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Need a plow truck?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by snowlovr, May 7, 2012.

  1. snowlovr

    snowlovr Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I am looking at a used truck for plowing next year. Want to put a v-plow 8'-2" Boss. I know I want a 3/4 ton, gas, automatic transmission. The biggest thing I need is for it to haul 5 people.
    So I am asking for any recommendations as to what you think works best for plowing.
    Am looking at Dodge, Chevy or GMC.
    I have a 3/4 Dodge, diesel, single cab with only 62,000, has v-plow boss on it now and thinking of selling entire set up and start over.
    Thank you for any and all suggestions.
  2. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    I just sent you a profile message about this but am wondering about the 5 people thing - are these kids, adults, short trips, or long vacation style trips?

    The Dodge Quad cab (2003-current) is spacious and bigger than the Ford/GM Extended Cabs but is certainly smaller than the Ford/GM Crew Cabs. They have more leg room so adults would be happier on longer trips, otherwise my 04 Ram 2500 Quad cab was fine for my 2 kids.
  3. snowlovr

    snowlovr Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    I did get your message and Thank you it was very helpful. I have 3 daughters and are all teenagers so would like to have the extra room. I have been leaning towards the chevy/gmc 2500hd. I really appreciate your response
  4. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    My suggestion - keep the plow truck the plow truck and buy a minivan.

    We have 2 young boys - neither was even though of when I bought my plow truck, and I'm not planning on giving up the maneuverability and functionality of a single cab std bed. We got a minivan to replace the wife's car. That's cheaper in the long run.