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Do We Really Need Our Trucks

alright guys please dont take this the wrong way. i have had diesels for the better part of about 7 years and have loved every minute of it
Here is my question tho who actually needs their trucks on here i mean i will totally admit i could do with out my pickup i dotn want to but i could
here is what i am getting at i understand that demand is down 4% but as i have read on here nobody wants to stop driving or anything so thats why prices stay up "greed" was posted in another thread and thats exactly what it is
no i know that over the road trucks use WAY more diesel than we do and the rail road is like the top consumer of diesel but when people buy trucks for the wives to have a big huge nice grocerie getter that just seems un nessessary (mind you i let my g/f drive mine alot of stupid crap like that too so dont take to much offense) i mean just because you have the money to do it doesent nessessarly mean you have to you know
i hope this doesent raise to much of a heated battle but i just want kinda curious and sorry for the long post


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I'm the first to admit, I am greedy in that case. I love my truck, and the big 35x12.50 tires that are on it. I like having room for my 2 kids, toys, and 80# golden retriever to ride along. With that said........

Don't blame me for high fuel prices, I only burn about 5 gallons of diesel a week, and use synthetic lubes on everything. The rest of my travel is on WVO. Not a whole lot of petroleum involved here.

I work in the oilfield, and get criticized every day, but don't plan on changing anything any time soon.

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I don't NEED it. I could have something else and get by just fine. BUT for a bunch of reasons, this is the very best option for me. Yes I will admit I am quite attached, but like I said. I could have something else, but this works out best for me. I am aware of the price, and I pay it. Plus there is a really really good chance that I will need it later in life, so i think it's better to start with one now. For me.

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I actually use my truck. Not all the time, but alot of the time. I COULD get rid of it for a gas guzzler, but I would still need a truck. Butu if i were to get a gas guzzler, i'd have to start worrying about it falling apart @ 100,000k or sooner. I need the longevity of my diesel and the return on my investment that I spent on it.

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My PSD still gets better fuel mileage than my F150 and I originally traded up so that I could purchase a toy hauler and not be limited in what I could buy because of the size of my truck.

I also haul trailers full of quads and other stuff etc all the time so a smaller vehicle is not an option.

BUT, I will say I was ready to take the plunge and purchase my toy hauler and then fuel went through the roof. So plans are on hold right now.

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i dont even haul anything, i just always ever since i was a little kid wanted a school bus sounding truck so when I could finally afford it I bought it.


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Most of this week my truck has been parked and I have been driving my Diesel VW Golf. During the week I really dont need my truck most of the time - but by the weekends, with hauling 2- 12' kayaks, bikes, mulch, etc and then when on mission - towing my trailer - there really is no other feasible choice when factoring in longevity, dependability, high mileage (back to dependability factor), comfort, safety (got rammed by a 26' Frieghtliner at 60mph and walked away) - really - if I need to park the PS during the week in lieu of a $50 fill up verses a $150 fill up - I'll do it.

I'm not selling my truck though.
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My PSD still gets better fuel mileage than my F150 and I originally traded up so that I could purchase a toy hauler and not be limited in what I could buy because of the size of my truck.

I also haul trailers full of quads and other stuff etc all the time so a smaller vehicle is not an option.

BUT, I will say I was ready to take the plunge and purchase my toy hauler and then fuel went through the roof. So plans are on hold right now.
yea i know how that goes we used to pull alot more trailers for farm machinery before fuel went up then we started hiring big trucks i dont know
and for us that pull with our trucks thats fine you "NEED" them


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well.... I could do without the diesel, but I would still need a truck. Plus, I like the fact I can load the wife and kid in it and still have as much room as a SUV and the hauling space with the bed. I could do without the truck, but ever since I got my license, this was my dream truck. Now that I have it, I don't want to let it go................

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