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View Poll Results: What Make of Full Size Truck Should I Buy for a Homestead?
Chevrolet 0 0%
GMC 1 8.33%
Ford 8 66.67%
Ram 3 25.00%
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:27 AM
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Default What Make of Full-Size Truck Should I Buy for a Homestead?

I might need a 1500 crew cab for a somewhat lighter duty work and a 2500 crew cab so I can tow around 13,250 Pounds. What do you recommend for reliabity, ease of use, and capability around a homestead? I need different opinions about which full-size trucks I should buy so it will be much easier for me to make an informed buying decision if I can quickly move to a homestead.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:54 AM
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To be honest, what is the brand of the nearest dealer? If it's Ford go with Ford if GM go with Chevy or GMC. If you have a choice, I'd say you can't lose between Ford and GM so get the best deal.

Where will you be homesteading?
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:46 AM
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To be honest, what is the brand of the nearest dealer? If it's Ford go with Ford if GM go with Chevy or GMC. If you have a choice, I'd say you can't lose between Ford and GM so get the best deal.

Where will you be homesteading?
I am hoping to homestead in North Central/Western Minnesota. All of the truck brands I mentioned are within 1/2 drive from where I live.

Thank you very much for the response.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:52 AM
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I sending out a big thanks to the three of you who voted. Ford is unanimous winner so far.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:44 PM
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I'm a bit of a Ram guy...best looking design IMO, best interior (especially when tarted up), a great diesel option and best ride. I have friends who own Ram's and swear by them.Ram also seems to be most generous w/ their on the hood discounts....

I also have friends who also own F150's and think they're overrated - but bought them as everyone else had them.

I like the current gen GM trucks - but am not fussy on the new designs.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:23 PM
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I'm a bit of a Ram guy...best looking design IMO, best interior (especially when tarted up), a great diesel option and best ride. I have friends who own Ram's and swear by them.Ram also seems to be most generous w/ their on the hood discounts....

I also have friends who also own F150's and think they're overrated - but bought them as everyone else had them.

I like the current gen GM trucks - but am not fussy on the new designs.
I absolutely love the looks of the 2019 Ram. It look less like a toy than the current Ram. I don't like the visibility out of the Silverado and Sierra. I am not quite sold on the looks of the Fords.

I think I will check out the Fords today. Maybe I will also get a Ram Truck brochure. Hopefully I will bow-up all the horrendously ugly Ram vans at the dealership.
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:29 AM
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I would get a Toyota, because thats my default move for everything. Toyota is also desperate for sales so you may get the best deal ... on what most would say is the least impressive truck in the segment but still fully capable.


Had a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 (4.7 non Hemi) as a rental once and that was THE best driving trick ever. Super efficient too but I wouldnt trust CHrysler for ownership.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:49 PM
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You can nit pick with all brands. Ford-suspension Chevy....where do I start.....Ram.....variable finish. I have one mechanic who loves Chevy, another Ram. Toyota needs a big fuel tank thanks to its 14mpg

I'm trying to get the Ram Ecodiesel into my driveway. They aren't that common around here. Deals are great.

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