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New TV


As can be seen by my signature information, it’s time for a new TV.  I will likely be getting a new or late model used ¾-ton or maybe a SRW one-ton diesel truck.  Since Toyota doesn’t make a ¾ ton diesel, I will be purchasing from one of the big three US manufacturers. 

I really don’t want to discuss ¾ versus 1-ton or SRW versus DRW.  I’m more interested in what the general consensus is regarding long-term reliability.   I also don’t want to discuss value (reliability versus cost).   Since I hope to be driving this vehicle for the next 10 to 13 years I’m willing to pay more up front for better reliability. 

I understand that because of the many variables and emotions involved, there is not going to be one neat answer but I just want to get a feel for what this community of TV drivers think.

 

Steve



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I believe all the Big Three trucks are reliable. Therefore I’d pick on styling, price, availability etc.



-- Edited by LarryW21 on Friday 3rd of May 2019 07:07:08 PM

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Yes Larry, that's been my gut feeling.  If one had a serious reliability problem you would hear about it.

How do you like your Tahoe?



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Plan to retire/full-time in 2021. Favorite place to camp; Texas State Parks.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness..  Mark Twain 

Steve, Julie and Ethan



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Very much. My third one! ‘01, ‘07 and ‘15. Measurable improvement each time in power and comfort.

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When it was my time, I used CarMax. I spent about a month searching the website for the 3/4 ton models of all the manufacturers, finally found the one I wanted, spiffed up my trade-in, and drove away a really nice gently used, low-mileage 2015 3/4 ton Silverado, with a nice warranty. It does everything I wanted and was a good deal.
Anecdotally, going back and forth across the US this past year, I see many, many Fords. The new Dodges with integrated tool boxes in the back are the bomb. And that new GMC tailgate makes me cry every time I have to make the great leap into the back of my truck.

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So you aren’t talking about an OLED television?

 

As has been mentioned, the big 3 have made great strides and are on par with each other. Towing involves “pulling”, “carrying” and “stopping”. Generally speaking a diesel excels in pulling and stopping (due to exhaust brakes). The 3/4 ton vs 1 ton thing involves carrying capacity. Pick the right truck for your needs, and select the best “deal” on the right truck ... it’s that easy, IMO.



-- Edited by RonC on Saturday 4th of May 2019 09:58:04 PM

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"So you aren’t talking about an OLED television?"

Okay Ron, Look at what category this was posted under; Tow Vehicles, not electronics. smile

I totally agree with the sentiment that getting what I need is more important than brand. 

"And that new GMC tailgate makes me cry every time I have to make the great leap into the back of my truck."

Me too.  My knees can't take that big step any longer.hmm

 

 

I'll keep you all updated on what I decide.

Thanks for the input,

Steve



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2017 Starcraft 26BHS Autumn Ridge TT,  2004 Toyota Tundra TV 

Plan to retire/full-time in 2021. Favorite place to camp; Texas State Parks.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness..  Mark Twain 

Steve, Julie and Ethan



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You know they make tailgate ladders or steps. Several different styles. $40 upto $250 or more. 

We just got this for our truck...

Beech Lane tailgate ladder (amazon) $49.

 
easy install, easy in and out of the bed.



-- Edited by BiggarView on Monday 6th of May 2019 08:14:30 PM

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