Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pulling The Fifth Wheel

At some point in the next few years we will need to go someplace other than Blackhawk campground. Since I bought a new 2013 Taurus Limited I have no option for a truck for a few more years. Timing is everything right, I traded in my 2010 SEL because I thought the timing was right, cost wise it was a smart decision, 0% on the new one, everything goes to principle and I am driving a car I love. Then we decide to trade in the RV and instead of buying a Class A we decide on the Fifth Wheel, in my mind the right decision as well but now we have no way of moving the new rig.

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So, here is the plan, in a few years (no more than 2 I hope?) we are planning on buying an F-250 or F-350 dually. It will only be when they have 0% again on everything which isn’t that often as the F-Series out sells ALL other trucks combined. Just last month they had everything at 0%, hopefully in 2 years they will again, I hope!! Once we have the new truck I’ll be driving it the 6.5 miles to the train station so the diesel usage won’t be too bad.

We have a lot of thinking to do, thankfully we have some time.

2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty

6 comments:

michael ultra said...

You can't go wrong with a Ford!! Looks to me like you have a great plan.

Rae said...

Sounds like a good plan. Your car is very nice.

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Ford seems to have their truck month sale every July... I assume gettin ready for next years models...

Erik's RV Blog said...

Rod and Loyce - Thanks, I think you're right it was the beginning of July when they had 0%.

Big Matt said...

Go F350 Dually if you can afford it and there isn't some jacktarded chicago regulation about 1-tons being commercial vehicles.

If you manage to find an F450 or F550 with the 7.3L diesel (older model, I know rare in the rust belt) you'll be even better off :).

Erik's RV Blog said...

I'm probably going to be looking at new but if I stay away from the luxury items and stick to the towing gear I should be able to get an F-350 6.7 diesel with the 5th wheel package, air brake, heavy duty suspension, trans cooler, outfitter switches and brake controller and maybe even Bluetooth for around $42,000.

I hope, trying to find used trucks like you describe out here is damn hard. People hang onto them!