It’s time to hit the road again, and for many Americans, that means its time to shop for a new pickup truck.
With so many great pickup trucks out there, what should you consider when selecting the right truck for you and your family? Before you start test-driving all the trucks at your local dealership, consider these questions put together by the team at DuraFlap:
- Are you planning to haul big payloads? If you’ve got some serious work planned for your truck like hauling a larger trailer, loads of rock or machinery, you may need a heavy-duty truck. These are usually the truck models with large numbers like “2500” or “3500” in their names. Two good examples of heavy-duty trucks are the Ford F-350 and the GMC Sierra 3500HD.
- Will you be transporting a family in your truck or using it to pull a smaller trailer under 12,000 pounds loaded? In this case, a full-size (half-ton) pickup may be right for you. These models are often numbered with “1500” or similar in their names. Two examples of popular full-size pickups are the F-150 and the Ram 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has up to 420 horsepower can tow over 11,000 pounds.
- Want a truck that will still hold your family but don’t need to pull quite than much weight? If you don’t need to tow more than 7,000 pounds, then a mid-size or compact pickup may be the right size for you. For example, the Chevrolet Colorado has up to 305 horsepower and can tow between 3,500-7,000 pounds.
- If you have the need for even larger loads such as a 40 foot 5th wheel you may find you need the extra suspension of a dual rear wheel truck. This could be either a 3500, 4500, 5500, or even p to a 6500 series truck. Now you are talking payload.
Of course, you’ll want to decide if you need a regular cab with one row of seating or an extended or “super cab” with a second row and often a second set of doors. Many super cabs are just as roomy and comfortable to ride in as a 4-door SUV.
Don’t forget, Father’s Day is coming up on June 21!
If you haven’t found the perfect Father’s Day gift for your special dad, consider a gift certificate from DuraFlap! It’s easy—just give us a call. We’ll help your dad find the perfect custom drillless mudflaps for his pickup truck!
Our custom-made drillless mudflaps are made from the finest quality materials available and are designed not to tear, peel, fade, rust or break. Installation is simple—with some mechanical ability, they can be installed at home or typically cost approximately $30 per pair to have them installed at a tire, muffler, or suspension store.
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