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In the market for a gnarly work truck?

hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,608Member
2017 Mitsubishi turbo diesel, 6 speed auto, 14,250 GVW will haul 6000 lbs, 12' wood flat bed, with sleeper cab, built for the dogs actually :) 15 mpg
It has around 5,000 miles, 3 year 36,000 factory warranty.

I bought it for a RV project, discovered it is not an ideal long distance highway truck, needs to be a local area, all terrain, snow country worker.

PM if interested
Bob "hot rod" Rohr
trainer for Caleffi NA
The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me

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  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 13,045Member
    Is that a powered hoist on the back?
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  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,608Member
    Steamhead said:

    Is that a powered hoist on the back?

    Electric hoist & hydraulic lift also.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 5,853Member
    We had a 16' like that and it was a real nice truck. But the guy that ordered it cheaped out on the seats no air ride, no springs.

    A few hours on the highway and my back was done, your sitting on top of the front wheels
  • LimamikemikeLimamikemike Posts: 26Member
    edited August 11
    You could try posting it over at Expedition Portal. There are few guys modding those.

    Turning them into Earthcruiser type RVs etc

    https://earthcruiser.com/


  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,608Member
    Yeah, thanks Mike, I have been hanging on that site. I got a lot of great build ideas for the camper part of the truck from the folks there.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • The Steam WhispererThe Steam Whisperer Posts: 365Member
    That's pretty disappointing fuel economy...I thought those did a lot better. The 2.8 turbo diesel in our 2017 Chevy does about 19 to 20 city carrying about 2500 lbs cargo and about 30 to 33 highway carrying the same weight. GVWR is about the sameas yours for towing, but you can carry a lot more weight on board. I'm guessing that may be 15 mpg city fully loaded?
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  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,608Member
    5:73 axle ratio, 12,000lbs, and pushing the equivalent of two 4X8 sheets of plywood with that 8’ tall cab. A lot of wind drag below with all the exposed 4wd paraphernalia
    I think it is biased more for off road work
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • The Steam WhispererThe Steam Whisperer Posts: 365Member
    Yep, that would do it...You've got just about everything working against you if you want good mileage. Just imagine if it was a gasser.... yikes!
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