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Old 06-21-2018, 08:05 PM   #21
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I was very very happy with our ProMaster this winter in the snow!
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:46 PM   #22
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geez you are going from bad to worse

I had/have both. Fuso rusts more than the sprinter if thats possible. I had the straps holding the fuel tank on rust off, whatever metal they use on that truck rusted like no tomorrow. brake lines, fuel lines, radiator, king pins. Next to impossible to prime the fuel system when changing the fuel filter.
The engine was great, don't go anywhere in the snow without a full load though. Tires had zero traction unloaded.
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geez you are going from bad to worse

I had/have both. Fuso rusts more than the sprinter if thats possible. I had the straps holding the fuel tank on rust off, whatever metal they use on that truck rusted like no tomorrow. brake lines, fuel lines, radiator, king pins. Next to impossible to prime the fuel system when changing the fuel filter.
The engine was great, don't go anywhere in the snow without a full load though. Tires had zero traction unloaded.
I'm looking at a 4x4 Fuso.

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geez you are going from bad to worse

i had/have both. Fuso rusts more than the sprinter if thats possible. I had the straps holding the fuel tank on rust off, whatever metal they use on that truck rusted like no tomorrow. Brake lines, fuel lines, radiator, king pins. Next to impossible to prime the fuel system when changing the fuel filter.
The engine was great, don't go anywhere in the snow without a full load though. Tires had zero traction unloaded.

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i'm looking at a 4x4 fuso.

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I haven't even looked at the thread until I saw you posted it.

You need to buy this thing in the worst way.
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I'm looking at a 4x4 Fuso.

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I am guessing it is still made with the same poor metal as the 2wd

Are you working in the Arctic Circle?
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I am guessing it is still made with the same poor metal as the 2wd

Are you working in the Arctic Circle?
I didn't realize they had a bad reputation, to be honest they aren't very popular here. This is more Isuzu/Hino country.
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I am guessing it is still made with the same poor metal as the 2wd

Are you working in the Arctic Circle?
Last year we experienced some days where it was colder than the North Pole...
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Talk you out of it? OK.

Oh no... Don't buy it. You'll be sorry.


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I didn't realize they had a bad reputation, to be honest they aren't very popular here. This is more Isuzu/Hino country.
drivetrain will last forever everything that holds the drivetrain not so much

The pump you are supposed to use to prime the fuel system would take a week to fill the filter bowl, and the filter is crammed in the space so even removing it is difficult. The engine only had 175hp so you would not be winning any races but it did move 15k lbs.

If I were you I would get the van conversion although the Transits have a security issue with door locks.
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drivetrain will last forever everything that holds the drivetrain not so much

The pump you are supposed to use to prime the fuel system would take a week to fill the filter bowl, and the filter is crammed in the space so even removing it is difficult. The engine only had 175hp so you would not be winning any races but it did move 15k lbs.

If I were you I would get the van conversion although the Transits have a security issue with door locks.
The new ones have 161 HP. Must be a real dog.

So in short you like the sprinter more?

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I had a GMC 2500 with a 350ci and it only had 150 HP. And yes, it was a dog.
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I've gone through 2. Im Nissan htop now.
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From what I've seen they have numerous mechanical issues...and rust out pretty bad...but they offer the only 3/4 ton 4x4 van on the market. So what's a guy to do?
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I’ve always liked those FG Fusos.
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I live in Texas and wouldn't drive a 2wd. Lol
How often have you actually slipped it into 4wd?

Last week I hauled bunch of logs from dead ash trees I felled to fire burn pit. Had to use 4wd to get them moved. No weight in ass end of truck meant not enough traction, even on fairly level ground.
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Oh not much. New construction sites are usually tear down so I'm on a driveway, couple times a year on the job site I might use it, I used it almost everyday when I was building my own house as it it was just trees and we had to clear everything I had no Road for a while.

I also use it every year when I go to the border to hunt Dove and from time to time on the deer lease. One of those things I'd rather have and not need it than need and not have

My dad's new ride is his first four wheel drive truck. He has managed to use 2 wheel drive all his life. This time he got the fully loaded air condition your ass seat type truck so he went ahead and got four-wheel drive too.
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Last week I hauled bunch of logs from dead ash trees I felled to fire burn pit. Had to use 4wd to get them moved. No weight in ass end of truck meant not enough traction, even on fairly level ground.
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Oh not much. New construction sites are usually tear down so I'm on a driveway, couple times a year on the job site I might use it, I used it almost everyday when I was building my own house as it it was just trees and we had to clear everything I had no Road for a while.

I also use it every year when I go to the border to hunt Dove and from time to time on the deer lease. One of those things I'd rather have and not need it than need and not have

My dad's new ride is his first four wheel drive truck. He has managed to use 2 wheel drive all his life. This time he got the fully loaded air condition your ass seat type truck so he went ahead and got four-wheel drive too.


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Don't knock a/c seats now, you haven't lived until your back is nice and cool on a hot day.

I use 4wd almost never until rainy season and than it can be often. Nothing worse than being the dude sitting 12' from the pavement and might as well be a thousand miles away until someone gives you a tug.

4wd is more of a necessity thing but I'll be damned if those ac seats aren't sweet.
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Don't knock a/c seats now, you haven't lived until your back is nice and cool on a hot day.

I use 4wd almost never until rainy season and than it can be often. Nothing worse than being the dude sitting 12' from the pavement and might as well be a thousand miles away until someone gives you a tug.

4wd is more of a necessity thing but I'll be damned if those ac seats aren't sweet.
I had em in the rental when I drove to the Grand Canyon....heaven....

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I’ve always liked those FG Fusos.
It's kind of in a class all it's own, and they haven't gotten me a formal quote, but it sounds like their price is reasonable.

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