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Old 06-22-2018, 03:41 PM   #41
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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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Old 06-22-2018, 03:47 PM   #42
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My wife has all that crap in her car, always get all the options in her sled. I guess she needs the air conditioned seats for the remote start. LOL

I beat my trucks to death on the inside. Would never buy leather seats for myself. LOL.

Personally it was a pretty big Improvement getting a truck with all the other options - my last truck had roll up windows. LOL
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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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My wife has all that crap in her car, always get all the options in her sled. I guess she needs the air conditioned seats for the remote start. LOL

I beat my trucks to death on the inside. Would never buy leather seats for myself. LOL.

Personally it was a pretty big Improvement getting a truck with all the other options - my last truck had roll up windows. LOL

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I cringe when I get in my truck all dirty now. Riding a desk it makes sense. Still nice though.
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Leather is much easier to keep clean. I can stain cloth seats in 30 seconds.

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Old 06-22-2018, 04:46 PM   #45
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That's what I hear. Are couches and stuff for leather, wife said they cleaned up good. I will keep the cloth seats and keep the $12,000 too. LOL
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Back when they made transmissions with clutch pedals to the left of the brake pedal, dropping my 4wd truck into 4wd low with the hubs unlocked was a great way to back up a heavy trailer.
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Just shy of 57 grand for a CC Mits, 65 grand for the sprinter....but I can't find a sprinter in the config I want.
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Can't find a 4x4 Sprinter to save my life, thought I had one, sad down at the dealer and started talking beans when a manager came over and said it was already spoken for.

I may settle for a Promaster....
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Are they still making the 4x4 model? Can’t find it on the website
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Are they still making the 4x4 model? Can’t find it on the website
They are, if I want to wait until March I can get a 2019...at about 15 percent more. But the current price of 60 grand for a base bare ass 4x4 van isn't too enticing for me.

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They are, if I want to wait until March I can get a 2019...at about 15 percent more. But the current price of 60 grand for a base bare ass 4x4 van isn't too enticing for me.

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That’s f’ing ridiculous. It’s like boat pricing.
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That’s f’ing ridiculous. It’s like boat pricing.
It's insane...and I really wasn't a fan of the dealer. Dodge dealership offered me 48k for my current truck on trade.... Mercedes offered me 35k....

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My Sparky has a promaster (Kitchener/Waterloo) and he says that it has been great in the snow. I watched him run it up a long unplowed driveway with at least 7" of snow on it. Not even a bit of wheel spin. He did have some fresh winter rubber on it.

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So I went this route:

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4wd? hope so, the 2wd I had was terrible in the snow unless I was at 12k lbs.

Watch the rust on the fuel lines, fuel tank straps, bumpers, basically any metal that sits below the cab.

Do not attempt to change the fuel filter yourself, have it done every fall. And watch out for death wobble on worn no longer in balance tires. Make sue balancing is done with weights not beads inside the tire.

Truck rides real nice, handles well, turns great, comfortable, engine will last forever, 12-14mpg fully loaded 12k lbs.
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4wd? hope so, the 2wd I had was terrible in the snow unless I was at 12k lbs.

Watch the rust on the fuel lines, fuel tank straps, bumpers, basically any metal that sits below the cab.

Do not attempt to change the fuel filter yourself, have it done every fall. And watch out for death wobble on worn no longer in balance tires. Make sue balancing is done with weights not beads inside the tire.

Truck rides real nice, handles well, turns great, comfortable, engine will last forever, 12-14mpg fully loaded 12k lbs.
Thanks, yeah it's a 4x4, damn thing is higher than I expected lol.

Why can't you use pellets in the tires? I heard that was the way to go with knobby tires.

I'm oil spraying it 6 ways from Sunday.

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Sweet. What are you putting on the back of it?

And where do you put a car seat for the kid in that thing?
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Sweet. What are you putting on the back of it?

And where do you put a car seat for the kid in that thing?
13' custom made box.

It seats 3.

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Pretty cool! How does it compare size wise to the Euro vans?

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