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Old 10-20-2017, 09:01 PM
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I love my 2017 F350 and I don't want anything to happen to it. So how do I protect it from door dings, idiot drivers and hail storms? I have a 2000 f250 that I drive as my daily beater. Now I know its impossible to protect my new one from everything but I can at least minimize its "exposure". Any one else do something similar?
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I have a road car I drive during the week. It keeps about 35k miles off my truck a year and it's just nice to get in filthy after work and not worry about anything.
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I was like that when I bought my first new truck. Kept my old one for a beater.

Then I finally figured out I liked using the new truck with the new features, that drove better and had more power and was safer due to advances in airbags etc.

Then I figured out that when my new truck gets a few years old and some wear and tear, I could trade it in on a new even better truck that was safer, more powerful, and I enjoyed driving even more.

Thus the cycle started.

Nothing wrong with keeping a beater to drive if you want, I'd just rather use the new one and trade every so often than worry about getting a ding on a truck.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:33 PM
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While it is not a Super Duty, I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 that I currently use for "Truck things" In the condition it is in, it was virtually worthless for a trade and with basic insurance as a third vehicle in a family with two drivers, it doesn't cost much to keep. It is also nice when for whatever reason, you need an extra vehicle.

Plus I think it's cool to say I have a half-ton, 3/4 ton and 1 ton pickup in my driveway. Now if I can only convince the wife to round things out with a F450... Don't see that happening...
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I bought my Silverado new on the lot in 1993 and still have it. My Chevy is my daily driver and is near mint inside but the outside is showing it's age but overall still sharp for the year. Keep the new one under some kind of cover, the sun and elements will destroy it faster than stones, road salt or stray car doors.
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if i have to go into "town" (height clearance concerns in garages or parking) i drive our Jeep Wrangler / JK Sport or my wife Miata.

For a long time i had an 84 Mercedes 300CD (coupe) as an airport car
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I love my 2017 F350 and I don't want anything to happen to it. So how do I protect it from door dings, idiot drivers and hail storms? I have a 2000 f250 that I drive as my daily beater. Now I know its impossible to protect my new one from everything but I can at least minimize its "exposure". Any one else do something similar?


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Your beater is nicer than most folk's weekend truck.
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Very nice trucks
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I love my 2017 F350 and I don't want anything to happen to it. So how do I protect it from door dings, idiot drivers and hail storms? I have a 2000 f250 that I drive as my daily beater. Now I know its impossible to protect my new one from everything but I can at least minimize its "exposure". Any one else do something similar?


I only drive my truck when my wife needs a vehicle. Otherwise I drive her Mercedes. I have had the truck about 4 months now and its got 1800 miles on it.


Unfortunately all the sitting around enabled a mouse to build a fortress on my cabin air filter so that is the one drawback to minimal use I guess.
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Let me guess.... white is your favorite color? lol
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Yard full of Stormtroopers! Two beasts of trucks. Nice!
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I love my 2017 F350 and I don't want anything to happen to it. So how do I protect it from door dings, idiot drivers and hail storms? I have a 2000 f250 that I drive as my daily beater. Now I know its impossible to protect my new one from everything but I can at least minimize its "exposure". Any one else do something similar?
There's no such thing short of not driving it. Trust me, this 53 years of driving experience talking.
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