it doesn't exist in the price range of mortals.

    Give us a bit more about the intended us.

    How much driving vs. camping? (effects the $ impact of MPGs)

    How comfy do the...
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