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Old 09-15-2017, 08:52 AM   #11
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BIG RED FLAG for me is the plow comment on the ford... if it's a guy doing his driveway once in a while - maybe ok, but someone doing 20 parking lots a day ?!? no thanks...

and that's from a guy who had 4 or 5 ford diesels - 7.3, 6.0, and 2 6.7's - and had great towing service out of each! the 6.7's towed 13k+ in 6th gear with tall 3:55 gears without a hiccup - never even used tow/haul! LOVED that truck!
But the cummins in our coach has really, really impressed me pushing 40k+ lbs of battleship around like it was nothing...
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:02 AM   #12
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Iam A Chevy guy also. But buy the ford dodge is like driving a wandering couch in my opinion
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:07 PM   #13
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If your not dead set on a diesel,you could get a brand new gas F350 with the 6.2 monster for less.
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If your not dead set on a diesel,you could get a brand new gas F350 with the 6.2 monster for less.
Better yet, he could wait for one of these.

Second generation Eco-Boost is in the new 2018 Expedition & Navigator, High out put 450 hp and 510 lbs of torque. I would be looking for this to be coming to the F-150 soon.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:57 PM   #15
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Someone mentioned being biased?
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Hmmmm
Somebody must have looked in the mirror.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:42 AM   #17
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Seems like twins to me
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:47 PM   #18
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Thank you all for sharing your experiences and opinions. I have decided to go with the Ford.

KBB is about $10K more than I'm paying for the truck which doesn't include the add on's. There is a Retrax Pro tonneau cover without a scratch on it and it glides back and forth like it's brand new. That runs about $1,500.

I was only a bit concerned about the plow. I've been buying cars from the dealer where it's consigned for 15 years from the same salesman. He's never lied to me or sold me something he didn't back up. He was honest and told me he knows nothing about trucks but at a minimum the guy consigning the truck is from an affluent town and owns a business making about a 1/2 million a year. I think he uses the truck to go to the country club and plow his driveway, home depot runs. He's buying an SUV, he has no need for a truck any more.

I think overall it's a good decision for me. I'm getting it way below book. If nothing else I can use it for a trade on something newer down the road and not lose any money.

As for a gasser. I've had one and really prefer a diesel for towing.

Again, thank you all for your time and experience! As always it's nice to get real world experiences.
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Good luck. Hope it turns out well for you.
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I've got a 13 250 6.7 SRW SB, came from a 04 6.0 Excursion, if I could afford it I'd have someone do the conversion, loved that truck. One big change was the fuel tanks, went from 44 to 26 gallons, which on a 3000 mile tow trip forces you out of the truck at least once every fours. That actually turned out to be a bonus more then a hindrance I thought it was going to be. Driving solo I'd rather have the 44 but with 4 bladders the 26 gallons worked out well and kept us all more fresh.

Any of the big 3 3/4 tons' would do the job well, and anyone of them can be a lemon, but you'll be happy with the Ford. Enjoy the ride!
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