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Old 04-28-2020, 05:21 PM   #1
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Towing with a full size

Is nice! My little Tacoma is out of commission with a bad wheel bearing/axle seal, so I needed to move the camper with the work truck. It sure was nice...

I wouldn't want a full size truck for much else, but it was great for towing.

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Old 04-28-2020, 05:32 PM   #2
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It doesn’t look like a full size truck , looks more like a 1/2 ton
Could be my eyes cause the wheel look like they only have 6 lug nuts instead of the usual 8
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Looks like a 1500 to me; is your definition of full size something else?
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I wouldn't want a full size truck for much else, but it was great for towing.
Pardon me for asking but are you sure you're really from Montana?!?
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Old 04-28-2020, 07:26 PM   #5
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It doesn’t look like a full size truck , looks more like a 1/2 ton
Could be my eyes cause the wheel look like they only have 6 lug nuts instead of the usual 8
A half ton can be a full size truck. Normally a half ton from the big 3 US brands is considered full size. 1500 and up. Smaller trucks are sometimes called half ton. They’re not full size.

Remember that real trucks don’t have spark plugs.
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Old 04-29-2020, 06:54 AM   #7
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It doesn’t look like a full size truck , looks more like a 1/2 ton
Could be my eyes cause the wheel look like they only have 6 lug nuts instead of the usual 8
Now you are sounding like my brother. Makes fun of my F 150 because he drives a Chevy 2500. While I'd be the first to admit he has far more payload than my meager 1823 lbs, both are full sized trucks, at least compared to a Tacoma!
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All 1/2 ton trucks including my 2019 Ram 1500 are classified as “ Light Duty Trucks ”
You get into the truck classification with the 3/4 & 1 ton trucks
I realize this is an arbitrary standard / classification but I’ve owned / driven both light duty and actual trucks and the modern 1/2 ton trucks are closer to a luxury car than they are to a truck IMHO
Our Ram 1500 is sufficient to tow our Escape 21 as is the Chevy 1500 and Ford F150 but beyond that I have my doubts .
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Well we find something new to argue about every day! I never would have thought.

Yes, to me "full size" means the size. If you can show me where the definition of full size means something else (other than in your head), I'll check it out. I just googled full size truck and the first 20 results were all 1500/150s. And yes, this truck is a 1500.

We quickly found that anything stiffer than a 1/2 ton gets rattled to pieces on the dirt roads around here.

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I'm not really from Montana, maybe that's part of it! Suburban NY upbringing. I do love trucks, but even the new Tacomas are bigger than I want.
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I googled full size pickup, Ford considers the F150 fullsized so I'll bet
the other guys call their 1500s full size too. Besides its not the physical
size, it's the ability to do a required job,,,
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Seems to me that the term full size really just refers to the size?????
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Yeah it's just the fun of the internet. People grow up around a certain culture and a certain knowledge base, and mostly they interact with people who have the same background. Then we all come together online from all over the country or world, and realize our background info and assumptions aren't all the same.

To me, full size has always meant size. Obviously other people are used to a different definition. I can't say which is "right", if there actually is a right.
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Is nice! My little Tacoma is out of commission with a bad wheel bearing/axle seal, so I needed to move the camper with the work truck. It sure was nice...

I wouldn't want a full size truck for much else, but it was great for towing.

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Yep!

Even with my 17' trailer, I fit perfectly in two spots in a parking lot if I can pull through. There are a lot of trucks around here that take up a spot & 1/4 with just their truck.
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Ssize matters ?

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Well we find something new to argue about every day! I never would have thought.

Yes, to me "full size" means the size. If you can show me where the definition of full size means something else (other than in your head), I'll check it out. I just googled full size truck and the first 20 results were all 1500/150s. And yes, this truck is a 1500.

We quickly found that anything stiffer than a 1/2 ton gets rattled to pieces on the dirt roads around here.

Anyway.

I'm not really from Montana, maybe that's part of it! Suburban NY upbringing. I do love trucks, but even the new Tacomas are bigger than I want.



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Yeah it's just the fun of the internet. People grow up around a certain culture and a certain knowledge base, and mostly they interact with people who have the same background. Then we all come together online from all over the country or world, and realize our background info and assumptions aren't all the same.

To me, full size has always meant size. Obviously other people are used to a different definition. I can't say which is "right", if there actually is a right.
Pretty sure most would agree.😎
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Is my Tahoe full sized? It is not a 2500 or 4 wheel drive...
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You can make it "full size" by adding an add-a-leaf! LOL

I'm in the camp, with the manufacturers of referring to the "physical size", as the "full" designation. I mean there are old Datsuns, and Hilux's with dual rear wheels rated as "One Ton" under older fibreglass "class B's" and as (short) flat beds; but I would not call them "Full Size" . : )

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REAL trucks don’t have spark plugs!

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I wouldn't want a full size truck for much else, but it was great for towing.

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