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Old 05-02-2016, 03:43 PM   #41
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Do any of these trucks fit in a non-tandem garage? It seems crazy to spend that much money and then leave the truck out in the elements.

But then again - we're probably the only people in our neighborhood that have BOTH cars in the garage.
Mine will fit in the garage, but we paid extra for little bit higher door entrance and larger garage door. My old truck had a "bump" rise in the shell over the bed and it fit in with one inch to spare. The truck I have now has the short bed (6.5 feet) and extended cab, not the full crew cab. I measured before ordering the truck and with the crew cab I would only have had one inch fore and aft to spare. I'm good at parking, but not that good, so I knew eventually I'd be hitting the wall. And yeah you can put down a board on the pavement or dangle something from the ceiling at the right place but I just thought all that was more bother than it would be worth.

What I didn't know at the time the house was being built is that the larger houses have larger garages. A guy down the street has one of the smaller houses and his pickup will not fit in the garage.

Every house in this development has at least a one-car garage, most have a two-car. I too am amazed at how many fill the garage with junk and leave expensive vehicles out in the elements. We keep both vehicles in the garage and after only a few years the difference shows.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:00 PM   #42
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Only if W2R agrees to dump the black tank...
I believe all you need to do is pull the dump lever as you drive down the highway...

That's the way I am going to set my rig up anyway.
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My newest PU, a 2015 4WD Tundra which I bought last year, was sticker priced over 45k, however I paid well under 40k for it. I thought that was cheap compared to my new SUV (a 70k Jeep), which I also bought last year.
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How about you two go RVing in a Candy Apple Red truck with custom rims and video gaming when you stop for the evening? Please let me know how this works out as I think it's one of my better ideas.
Only if W2R agrees to dump the black tank...
Gee, I was off at the gym, a restaurant, and multiple errands. And look what you all were doing while I was gone! That sounds like an awful idea, all in all.

Now I think I'll quietly play my video game for a while and contemplate how happy I am in the here and now.
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If you have the means, why not have a nice truck? This is USA where we at least for now we have freedom and can drive what we want.

I do agree they are a lot of money. I also think they are quite nice with as many luxury features as many luxury sedans. These aren't the work trucks, they are the top-level models.
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Since my camp beater 98 GMC 1500 Z71 is on final legs, 210,046 miles as of this evening and mostly rusted out. Likely will not pass annual safety and/or emissions inspection in June when it is due.
Am looking for a replacement but not any new one. It will be a GMC 1500 Z71, no newer than 2011 at most.

They can keep those new ones or sell them to those with money to burn. I gotta laugh at the bedliner spray in or otherwise. Pickup beds rust from the bottom up, not from top down. The inside of my rustbucket pickup's bed has many scratches, all the rusting is form the bottom including the stiffeners which are mostly gone.

My spray-in bedliner is not for rust prevention.


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Do any of these trucks fit in a non-tandem garage? It seems crazy to spend that much money and then leave the truck out in the elements.

But then again - we're probably the only people in our neighborhood that have BOTH cars in the garage.
My garage is 30' deep and I can barely fit my ATV in front of the truck. My truck is an F-150 4 door super crew with a 5.5' foot bed, measuring a little more than 19' long. So it would be a very tight squeeze in most garages, if at all. I also had to cut off about 4" of the radio antenna to get it to clear the top of the garage door opening.
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We have a F150 Platinum and a F250 Platinum and both fit in our garage. These larger trucks aren't for everyone and why anyone else cares is strange. I don't care what anyone else drives, what kind of home they have, what they do with their spare time, it's individual choice.
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Every house in this development has at least a one-car garage, most have a two-car. I too am amazed at how many fill the garage with junk and leave expensive vehicles out in the elements. We keep both vehicles in the garage and after only a few years the difference shows.
We keep both vehicles in the garage, vs many of our neighbors, and yes it really helps preserve a vehicle.

My DW has an 18 yr old car and the body/interior is fine as she kept it inside a garage when parked.
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