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Old 07-05-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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Smile Time for a new truck

This upgrade certainly wasn't a quick reaction to my event climbing a long grade last weekend it was more the nail in the coffin. I've been researching diesel trucks even before we bought our trailer. I've been a fixture in many a tread in the past few months vacillating from one direction to the other. I was uncomfortable how hard I had to push the motor to climb the grade and how hot the transmission fluid got in the process. If it had of been just me I could have lived with it but not with my family with me.

I had narrowed it down last year to a Ford or Dodge but there are so few cummins in Ontario without mega mileage it was left to the Ford. Last week there were only 28 6.7 trucks in my price range in Ontario and of those only 15 had the option package I wanted. I looked at 2 without even test driving them, they were beat up on the outside, I test drove 2 more they were nice but not the colors I really wanted . Yesterday I drove the 3rd and 4th before stopping on the way home to look at one last one. I was really started to get disappointed these were $80,000 trucks and they looked like they had been treated like V6 beater work trucks. The last one was a refreshing change at 30ft it looked amazing at 5ft it looked great. A few small issues but nothing that would turn me away. The truck ran great, started up cold ran smooth and pulled like a freight train. I plugged in my scanner and zero codes were present which was another great sign. I crawled underneath and other than some minor surface rust there was no wet spots. The motor hadn't been steam cleaned and I poked around and again couldn't find any wet spots

I ended up haggling for new tires an oil and fuel filter change + one more set of filters for the next one. $2000 off asking and got $17,000 for my Avalanche. Overall I'm happy I would have paid asking on this one.

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Unfortunately I'm traveling most of next week so I won't get to pick it up until the weekend or early the following week.

Thanks to the forum for answering all most post these past months.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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Certainly looks nice. Congrats!

OH, does the leg and foot in the back go with it?
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the new to you ford !! Hope you get many miles of service out of it.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:47 PM   #4
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Congrats. Very pretty (same color scheme as my old ford) . Enjoy the towing experience, it will be night and day to towing with the avalanche. Now the next question.... when do you upgrade the tt to match the truck's capabilities?
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:23 AM   #5
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Very nice truck, of course I'm biased since I have one!! I wouldn't even know my 5er is behind me with this truck but you can't miss it in the mirrors.

When you are ready to start the modifications, look me up.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:22 AM   #6
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Certainly looks nice. Congrats!

OH, does the leg and foot in the back go with it?
Well look at that. let hope this thing doesn't cost me the arm to go with that leg!
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:24 AM   #7
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Congrats. Very pretty (same color scheme as my old ford) . Enjoy the towing experience, it will be night and day to towing g with the avalanche. Now the next question.... when do you upgrade the tt to match the truck's capabilities?
That's a few years away. But I defiantly see a toy hauler in our future. Just don't tell my wife.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:26 AM   #8
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Very nice truck, of course I'm biased since I have one!! I wouldn't even know my 5er is behind me with this truck but you can't miss it in the mirrors.

When you are ready to start the modifications, look me up.
Thanks! I'm just starting to do my research, I want to go through all the maintenance before I start to turn it up. I do need to find a bed cover first though.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:07 AM   #9
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Great looking truck, next comes the 5er
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:38 AM   #10
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Nice truck - allot of improvements were made to the 2011 trucks. The Ford should serve you well.
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