texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
KarenB, DanSan2014, SMn, txclimber, MikeRT
116934 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 107,856
Pilothawk 81,931
John175☮ 81,353
Bigbob_FTW 80,339
JDavis7873® 67,408
Mark Perry 65,587
Tritonman 59,163
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,144,883
Posts15,522,002
Members141,934
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 #13784842 11/25/20 06:23 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,122
W
waitinforabite Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
W
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,122
I am considering a new truck, does anyone here own a Trail Boss? Any insight on whether it would be best to wait until end of year for a better sale? Considering the V6 vs the V8-dont town more than a 12 foot jon boat right now..


Jeremy
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13785098 11/25/20 11:46 PM
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 126
A
atx_ben Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
A
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 126
Can you get a V6 at that trim level? Probably they only ship with the V8s (5.3/6.2 I think).

Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13785447 11/26/20 11:54 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 171
T
TXanalogkd Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 171
I would consider the V8 vice a V6, you will not regret it. If you are worried about gas mileage, learn to keep your RPMs down and let that V8 purr. I'm not certain if they will have a V6 in that trim level. If you assist on the V6; consider just a 4x4.

Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13786347 11/27/20 03:36 AM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 11,787
S
Stump jumper Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 11,787
You might want to read the reviews on the new GM trucks before buying. They are not real good.


2200 Bay Champ/200 Mercury Optimax
2017 Tundra TSS 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13786563 11/27/20 03:50 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 207
dan805 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 207
I’ve ha my Silverado with 3l duramax since Feb. so far been great. No issues - knock wood


There's only 1 way to Rock
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13792239 12/02/20 07:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 97
B
Buchbass2 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
B
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 97
Those bad reviews are from those same four nerd's at consumer report's. Next to Ford they make the best truck's out there.

Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: Buchbass2] #13792298 12/02/20 08:49 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 11,787
S
Stump jumper Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 11,787
Originally Posted by Buchbass2
Those bad reviews are from those same four nerd's at consumer report's. Next to Ford they make the best truck's out there.

So if Ford's are the best trucks out there then why does Ford Motor Co. have the highest warranty cost per vehicle?


2200 Bay Champ/200 Mercury Optimax
2017 Tundra TSS 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13792616 12/03/20 01:40 AM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 207
dan805 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 207
The bad reviews are mostly directed at the 8speed transmission.


There's only 1 way to Rock
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: Stump jumper] #13793150 12/03/20 04:17 PM
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 97
B
Buchbass2 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
B
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 97
Originally Posted by Stump jumper
Originally Posted by Buchbass2
Those bad reviews are from those same four nerd's at consumer report's. Next to Ford they make the best truck's out there.

So if Ford's are the best trucks out there then why does Ford Motor Co. have the highest warranty cost per vehicle?

Because they can, they sell 4 times as many trucks as say Toyota or Nissan, but year to date the two GM trucks are the only ones with positive sales over last year every other truck is down. I just look at the sales numbers buddy, you think all these people are buying bad trucks?

Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13793425 12/03/20 07:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,122
W
waitinforabite Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
W
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,122
Purchased a 2020 LT Trail Boss, 10 speed V8 with 1,290 miles. Truck had all the extras leather, sun roof, all the packages, bed liner, technology etc. So far I am very happy with my new (used) truck. Henna Chevy offered my 4500 more for my trade then Don Hewlit in Georgetown. Purchased vehicle with original MSRP of 59k for 46,150. Went to 3 different dealers before i made a purchase.


Jeremy
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: Buchbass2] #13794897 12/05/20 03:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 11,787
S
Stump jumper Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 11,787
Originally Posted by Buchbass2
Originally Posted by Stump jumper
Originally Posted by Buchbass2
Those bad reviews are from those same four nerd's at consumer report's. Next to Ford they make the best truck's out there.

So if Ford's are the best trucks out there then why does Ford Motor Co. have the highest warranty cost per vehicle?

Because they can, they sell 4 times as many trucks as say Toyota or Nissan, but year to date the two GM trucks are the only ones with positive sales over last year every other truck is down. I just look at the sales numbers buddy, you think all these people are buying bad trucks?

Yep they are. Toyota sells as many as they can produce. I was a hard core Ford owner for 30 years. To me there was no other choice. Then one day I had enough. Since I have owned Toyota trucks I have never had a truck in the shop for anything but free oil changes. Nor have I done any repairs myself.


2200 Bay Champ/200 Mercury Optimax
2017 Tundra TSS 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13794987 12/05/20 11:11 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 11,106
Bandit 200 XP Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 11,106
Originally Posted by waitinforabite
Purchased a 2020 LT Trail Boss, 10 speed V8 with 1,290 miles. Truck had all the extras leather, sun roof, all the packages, bed liner, technology etc. So far I am very happy with my new (used) truck. Henna Chevy offered my 4500 more for my trade then Don Hewlit in Georgetown. Purchased vehicle with original MSRP of 59k for 46,150. Went to 3 different dealers before i made a purchase.
What kind of fuel mileage are you getting ?


Triton 200 XP
Yamaha 200 ox66
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: Bandit 200 XP] #13797733 12/08/20 12:16 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,122
W
waitinforabite Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
W
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,122
So far averaging 15 MPG but mostly city driving at this point.


Jeremy
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13798005 12/08/20 04:41 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 22,954
P
patriot07 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
P
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 22,954
My dad has owned one Ford, one Toyota, a half dozen Chevy's, and is finally trying out Ram. I can tell you that he will never go back to a Toyota or a Ford. The Ford was unreliable. The Tundra rode rough, towed poorly, had a horribly outdated interior, got terrible mpg, and cost more for the year/miles than any other brand. The Chevy's have mostly been good, but the new half ton chevy's are mostly gutless when it comes to towing, so my dad has gone to the Ram with the 5.7L hemi. Honestly it's a comfortable, smooth-riding, powerful, affordable truck. I don't think any new half tons compete with it very well, and somehow it costs less and is still assembled here, and has one of the most reliable and smooth-shifting transmissions out there. Many guys on my old ecodiesel forum had over 300k miles on the original transmission (mostly towing) with zero issues. In fact, I'm not sure I've heard of one breaking down. I'm sure it happens, but not much.

That being said, I don't care for the Ram 2500/3500 at all - they're assembled in Mexico and I'm out on that. When I went from half ton to 3/4 ton, I went back to Chevy and it's been a good truck. I had a loaner F-150 a while back and didn't care for it at all. Drove my dad's Tundra and thought it was the worst value for a half ton that I'd ever seen. It couldn't tow nearly as well as my Ram Ecodiesel at the time, which didn't tow as well as my Ram hemi. And it rode horribly rough unloaded.

Chevy's 5.3L is just a dog of a motor with any weight behind it. I drove one for many years. Maybe it's better now, but I'm not going back to it anytime soon. But I'll admit I haven't tried to tow with the new Chevy half ton trucks. I know the 6.2L is good, but premium gas and only offering it at high trim levels kills any appeal to me.


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Re: Chevy 1500 Trail Boss Truck 4x4 [Re: waitinforabite] #13798158 12/08/20 01:02 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 104,805
hopalong Offline
Pescador Loco
Offline
Pescador Loco
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 104,805
if I was in the market for a new truck the new ram trx, 4x4 with some spunk.

https://www.ramtrucks.com/trx.html

702 HORSEPOWER

650 LB-FT OF TORQUE

4.5 SEC
0–60 MPH TIME

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3