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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:53 pm

seb146 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
They are actually very popular but they are used as street vehicles and not off road or towing 5th wheels. I just bought a F150 and put a tool box in the back and my friends can't understand why


We had a Sonoma with a tool box and the Tacoma has a shell. I get it. If we need lumber or a chair or something large like that, they are great. I just would rather have my comfort in a sedan or small SUV because I like driving. I like road trips and I would rather everyone be comfortable. But it is nice to have the option to haul stuff.


We've just installed a new set of tires and parts from 4Wheelonline on uncle's 2000 Tacoma. That thing is really tough!
 
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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:57 am

My town consists of 80% pick -ups and I would say 60% of those are for contractors, business etc. Out of the 8 guys I work with 6 have trucks, they all hunt and have ATV's and Boats. I can't stand them, but when I need to get a set of patio stones I borrow one as I could not get 14 of them in my Civic :)
 
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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:54 pm

Classa64 wrote:
My town consists of 80% pick -ups and I would say 60% of those are for contractors, business etc. Out of the 8 guys I work with 6 have trucks, they all hunt and have ATV's and Boats. I can't stand them, but when I need to get a set of patio stones I borrow one as I could not get 14 of them in my Civic :)

With our line of hobby and work of hauling stuff, we can't live without truck.
 
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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:28 am

mcgreg wrote:
seb146 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
They are actually very popular but they are used as street vehicles and not off road or towing 5th wheels. I just bought a F150 and put a tool box in the back and my friends can't understand why


We had a Sonoma with a tool box and the Tacoma has a shell. I get it. If we need lumber or a chair or something large like that, they are great. I just would rather have my comfort in a sedan or small SUV because I like driving. I like road trips and I would rather everyone be comfortable. But it is nice to have the option to haul stuff.


We've just installed a new set of tires and parts from 4Wheelonline on uncle's 2000 Tacoma. That thing is really tough!


I can feel the difference between a loaded an unloaded Tacoma but it is so nice either way. The Sonoma involved thought and calculations. I have a bone to pick with Toyota because of the lemon they sold me (Corolla) but the Tacoma is a solid vehicle.
 
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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:21 pm

Classa64 wrote:
My town consists of 80% pick -ups and I would say 60% of those are for contractors, business etc.
Wow! Half the town (48%) must be populated by plumbers, electricians, carpenters and furniture restorers.
Don't you have any office workers at all? Or Real Estate agencies, attorneys, town council offices, school teachers. Or accountants to service all those busy tradespeople? How do the supermarket workers get to work, or do they all live over the shop?
Where I live, barely three people in 50 are involved in a hands-on business requiring the transport of large objects.

I can't stand them, but when I need to get a set of patio stones I borrow one as I could not get 14 of them in my Civic :)
Now that is an entirely sensible use of resources. :checkmark:
Better still, get the builders merchant to deliver your goods on a pallet using a proper truck with a grab lift.
But failing that, shared use of a pick-up truck is good. For one thing, it entirely squashes the BS status, and turns it back into a working vehicle, not a life-style statement.
 
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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:44 am

seb146 wrote:
mcgreg wrote:
seb146 wrote:

We had a Sonoma with a tool box and the Tacoma has a shell. I get it. If we need lumber or a chair or something large like that, they are great. I just would rather have my comfort in a sedan or small SUV because I like driving. I like road trips and I would rather everyone be comfortable. But it is nice to have the option to haul stuff.


We've just installed a new set of tires and parts from 4Wheelonline on uncle's 2000 Tacoma. That thing is really tough!


I can feel the difference between a loaded an unloaded Tacoma but it is so nice either way. The Sonoma involved thought and calculations. I have a bone to pick with Toyota because of the lemon they sold me (Corolla) but the Tacoma is a solid vehicle.


I got to admit I gave the Toyota, Nissan and Chevy pick ups their day in court before I bought my F150 and I have to say the runner up was the Tacoma it's a solid truck.
 
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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:37 am

Is anyone using a pickup with tractor tires in the NE?
 
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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:57 am

johns624 wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
How popular are pickup trucks in cities in the US Northeast like Boston, New York City, Providence, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore and would it generallybe done only by people who actually need them for work purposes?
Some trucking companies are using them to haul 53ft trailers around yards. That's quite a bit of sales right there. Then there's the ones that the auto and tire companies use to test the use of retread tires under all conditions. Some tour operators are using them with fifth wheel trailers with seats for tours, mainly to observation towers and old, iconic cruise ships that were converted to hotels.


Clever John ;)
 
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Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:51 am

SheikhDjibouti wrote:
Classa64 wrote:
My town consists of 80% pick -ups and I would say 60% of those are for contractors, business etc.
Wow! Half the town (48%) must be populated by plumbers, electricians, carpenters and furniture restorers.
Don't you have any office workers at all? Or Real Estate agencies, attorneys, town council offices, school teachers. Or accountants to service all those busy tradespeople? How do the supermarket workers get to work, or do they all live over the shop?
Where I live, barely three people in 50 are involved in a hands-on business requiring the transport of large objects.

I can't stand them, but when I need to get a set of patio stones I borrow one as I could not get 14 of them in my Civic :)
Now that is an entirely sensible use of resources. :checkmark:
Better still, get the builders merchant to deliver your goods on a pallet using a proper truck with a grab lift.
But failing that, shared use of a pick-up truck is good. For one thing, it entirely squashes the BS status, and turns it back into a working vehicle, not a life-style statement.


Maybe a bit of an exaggeration on the 80% :)
And Yes to all those questions, in fact I am a trades-person and end up having to repair a lot of said trucks including some that belong to all of the above. We have a work pick up at work for plowing in winter and that can be borrowed.
As far as getting stuff delivered, I live out of town so it costs more. The stones were taken from my father in-law, and he does not own a truck.
We also have the railway and alot of drilling and mining companies around, all trucks. It just seems to be the thing to have here, just not for me.

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