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Old 04-11-2024, 07:19 AM   #1
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I just got on SSI and am in need of buying a truck to haul a 2006 344RET Mountaineer.

Anyone got a rig for sale that can haul it?

I am on SSI, so I don't have much to offer. If you even just have ideas on what I should be looking for to haul it, that would be much appreciated.
 
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Old 04-11-2024, 07:51 AM   #2
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That trailer has a relatively light pin weight compared to newer models. You possibly get by with a 3/4 ton (250/2500) truck. But I would go with a 350/3500 truck if it were me. And a gas (vs diesel) should handle it ok unless you will be towing in the mountains a lot. You don't need a dually for that weight.

A Ford F350 of 2012 or newer (if diesel) would be a good choice. Gasser I am not sure of better years. Don't know what years or engines of GM or Dodge/Ram are better.
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Old 04-11-2024, 08:10 AM   #3
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In used trucks pricing is very subjective so, IMHO, getting a 1 ton of any of the big 3 OEM’s makes more sense than a 3/4 ton. To me a dually is always a good choice, but not always necessary. It’s always about the numbers of total loaded weight and available truck payload.

The market is changing a bit so it’s getting a little easier to sneak up on a good truck deal. Prices are still high but there are some good values out there depending on how far you’re willing to go to find the right truck. Sometimes flying somewhere and driving it back home can yield financially beneficial results.

There’s a lot of variability in truck prices depending on what your needs are. For instance, if you’re going to do a lot of traveling then a lower mile truck makes more sense…but costs more. Age is a huge factor. Trim package is another.

I pay a lot of attention to the truck market nationally so I know there are good values out there. Do you have a price range in mind along with answers to what your towing life-style is going to be?

Here’s an example of an older truck, with very low miles, that might represent a pretty good value. It would take some homework to make a good decision, but that’s true of any truck you pick

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/c...735885221.html
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Old 04-11-2024, 08:27 AM   #4
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A neighbor has a 2015 F350 DRW Diesel with 30000 miles in perfect condition for $35,000. He wonts to sell his Landmark 365 first or with the truck. Both $88 K.
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Old 04-11-2024, 04:40 PM   #5
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We sold our 2006 Montana 3000rk last May and have procrastinated on selling the tow vehicle. Your post motivated me to finally move to get rid of it.
Bought new in April of 2009, Dodge 2500 Cummins 6.7 diesel, pre DEF. 4X4 6.5 foot bed. Truck is in very good shape and has been well maintained. 176K miles. Towed our Monty over 65k miles through 40 states with this vehicle. $26,000. If interested PM me for pictures and details, our leave me your number if you'd like to discuss.
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Old 04-12-2024, 04:19 AM   #6
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Look for a Chevy 2500 or 3500 with 8.1L vortec engine + Allison 1000 transmission (I think year models 2000 - 2006). The screen shot below is a 2002 C2500 from Facebook marketplace with 176k miles for $9000. This will pull your rig for sure.
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Old 04-12-2024, 08:13 AM   #7
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I agree with mikendebbie on the GM combo. Even the 6.OL engine is a beast. But I'd recommend DRW and the Duramax / Allison driveline. That would be more stable pulling in windy conditions + the diesel with pull effortlessly at any speed. Another consideration is gas units will rarely pass a gas station without stopping to fill up. Not to offend anyone, Dodge and Ford DRW diesel would yield similar pulling results as the GM. It all comes down to personal preference , creature features and price.
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I see your location is Yukon. Is that as in Yukon Territory? Or a town named Yukon in the lower 48?
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Old 04-12-2024, 12:39 PM   #9
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Depending on how you load the truck and trailer, calculate pin wts, and any safety factor you want; it looks like your truck will need to be a 3500 or a dually. Here's a few example calculations with trailer specs found online using guesstimated loads. You'll have to consider your actual loads and vehicle labels. Maybe? there's a rationale for a 2500. Comments always welcome.
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Old 04-12-2024, 06:36 PM   #10
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That trailer has a dry hitch weight of 2,195 lbs. And a GVWR of 14,195 lbs. It is not one of the 16,000 GVWR 3,000 lb pin weight newer trailers. Some newer 250/2500 trucks can handle those weights. But maybe not older 250/2500 trucks. Research would need to be done for any 250/2500 of interest. In this case a DRW would work, but definitely not required. A 350/3500 SRW would work fine. A case of whatever a person could find a good deal on.
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My Mountaineer has one of the lowest pin weights listed from Keystone. It is 2055 lb. That is empty. Loaded somewhat it is actually 2400-2500 lb. Many people use 30% of gross weight, tho mine is much lower than this. I think my old 2004 Silverado had a gvwr of 9200, so not much load. My 2012 gvwr is 10,000 lb. So the old trucks may not work for you.
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I know of a 2002 Ford F350, double cab dually with only 131,000 on it. It has the 7.3 diesel and is the Lariat trim level. The guy who has it pulled an air stream for a couple years and was very meticulous in caring for the truck. It is in absolutely excellent shape and was recently serviced by Ford. This guy was into street rods so every vehicle he's owned was spotless. It is located in Florida.
From the Kelley Blue Book, that truck should sell for $13,500 - $17,500 but many are listed much higher.
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I attached a couple photos of that Ford F350 dually I spoke of... hopefully they come through.
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I know of a 2002 Ford F350, double cab dually with only 131,000 on it. It has the 7.3 diesel and is the Lariat trim level.



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If you don't plan to move your Mountaineer around much, you might look into just renting a truck from Enterprise to tow it when you need to. People in this group clued me in to this option a little while ago.
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