New (used) truck
I bought a new tow vehicle. I currently have a 2003 dodge ram 2500 diesel crew cab. It has about 160,000 miles on it and the engine runs good, but other parts have been wearing and the cost adds up. We were supposed to go camping this last week until labor day and about 1/2 way there, the rear strap broke on my fuel tank and ended up dumping about a 1/2 tank of fuel all over a parking lot. Still haven't got the truck back from repairs.
Anyway, I found a 2010 Ford F250 superduty 6.4L diesel long bed on ebay. It supposedly only has 79,000 miles and a super clean car fax. It only went for $9000 and all my reseach shows the blue book would be at least double that. It has some body damage, but nothing major. I am supposed to go to NY to pick it up on Saturday. The seller checks out with 100% feedback and has sold vehicles before with good feedback. I am getting good communication from him.
My mechanic says he can't work on this engine and it has major problems. Mostly related to the dpf filter and the regen process. Does anyone have a similar year diesel and have you had any problems? It seems that some of the issues can be mitigated with some extra maintenance.
Any opinions on this truck or related issues?
1998 carri-lite 5th wheel 34' with rear lounge slide
Also, 1986 alpine-lite 26'
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 quad cab diesel w/ 8' bed