Do you have a pickup?

Do you need a pickup truck in addition to your Cruiser?

  • Yes, I'll never subject my Cruiser for such menial tasks.

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Occasionally, but for the most part my Cruiser is up to the task.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nope, I use the Cruiser for everything: hauling mulch, towing stuff, haulin' gear, and haulin' ass!

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • I never need a truck, so my Cruiser is just for wheelin'

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11
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Guys and Gals,

I was wondering how many of y'all use your Cruiser as the family truck? I have a fullsize pickup now, and was thinking that I only really use it as a truck about 5 times a year, and of those times, maybe 1 is something that I couldn't do with a FJ40 and a trailer. I don't see me being able to keep 2 sub 20mpg rigs with gas approaching $3/gal, so the truck may have to go if I wanna get a FJ40.

For instance, yesterday I hauled 2 scoops of mulch in the truck, and I imagine that a FJ40 with a small trailer would handle that just as easily.

Thanks :cheers:
David
 
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I had a crewcab diesel, but it went away with my ex-wife...I miss it and she traded it in so it is gone forever! :(
 
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I've got a truck (crew cab titan) and I can't imagine not having some sort of pickup around. Now, if I were to build/find a good reliable FJ45, then that might be another story :)

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gotta have a truck because the cruiser cannot do this:
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I couldn't live without a pickup truck because I own a Shoveithead Harley FOFL.
Actually I have three PUs, two are deadlined for being unnecessary. But I've been playing with the idea of turning my street pickup into a beater trail buggy. It's an '86 Toyota 4wd. Take a little heat off the FJC, she's beginning to look used real fast.
If I do I'll revive the Chevy (86 Silverado 305) or the Ford (71 Custom with 78 Mustang 302 HP, toploader 4spd and posi).
 
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i got a taco and am debating selling it which only makes me realize how much i need it. ( landscape industry ) so if it goes i feel it will be replaced by another before too long. having two gas hogs does get to me, but when the taco was down i was using the 80 to haul plants, pumbing supplies, about 17 tons of stone ( one at a time) in a trailer. i know i got if for trailing but i hate getting the new leather dirty and smelling damp carpet and a sweaty dude the following morning. plus i need something to pull the pig before too long.
 
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Thanks for the input guys. I always get touchy when thinking about selling the truck. But, I don't work out of it, and only use it around the house. It has served me very well, probably the most reliable vehicle I could ever ask for. It can sit for months and I get in, and it'll turn right over. But, I know I can't think about having only it (1995 Chevy Silverado 2wd with 305) and a FJ40 as my modes of transport when I travel 40 miles a day for work. I still don't have a clue...:frown:
 
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I also have a Tacoma and It saves me a lot of headache when I need to haul something that maybe a little to big for the 40.
 
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I have 3 SUVs... a xterra, s-10 blazer and my TLC... I have not had the need for a truck that one of my parents (or in laws) trailers and my SUVs cannot handle
 
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I've put about 55 bags of mulch in the back of my cruiser.....It is a truck with the back inclosed... Tried getting them to dump mulch into the back and they wouldn't.
 
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I've put about 55 bags of mulch in the back of my cruiser.....It is a truck with the back inclosed... Tried getting them to dump mulch into the back and they wouldn't.

only problem here is your mulch cost you probably 3 bucks a bag ( hopefully not 4) at 3 cubic ft. each, so 9 bags per cubic yard. 9 into 55 gives you roughly 6 yards. 55 bags was 165 bucks at $3 and 220 at $4, where as 6 yards bulk would be about 96 bucks. I used to regularly load a customer w/ 2yrd mulch or 1 yrd soil (2k #'s) in a small trailer behind his 40. sorry couldnt help, had this conversation w/ a client today who keeps buying bags but needs a tandem load in reality. but then again nothing about cruisers are really cheap anyways.

you really fit 55 bags in a cruiser, i can only get like 30 some in the taco with the shell:eek:
 
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only problem here is your mulch cost you probably 3 bucks a bag ( hopefully not 4) at 3 cubic ft. each, so 9 bags per cubic yard. 9 into 55 gives you roughly 6 yards. 55 bags was 165 bucks at $3 and 220 at $4, where as 6 yards bulk would be about 96 bucks. I used to regularly load a customer w/ 2yrd mulch or 1 yrd soil (2k #'s) in a small trailer behind his 40. sorry couldnt help, had this conversation w/ a client today who keeps buying bags but needs a tandem load in reality. but then again nothing about cruisers are really cheap anyways.

you really fit 55 bags in a cruiser, i can only get like 30 some in the taco with the shell:eek:

On sale for $2 a bag (cypress), had them stuffed to the top with rear seats down....wish I had a place to store a trailer, that would be ideal for me. side note we used cypress shreds a few years ago but the only place I can find it has a minimum of 30 yards!
 

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