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Old 04-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #16
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Hey Snav, don't forget about a 4foot by 8 foot trailer. My wife thought I was nuts when I bought it and I have used the heck out of it over the last 10 years. Like Doc Holliday I have an old 02 Toyota Sienna minivan and like that for this stuff. The seats don't live in it much and there are always tools in the back. I still depend on the trailer for the big stuff and sheet goods. Don't forget quality tie downs.

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #17
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I'm really torn too. I miss my 2500 Silverado but now I really love my fancy people mover. Not very convenient for large loads and a trailer is liable to get snowed in for the winter.

I've been considering a Ram
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #18
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small stuff .. jeep libby ... little bigger wife's odyssey ... little bigger hauling needed? F-I-L 10 passenger van seats removed ... bigger yet? FIL Sprinter ... I haven't needed anything bigger than that yet, thankfully.
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I have a big old car that I can manage to fit 8 foot lumber pieces in. but yes I wish I had a truck so I could get stuff like full sheets of 4x8 plywood, drywall etc... or longer pieces of lumber. It's also quite a task getting a 8 foot lumber into my car. The most I ever put was 6 2x6's, it was quite the process but did manage to get them in.

I've been looking around for a truck, but thing is I don't want a full size truck as it's just harder for parking around etc... where I work there's not much room to park either, I'd be sticking out on the sidewalk. So I want a little truck. Been on the lookout for one.

I want to build a computer desk, so I will need to get a sheet of 4x8 at my house. I also have lot of other projects I want to eventually start on. One of my coworkers is selling a full size truck, I'm debating on it.

I've also thought of getting a trailer, but I don't really have anywhere to store it. I could drag it in the back yard but it would look kind of odd just sitting there. I want to turn my garage into a shop, so I don't really want a trailer taking up the whole garage. But I may just get one that folds up. It's not like I'd need anything super big, just enough to put a bunch of 4x8 sheets of something.
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If you buy a small pickup, the Dodge Dakota has more bedroom than the small Ford or Chevy.
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small stuff .. jeep libby ... little bigger wife's odyssey ... little bigger hauling needed? F-I-L 10 passenger van seats removed ... bigger yet? FIL Sprinter ... I haven't needed anything bigger than that yet, thankfully.
I forgot about my 4x8 trailer. great for hauling sheets of drywall and plywood and lumber and also yard waste.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #22
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i have a 95 s-10 2wd x-cab. i just love it except i wish it was in better condition = getting rusty. 4x8 sheets are no problem.
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If you buy a small pickup, the Dodge Dakota has more bedroom than the small Ford or Chevy.
Funny I was almost going to buy one. Another coworker was giving one away. It's a 95 and has a few issues such as the fact that it does not start (he suspects an electrical issue), but I had decided against it just because yearwise, it's a downgrade from my car, and it would probably end up a money pit like my car.

I almost have to just bite the bullet, pay 10k or so for a decent used that is still newish.
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Love, love, love my Ranger.

There are plenty of reasons why it has slaughtered the larger competition in sales for so many years.



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