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Who uses their truck for work?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ipunchwalls, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Ipunchwalls

    Ipunchwalls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering who here uses their truck on a daily basis for work? I'm a biologist working on a massive gas line project and pretty much get to go trail riding/off roading daily. It rained a lot today so things got a little more messy than usual. Figured I'd snap some photos...

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  2. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    HondaGM

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    there is no way i would take my baby out in that red mud,nope.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

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    Thats awesome man!
     
  4. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Ipunchwalls

    Ipunchwalls [OP] Well-Known Member

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    dude, its a truck, and I don't have much of a choice...gotta get paid
     
  5. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I use my truck for work everday , I'm a carpenter .

    No red goo mud for me though. haha
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    Almost everyday. Where in Fl are you at?
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    higherlux

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    id love to get paid to go play in mud all day :D
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    TruKnight

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    read build thread
    I do, but its not for off road stuff, just errands n things around town in addition to my normal routine.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Larry

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    Carpenters rock!

    Jus' sayin' :thumbsup:

    I used to use my pickup trucks for work...I'm also a carpenter by trade...used to build homes...owned my own business...

    Now I'm old and worn out...er, I mean...semi retired...yeah that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :D
     
  10. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    WTtoolman

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    I hope you sprung for some weathertechs!!!
     
  11. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    David K

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    Me... when there is work (I am self employed, and the economy is hurting big time the home improvement business)... Rarely off pavement... since all roads are paved here... bummer!
     
  12. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    jlvhrse

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    I don't use mine for work but I use it on a regular basis for my horse stuff.. food, hay, hauling etc..

    I get to go offroading at the barn sometimes but it's not mud im 4wheelin through :crapstorm:
     
  13. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    99toyotaco

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    i use my tacoma sometimes but i mostly use my 86 toyota pickup
     
  14. Aug 19, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    FLtaco

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    I weld and use mine everyday untill the company gives me a company truck. Nice truck OP
     
  15. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    megillet

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    I have to drive my truck around the store before I open it and after I close it, does that count?
     
  16. Aug 19, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    Ipunchwalls

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    I'm from Gainesville, but I'm up in Tallahassee until this project is done.

    Probably the only perk of the job, that and the nice paycheck...


    thanks man

    I need to get some. I had the all weather tacoma mats until yesterday...I had my car at the dealership to replace my 4wd actuator (which sucked), and they did the gas pedal recall. I get my truck back and it has these wimpy bullshit mats and I was like WTF happened to my floor mats. They said that they can cause the pedal to stick and Toyota requires them to be replaced. I asked to at least have mine back, they said they couldn't bc of liability...I'm not happy about that. So yeah, I need some weathertechs, but at least they let me keep the rears so I only need fronts.

    oh Ive driven though many a cow pasture, the truck gets a spray down after those days...

    thanks!

    It's not all red mud either, there is gray mud, black mud, brown mud, sand...no rocks though

    here are two more after a long day on the line

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  17. Aug 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Przemekmsu

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    I am a builder and I use my truck for small stuff. Mainly driving to meet with costumers, doing estimates etc. For work I use my F-250 its just little easier pulling 12,000 lbs trailors with it.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    Lonewolf

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    I use mine for work every day.
    I own a landscaping company.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    stinky_truck

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    i love the mud!!!!!!
     
  20. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    Ipunchwalls

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    and i get to drive through it every day :D tomorrow ill take some in the gray mud
     
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