Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I asked a couple of non-fisherman and they thought I was kidding.  I am not.  This is bugging me.  I know you guys will totally understand. 

 

The wife and I are about to buy a low mileage 15-17 F150.  It will be a very long term truck or perhaps even the last we ever buy.  I thought I was settled in on the color silver (it would immediately get black wheels).  We have a silver Wrangler which we off-road and I've found silver is the perfect color to hide dirt and scratches (the new truck won't have dirt or scratches as I take care of my stuff but still nice to have a color that hides).  Plus the truck matching the Jeep is appealing.  I thought I had it figured out and then I saw a dark blue F150 with black wheels and I am quite enamored with the look of it.  

 

Here's the rub.  Our boat is a 2yr old Ranger RT188 in dark red.  This will be our boat for a long, long time along with the truck.  When I picture it in my head a blue truck with black wheels pulling a dark red boat with polished trailer wheels just seems off.  What do you guys think?  What if I got some black trailer wheels or had my trailer wheels powdercoated black?  Does that make it better or worse?  Important FYI here:  I do not like red trucks.  I would like a dark red truck when I was pulling the boat but I would hate it the other 300 days of the year when the boat wasn't attached.  

 

Please chime in with your thoughts and opinions!  Unless you think I'm crazy in which case you can just keep it to yourself...:annoyed1:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I completely understand what you are saying. . . If you want to get the blue truck and still have some visual appeal while towing the boat, you could always find a way to "accent" each piece. For example I know a guy that replaced his tow cover for his boat with one that matched his truck. This might help with the visual. Also, my uncle had all of the branding decals on his boat switched from Brown on a white boat to Charcoal Grey to match his truck. It looked great. But ultimately, it comes down to the easiest way would be to go with the silver truck, as it will pretty much match anything.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Either stick with your original silver or look for a dark grey if you can. The charcoal grey will look good, especially if you add any red pins or accents.  They look equally good with either black or chrome rims.

As for the trailer wheels if I did anything I would get black ones, I would not powder coat the original ones.  I would not want to possibly cause them to become unbalanced.  You can order new tire/rim combos and just sell your old ones.

 

Image result for f150

Check out these two videos. You could go with a dark red color stripe in either location  I realize these trucks are red, but envision the dark grey truck above with a dark cherry red stripe or even burgundy down on the lower portion of the door and rocker panels. It would look great when you tow and "not too red" when you are not towing.  If you went the hood route again a dark cherry red or almost burgundy could work.  If I di the hood I would consider some thin matching artwork style pins on the tailgate.  nothing big just a subtle touch

 

 

 

s-l1600.jpg

Imagine the charcoal grey truck and this stripe in red and silver.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-F-150-Platinum-Side-Stripes-Graphics-Decals-Duo-Color-3M-Vinyl-/261999917201

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I totally get where you're coming from. I have an Avalanche that's all red, I never thought I'd like red but this is all red with a couple chrome accents here and there tastefully done and it doesn't have the plastic on the lower half like a lot of avalanches do. I actually like the truck and it's pretty sharp. 

 

Spring I'm boat shopping. Not sure which direction I'm going but either way a new boat will be in my driveway. I feel my color options are limited because of the color of my truck. Most likely black, but who knows. Either way I understand your situation. 

 

Vinyl wrap the truck...problem solved. 😉

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, fishnkamp said:

Either stick with your original silver or look for a dark grey if you can. The charcoal grey will look good, especially if you add any red pins or accents.  They look equally good with either black or chrome rims.

As for the trailer wheels if I did anything I would get black ones, I would not powder coat the original ones.  I would not want to possibly cause them to become unbalanced.  You can order new tire/rim combos and just sell your old ones.

 

Image result for f150

Check out these two videos. You could go with a dark red color stripe in either location  I realize these trucks are red, but envision the dark grey truck above with a dark cherry red stripe or even burgundy down on the lower portion of the door and rocker panels. It would look great when you tow and "not too red" when you are not towing.  If you went the hood route again a dark cherry red or almost burgundy could work.  If I di the hood I would consider some thin matching artwork style pins on the tailgate.  nothing big just a subtle touch

 

 

 

s-l1600.jpg

Imagine the charcoal grey truck and this stripe in red and silver.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-F-150-Platinum-Side-Stripes-Graphics-Decals-Duo-Color-3M-Vinyl-/261999917201

I like those ideas but if it comes down to charcoal or silver I have to go silver.  

4 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

Vinyl wrap the truck...problem solved.

That would be awesome.  If I could, both the truck and the boat would be full-on, waving-in-the-wind American Flag.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Silver is fine, just accent it with some of those ideas. On a silver truck you could add the stripes in black and red. I saw some cool decals online. One was a simple vinyl decal to make the F150 emblem on the tailgate pop. That could be a place to add some color. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Dark Blue GMC Sierra and hate the color now, It looks great when just cleaned and waxed but just a small amount of dust or I drive in the rain and it looks like crap and dull !! Its very high maintenance and shows everything, I just cant do it anymore with my back, I would go silver all day long, very low maintenance  !

My Truck 2.jpg

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, LoweStinger said:

I have a Dark Blue GMC Sierra and hate the color now, It looks great when just cleaned and waxed but just a small amount of dust or I drive in the rain and it looks like crap and dull !! Its very high maintenance and shows everything, I just cant do it anymore with my back, I would go silver all day long, very low maintenance  !

My Truck 2.jpg

Hey thanks!  That's good to know. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in a similar situation.  I took the boat to 2 different dealerships (Chevy and Ford).  I unhooked the boat in the lot and had a salesman park different colored trucks in front of it so I could see what I liked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went Black on Black and I may never go back.

Then again  ~ you never know.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

26941898_1603454586401065_1686389649_o.jpg?oh=400643cbb2cfbf28f88d47b087101068&oe=5AACC082

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Jig Man said:

I was in a similar situation.  I took the boat to 2 different dealerships (Chevy and Ford).  I unhooked the boat in the lot and had a salesman park different colored trucks in front of it so I could see what I liked.

Wow, that's deep research!  Nice!

3 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I went Black on Black and I may never go back.

Then again  ~ you never know.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

26941898_1603454586401065_1686389649_o.jpg?oh=60a43fc9a0a133704f1cb5803b9a8bcf&oe=5A7CA1C2

 

 

That is a sweet rig but I'm getting rid of a black Grand Cherokee and I'm not going to miss trying to keep it shiny.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, BigAngus752 said:

That is a sweet rig but I'm getting rid of a black Grand Cherokee and I'm not going to miss trying to keep it shiny.  

 Thanks and I hear ya - and I don't blame ya.

:smiley:

A-Jay

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought a gray boat, in part, because I drive a gray Jeep. Coincidentally, I took a photo of them when I hooked up the boat in the snow to go fishing, this morning.

 

bM0o2I.jpg

 

I’m glad that the hull is black, because my summer wheels are black.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

got rid of my black Crestliner VT19 and black Grand Cherokee for the white look.

P1000472_edited-1.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is what I went with.  I don't have a pic together as I just got the truck and we have had slick roads.  Hope to pair them up on Friday.

Nitro Z20.jpg

2018 ford truck.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks good!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I went Black on Black and I may never go back.

 

 

 

 

Another vote for Black.... :wink3:  If it's between silver and blue only, I'd definitely go silver... :thumbsup3:

 

36716961205_c62f89243f_k.jpg

 

36670861246_2b268278ff_k.jpg

 

38923368674_f5cc93426e_k.jpg

 

24763442787_d58794db86_k.jpg

 

24763093617_513d11e68b_k.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

Another vote for Black.... :wink3:  If it's between silver and blue only, I'd definitely go silver... :thumbsup3:

 

 

38923368674_f5cc93426e_k.jpg

 

 

 

 

Nice Rig ~ And funny you mentioned silver.

I'm Very Close to pulling the trigger on the latest Quick Silver version of the black truck I'm currently running.

Love the Black (it's my 4th one) but seems I'm wasting way too much time keeping clean.

Should be fishing & time's a wasting . . . 

A-Jay

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually like blue... mine is not a dark blue, more bright and happy.  :D  I don't have to match a boat so that isn't a concern, and this blue really doesn't show dirt all that much.  That is a good thing as I drive a lot of gravel roads out here in wheat and cattle country.

 

i-73Ftc4G-M.jpg

 

i-7gDMHxH-L.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, RPreeb said:

 

i-7gDMHxH-L.jpg

 

Really cool pic there!  :thumbsup3:

 

That's like a pic that would be in a Ford brochure/pamphlet about the truck... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, 3dees said:

got rid of my black Crestliner VT19 and black Grand Cherokee for the white look.

P1000472_edited-1.jpg

That's sharp.  That's downright tropical!

10 hours ago, Jig Man said:

Here is what I went with.  I don't have a pic together as I just got the truck and we have had slick roads.  Hope to pair them up on Friday.

Nitro Z20.jpg

2018 ford truck.jpg

That's sharp.  Is that Race Red?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No it is Ruby Red.  Race was a bit too light for my boat red.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand what you are saying but I went Contrasting colors.  My last truck was Black and I buy the best deal I can get without regard to color.  That being said, I am a bit anal about keeping my vehicles/truck and boat clean.....well, ok.....a lot anal.:lol:  I thought black was bad so when I got the new truck in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat (special color for High Country and upper trim levels on Silverado) I thought it would be easier......WRONG!!!  It is worse than black EVER was.  Road Tar, bug droppings and just general road grime is terrible.  Drives my OCD off the charts!!  Love the truck and love the color but hate keeping it clean.  

 

 

20160917_071529sm.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, those are some sweet rides. I might be out of my element here. Looking through the pics it's looking like there's a few bucks tied up in some of your rigs. I must beg the question, what do you do for a living that you can afford to own a well equipped pickup truck today, and pray tell where did you sell a kidney to pay for the high end boat behind it? 

 

I mentioned a few comments up that wrapping the boat might be an idea to match the truck, though, and seeing that nearly every one of the rigs pictured above is worth more than my house (no joke, and I live in a great neighborhood!), I'm beginning to wonder why they're not as popular in the discussion. I'm sure there's a lot of us out there that can't afford to buy a new truck and a matching boat at the same time. For those people, a wrap might really be the way to go, and there might even be a better deal on an ugly boat. You could go higher or lower as with anything, but figure $1000 to wrap the boat and protect the original finish, then figure again if you're only planning to keep the truck for 5 years or less as seems to be the trend, your wrap with 5 years of use and abuse could be changed out to match the truck again. 

 

As far as the truck color goes, I have a Summit White Toyota. It's easy to keep clean, the drive through car wash gets it cleaner than the 2 hours I used to have to spend polishing the black Sierra I had before. While I don't own a boat, I do have a friend with a boat. Both trucks match friends boats relatively universally. Oddly enough, friend with boat's truck is in my driveway with 2 rusty doors waiting for replacement, along with a whole new paint job, and will likely wrap both the truck and the boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×