Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by Littlehouse » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:02 pm

olyelr wrote:
Littlehouse wrote:Towing under $1k lbs? Why do you even need a full size? I'd get the Colorado ZR2 if I were you. Almost as cool as a Power Wagon, and a better DD.
Well, that might be YOUR opinion...
Correct, that is MY opinion. Fortunately for me I tow more than that and NEED :wink: a full size.

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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by Ramajama » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:15 pm

MrG wrote:
Retired BLM Rig wrote:Pro: It'll make your weenie look bigger. :rockon:
Con: My wife says it's not working. :doh:
Maybe I should get a lift kit and 37's!!! :idea:
MSCH2112 wrote:from the want specs you provided....you don't need a 3/4 ton, don't need an 8k cummins, and don't need an off-road package.

perhaps your better off in a 1/2 ton 4wd. if you really want a diesel, get the eco diesel.

the 2500 cummins 4x4 offroad package i now own is NOT friendly off-road. but it's working out great for me and my requirements. and i've owned (2) pw's!

mike
I forgot to mention I live in Texas. That should settle the "you don't need a 3/4 ton" argument.
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MrG wrote:Y'all are making me feel guilty for wanting something I don't need.
Here's the deal. This is a highly subjective topic. Just get whatever YOU WANT within your budget (which includes cost of ownership). Doesn't matter what anyone says on here. Its your money, your life, your wants. Whenever you have the means to afford it, needs are always secondary to wants IMHO.
Ive driven half ton 4x4 trucks for the past 25 years. They have all exceeded my needs but thats what I have wanted. Now I want a Power Wagon, dont need it, way overkill, it'll be my daily driver and there's plenty of negatives in my choice as compared to a half ton and I'm quite aware of them. But I got a whole bag-o-F's and Im not giving any. :rockon:

So go drive those trucks and get whatever trips that trigger of yours and enjoy. BUT, Youre smart enough to figure out the negatives and if the negatives give you enough pause, sometimes your head will override heart. :D

Ive learned that this site is geared toward the hard core PW enthusiasts who really consider this truck as a functional tool for them as enthusiasts. Ive got the gist that they dont generally like to see a PW underutilized. :) So if you do get a PW and decide to get immersed in it and maybe start using it more to its capabilities then come back here and get edumakated.

Good luck!
I like how you are thinking. I was asked "Why do you need a Power Wagon" by my liberal Bill Maher listening friend. Of course, my reply was as simple as "Because 'Merica" :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot:

He thought it was a logical answer... interesting considering the copious amounts of :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: we had consumed.
Damn right 'Merica! :patriot:
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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by Colibri » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:34 pm

Do it, we need to swell the ranks of the Texas chapter hombre
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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:04 am

Well if you live in Texas a Ford King Ranch with 24" of lift is required. So issue settled. :lol:
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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by 13powerwagon » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:37 am

FordyceCreekTrail wrote:Well if you live in Texas a Ford King Ranch with 24" of lift is required. So issue settled. :lol:

That's no lie, especially if you live near Houston lol.
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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by FirerescuePW » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:00 am

Ok, Texas does change things.

1) Grab the Ranch Hand catalog and find the biggest bumper they make.

2) Buy the truck it fits.

Your welcome.

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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by MrG » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:56 pm

So now My wife is pushing me to get it. In her words "You'll regret not getting it and annoy me every time we do go off-road, and if you ever get stuck in the ranch I'm not going to go get you (refering to the winch)"

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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by RustyPW » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:17 pm

MrG wrote:So now My wife is pushing me to get it. In her words "You'll regret not getting it and annoy me every time we do go off-road, and if you ever get stuck in the ranch I'm not going to go get you (refering to the winch)"
The BOSS has spoken! You're stuck now. Might as well get the pen out and sign on the dotted line. :lol:
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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by Littlehouse » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:32 am

Pull the trigger before she changes her mind!

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Re: Need to be talked into, or out of purchasing a new PW

Post by Bill2014 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:50 am

I was in a similar boat as the OP...

I didn't really need the Power Wagon - I just wanted it! :cash:

Already had a Cummins Megacab - so towing wasn't an issue. I love the taller stance from the factory, and the soft springs do make it ride more like a 1/2 ton than a 3/4.

As we all know, it doesn't make the best daily driver - most of us have pavement between our homes and work. :D I think I've driven it to work 5 times since I've owned it. The wife started to love it to once I put the White Knuckle sliders on it and she could get in and out easily. :secret:

So I try to use the Power Wagon at least once or twice a week for the enjoyment - And have racked up about 5500 miles on it :run:

And now it's almost time for my third oil change... :doh:
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