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Old 10-11-2015, 11:53 AM   #41
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Chicks dig guys with pick up trucks.


On topic, love the truck for towing... Have a half cover that helps the dry bits stay dry and I can still haul bulky items if needed.

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Old 10-11-2015, 12:11 PM   #42
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:38 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Bobbito View Post
For us a pickup plus canopy works best.
More space than a tonneau so our belly boats, outboard motor, generator, fishing gear, etc fit. Keeps fuel out of passenger area. Can remove canopy for hauling higher loads. Bed liner makes it a breeze to clean up.
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Same here. Living in snow country our permanent shell is a good place to stow groceries from Costco, wet dogs, and other stinky things that don't creep into the cab. Good looking shells are not easily removable so we leave it on and have multiple trailers for other things. We have an open 14' trailer for firewood cutting/appliance/building materials hauling, a small Alumallite trailer for 2 ATVs or 2 dirtbikes or hauling debris via ATV around the property, an enclosed M/C trailer for primitive camping and storage off lawn furniture in the winter. With a 21 on order looks like our solution is to have lots of trailers.

Multiple trailers can be cheaper than multiple TVs. Now where am I going to find space to build that pole barn for the 21' Escape?
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:47 PM   #44
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I'm a pickup fan! Solo traveler, daily driver. Love my Ford F-150!

I traded a Porsche 944 for my first new pickup. What a strange sensation sitting up high, looking into cars next to me instead of door handles . Gave up speed however. Now on my third new pickup and haven't looked back.

Well yeah, I do look back... Porsche days I was young, sexy and thin. Now, I'm a Geezer Gal and dang proud of it!
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:59 PM   #45
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Am less mystified now why the F-150 is the best selling vehicle is the USA: more geezers (average age increasing; boomers gen AND we have the highest obesity rate don't we?
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:47 PM   #46
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Boomer here who loves his F150 as well, although had never planned to buy a full size pick up, BUT having bought a used 5.0 had no choice (since Alf wouldn't sell me his Frontier) and couldn't find one used so ended up with the 2010 2wd F150 supercab.

Other than getting much worse mileage than our daily driver Mazda 6 manual 4cyl, we really enjoy the comfort, height, and easy towing with the truck.

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Old 10-11-2015, 03:54 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Now, I'm a Geezer Gal and dang proud of it!
As well you should be!
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:14 PM   #48
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You could always tow with a Saab convertible

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Think BIG from the start, its the same effort!
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:32 PM   #49
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We have both. We have a Tundra with a tri fold tonneau cover and also a Highlander AWD both set up for towing. Living on a mountain requires 4 wheel drive some days for both of us to be able to get to work.

Both will pull the Escape fine but I just prefer my Truck for camping. Can throw all the wet, muddy stuff in the back and not have to worry about the interior. I like haveing double the tow capicaty and the feeling of a much more stable vehicle using the truck. I also love haveing those big brakes when I need them and being able to drive with cruise control on at times to give my leg a break.
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:34 PM   #50
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You could always tow with a Saab convertible

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Yeah, looks like with that rig you'd be on the car forum vs.trailer forum sorting out yet another "Saab story". Dont ask me how I know....would rather forget- especially the time I helped the old tranny guy rebuild that awful Borg-Warner three-speed automatic. My other three "stories" were manuals, but remember working on them a lot too.

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