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    Default Would you trade your bike for a good, livable van?

    As the title says....

    A neighbor has been eyeing my bike for some time. He wants to trade me a '96 Dodge Xplorer van in great condition for the bike. Ive got another bike in the works so I wouldnt be without a scoot but I'd like to know what you would do if it were your neighbor. I can totally live in this van which would be an upgrade from my truck but still... he wants my baby.

    Thanks for reading, lemme know what you think

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    If I had a few bikes, I really liked the van, and the van was NOT a dodge I would.
    If I only "had another bike in the works" I would not.

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    Mid 90's Dodges were a bag of shit. Now if that were s 70's Dodge van....

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    Since I shouldn't have to look at profiles for info should be fucking posted in the first fucking post I don't know what fucking motorcycle is under discussion and cannot make a value comparison, but after working in a used car lot I avoid Chrysler products like a waterfall of scalding dogshit.

    Fuck it. I looked. DON'T DO IT. Even if it's clean, that's like a pretty woman who fails to mention she has Hep C.

    He should sell the van then make a cash offer. Cash is easy to turn into another motorcycle or beer or crack or a van not made by Chrysler.

    When you buy a truck or van, look for what major civilian fleet operators buy. They can't afford to buy unreliable vehicles. (Ignore the government, they did shit like buy Chrysler after the first bailout to help the company. The vehicles sucked.)

    1970s Dodges were "real" Dodges. RIP, especially to the great Slant Six. Most have been used up as work vans but a clean unflogged one would be a cool ride and easy to maintain.

    Always have at least ONE reliable motorcycle. It may or may not be a project, but maintain at least one you can jump on any time and ride.
    Last edited by farmall; 06-04-2016 at 4:37 PM.

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    If my choices were- trade a bike for a van to live in, or, keep two bikes and continue living in a truck, I would sell one of my bikes so I could afford a place to live with four walls, a roof, a toilet, running water, shower, etc.

    If I were living in a truck, I wouldn't be working on a second bike. I would be working on moving indoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILBLACKSABRE View Post
    If my choices were- trade a bike for a van to live in, or, keep two bikes and continue living in a truck, I would sell one of my bikes so I could afford a place to live with four walls, a roof, a toilet, running water, shower, etc.

    If I were living in a truck, I wouldn't be working on a second bike. I would be working on moving indoors.
    And how trustworthy is the neighbor of the homeless man going to be? Is the owner of the 90's van also homeless? did he get that way trying to keep a 90's dodge running?

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    You'd be the envy of the neighborhood down by the river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Since I shouldn't have to look at profiles for info should be fucking posted in the first fucking post I don't know what fucking motorcycle is under discussion and cannot make a value comparison, but after working in a used car lot I avoid Chrysler products like a waterfall of scalding dogshit.

    Fuck it. I looked. DON'T DO IT. Even if it's clean, that's like a pretty woman who fails to mention she has Hep C.

    He should sell the van then make a cash offer. Cash is easy to turn into another motorcycle or beer or crack or a van not made by Chrysler.

    When you buy a truck or van, look for what major civilian fleet operators buy. They can't afford to buy unreliable vehicles. (Ignore the government, they did shit like buy Chrysler after the first bailout to help the company. The vehicles sucked.)

    1970s Dodges were "real" Dodges. RIP, especially to the great Slant Six. Most have been used up as work vans but a clean unflogged one would be a cool ride and easy to maintain.

    Always have at least ONE reliable motorcycle. It may or may not be a project, but maintain at least one you can jump on any time and ride.
    now wait a min u old phart, me love my 60's mopar, but fuk them vans lol

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    well, since this thread has already gone off the rails...
    i come from a GM family and have owned many 50s and 60s chevies and caddies. and a couple 60s fords. one of my favorite cars was a '75 dodge dart swinger w/ the leaning tower of power. i got that car in a trade w/ a '64 chevy II.
    i hated selling that one, but at the time(approx 13/15 years ago) i lived in a trailer park and the managment got on my case for having to many cars. well something had to go and it wasnt gonna be my 50s chevies.
    i hang w/ a bunch of car guys(hot rod/custom/drag racers) and still concider myself a car guy...but its always fun..chevy guys hate ford & ford guys hate chevy but the mopar guys are a class all to their own.
    its all in good fun though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILBLACKSABRE View Post
    If my choices were- trade a bike for a van to live in, or, keep two bikes and continue living in a truck, I would sell one of my bikes so I could afford a place to live with four walls, a roof, a toilet, running water, shower, etc.

    If I were living in a truck, I wouldn't be working on a second bike. I would be working on moving indoors.
    I thought about that tirade but said "fuck-it" why point out the obvious .

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    Fuck it, sell the truck and buy another bike.
    Then find some gash to move in with and park you and the bikes in the living room.
    Win Win.

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