Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Looking for advice on purchasing a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Looking for advice on purchasing a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev
Edd505

Elephant Butte, NM

Senior Member

Joined: 05/20/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/21/20 08:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4x4ord wrote:

About the only difference between a HD 3/4 ton and a SRW 1 ton is $200 and the 1 ton can haul twice as much. It never makes sense to buy a 3/4 ton. Your choice should be between a 1/2 ton and 1 ton SRW. Have you got an exit plan?


Great advice! [emoticon]


2015 F350 FX4 SRW 6.7 Crew, longbed - 2017 Durango Gold 353RKT
2006 F350 SRW 6.0 crew longbed sold
2000 F250 SRW 7.3 extended longbed airbags sold
2001 Western Star 4900EX sold
Jayco Eagle 30.5BHLT sold, Layton 24.5LT sold

mobeewan

Hampton, Va

Senior Member

Joined: 01/03/2007

View Profile



Posted: 03/21/20 11:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How about the difference in tags and the registration between a 3/4 ton and a 1 ton? I've seen one YouTuber that was talking about how expensive it was to register and put plates on a 1 ton van they had converted into a camper he either registered it in Arizona or Nevada. I'm probably going to use South Dakota as my state of residency however it might wind up being Nevada or even Texas. I know for the camper when I purchase it I'll still be living in Virginia. For the difference in taxes and registration I want to try and purchase it and have it delivered listed as a camper if possible. Where I live yearly property taxes are cheaper on my 28 foot travel trailer than they are on my 5 by 8 utility trailer with 2-foot sidewalls.

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/22/20 12:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Omg, some of these responses and ideas are out there.
Yes a F250 has a lighter axle. It's only good for like 9klbs, lol.
No you can't get Ford to rename your future truck as a camper.


"Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes." -Bert A.

deltabravo

Spokane, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 09/08/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/22/20 07:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2500 series truck will be sufficient, but there's very little price difference between a 2500 and 3500.


2009 Silverado 3500HD Dually, D/A, CCLB 4x4 (bought new 8/30/09)
2009 Arctic Fox 811 (bought new 11/9/09)
2018 Timber Ridge 24RLS (bought pre-owned 3/12/20)
2008 Haulmark 8.5x20 toy box trailer

CaLBaR

Ontario, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 12/01/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/22/20 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ductape wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

About the only difference between a HD 3/4 ton and a SRW 1 ton is $200 and the 1 ton can haul twice as much. It never makes sense to buy a 3/4 ton. Your choice should be between a 1/2 ton and 1 ton SRW. Have you got an exit plan?


This. I would never buy a 250 if a 350 SRW was available.


I had the same discussion with DW when we bought the new truck. There were so many more 2500s on the lots and took a bit more time to find a 3500 that she liked. In the end this was the right choice for us and didn't cost anymore. AT least now when DW decides it's time to move up to a 5ver less chance of saying "sorry dear the truck won't carry that one".

Rob


2018 Grand Design Reflection 297RSTS
2019 RAM 3500 SRW Big Horn 4x4, 6.7 Cummins/Aisin
2007 Rockwood 8298 SS (Traded in 2018)
2009 Toyota Tundra 4x4 Crew Max 5.7L (Traded in 2019)
HP Dual Cam Sway Control
Prodigy Brake Controller

valhalla360

No paticular place.

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2009

View Profile



Posted: 03/22/20 07:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4x4ord wrote:

About the only difference between a HD 3/4 ton and a SRW 1 ton is $200 and the 1 ton can haul twice as much. It never makes sense to buy a 3/4 ton. Your choice should be between a 1/2 ton and 1 ton SRW. Have you got an exit plan?


This used to be true. The 1 ton SRW got an extra leaf spring or two.

Now they have changed and it's a totally different rear suspension.


Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2008 Copper Canyon 5er
Catalac Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and 5er


mobeewan

Hampton, Va

Senior Member

Joined: 01/03/2007

View Profile



Posted: 03/23/20 12:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to everyone for the input. I'll start looking at 1 ton trucks. I don't need anything fancy. Most likely to work truck will do as long as it has cloth seats and a removable front center seat.

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/23/20 10:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mobeewan wrote:

Thanks to everyone for the input. I'll start looking at 1 ton trucks. I don't need anything fancy. Most likely to work truck will do as long as it has cloth seats and a removable front center seat.


If you're buying new, then absotootley, get the 1 ton for the additional suspension. I'd do the same. Just don't think you're getting "more truck" in general. If you were, you'd have to add a zero to the upcharge amount.

If buying used, the comparison becomes more real because there aren't near the 1 tons on the market (unless you go to Canada, eh).

mobeewan

Hampton, Va

Senior Member

Joined: 01/03/2007

View Profile



Posted: 04/13/20 01:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

He’s not in Canada.
The local beer stores where he’s at don’t stock Kokanee either, but neither is germane to the conversation.


I'm not much of a beer drinker anymore, at least not for the last 30 years. However, I do have an affection for Crown Royal, Crown Royal Apple, Crown Royal Reserve and Crown Royal XO (which replaced the Crown Royal Cask 16 that I liked so much). They are available in my area and cheaper than in Canada according to my Canadian sister-in-law. I haven't tried the Crown Royal Peach yet I only just found out about it and do not know if it is available here.

I don't care much for the Crown Royal Black or Vanilla.

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/13/20 01:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Crown Royal Apple, or CRapple as we call it...love Crown, not CRapple.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Tow Vehicles

 > Looking for advice on purchasing a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tow Vehicles


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.