Do you own a pickup truck?


We’ve never asked the question before after about 12 years and more than 1,500 polls. It’s time. We have a feeling a lot of you will answer yes to this one. So here we go — do you own a pickup truck?

We invite your comments, as well as the answer to this question: “Why did you choose your particular make and model?”

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We have 34 ..One ton pick-ups in our company and all have been diesels and hands-down the DuraMax GM are the overall the best for heavy loading daily use as our products are heavy..First the Dodge Cummins ..engines were great but the Dodge drivetrains were terrible and lights and brakes were driving us nuts..Next the Fords International engines were terrible on maintenance and fuel costs and paint problems along with fuel systems so bad we kept a new engine in a crated as need all trucks 5 – 6 days a week..We are now on our 2nd group of 34 Chevrolet Dura-Max and found a winner..all trucks are installed with Timbrens front and rear and add load balancing and swaying as they are 6,000 lb. each assistance and keep our legal loads firm and saving our springs & wheel bearing wear & tear..Buy GM as we have proved that by keeping accurate fuel records and maintenance it’s FACT..Timbrens are used on snow plows by states and never rust as they are 1″ thick coil shape HARD rubber and hollow in construction made in Canada but we buy from a snow plow installation company in Kentucky..relative inexpensive is carrying heavy loads and no ride effect is unloaded as installed when truck is totally empty and leave 1″ space for empty ride quality but when loaded ..they are a winners..Less than $200 for rear and fronts vary..easy to install..we install ours without taking the wheel off..Hope this helps..

Ed Hibbs

I’ve owned the following pickups: 3-Fords, 2-GMCs, 1-Toyota and 2-Chevy Silverados.
With this much experience I can tell you that my two Chevy pickups have been the best, just normal maintenance and go. I had terrible issues with the Fords, the last one I managed to keep running 6-years before my family all said get rid of this thing and think about another brand. My current pickup, a Chevy Silverado LT K1500 Crew Cab, I’ll probably keep forever it’s that awesome. A man has to have a truck as my wife is fond of saying, and I agree with her.

Bob Weinfurt

I’d be lost without one.
My first truck was a 54 Dodge in the 70s.
63 International in the 80s
In 1990 I bought a 77 Ford 1 ton 4X4 for $170. It’s a little rough around the edges now but it still plows and tows anything I hook to it.

Donald N Wright

I purchased the F-150 crewcab with the 3.5 twin turbo and ten speed from Enterprise rent a car. I was looking for the almost non existent Ram Eco-diesel pickup.

Jim Collins

Used too, now I drive a hybrid, getting 52 mpg, to offset my motor home getting 9 mpg


We just purchased a 2019 Ram 3500 Laramie (from Dennis Dillon, Caldwell, Idaho). It’s a beauty and we got a great deal. It has a crew cab, an 8′ bed and dual rear tires.

Don Scott

1938 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup
1979 Silverado 2500
1994 Silverado 2500 SRW Diesel – Towed a 1994 Dutchmen 28 Ft. 5th wheel
2001 Silverado 3500 DRW Diesel – Towed a 1997 Dutchmen 33.5 Ft 5th wheel
2005 Silverado 3500 DRW Diesel – Towed a 2004 Jayco 36 Ft. 5th wheel, a 2007 36 Ft Jayco Designer 5th wheel,
2011 Silverado 3500 DRW Diesel – Towed a 2012 36 Ft Jayco Pinnacle 5th wheel, 2014 Jayco 38 Ft. 38FLFS Pinnacle 5th wheel.

Have: 2018 GMC Denali 3500 DRW Diesel – Towing a 2014 Jayco Pinnacle 38 Ft. 38FLSA fifth wheel

Larry Krainson

I’m on my 2nd Honda Ridgeline. The first an 07 and 10 years later, a 2nd Ridgeline in the 17. It’s perfect my for use and tows my 21 foot TT with ease. And for the rest of the time, it’s my daily driver for work and whatnot. It’s a perfect size and delivers good fuel economy with 20 around town and 27+ highway when not towing. I don’t need a big truck, my little Ridgeline is perfect for my needs and looks great too.

Brett Nicholas

I have two. A 1500 Dodge Ram and a 3500 Ram Dually. They each have their purpose and I’m never without a pickup.

James W

I have a 2013 Chevy Duramax diesel 2500 HD 4X4, pulls anything great. Along with a 46 GMC as a fun, stock old truck – best of both worlds! The Lord has blessed me!

Stella J Byrd

We’d always been cargo-van owners towing tiny vintage trailers before we bought our 2014 Springdale 28’ TT. Decided after much research on a 2006 Chevy Silverado crew cab/full-size bed. Gas 6.0 engine. Have never regretted it. Great truck, comfortable, powerful, dependable. We full-time the western US on secondary highways and country roads, not interstates.

Phil Atterbery

You should have asked “do you currently own or have you owned a pick-up truck?” Answers, yes, no or used to.


Of course……a man has to have a truck, I have 2 of them. The first is one of the first F150’s ever built. It’s a 75 XLT with the 460 engine and 80,000 original miles. The second is a 2000 Chevy Silverado Z71 with 30,000 original miles. They’re both garage kept. We tow a Jeep Liberty behind our 40′ DP.

Scott R. Ellis

The make is a Chevy, because I’ve been a Chevy guy since Grandpa gave me his ’49 when I was in high school. Model is a one-ton dually, because our RV is a slide-in truck camper–needed a big ol’ truck. Drives like a dream.


No, I don’t own a pick-up. I use a Dodge Durango to pull my feather light hybrid.

Linda Frechette

We have had pickup trucks for years, even before we began RVing. We currently have a 2018 Ford F-150 that we specifically purchased because it has a 36 gallon gas tank. When you are driving around in Nebraska or the Dakotas or any number of places in this huge and gorgeous country, not having to worry where the next fuel station is really helps 🙂

Dave W

Since 1976 have owned at least one, occasionally more. Current, a now ‘oldie’, 2011 Ford CCLB SRW with 6.7 diesel power

Steven Pederson

The only time I didn’t have a pick up truck in my life since I got my license in 1973 was when I had a 1982 blazer.

Captn John

After several muscle cars that went fast (had the tickets to prove it) in 1976 I bought my 1st new truck. I cannot recall them all or even how many. Every one a 4X4. An early one was a Jeep that began to rust with the 1st rain drop. I did not learn after the 1st GM truck but did after the 2nd to never own another. An S-10 but that is not really a truck was a 3rd vehicle for hauling mulch and etc. 1988 bought my 1st Ford. I’ve bought nothing but since but my wife saw a “pretty Dodge” she kept for 2 trouble free years until trading it on an Explorer. We only keep 2 vehicles now. I put a lot of miles on and prefer a diesel, even when not pulling 15K # of 5er. My current 2019 F350 dually was ordered. I traded a 2016 F350 on my current truck ~ in 2 years 10 months it had 147,000 miles. Of all the Fords only one required a repair, done under warranty. Of the Fords the last 4 have been 6.7 PS.


Now there are many motorhome owners in this group that do not need a pickup to tow their trailer or fifth wheel, but still own a pickup. We do and use it like a pickup to haul “stuff”, mostly landscape materials, lumber, etc. etc. My wife Laura uses the truck and chose the truck, she is not one to follow convention so the chosen truck is a 1959 Chevy Apache. She even lets me drive it from time to time, I love the compliments I get when at Home Depot.