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    Default Short term tow rig - ExtraSlow 2017 edition

    After all my fun last spring with my previous "short term tow rig" thread: http://forums.beyond.ca/st/396766/su...w-rig-options/
    And all the fun I had pulling my trailer with that 2011 GMC 2500 CCLB 6.0L gas with 6-speed trans.
    And finally, most fun of all, selling that bitch of a truck with more than 400,000 kms on the odometer.

    Well, it's time to start thinking about what I'm dong for the summer of 2017. If you know me, I'm a Ford guy at heart. But GMC makes a fine truck, so those are back on the table.

    Once again I'm planning to buy in may and sell in September.

    So, here are the parameters:
    Budget: under $15k
    Tow Rating: minimum 8000 lbs (trailer is just under 7000 lbs when loaded)
    Fuel: Gasoline (I hate diesel)
    Length: NOT a crew cab long box. Willing to entertain supercabs and crew cabs, and the various trucky SUV's like suburban, expedition etc.
    Transmission: NO 4-speeds. So for 2007+ GMC, 2005+ Ford Super Duty and 2009+ Ford F150.
    Can't have been smoked in, prefer factory trailer brake controller. Needs good tires and no mechanical issues.


    We had a great time with this thread last year, let's do it again this year.

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    I think this is the year we get you into an 8.1.

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/s...ationFlag=true

    This would be perfect, except it's just over the budget and it's a crew cab long box.

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/c...ationFlag=true
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    I know he says firm, but I would totally negotiate for this, as they are a bit high on the price.

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/e...ationFlag=true

    This one is pretty solid too.

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/c...ationFlag=true
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    I'd avoid any Ecoboost outside warranty and definitely avoid ANY F150 with the 5.4.

    I know of a 2011-250 Super Duty crew cab shortbed with the 6.2 V8. It's a off fleet (engineers truck) clean and well maintained. I sent the sister to it down south a few months back and this one will be up for adoption first part of April. Has around 160k and it'll be $13,500 if your interested PM me. The 6.2 is a gas hog but makes good power and they seem to be decently reliable.

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    I'd be all over that 250. There is you winner.
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    Yeah that's what I'd get too. Pig on fuel but a solid engine

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    Originally posted by corsvette
    I'd avoid any Ecoboost outside warranty and definitely avoid ANY F150 with the 5.4.

    I know of a 2011-250 Super Duty crew cab shortbed with the 6.2 V8. It's a off fleet (engineers truck) clean and well maintained. I sent the sister to it down south a few months back and this one will be up for adoption first part of April. Has around 160k and it'll be $13,500 if your interested PM me. The 6.2 is a gas hog but makes good power and they seem to be decently reliable.

    Call Me maybe?

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    Shit, should have been clear about this I guess, but NO LIFTED TRUCKS. Fucks up the towing, looks douchey, and means the kids and wife can't climb in.

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    Originally posted by SKR
    I think this is the year we get you into an 8.1.

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/s...ationFlag=true

    This would be perfect, except it's just over the budget and it's a crew cab long box.

    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/c...ationFlag=true
    So yeah, first one is lifted, and second one is CCLB and Dually. I'm okay with the 8.1L engine, in theory I guess. It gets the five-speed Allison transmission, which should be good.

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    The thing holding you back is you're looking at this with sensibility and practicality. That is absolutely not the way to buy a vehicle, especially when it's not my money.

    Like last year I'm going to be zero help.
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    I appreciate the honesty.

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    I have an 09 2500 Silverado with 215000 on it I may sell soon. Brand new transfer case and shocks.
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    Originally posted by SJW
    I have an 09 2500 Silverado with 215000 on it I may sell soon. Brand new transfer case and shocks.
    Send me the details. I'm not in a huge rush, but need this thing home by the Tenth of May preferably.

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    Originally posted by corsvette
    I'd avoid any Ecoboost outside warranty and definitely avoid ANY F150 with the 5.4.

    I know of a 2011-250 Super Duty crew cab shortbed with the 6.2 V8. It's a off fleet (engineers truck) clean and well maintained. I sent the sister to it down south a few months back and this one will be up for adoption first part of April. Has around 160k and it'll be $13,500 if your interested PM me. The 6.2 is a gas hog but makes good power and they seem to be decently reliable.

    I'd probably be interested in that. Can I hit you up for some more info?
    I can eat more hot wings than you.

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    Originally posted by CompletelyNumb



    I'd probably be interested in that. Can I hit you up for some more info?
    Sure. Its EX fleet and supposed to be ready for the beginning of April but they've been known to drag their feet. All trucks have sat trackers and fleet management devices that they hire out to have removed.

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    Thanks for the one beyonder who sent me an email with pics and info, and thanks to all the suggestions in this thread. It's all helpful.

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    This is a decent one......


    Hilariously sounds exactly the same as mine last year only 18" shorter.

    I love me some fords, but really haven't seen anything compelling in the blue oval world.

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    A GM product is going to be the way to go IMO. That gas 08 with 190k kms you just posted? For $10k?

    No way you are going to beat the value in that. Get them down to $9k. You'll tow with it for the summer, and probably make money in the fall

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    Man, I don't know about you guys, and maybe I am old school...but when I see 200,000+kms on a vehicle, I run for the hills. Like, I am not even considering it. In fact, that magical number for me when I am buying used is 160,000kms. Anything more and it better have some steep discounts and minty. I know vehicles can last way longer, but, then they start nickle and diming you to death.
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    Originally posted by spikerS
    Man, I don't know about you guys, and maybe I am old school...but when I see 200,000+kms on a vehicle, I run for the hills. Like, I am not even considering it. In fact, that magical number for me when I am buying used is 160,000kms. Anything more and it better have some steep discounts and minty. I know vehicles can last way longer, but, then they start nickle and diming you to death.
    Not if you take care of them. My wife's Mercedes has over 240,000 km and my truck has almost 290,000 km...haven't spent much on either and I'm not worried about either.

    So there's good value to be had in some higher mileage vehicles. For me, that '08 GM above is a good deal with what I would consider to be lower mileage.

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