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post #1 of 10 Old 08-01-2008, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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How much is too Much?

Ok, so as everyone else, I am beginning to fall behind on payment strying to afford my rig and fuel. I lost the job that made the payments with ease, started a new career since, and dont make the money I used to yet, and won't for a while. Until then, I need to not struggle to make my payments and find something efficient to drive. My only problem being, I just bought the rig last year, and will be insanely upside-down getting rid of it, which I understand.

The question is, how much is too much to ask? In todays economy, for those who don't mind, please, take a second and post up how much you would pay for my truck and why. Mods are listed below, and I average ~17mpg, paint and bed are in great condition.

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oops, minor detail huh... just turned 72K

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Its ironic, but I was in a similar situation and couldn't figure out what to do with the truck. Fuel was crushing me -- literally $500-700 per month. I just converted the truck to run on vegetable oil with a Vegistroke system ( vegistroke.com ). You can harvest your own vegetable oil from local restaurants for free (or buy oil from a local company for about half the price of diesel). I figure my system will pay for itself in 6-8 months and then I have fuel for next to nothing after that.

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i would say for a truck like yours with low miles would be worth $22 to $23k in a good economy. now it would be worth about $12 to $15k. the mods on your truck wont get you any more money but will help you sell it quicker if the right person is looking for somethin like that. you have more of a chance when the truck is untouched. i know it sucks and everyone is struggling but just sit tight for a while if you can and hope for the best. i flip cars on the side to help pay for rising fuel cost. it dont take much. just $500 can turn into $1000 or more if you steal the right car lol. hope this helps ya.

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Its ironic, but I was in a similar situation and couldn't figure out what to do with the truck. Fuel was crushing me -- literally $500-700 per month. I just converted the truck to run on vegetable oil with a Vegistroke system ( vegistroke.com ). You can harvest your own vegetable oil from local restaurants for free (or buy oil from a local company for about half the price of diesel). I figure my system will pay for itself in 6-8 months and then I have fuel for next to nothing after that.

Just something to consider.

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do you have the 7.3 or 6.0 ? i was told the veggie doesnt work good on the 6.0's

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Its ironic, but I was in a similar situation and couldn't figure out what to do with the truck. Fuel was crushing me -- literally $500-700 per month. I just converted the truck to run on vegetable oil with a Vegistroke system ( vegistroke.com ). You can harvest your own vegetable oil from local restaurants for free (or buy oil from a local company for about half the price of diesel). I figure my system will pay for itself in 6-8 months and then I have fuel for next to nothing after that.

Just something to consider.

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i had thought of it, but as jamstoyz mentioned, i had heard mixed things about the 6.0. mind you i havent done a ton of extensive research cause i dont have the upfront money to convert, but just getting back and forth at the moment is more important. plus, living in New Hampshire, where its below freezing just about every night for 4 or 5 months during the winter, its almost above my risk level.

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i would say for a truck like yours with low miles would be worth $22 to $23k in a good economy. now it would be worth about $12 to $15k. the mods on your truck wont get you any more money but will help you sell it quicker if the right person is looking for somethin like that. you have more of a chance when the truck is untouched. i know it sucks and everyone is struggling but just sit tight for a while if you can and hope for the best. i flip cars on the side to help pay for rising fuel cost. it dont take much. just $500 can turn into $1000 or more if you steal the right car lol. hope this helps ya.
thanks alot, and having modded a few vehicles in the past, it does take just the right person and time to find that person, but patience pays off i guess...i guess if it werent for just buying it last year, a month before diesel went thru the roof, id be better off. when i bought it in may 07, diesel was 2.57 here, just about a dollar cheaper than premium unleaded at the time...
now im just upside down like a pig rolling in sh^t lol

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Get a motorcycle or $2k beater and park your truck. A Crown Vic, Buick Park Avenue, LeSabre or other type of granny car will be your best bet for being an inexpensive, solid, well-taken care of vehicles. See if your insurance company will cut you a break if you put it (truck) in "storage". They *will* cut you a break if you have "more cars than drivers".
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We did this just to have a highway cruiser and ended up getting a 1998 Buick Park Avenue Supercharged. I bought it off an old guy in a retirement park. He had *just* had the supercharger replaced a few months before I bought it. The car was in great shape, inside and out.

Best part, as big as it is it gets 27mpg on the highway
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nice, thanks for the tip, if only it was not for the payment being too much, that would be a great plan. i have a bike, but the weather has been rain in the morning, sunny during the day, and rain in the afternoon, which makes riding to/from work a b*tch, forecasters say were in this weather pattern for a while...oh well, such is life i guess

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