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Old 01-17-2019, 08:36 PM
 
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In Pennsylvania that thing will be rusted out in just a couple of years.

The Tundra is a good bet.
Not if the vehicle is oil undercoated every year. Zero rust on my 17 year old truck up here in hill and mountain country (with heavy salted roads).


There are multiple threads about oil undercoating here.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:41 PM
 
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Jeep Comanche.
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Old Yesterday, 05:40 AM
 
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Not if the vehicle is oil undercoated every year. Zero rust on my 17 year old truck up here in hill and mountain country (with heavy salted roads).


There are multiple threads about oil undercoating here.
Lanolin works better. Fluid Film is the most common brand. All the plow and yellow construction equipment guys I know use it. And steam clean all the salt off in the spring.
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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
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$20k for a crew cab and 4x4? That won't even get you a 10 year old truck that's a 2500/3500, especially diesel.

Sweet spot is about a 2006 Ford Superduty with a lift already on it. Most will have about 200,000 miles but the Power Stroke Diesel will hold up for a long time to come. With 6-7" of lift (and better tires than BFG AT) you will spend about $15k.

For reasonable prices I'd search private sales on Facebook Marketplace first, then Craigslist, THEN if you must shop dealers or just want to, ALWAYS use CarGurus.com
The OP is not looking for a 2500/3500.
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Old Yesterday, 11:34 AM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Not if the vehicle is oil undercoated every year. Zero rust on my 17 year old truck up here in hill and mountain country (with heavy salted roads).


There are multiple threads about oil undercoating here.
How does that prevent the doors, cab ends, rear wheelwell lips, bumpers, and tailgates from rusting out? Frames and suspension? Sure. But painted sheet metal? I've never seen a solution that works on that.
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Old Yesterday, 11:39 AM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Here we go again.

If by "a couple" you mean 25, then you may be correct. Do I need to give you some more links to another dozen Dodge Rams in snow country that are 10 years old and have no rust on them. To the contrary you would be hard pressed to find one ten years old or newer that has any rust on it at all.


I can start with my 2009 Ram if you like. I park it outside. Drive it on salted roads daily. Drive it about 30,000 miles a year. Drive through snow or water, slush mud etc up to the running boards. Pull stuck cars and trucks out of the ditch or wherever they are stuck several times a year. Drive around on industrial construction projects a few times a year. Take it off road for fun a couple of times a year on average. I wash it maybe four times a year, sometimes less. The paint has a lot of little scratches from branches, rocks logs etc. Of course it must be completely rusted out right? Some holes anyway? A least a little rust? None to be seen anywhere? When it is clean, other than the scratches in the paint, it looks brand new. Why that is impossible. It is a miracle truck!

Oh wait that is normal?

What, nearly every truck from the past decade has little or no rust at all? How is that possible?

Maybe this is not 1992? How did that happen?

So sorry - 1992 ended and the world moved on.

This is not your Stonepa's Dodge truck anymore.
I never understand what planet you live on. Or what you define as rust. Earlier this fall I posted pictures I took during a 15 minute span of time at a gas station in Cleveland. Every damn Ford and Dodge truck was rusty, even a slab sided Ford with the current body style. And several Ford Fusions, an Edge, and and an Escape. And my definition of rust is everything from severe paint bubbling to giant gaping holes in the sheet metal. Iron oxide or aluminum oxide. Maybe the salt they use in Detroit is the magic non-corrosive stuff.

This is my last response to your posts.
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Old Yesterday, 12:43 PM
 
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The OP is not looking for a 2500/3500.
OP is not not looking for a 2500/3500. If someone told me I could get an HD within my budget when I was originally okay with a 1500, I'd get it! Holds value longer...
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Old Yesterday, 01:28 PM
 
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Tires over model
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM
 
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OP is not not looking for a 2500/3500. If someone told me I could get an HD within my budget when I was originally okay with a 1500, I'd get it! Holds value longer...
Most people only want a 2500/3500 if they need serious towing and/or payload.
Most people don't want to buy a 20+ year old vehicle with 200k miles as you suggest.
Lastly, most people don't want a diesel.
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Old Yesterday, 02:14 PM
 
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Tires over model
??

Model over tires as you can put whatever tires you want on the model you desire.
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