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Re: [RC] used truck recommendation - Born Country

Love my 2001 Dodge cummins 3500.  Plenty of room for a family of 6.  I drive 
mine to work every day.  It actually gets better gas mileage than my husband's 
Toyota Tacoma.

Esther and Chagalle, and now Dana, too
"Life is a canvas, throw a lot of paint on it"  Danny Kaye   (January 18, 1913 
– March 3, 1987)



----- Original Message ----
From: Mary Krauss <lazykfarm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, October 7, 2009 6:43:37 PM
Subject: [RC] used truck recommendation

My 2000 Chevy 2500HD 4wd truck is dying by degrees.  Just this month we've have 
to pay 3K in repairs....  So, we may start looking at used diesels.  Any 
thoughts?

We pull an older 36 ft Trails West steel gooseneck stock trailer, extra tall 
and extra wide.  It's very heavy by itself and often carries three horses in a 
two box-stall configuration.  (We tie two in the front box and let the other 
wander free in the back box.)  The front third of the trailer is set up as a 
modest living quarters/tack room with a water tank and lots of gear.

Our Chevy handles the load ok, though I suspect we are a bit underpowered for 
the size of the trailer.

Here are a few of my concerns:  1) love the Chevy but dislike that the 
transmission lurched from the day we bought it new.  2) I like gas because it 
is quiet and doesn't smell but hear that diesels have more stopping power--is 
this true?  3) the truck has to be a passenger car for our 5-person family when 
it isn't pulling the trailer so 4 doors and fairly comfy back seats matter at 
least a little.

Any thoughts (or even leads!) would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
Mary K.

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