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Stumpalama

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Kinda thinking the same way... will probably pass this off to my son when he heads off to college. I'm getting pickier every year and don't want to spend any money so always looking for a unicorn. If I'm being practical, need something that is reliable and gets great gas mileage that will essentially be driven into the ground. The "but" is that I've been on the road for so many years that I like to enjoy whatever it is that I'm driving and be comfortable. Have a friend that has a Civic Touring and had to do a double take as it is a pretty sharp looking machine.
Tourings are very nice, indeed. If I wasn't going for CHEAP efficient and reliable, I would have gone that route.
 

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The driver, my brother-in-law said that he felt the brakes fade out badly just before he parked it. I'm guessing a brake line failed and sprayed fluid onto the header and started the fire? Doesn't really matter to me what happened at this point as the truck is a total loss and I'm just trying to find the least expensive way of removing it from the shopping center.

Sad part is that is had an awesome solid one piece 5ft 2000lb lift capcity Tommy Gate on it.
 

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Depending on where it is, Acme Trailer Works in New Cumberland can pull the Tommy Gate and install it on another vehicle for you. They've been refurbishing a number of Penske trucks lately - both vans and straight trucks - and might have a line on a replacement for you. Ask for John Lenz (there are three Johns there) and tell him Tom recommended you talk to him.
 
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