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    Retirement truck

    I had a friend with an older Sportsmobile. Always complained about parts availability and finding a good shop. It was a cool van, though, for sure. But I think a truck camper would work for me better.
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    Retirement truck

    Fortunately, I'm not far from there and you are right, I would most likely take a RZR if I venture to places like that. Although there are plenty of stuff there for fullsize trucks. My wife is not really into 4wheeling, so I'd probably just stick to the wide open dirt roads anyway.
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    Retirement truck

    I think that's what lures me to a truck camper set up. It is so versatile. Maybe I start with a smaller camper and see how it goes. If it doesn't work, size up. I'd probably get a 1 ton truck like that to make sure payload won't be an issue. Perhaps on some trips, I will drag a second rig...
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    Retirement truck

    One thing I don’t want to get into is a vehicle that is so customized, getting parts or servicing it would be a nightmare. But maybe there is adventure in that as well!
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    Retirement truck

    Pretty much my ideal set up @Trikebubble except a 3/4 or 1 ton truck (for payload). When you say a slightly larger set up, what are you thinking? Lance/Alaskan?
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    Retirement truck

    I doubt I'd ever be out on the road for months at a time. Yes, I've had dreams of going on 6 month expeditions to far reaches of the world. But I'm a realist. My kids will have kids. We have friends we'll take "normal" trips with. I'd bet our longest excursions would be 2 weeks. Maybe 3...
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    Retirement truck

    I'll take #1. I won't be taking the truck to any "jeep trails." Crazy wheeling trails aren't my jam anyway. Although I wouldn't mind doing those beautiful shelf roads in Colorado, which I've done in a mid-size truck, and others have done in fullsize trucks. But my plan would be to just rent...
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    Retirement truck

    My retirement is years and years and years away. But I was daydreaming today about what I would get. I've debated about truck vs suv vs van many times in my head. Pros and Cons for each. The terrain I would tackle: Think Canyonlands/Maze district, Four corners, venture into some remote...
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    New 6.6 Liter Engine in GMC Trucks?

    Ah, ok. Well, the 6.0 then! :) I don't know my GMC trucks that well. Never been interested in them. Although just the other day, I was looking at some 12-13 Avalanches. Those were pretty cool trucks.
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    New 6.6 Liter Engine in GMC Trucks?

    Correct, he was talking about the 2020 HD's. I was talking about the 2019 Sierra HD. If he doesn't want a first year production engine, I don't know why he would be looking at getting a first year engine. Just get the current year. :)
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    The full sized mid-size, my 2014 F150 "Fiddy"

    It’s interesting Ford continues to produce Transits with 3.7’s. Looks like they went to 3.5 for 2020. Wonder why they don’t sync base engine options with the F150’s. I was close to getting a base engine with 3.3 when I bought my F-150. Only one thing stopped me. Payload. 6,500gvwr gave me...
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    Newest Mid-Sized Trucks Sales Figures May Surprise You🤭

    They are kind of long, but the Gladiator would be my pick if I were buying a midsize. Plenty capable right out of the box. F&R lockers. Manual transmission. 4:1 trasfer case. Top down. 35's stock. Wowweeee Just need to wait until the prices come down a bit.
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    Well, this is interesting...Ford Trucks Gas Mileage Lawsuit

    FYI, manual specifically states nothing below 87 octance even in high-elevation states. I've also got 85, 87, and 91 here. I just use premium myself now, since I mostly fill up at Costco.
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    Well, this is interesting...Ford Trucks Gas Mileage Lawsuit

    My Ecoboost gets 23mpg highway, just like the sticker says. I had some neighbor years ago complain about MPG on his Ecoboost F150. "I only get 17MPG on the highway!" "How fast do you go?" "80 - 85MPH." 🙄
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    The full sized mid-size, my 2014 F150 "Fiddy"

    I like those old 3.7’s. How many miles? Looks like a great set up. It’ll get you to a lot of places.
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    18 Jeep JLU Rubicon Possible World Travel

    How technical are these trails? Are locals traveling these roads outfitted with 37's and F&R lockers? If you are able to figure a way to register two vehicles, I am wondering if something like a regular cab Ram 1500/2500 would be better. High-rise camper shell that fits the bike, which would...
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    17 inch vs 18 inch

    That's true. There are hybrid AS/AT tires out there that may work. I wouldn't say DuraTrac's, but something like Michelin AT2's or something of that sort. My old Tacoma came stock with Goodyear Wrangler kevlars which I'd also say is more of a hybrid tire. But nevertheless, people are quick...
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    17 inch vs 18 inch

    I think that argument has merit. Especially since we are talking about a sporty crossover, not a true 4WD. Even if we're talking 4WD, loaded for a trip, I'd want stiffer handling/less chance of rolling. But that could be mitigated by airing up as well. In my opinion, slapping A/T's on a car...
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    17 inch vs 18 inch

    I've seen sticks poke right through KO's as well. Just luck of the draw. I'm not against A/T's. I have and use them. Just not for a car like an MDX. Which spends 99% of the miles on the road. Give me the more supple sidewalls. Carry a fullsize spare for the 1%.
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    17 inch vs 18 inch

    What do you mean by more offroad friendly? Honestly, I've taken all-season tires all over the backcountry. Nothing crazy, but some rougher roads. I personally think some good all-seasons are all you need. I'd be wary of ground clearance and skids.
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