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When we haul fertilizing mulch in Mr. H.'s beater we put in the gate extenders and fill it to the top of the cab... that in the video is a pretty tame load.

OTOH if that's all you need... nothing wrong with that either. (y)

This guy figures about a ton in.

 

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Mr H. next door just bought a brand-new one for less than $10k so that'd be quite steep for an older model.
The $10-11K is for that brand new anniversary edition... The older ones are $3-8K here in the US including shipping and import costs.
 

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i guess each persons idea of what is a truck is different but i am so use to hauling such heavy or large loads with my truck that no honda would ever likely be able to compete. i have even hauled loads as heavy as 3600lbs in my trucks bed.
 

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The $10-11K is for that brand new anniversary edition... The older ones are $3-8K here in the US including shipping and import costs.
Ahh... roger, got it. Haven't seen it here yet.

$3~8k is pretty fair all considered, depending on age and mileage, 4WD/2WD etc... I should have paid about $4~5k for my Suzi... 2004 but only 15k miles and very well-kept. Waited two+ years for the right deal to come along. The plow itself is $1.5k so I came out pretty good.

Full-size USDM trucks/other are available here, but they come with a big tax bill, a big fuel bill, and all the problems associated with maintaining a not so popular foreign vehicle. BTDT, Volvo. Great wagon but finally more trouble than it was worth.
 

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i have even hauled loads as heavy as 3600lbs in my trucks bed.
That's what my trailer is for; I've hauled my 6500 lb fork lift and an 8000 lb fireproof double walled double wide media (now gun) safe on it. And the rest of the time I'm driving lighter...
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That's what my trailer is for; I've hauled my 6500 lb fork lift and an 8000 lb fireproof double walled double wide media (now gun) safe on it. And the rest of the time I'm driving lighter...
i don't have space to park a trailer when not in use so i have been better of with a truck. plus when you start dealing with trailers that large or heavy duty it moves you into a new category which has all sorts of headaches like getting your CVOR and yellow safety stickers yearly. i know that is why my friend bought a single axle dump trailer. he can avoid some of the headache.
 

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Aye... catch 22. That's the thing about big trucks... you're paying a premium for the capability to haul a load you might only have to do several times over the ownership of the thing. If more often then yeah... I can understand that.

When I need something big hauled I call my neighbor, he has a 20-ton rig. I also have a contract with the freight haulers to bring up stuff from the city terminals.

Good for me, good for their pocketbook. (y)
 

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I've had decent luck with the 94 Prelude I had for a year or so. Had 120,000 miles when I got it, was super fun to drive, engine rattled quite a bit though that was diagnosed with valve issues but it still ran and I sold it for more than I paid for it.
 

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And I've owned Ford, Dodge, and GM trucks and my GM trucks have been the most reliable. I currently own a 2018 2500 Silverado Duramax.
 

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Several months ago the local Honda dealers near me finally got some new machines. One dealer had an over 200 waiting list and the other about 150 waiting list for the new HSS724-928 and 1332's.

One dealer told me that HONDA informed them that there may be a parts and new inventory shortage for 2 years or more.

Yesterday I found out ( maybe you all know ) Honda is raising their prices on new machines up to $400.

I posted this machine online yesterday ( middle of May ) and already had several offers at FULL asking price. Have a couple coming tomorrow with the cash that actually has been waiting for me to have 28 inch Honda since winter. They were going to buy a new 1332 but won't pay the new price.

what's going on? is this another covid problem like every other company in the world is trying to blame to hike up their prices., Some of these companies are having record profits and record CEO bonuses.

It never fails. Businesses try to profit from a crisis. My used Honda prices are staying the same for the last 3 years.
Raiseing prices $400.00. Every one jumping on the greed band wagon. Is there a honest company any where. To, bad Mr. Honda is not still alive.
 

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It never fails. Businesses try to profit from a crisis. My used Honda prices are staying the same for the last 3 years.
A couple things. First, when I purchased my 1132 about 9-10 years ago, I had to order in June at the latest for winter delivery, so this is not new.

Second, you did see that inflation has kicked up significantly. I'm awaiting some genius in DC to suggest spending $2T more money to find out the root cause.
 

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Prices have gone up on all recreational goods, and pretty much everything else. I have bought a mountain bike and stand up paddle board this year and prices have definitely increased over last year.

Shipping costs have increased significantly during covid and price increase aren’t all because of corporate greed. I know a paddle board dealer, who just recently increased board prices because of shipping costs going through the roof for containers coming into Canada from Asia. This is real, but he still sold me a board for last years pricing but prices are now 400 more for the same board.

The mountain bike I bought was a 2020 model and the dealer honored the 2020 price, but the exact same bike made late 2020/2021 is now 300 more. Same thing. Drastically increased shipping costs, not corporate greed from the bike company. The dealers I know are legit.
 

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Prices have gone up on all recreational goods, and pretty much everything else. I have bought a mountain bike and stand up paddle board this year and prices have definitely increased over last year.

Shipping costs have increased significantly during covid and price increase aren’t all because of corporate greed. I know a paddle board dealer, who just recently increased board prices because of shipping costs going through the roof for containers coming into Canada from Asia. This is real, but he still sold me a board for last years pricing but prices are now 400 more for the same board.

The mountain bike I bought was a 2020 model and the dealer honored the 2020 price, but the exact same bike made late 2020/2021 is now 300 more. Same thing. Drastically increased shipping costs, not corporate greed from the bike company. The dealers I know are legit.
basic economic theory to me would be a downward pressure in prices due perhaps to lessor demand??? I mean this covid is putting a lot of people out of work or curtailing hours at least. During economic uncertainty people tend to scale back on purchases especially non essential items. So all these price increases do not make sense to me. Yes, shipping has gone up but what about demand? If dealers have to sit on inventory very long prices will come down.

It doesnt help that the G has been passing out trillions of dollars like water and people continue spending since now they can rely on Uncle Sam to bail them out?

The markets don't make sense to me. It seems like business as usually. People around here are buying new trucks, toys, bikes, etc like there is no tomorrow. If there is a hardship anywhere I am not seeing it.

All I know for csrtain is these price hikes across the board is pissing me off. My parts prices have gone up 30% in one year. I wasnt born yesterday. Some people are capitalizing on this crisis.
 

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basic economic theory to me would be a downward pressure in prices due perhaps to lessor demand??? I mean this covid is putting a lot of people out of work or curtailing hours at least. During economic uncertainty people tend to scale back on purchases especially non essential items. So all these price increases do not make sense to me. Yes, shipping has gone up but what about demand? If dealers have to sit on inventory very long prices will come down.

It doesnt help that the G has been passing out trillions of dollars like water and people continue spending since now they can rely on Uncle Sam to bail them out?

The markets don't make sense to me. It seems like business as usually. People around here are buying new trucks, toys, bikes, etc like there is no tomorrow. If there is a hardship anywhere I am not seeing it.

All I know for csrtain is these price hikes across the board is pissing me off. My parts prices have gone up 30% in one year. I wasnt born yesterday. Some people are capitalizing on this crisis.
Demand for recreational good have gone through the roof during Covid. Mountainbikes, outdoor gear, paddle craft etc. I have talked to multiple mountainbike shop owners, managers and staff in BC and they are frustrated with not knowing when they are getting stock and shipping costs increasing significantly. The upside is everything has sold during Covid but not knowing when or even if you are getting stock has been difficult for many dealers. Upside is increased business for outdoor recreational specialists, but i know for sure that price increases aren’t all intrinsically linked to corporate greed. Im a a year round paddler, and one of the brands I have been buying for the past few years is hand made in Thailand. Shipping costs have risen dramatically from asia to Canada (shipping containers to Vancouver) . It’s happened, and shipping costs have increased big time from the USA to Canada as well.
I’m just glad I bought my hss 928 last year and more than one honest dealer honored last years pricing for my outdoor gear. It’s also good to see outdoor retailers have done well during covid.
 

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Many corporations ( whether they are in manufacturing, distribution or shipping) are capitalizing on the increased demand for products IMHO. Shortages of critical parts (like computer chips) right up to sea shipping container shortages are creating major issues with the supply of many products world wide.

The COVID pandemic has resulted in people doing more home renovations, buying more recreational products etc. This has resulted in increased pricing for lumber, construction material, bikes, boats, paddleboards, camping trailers, RV's etc.

The airlines, cruise lines and travel agents are already warning of huge price hikes once people start flying and travelling for vacations again.

I was discussing the current economic boom with my financial advisor the other week. He feels that once the current government financial aid pay outs end and we have to start addressing the national debts, the financial markets are going to take a nose dive. We will probably experience inflation like we haven't seen for decades as well as an increase in interest rates for mortgages and loans.
 

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I agree 1000%. I also agree that the pandemic is really causing some shortages and other problems but companies ( some ) are taking advantage by hiring less people and working their current employees to the limit. I used to work at UPS and they are working just about every driver to the DOT limit ( 60 hours ) so they dont have to hire new drivers.

Plus since people need many of these goods and services they will pay whatever the price. Companies know this so they are maximizing profits for their shareholders. Do you think these prices will come down after the pandemic is over??????? Maybe a little but I doubt it.

I refuse to pay the higher prices except when I have no choice. If I need lumber I go around and pick up free 8 foot pallets for the 8 foot 2by4's or offer to clean up peoples yards with free lumber, free sheds for the plywood etc. There are many ways to get free lumber if you just look and put feelers out.

There is really no need to buy new at some of these outrageous prices. Yard sales, garage, sales, estate sales ,....people are practically given away perfectly good stuff all the time when they move .

The only place you cant go around this mess is the grocery store. If you can not grow some produce or some farm animals you'll have to pay higher prices for food. Same goes for electric/water/propane bills but you can conserve your usage. Every company around here is crying about the pandemic and using it to increase prices.

like I said , there will always be people who profit from a crisis......
nothing needs to be added. Just wanted to repeat what you said. Thank you
 

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a roofer friend of mine dropped by with an 1132 that needs works. he has 4 roofing jobs lined up but cant find any workers. he said they are making too much money on unemployment.

dont we live in a great country??????

it's sad. someone will have to pay this bill..........not me but grand and great grandchildren......

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Lol, ..... Why would they go to work when they can sit home and make the same money or more even .....

Yeah, these politicians a are pretty messed up. They think there gods, but most are dumb as s... .
 
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