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Kendall
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: The versatile M38 Reply with quote

We recently had a large silver maple tree cut down from the front of our house. We needed the chunks moved to the back yard, so out came the M38. I removed the tailgate and rear seat and loaded it down for several trips and then the tow rope to drag the large stump. It made easy work out of it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm; that is why I own Dodges so when I want to actually haul something, I have a real vehicle instead of a toy. The multiple trip thing makes me crazy.
And it is too easy to exceed the load limit for them.
And I own a few jeeps, including an M38, too; just not for any practical reason.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All these MV's have tons of service left in them no matter what their original design purpose or weight classifications they all seem to retain a great deal of flexibility in their applications. I have 3 jeeps and a Dodge M37 and found they all do well in multiple roles. I really do not consider any of them to be toys.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:25 am    Post subject: The versatile M38 Reply with quote

It did what he wanted with no problem whatsoever and he had fun doing it so I'd say "well done".
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man I hope you saved decent lengths of that tree.

Have you ever bought maple at the lumber or wood specialty store?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Dodge too, but it can't compare to the Willys for maneuverability and nimbleness. There were places I had to go (space-wise) where the Dodge would not have fit.
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