Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

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Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby Reverenddel » Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:13:01

I'm soliciting opinions on easily repairable/dependable trucks.

Not really a BugOut/SHTF vehicle, more for camping, off-road access for hunting, "getting away".

Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby OakRidgeStars » Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:45:11

Older 4WD Jeep Cherokee or Comanche.


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby dorminWS » Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:49:48

I submit that an older model Chevy Tahoe or Suburban would be easier to maintain AND find parts for; and probably cheaper. Back around 2000; when they still had the old 350 V-8.
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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby joeshmo » Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:08:01

older toyota (mid 90's - 2000). Wont need to fix them becasue they dont break down and gas milage is good. 4 banger, 4x4 2 inch lift with some good tires....... Cant beat it!!


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby jrswanson1 » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:52:22

M35A2. $3K, 6x6, runs on diesel, kerosene, used motor oil, vegetable oil. If you can't get there in that truck, you probably need a horse!


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby FiremanBob » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:02:01

Second for the Toyota. Or a 1950's Ford.
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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby Jakeiscrazy » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:49:53

Jeep Cherokee in a 6 cylinder. Their just priced high in comparison with the rest of the car market and they're small. If you can do small and you can pay for it then I would go jeep Cherokee.
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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby allingeneral » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:28:50

jrswanson1 wrote:M35A2. $3K, 6x6, runs on diesel, kerosene, used motor oil, vegetable oil. If you can't get there in that truck, you probably need a horse!


Where do you see a drivable (i.e. "running") M35A2 for $3k?
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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby dorminWS » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:00:13

allingeneral wrote:
jrswanson1 wrote:M35A2. $3K, 6x6, runs on diesel, kerosene, used motor oil, vegetable oil. If you can't get there in that truck, you probably need a horse!


Where do you see a drivable (i.e. "running") M35A2 for $3k?

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I'll go allingeneral one better. Find me one and I'll BUY it.
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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby OakRidgeStars » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:05:31

Gone are the days when you could buy a Deuce-and-a-half for cheap.

http://www.easternsurplus.net/deuce.html


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby joeshmo » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:40:18

You can still buy them on gov auction for cheap but you are buying a 50/50 chance it is messed up big time. Some of them only have 19k miles on them..

might have to drive a bit.... They also have thousands of pounds of once used brass, ammo cans ect...

http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/e ... md=keyword

4th page with a few current auctions of deuces's... This is the site where eastern gets thier trucks from.


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby OakRidgeStars » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:04:45

That could be a good deal if you're able to handle a fixer-upper. But big diesel trucks need big tools and big money when they break.

Then again, where else would you find a vehicle that runs on anything from moonshine to cow piss?. (Or is that redundant?)


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby joeshmo » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:09:10

lol... no! gas, diesel, kerosene, used motor oil, veggy oil, cow piss... The ultimate SHTF vehicle. I'd buy one but the city of fairfax says I cant :( Need to move out to the coutry!! The second best is the concept jeep they just came out with that they might put it into production.. :thumbsup: badazz

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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby allingeneral » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:10:23

joeshmo wrote:lol... no! gas, diesel, kerosene, used motor oil, veggy oil, cow piss... The ultimate SHTF vehicle. I'd buy one but the city of fairfax says I cant :( Need to move out to the coutry!! The second best is the concept jeep they just came out with that they might put it into production.. :thumbsup: badazz


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby joeshmo » Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:29:08

cANT EVEN PARK MY BOAT FOR 10 MIN WITHOUT GETTING A TICKET !!! Back in 07 they tried to make a no washing your car at your house ordinance. No commercial trucks, no trailers, not vans with a buisness name on them in residental streets registered in the city ect ect. The list goes on and on. Why I live here I have no clue :bangin:


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby dorminWS » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:55:52

OakRidgeStars wrote:Then again, where else would you find a vehicle that runs on anything from moonshine to cow piss?. (Or is that redundant?)

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There at least OUGHT to be a difference. But then I never drank any cow piss, and your comment suggests you never drank any GOOD moonshine. Pity. Maybe someday some benevolent Hillbilly will bring you to the light.
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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby Reverenddel » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:12:59

No one liking the Ford F150/250? Just curious because i see so many on the roads, and very few for sale except when someone is trading it on a newer one, or they died (seriously, old folk be droppin', leavin' quality trucks fer tha' young'uns).


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby OakRidgeStars » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:49:23

Nothing wrong with a F150, but I would go with one that was built before they had an ECM.

In other words, a good old Farmer Brown pickup truck.


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Re: Most dependable, easily repairable Truck.

Postby SilentServiceVet » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 16:18:38

Reverenddel wrote:No one liking the Ford F150/250? Just curious because i see so many on the roads, and very few for sale except when someone is trading it on a newer one, or they died (seriously, old folk be droppin', leavin' quality trucks fer tha' young'uns).


I have a 2006 F250 and it's pretty damn easy to work on considering the complexity of new vehicles these days. Had it for 6 years now since new and not one issue. Maybe not my first choice for a bug-out vehicle due to overall size (super crew, 8 ft. bed), but it's paid for so it will do nicely. As for off-roading and/or camping, size can work against you with a truck this big. With oversized tires it is formidable truck and I can tackle a lot of different terrains, but off-road trails aren't always very big, which can work against you with a large truck.
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Postby Dooga » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:45:32

I want this one
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