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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: cmcf] #7027010
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Originally Posted by cmcf
Thinking bad idea

Yes it is unless reslly luck out an hardly any repair bills an use mostly just for trspping, but I am thinking, lot repair troubles possible

Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027012
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Originally Posted by coonman220
Originally Posted by cmcf
Thinking bad idea

Yes it is unless reslly luck out an hardly any repair bills an use mostly just for trspping, but I am thinking, lot repair troubles possible


Probable.


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027021
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I don't think you can find any running and driving truck for $500 these days. Just in the last 5-6 years many things seem to skyrocketed in price. You can't even hardly find used traps for less than 85-95% of new price.

Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027026
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Unless youíre a good mechanic with access to cheap parts from a junkyard and lots of spare time thatís a bad idea.


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: Providence Farm] #7027040
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Originally Posted by Providence Farm
Used vehicle prices are currently insane. 3k wont even get you much any more. I have been looking for 2 months now.

Exactly, a local dealer has 1988 Chevy 3/4 ton with 60k on the clock. They want 7500 plus tax and title amd whatever other hidden fees. I dont think they understand its a 32 year old truck mileage doesnt matter and its not a classic/hotrod.


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027045
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This is why you see mobile homes with six vehicles in the front yard that donít run.

Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027070
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When you buy cheap things, you usually get cheap things.


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: CTRAPS] #7027083
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Originally Posted by CTRAPS
When you buy cheap things, you usually get cheap things.


This is usually true but there are exceptions. A good mechanic can find a broken down car for a couple hundred bucks and knowing itís a simple fix turn it into a good vehicle.

Example, my dad has been a mechanic his whole life. The car I drove all through high school was one that he traded a set of bronco headlights for because the owner couldnít get it running. Dad knew what the problem was, got a junkyard part and I drove that car for years.


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: Bob] #7027104
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Originally Posted by Bob
Unless youíre a good mechanic with access to cheap parts from a junkyard and lots of spare time thatís a bad idea.

I am not. I have never look hardly or price used truck, in real long time. Pickup are more demand an run higher in price than cars. Someone was tell.me of all used vechile market

Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027484
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The only time I bought used vehicles was when I knew the owner and vehicle and knew how it was driven and maintained.

Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: Boco] #7027527
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Originally Posted by Boco
The only time I bought used vehicles was when I knew the owner and vehicle and knew how it was driven and maintained.


I have a cousin that bought a nice Cadillac from an old gentleman one time. The old fella insisted on seeing my cousins current car to make sure he took care of it - otherwise no deal. That's the kind of guy you want to buy a used car from.

Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027822
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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027844
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I couldnt watch it all.....his arm flailing irritated me.

Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027849
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Become a trapping supply dealer and drive $70,000 trucks and $20,000 buggies would be my suggestion.
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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027851
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Originally Posted by coonman220
Originally Posted by cmcf
Thinking bad idea

Yes it is unless reslly luck out an hardly any repair bills an use mostly just for trspping, but I am thinking, lot repair troubles possible

No it is...not just possible


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027890
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Coonman I feel your pain, but buy the best vehicle you can afford. I have a 2004 dodge and I don't trust it all when I go trapping. It wouldn't bother me as much but my 10 year old goes with me and he is handicapped and not able to walk. I'm not able to buy a new or even a nice used vehicle. So far I haven't had any thing, other than a flat, go out on me when I was out trapping. I have made it home and it broke down as I was pulling in the driveway, knock on wood. a couple of times. Anyway get the best you can afford, its worth the lower blood pressure at the end of the day

Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027899
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Dave, you should try the wheelbarrow idea. Other than basic lubrication and clean up, it should be low maintenance. Maybe you could look for a wheelbarrow with a lifetime warranty.


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: Wanna Be] #7027902
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Itís hard to find a decent used running ATV for $500


much easier to find a truck than an ATV here since we made atv legal on all but the state highway it is what people drive all summer

a friend had a Yamaha mule and wore it out on his farm he bought a jeep to replace it for less than the transition fix on the mule


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027903
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Originally Posted by coonman220
Thinking a good idea if csn find pickuo for under or $500 about that hopefully not need spend much on repairs , to use as road trapping pickuo when roads are good, save pickup drive now instead all abuse. Anyone know any good online site. In area?


...500.00. ?????? Itís not 1974 anymore....


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Re: Buy 2nd hand vechile for trapping [Re: coonman220] #7027936
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I don't have an issue with buying a used vehicle but I would never buy a used one for trapping. I have a dedicated truck for trapping and it is never used for anything else ever...never been on a grocery run...only had one passenger in it ever-my grandson once...took the passenger seat out the day I brought it home...leave a lot of my gear in it year round as it is in storage 10 months a year.The only thing it has ever been used for was longlining mink and canines...kinda like having a new vehicle every year for trapping.

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