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Old 02-12-2014, 01:08 AM   #21
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I'm feeling your pain. My '94 Dodge Dually is showing her age and a few holes in the frame have rusted through. I've been looking for a nice 2500/3500 in the same year range as you and can't believe how hard it is to find something nice looking and lower miles for under $10K.
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Keep your eyes on the Phoenix Craigslist. There are tons of duallies here. I will be happy to pre-inspect any vehicle for you.

At any grocery store, the handicapp spots are all full of dully trucks. Might be a way of picking up a sr citizen driven dually.
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Headed out the door to check this burb out today!
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i cant see anything that bothers me just you can have the hd towing and not have the 12k rating, its all up to the gears. which is in the glove box.

gt4=3.73 = 10400lbs
gt5=4.10 = 12000lbs
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i cant see anything that bothers me just you can have the hd towing and not have the 12k rating, its all up to the gears. which is in the glove box.

gt4=3.73 = 10400lbs
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It has the 4.10 gears. The other problems it has are the park brake cable is broke, The OP gauge is in-op but I hooked up my scanner and It had a code for high voltage on the the OP circuit I'm betting a new sender will fix it. I does have a slight oil leak at the back of the engine I'm guessing rear main. One of the fog lights has a missing lens, and he had the drivers seat motor replaced at the dealer and the dummies hooked up the wires backwards so when you push the switch forward the seat moves backwards. Other than that it is pretty clean for having 130k on it.
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rear mains are a pain in the butt but the rest doesnt seem to bad. i wouldnt pay top dollar for it but if you can knock the price down some, sounds good
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If it'* not snowing on the mountain I think I'm going to see if the wife wants to shoot over to Reno and look at this truck on Sunday.
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looks decent from the pics. i hate when they soak the engine with armor all though, you cant tell anything with leaks and such
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It looks like it'* pretty impossible to find one of these with less than 100k miles.

Was the HD Suburban offered in newer models or did that option get dropped at some point? Any other SUV makes/models that offer the same towing and payload capabilities?
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with gas costing what it does i dont think they sell very many, it not that they dont make them. as far as the miles 100k isnt a whole lot for a ls if its been taken care of.

how much do you need to tow? a crew cab 2500 with a camper shell is about the same usefulness, would that work?
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with gas costing what it does i dont think they sell very many, it not that they dont make them. as far as the miles 100k isnt a whole lot for a ls if its been taken care of.
Well the alternative is diesel, even more expensive fuel but slightly better economy. Diesel engines have higher towing but aren't really made for the consumer market anymore, in SUV form anyway. Ford Excursion was about the only option for awhile (late 90'*, early 00'*?), but it'* gone from production now.

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Not for a family of 5, three of whom are growing boys! Gotta have that 3rd-row SUV seating. We would be towing a 12,000 pound (maybe more?) large travel trailer when the time comes. Still about 1-2 years away from those purchases probably, but I like to start planning early!
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