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Old 07-05-2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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I love my truck! In fact, I own two trucks and three cars (four bicycles, tow dolly, wheelbarrow, Lil' Red Wagon, Go Kart AND an all molded towable trailer)... I think I like the smell of rubber tires

I WANT this, but would have to Crowd Source to fill the fuel tanks
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To ME, is is a perfectly acceptable "suitable alternative" to quote MC1
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:49 PM   #16
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I WANT this, but would have to Crowd Source to fill the fuel tanks


May I ask why you want that "truck", Donna? No offense, but that thing is uglier than my Husband says his first wife was....though probably at least as expensive.

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I think the truck looks cool. Kinda like monster trucks. Wouldn't want one, but sure like looking at them. Having the money to build one would be nice too.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:20 AM   #18
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I love my truck! In fact, I own two trucks
If I needed a utility vehicle the Honda Ridgeline seems to be a great choice, 2nd only to a high end dually..
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:31 AM   #19
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May I ask why you want that "truck", Donna? No offense, but that thing is uglier than my Husband says his first wife was....though probably at least as expensive.

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Hey Francesca, beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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As Jim said, The right tow vehicle for you is the one you like best for your given situation. And for everyone, that may be different.
I really just posted the pic to show the opposite end of ridiculous when it comes to tugs for eggs. Talk about overkill

But truth be told, I'd rather drive something like that BAT in Portland traffic than some of the too-small vehicles I see on the road. It's a matter of choice and aren't we glad each of us get to make our own.

But the BAT needs to be RED
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It took a brief moment to figure out BAT. I like it.
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Donna's "BAT" is interesting, and I do like the look of some extreme trucks (although that F650 pickup is an example of looking stupid because the builder was too lazy for make rear fenders to suit the wheels), but here's the funny thing: they often have less towing capacity than a more normal truck because they are extra heavy and have no additional drivetrain capacity. In this extreme case, style really is valued far beyond function.
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It took a brief moment to figure out BAT. I like it.
I thought it referred to the "BATwing" way the doors open on some of those gussied-up F650's:

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Here is another vehicle that has more style than function.

My sis owns this beast. To tell you the truth I feel more in control of our car towing the trailer on the highway then driving the Beast solo. Even with big LT, E rated tires it does not have good road feel and all that weight of the wheels and tires really plays negativily on the braking and stopping distances.

One good thing about it though. It was rear ended by a pick up not to long ago. The pick up was a right off and the Hummer had hardly a scratch.
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I thought it referred to the "BATwing" way the doors open on some of those gussied-up F650's:

LOL, those are "Lambo doors".
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Hey, Dubya!

Not tryin' to ruin your small-tow street cred or anything, but I just have to ask:

Does your sister own the Airstream behind that Hummer, or is it the one in your avatar sig?

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Must F650 do not have a bed or rear fenders; 5th wheel or high cube box are the norm.
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Hey, everyone has their own personal preference on vehicles. Oh by the way. The truck above is 1 BA truck; WOW. Yea I'd drive it. On the serious side. I have owned mostly Chevrolet trucks; but have also owned a few Fords. I have owned four 1500's and three 2500's. They had their purpose. Each with it's good and bad points. I now own my second Chevrolet Colorado. Since I've joined the FG family I will from now on have a Colorado. Mainly because of MPG. Yea I miss the roomy big trucks, but just can't see trading that in for gas mileage.
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Must F650 do not have a bed or rear fenders; 5th wheel or high cube box are the norm.
No F-650 as sold by Ford has a box - they are all cab-and-chassis (same for F-550 and F-750). These trucks are bought as a cab-and-chassis, and have various bodies added. Some of the pickup-style boxes used in these look-at-me rigs are just straight off a regular pickup truck, so they don't fit the F-650/750 at all, with lots of wasted space, and a bed floor which is far higher than necessary. They are just for looks.

The versions with more useful decks and bodies can be very effective as tugs for recreational or light commercial trailers.

Freightliner Business Class (now M2) trucks are the more common basis for these "RV haulers" and "super pickup trucks", but similar rigs are built on other medium-duty trucks.

It's interesting that a post about not wanting a "big" Dodge 2500 has so much discussion of much bigger trucks...
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