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Purchasing Trucks Out of State?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by AiRhed, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Anyone here trek to places like Texas, Arizona, New Mexico...etc. For a rust free work vehicle? If so, do you have any suggestions or wisdom from your experience?

    I ask because I'm in the market for more trucks and my current Dodge came from Texas and having a rust free truck with 205K miles on it has been great so far.

    -Mike
     
  2. zipp669

    zipp669 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I have went to Springfield, MO.,2005 Austin, TX.,2007 St Louis, MO.,2006 and up by Rice Lake, Wi.,2007.


    A friend has went to the California coast and to somewhere in Ma. for his. all in 2007

    Obviously the ones from TX and CA were rust free.
    Actually the St Louis truck was too.
    The truck from springfield was a truck from TX as well.
    Yes it is nice to have no rust

    Oh yea also to chicago in 2005 and that truck was & stil is rust free.

    I think alot of it is how well the previous owner takes care of the truck along with alot less metal on the trucks of today.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Getting a vehicle out of state happens all the time. Sometimes it is hard to tell by looking at pictures but most vehicles from down south tend to be rust free. Be careful of vehicles from states that have salt water nearby tho.
     
  4. Dogbonz

    Dogbonz Member
    Messages: 96

    I try to get all my vehicles out of state.. Michigan and there people, bad roads and lack of government insections, make alot of the cars and trucks on the road, scary. I bet 2% of all cars in mi on the roads, would be banned in other states,,,

    I like to buy from states that do Annual inspections, and force maintance on people. Like New York, Pa, Md, and such, the truck I have now I bought in NY, with a 2005 inspection on it. When I changed the plugs they were all nice and dry light brown, with no soot or oil.
    this is a 87 chevy 350 with 117000 miles. I also have a 85 delta 88 I got out of Md. Same thing, it has all its emissions on it still, runs like a top.
     
  5. SnowDrifter

    SnowDrifter Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    SnowDrifter

    If you are in the market for rust free vehicles Wyoming and Montana are both very dry climates. Cities, counties and highway dept's don't use much (if any) salt around here either. The cities, counties and highway dept's usually use gravel or sand. If you are looking for a specific vehicle I can check around for you at no charge.
     
  6. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    going down to the south isnt always the best. ive seen trucks down there that are rusted worse than trucks in the northeast.
     
  7. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    the most rust free vehicles come from out west, arizona,new mexico,nevada and such. dry climate lower humidity. i've gotten lots of vehicles out of n.carolina,tennessee,georgia,kentucky and most of the time they are very clean rust wise.believe it or not i've gotten 4 or 5 vehicles from new jersey and they were all pretty clean as far as rust goes. one of my plow trucks is a 1988 new jersey state truck, all original brake and fuel lines and the frame is still very clean even after 3 winters here. texas trucks are nice but usually have high mileage. if your in minnesota try the dakotas, i've seen nice clean rust free truck come from out there. later, pete
     
  8. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    first off, you can get far enough south that the saltwater coast is worse or as bad as road salt

    2.nd make sure it's 4x4 don't take nothin for granted....in tx one out of 30 trucks is 4x4 (no rain no mud)

    3.rd so what if you buy a 5 y.o. rig w/o rust chances are in youre area a truck will rust out in 5 years or so, that's why youre lookin

    4.th in k.c. 99% of our rigs are rust free, you don't have to go to tx

    5.th get in touch with MICK he is a shipping broker and he'll get it shiped home for you. i have bought heavy equipment sight unseen before but make sure you request a third party evaluation that is colaterally backed (meanin if it aint what they say it is you do not own it) it happens all the time

    iron planet offers a service like this and it is just not for heavy equipment
     
  9. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    5.th get in touch with MICK he is a shipping broker and he'll get it shiped home for you. i have bought heavy equipment sight unseen before but make sure you request a third party evaluation that is colaterally backed (meanin if it aint what they say it is you do not own it) it happens all the time

    iron planet offers a service like this and it is just not for heavy equipment[/QUOTE]

    hey powerjoke, is mick able to have things like trailers shipped or just vehicles? thanks

    (sorry for the hijack)
     
  10. wizard15

    wizard15 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a really nice set-up that I am looking to sell as I am getting out of the industry. It is a 2006 F-350 turbo diesel with only 17,300 miles, truckcraft aluminum dump insert, 8 ft western plow w/ ultra mount and a salt dogg v-box salter. Let me know if you may be interested and we can discuss further. Thanks