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View Poll Results: Do you use your Truck as a Truck
It's a daily driver & don't really use the bed. 12 11.01%
It's my daily driver & I haul and/or tow stuff. 80 73.39%
I use it as a truck one in a blue moon. 15 13.76%
It's only for work. 2 1.83%
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Do You Use Your Truck as a Truck?

Do you tow/haul stuff with it or is it just to get around in? Post pics. of your truck towing/hauling/working if you have them.

I use my truck as a truck. I used to pull trailers all the time and I use the bed all the time for hauling mulch, rocks or whatever.

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Sorry, no pics right yet....but i tow a 16ft bass boat almost every weekend with my 4.0 4x4......and i towed a tractor earlier in the week to go prepare food plots for bow season.
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pretty much the same boat as you trigger. Haul top soil/mulch between a half-full cubic yard.

ps. Mike, i got your decal friday night and will ship it out tommorow.
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umm i help people move a lot and during winter it makes it easier to transport snowboards and equipment...
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How about 1/2 a ton of concrete blocks?

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I put my Fishing stuff in the bed.. thats about it..
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How about 1/2 a ton of concrete blocks?

lol/ I've done that.
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i put my bike in the back, some other stuff occasionally, i used it alot last week with ladders paint and some other stuff. I'd still say i dont use it much though.
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How about 1/2 a ton of concrete blocks?

i guess that counts. lol.

yeah i use my truck. i haul paint, sprayers, laders, and everything you need to paint a house. my other job i have towed 3 diferent carnival rides ranging from 15'-40' with my ranger. i took off my hitch after i did my lift so i cant anymore. thank god.
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i tow a boat every few weeks
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its my daily driver, and it use it when ever I need to haul stuff. This is my second truck, I used my first one for 13 years, then it was time for my ranger.
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my truck is my daliy driver but sometimes i will put stuff in the bed (trash, fishing gear,most importantly skool books). i can tow stuff just havent had time to get my buddies boat out on the water yet
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It's my daily and quite often hauls crap around as well. My riding lawnmower, dirts bikes, engines and parts for the race cars we work on at the shop, so on.
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I use my truck just as my daily driver, i have a tonneau for gas mileage purposes which only gets rolled up if I REALLY need the bed. Now I will be moving into my new house this week and will have to tow a uhaul trailer about 230 miles in a couple weeks.. thats the only real use my truck has gotten in like 2 years lol
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Mostly mines a commuter truck. I am a DIYer and I have plenty of work to be done to my house so when it is time to haul, I will be doing it well. I just got this truck, but before that I used my Pontywreck Transplant to haul motorcycles and building material all the time

When I had my 95 Ranger I brought 100 pieces of 1 1/4 x 6 x 8 solid oak 25 miles from a jobsite. I think I dropped the back bumper 6" in that trip. The load started slipping once so I had to jamb the brakes to get it back in place before I could tie it better.
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I use mine when i have to but the bed isnt big enough to haul ****, so i always just throw my friend some gas money when i need to move stuff....

My tonneau cover gets rolled up like once a month, alot of people say im paranoid about towing stuff, but ide rather get my trailer for my quad and throw **** in it....But i dont haul stuff in my line of work...

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i usually move crap for freinds and family, i moved my brothers whole house, and funiture for my grand parents ( made some good cash out of that deal lol) and gravel when i built a wall with my uncle....


plus my bike atleast once a week so i use the bed fairly often...
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work and getting groceries
1,000 lbs of shingles or gal of milk
yes ladders and all are on my truck
I want to retire it and make it into a streetrod
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In the past month I have towed a trailer once, hauled a few hundred pounds in it 5-6 times, and been off-roading twice. We moved my brothers whole house and my whole apartment with my FX4 and his Frontier. So yeah, she gets used like she should. She takes a beating every once in a while, but she likes it!!
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My poor truck is all f*cked up. 28k miles and she looks like she's got 128k miles. I am a subcontractor and have two other trucks to haul the bigger stuff. My ranger is like the command center lol. In other words it's to sit in and watch my boys work, whilst I'm soaking up the a/c =].

I can't classify mine as a daily driver cuz it only gets driven about three days a week.
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it probably wasn't good for the truck.. but i once pulled a dump truck just to see if my truck could actually pull something that big. it made it about 20 feet.. then i hit an incline.. and burned off like 20,000 miles worth or tire. i didn't care about the tires.. my truck was going to get new tires later that day so i figured why not.
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Yep i use mine to haul stuff. Don't tow anything with it due to the rear bumper being all mucked up. Besides, don't have anything to tow.

Here's one pic of my truck in action. -Mike-



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Yep i use mine to haul stuff. It's my only means of transport so it is a daily driver, a work truck and just cruise around truck. Don't tow anything with it due to the rear bumper being all mucked up. Besides, don't have anything to tow.

Here's one pic of my truck in action. -Mike-



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^^Double post with red x's, nice....
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