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Old 02-29-2020, 02:37 PM
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Whatís everyone use for daily driver and hunting truck? I also go quading and camping in summer, Iím too indecisive on my next truck, I used to have a 2011 Ford F-150 fx4 but the box was too small and have the big center console with bucket seats was a pain to store the gun, I been to some dealers, I like the Toyota Toyota Tacoma for reliability and all the aftermarket options but Iím not sure if that would be to small or not and cannot get it with a bench seat? The base model Ford F-150 the XLT can have full 4 doors and 6í5 box with bench seat but Iím always thinking about the reliability, been to Gmc the can almost accomplish everything except having the full 4 doors with the 6í5 box. Let me know some opinions thanks in advance!
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Old 02-29-2020, 03:20 PM
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I have a 14 1500 Laramie and the center console lifts up for a full bench
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Old 02-29-2020, 05:54 PM
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Buy a Chevy in the most basic unit you can find.I don't need or want all the bells and whistles in a hunting truck. I have one in club cab 6.5 box.
Front bench seat, its an awesome truck.
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Old 02-29-2020, 06:49 PM
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Preferably a truck with very large mirrors
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Old 02-29-2020, 06:51 PM
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Preferably a truck with very large mirrors
Gives a nice rest out the window...

Lol sorry I had too.
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:00 PM
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Everyone has their own!
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:46 PM
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Make sure you get the factory leather pool noodles and power windows.

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Old 02-29-2020, 08:07 PM
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Black dodge dually. Make sure you have xtra lights to find elk on grazing leases.
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:08 PM
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My hunting/work truck is a 2001 extended cab F150. My daily driver is a 2018 Crew Cab F150. Try to keep one nice and clean and the other is a work truck so it’s ok if it gets a bit muddy or bloody. Plus the roads I drive are narrow and full of brush so it scratches the sides of my truck. Don’t care to scratch my new truck up.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:36 PM
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Make sure you get the factory leather pool noodles and power windows.

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Lol

Gotta say never thought of revolving my next truck purchase around how well she road hunts. My hat's off OP, you sir are a specialist.
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Old 02-29-2020, 11:24 PM
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Gives a nice rest out the window...

Lol sorry I had too.
Make sure there power folding that way you get more angles to rest off of for those tuff shots.

Heated and cooled seats are a must for the inclement weather of the cab of the truck you donít want to be heat or cold fatigued as your shooting that trophy hybrid doe off the transatlalta road with a line up of 6 trucks behind you.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:52 AM
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Whatís everyone use for daily driver and hunting truck? I also go quading and camping in summer, Iím too indecisive on my next truck, I used to have a 2011 Ford F-150 fx4 but the box was too small and have the big center console with bucket seats was a pain to store the gun, I been to some dealers, I like the Toyota Toyota Tacoma for reliability and all the aftermarket options but Iím not sure if that would be to small or not and cannot get it with a bench seat? The base model Ford F-150 the XLT can have full 4 doors and 6í5 box with bench seat but Iím always thinking about the reliability, been to Gmc the can almost accomplish everything except having the full 4 doors with the 6í5 box. Let me know some opinions thanks in advance!

GMC and Chevy do offer crew cabs with 6.5 boxes in their 1500 models, less common but they are out there.

5.5ft box trucks arent trucks theyre grocery getters.
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No one ďroad huntsĒ here... you must be new.

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Old 03-01-2020, 11:38 AM
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No one ďroad huntsĒ here... you must be new.

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For Road Hunting, a stolen unit is your best bet. Apparently easy to do and cuts down on the cost.

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Old 03-01-2020, 01:20 PM
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The ones with an Oilers sticker and a snorkel kit seem to be pretty popular.
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Old 03-02-2020, 08:43 AM
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2007 Duramax. Can come to full draw out my window to fill all my mule doe tags.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:15 AM
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With the cost of fuel road hunting is too expensive no way am I getting into buying a truck geared towards it.

Road hunting is a rich mans hunt I am too poor for that
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:22 AM
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Very little road hunting opportunity now in Alberta. The origional 24/7 night hunters and now 2nd special bunch shoot most game off any logging, oilfield roads and open fields.
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Old 03-02-2020, 10:44 AM
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:06 AM
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With the cost of fuel road hunting is too expensive no way am I getting into buying a truck geared towards it.

Road hunting is a rich mans hunt I am too poor for that
if you think road hunting is expensive get into overnight back country hunting and add up all the costs needed for that
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:38 AM
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if you think road hunting is expensive get into overnight back country hunting and add up all the costs needed for that
Been doing backcountry hunts since I was 15 itís not that expensive if your not a gear junky . I do own a few fancy comforts though filter, stove good pack and tent. I would bet a lot of guys burn more $ in fuel road hunting in one season then my backcountry gear cost. When I did fly ins then backcountry got expensive

But honestly I donít mind a mid day road hunt to warm up between those really cold sits hunting Whitetail. If a guy wants to do it all season and he enjoys it have at it itís their hunt to enjoy

Itís definitely not cheap these days
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:43 AM
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Black dodge dually. Make sure you have xtra lights to find elk on grazing leases.
lifted with a welding rig in the back too for added traction.
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Old 03-02-2020, 01:23 PM
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Betchya that new Elon Musk truck would be good to sneak up on em!
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Old 03-02-2020, 01:56 PM
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This thread has me dying lolololol

Iím surprised nobody mentioned a big sunroof. Screw shooting out the window; you can setup a mobile roof blind and shoot in every direction.

Also another couple of good features are the James Bond switching license plate and oil slick release to lose any ďproblemsĒ that follow you around.
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These are handy

https://www.equifixshootingbags.co.u...ndow-rest-bag/
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:13 PM
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Black dodge dually. Make sure you have xtra lights to find elk on grazing leases.
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Thereís a reason why you see so many out hunting
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:27 PM
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With the cost of fuel road hunting is too expensive no way am I getting into buying a truck geared towards it.

Road hunting is a rich mans hunt I am too poor for that
Tough to find a decent truck for less than 80k these days and they're worn out the day after the warranty expires or you finish paying for them, whichever comes sooner.

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Old 03-02-2020, 02:30 PM
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Tough to find a decent truck for less than 80k these days and they're worn out the day after the warranty expires or you finish paying for them, whichever comes sooner.

Grizz
If fuel was not so expensive I would still be driving old trucks they are way easier to fix and way less to go wrong
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:31 PM
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Whatís everyone use for daily driver and hunting truck? I also go quading and camping in summer, Iím too indecisive on my next truck, I used to have a 2011 Ford F-150 fx4 but the box was too small and have the big center console with bucket seats was a pain to store the gun, I been to some dealers, I like the Toyota Toyota Tacoma for reliability and all the aftermarket options but Iím not sure if that would be to small or not and cannot get it with a bench seat? The base model Ford F-150 the XLT can have full 4 doors and 6í5 box with bench seat but Iím always thinking about the reliability, been to Gmc the can almost accomplish everything except having the full 4 doors with the 6í5 box. Let me know some opinions thanks in advance!
...It seems some of the members are having a little fun at your expense. Maybe its the fact that you only have 4 Posts or maybe its the fact that you have really thought out your pro/con list for truck hunting attributes, impressive I might add.
Some comments are quite funny, but I wouldn't take it personally.

I would go with a Toyota Tacoma with 4 doors and a 6ft box, as both your daily and hunting truck. It can get you to some good trail heads with confidence. With the money you save on gas you can buy a nice pair of boots to access the better hunting spots.

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Old 03-02-2020, 07:46 PM
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I use my f 350 if I have someone with me, if I'm myself I like my tacoma. It can get a lot of places where a full size can't.
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