Pickup truck disappointment

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#91
Dang, Kerry!:confused: You need to spike that water with somethin'..... I'm just saying'....;)

If you ever make it down to the beach here, bring a jug. My tap water is pure and is not treated with chlorine. I've invested in stainless water bottles, and sometimes carry a water filter, for when I run out of Grayland water..
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#92
Dang, Kerry!:confused: You need to spike that water with somethin'..... I'm just saying'....;)

If you ever make it down to the beach here, bring a jug. My tap water is pure and is not treated with chlorine. I've invested in stainless water bottles, and sometimes carry a water filter, for when I run out of Grayland water..
I get my water from my own well. I actually take a half gallon of it to work with me each day so I don't have to drink the bottled water they provide. Tasteless, lifeless crap.

My point was gas is basically cheap. So cheap I have heard people can make 80 mile round trips to the grocery store every 10 days while on a fixed income. If gas wasn't cheap I bet you they would move closer to the grocery store.
 

_WW_

Geriatric Skagit Swinger
#93
My point was gas is basically cheap. So cheap I have heard people can make 80 mile round trips to the grocery store every 10 days while on a fixed income.
Wish we were getting off that easy. My wife must make ten trips in ten days at around 15 miles round trip.
I don't know why she can't get it all in one trip...I think she just does it for the drive.
 

Dan Page

Active Member
#94
Mark,
After many, many years my '85 Toy 4X PU is still rolling strong at 445+K. (2nd motor) It doesn't want to quit , but I would not take it on extreme long trips anymore. Still gets 20+ mpg hiway if I keep it down to 60.
These old beaters have much going for them. Simple and easy to work on. Not much chance of being stolen. Driving through brush and ugly terrain doesn't matter as the "cherry" cosmetics went south a long time ago.
 

Peyton00

Active Member
#95
Mark,
After many, many years my '85 Toy 4X PU is still rolling strong at 445+K. (2nd motor) It doesn't want to quit , but I would not take it on extreme long trips anymore. Still gets 20+ mpg hiway if I keep it down to 60.
These old beaters have much going for them. Simple and easy to work on. Not much chance of being stolen. Driving through brush and ugly terrain doesn't matter as the "cherry" cosmetics went south a long time ago.
That is what i miss most about my old Toyota truck, I ran that thing thru hell and back. It never let me down. The scratches added character.
 
#96
There is an Artesian well in Conway that I get my water for free, not sure it is free 5 miles round trip at 16 MPG, It's been there since I was a kid and still putting out Nice sweet water. There use to be one on the way up to Devils Lake but now the road is gated.


 

Stewart

Skunk Happens
#97
'07 F150 4x4 supercab 5.4 liter. Love this truck. Second F150 4x4 in this config. First one I put 218,000 miles on it and it ran just as good when I traded it as when I bought it ... It would still need to be big enough to haul my dog in the back and pull my boat up a muddy, snow covered launch or it is useless to me.
I've been looking at trucks lately, especially the F150s. I have a 18' i/o family runabout that weighs 3500 with the trailer (no brakes on the trailer), and a 14' drift boat. My Honda Odyssey will tow the DB no problem, it's the unpaved part from the road to the water that has messed me up. I also need people space for at least 5 so the extra cabs and super crews are pretty tempting. They already meet my rear seat leg-room test. I can sit back there with the driver's seat adjusted to where I would be when I'm driving.
 

Drifter

Active Member
#98
In Portland we just drink it right out of the tap! best dam City water in the country. besides pure well water. Not the well water where you need a shower, after your shower and leaves you smelling like sulfur.
 

Jerry Daschofsky

Moderator
Staff member
#99
There is an Artesian well in Conway that I get my water for free, not sure it is free 5 miles round trip at 16 MPG, It's been there since I was a kid and still putting out Nice sweet water. There use to be one on the way up to Devils Lake but now the road is gated.
That's where I'm blessed. My well is tapped into an artesian spring. Our water comes out perfectly pure at the tap (and has been tested several times). I'm truly blessed, since everyone around me has water full of iron. But my well is the original well tapped back in 1900 when house was originally built (original windmill still sits over the well, but has an electric pump now). I use my water for most things now.

I can agree with Kerry. Some of the cheaper water is just that, cheap. Unless you fill your water bottles at the Crystal Springs machines at the stores (usually a couple bucks for 5 gallons).
 
How you guys can get from "pickup truck disappointment" to water quality is well, ridiculous. I drive an old 1972 F250 390V8 which I really enjoy. Not a disappointment when it is all original and that big block purs down the road. Just saying
 

Dr Bob

Active Member
I haven't read all the comments here, i managed to get thru about 3 pages, but after looking at photos of the mentioned Ranger T6, have you considered a Honda Ridgeline?? It looks alot like one fo the Range configurations, can haul the basics you mentioned and has a 6 cylinder engine. I have not check all the specs, but it might be worth consideration.

Dr Bob
 
... have you considered a Honda Ridgeline??
I can't wait to see Ive's reaction to this one. Oh wait here it is:

...Honda made their presence felt with the sad looking Crosstour and the even more vexing Ridgeline. Jeez-just buy a Frontier or a Tacoma and stop pretending you have a truck...
Or how bout this one:

the Honda Ridgeline-answers the question: 'When is a truck not a truck?' The answer of course is when the "bed" is about the size of a large cooler chest...
 
My 99 Tacoma is doing very well at 191K and counting. From what I (and others like you) see in the new truck market place now... I pray it last another 191+. Having this same discussion with a buddy of mine, he sent me this link regarding the talk of the F-100 coming back. Thought I would pass it along:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/03/01/return-ford-f-100/

What's the most disappointing to me is that the new Tacoma doesn't have any better gas mileage than what I'm getting out of mine now.