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Have Truck, Drive Too Much

Old 11-20-18, 05:24 PM
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Have Truck, Drive Too Much

Picked up a truck last December and I find myself using it almost every week. Normally I do have an econo car, but I gave it to my daughter and I got the truck as it seemed I borrowed one all the time from my brother in law. Now I am hauling stuff for everyone else! I am experiencing the burden of being a truck owner. Went over 1000 miles for the year today hauling trash cans. With the car that mileage would have taken 2 years to accumulate.
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Old 11-20-18, 07:48 PM
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When I was young I realized the pitfalls of owning a pick up truck. Everyone wants to use it to haul something or move with - oh, and can you help do it too!

Personally, I own a Dodge Caravan with fold away seats which I find to be the most versatile vehicle for my lifestyle. Haul family up to seven people, sleep in it on road trips with my biking/diving stuff inside, haul a full sheet of plywood or garbage, throw my bike in the back without popping the tire off... but people don't think to borrow it the same way as a pickup.
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Old 11-20-18, 08:16 PM
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I used to have a Toyota pickup and because I got tired of loaning it out or helping people move stuff I replaced it with car. A contractor that I know loves using a de-seated Grand Caravan as his work vehicle. He calls it his TruckVan.
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Old 11-20-18, 08:28 PM
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Have no truck, want another Plymouth Duster or 30s rod and the bread to use it.

PS Still remember being able to get most of my non furniture stuff in an '80s Chevy Malibu wagon with fancy rims
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Old 11-23-18, 12:44 PM
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Just never realized what a PIA I was to others when asking to use their truck! Now I know.
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Old 11-24-18, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
...I own a Dodge Caravan...people don't think to borrow it the same way as a pickup.
Oh they think of it. They just refuse to be seen driving a mini-van. Their self esteem would be shattered. Everyone would think they were a square house-dad.

The only vehicle I ever owned was a mini-van. Drove it for 15 years. Perfect vehicle, nothing else comes close. Never understood why so many people want to drive farm vehicles, perfectly designed for carrying bails of hay and manure. How does THAT not crush a [non farming] man's self esteem I do not know. I am not a psychiatrist fo sho.

Also, watching someone try to park farm equipment in a shopping mall parking spot can be entertaining.

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Old 11-25-18, 07:48 PM
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Nearly everyone has a truck or SUV in Idaho, at least on the interstate.
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Old 11-27-18, 05:34 PM
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Old 11-28-18, 04:19 PM
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Nobody has ever asked to borrow my '81 Toyota pickup. I hauled a cord of firewood in it the other day.


...didn't say how many trips that was!
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Old 11-28-18, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by enigmaT120 View Post
Nobody has ever asked to borrow my '81 Toyota pickup. I hauled a cord of firewood in it the other day.


...didn't say how many trips that was!
Ha, Ha,... Your first sentence got me going...
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Old 11-28-18, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
Have no truck, want another Plymouth Duster or 30s rod and the bread to use it.

PS Still remember being able to get most of my non furniture stuff in an '80s Chevy Malibu wagon with fancy rims
You and your "duster", I want my STi, I could do everything I wanted with it, and... It had AWD. It was "almost" as good as a Toyota pickup...
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Originally Posted by enigmaT120 View Post
Nobody has ever asked to borrow my '81 Toyota pickup. I hauled a cord of firewood in it the other day.


...didn't say how many trips that was!
Let me take a wild guess and estimate that it was less trips than if you hauled a cord of wood on your bicycle. Probably a tad easier on the body too.
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Old 11-28-18, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 350htrr View Post
You and your "duster", I want my STi, I could do everything I wanted with it, and... It had AWD. It was "almost" as good as a Toyota pickup...
Do you still have an F350 Dualie in your stable of vehicles?
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Old 11-29-18, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Do you still have an F350 Dualie in your stable of vehicles?
It's actually only a 3/4 ton diesel 4X4 with airbags that make it a 1 ton, and yes I still have it but because I am trying to be car light I only use it when I NEED a truck, the rest of the time I use the Prius C or ride my E-Bike... Being car light (trying to be) to me means using the right tool for the job, these people who drive pickups and only use them like cars get me PO'd Even tho I used to be like them..
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Originally Posted by 350htrr View Post
It's actually only a 3/4 ton diesel 4X4 with airbags that make it a 1 ton, and yes I still have it but because I am trying to be car light I only use it when I NEED a truck, the rest of the time I use the Prius C or ride my E-Bike... Being car light (trying to be) to me means using the right tool for the job, these people who drive pickups and only use them like cars get me PO'd Even tho I used to be like them..
Thanks for the clarification of your "car-light" status.
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occasions when they won't deliver..

With a Pickup, you can pick up stuff people are giving away for free...
or nearly so..
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With a Pickup, you can pick up stuff people are giving away for free...
or nearly so..
I own one of these. And no one asks to borrow it like, ever. (Bikes at Work)

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Mountainous west, that would not work...Columbia River has no Delta ..
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