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Old 12-01-2015, 09:13 AM   #11
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It is a 2000 model. It has only 91,000 miles on it and is in like new condition.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:22 PM   #12
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It seems that the reality is that most RV hauler are not having any unusual problems in general. After doing some research, it appears that the following are true: 7.3 is an overall good low tech engine that has virtually no emissions. The 6.0 is a very high tech engine that has problems due to being so complex to meet emissions. The 6.4 has horrible fuel economy. The 6.7 has great power and a better reliability record. Buying a new, or almost new truck is not an option for me. I am starting to lean towards the Cummins now.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:15 PM   #13
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I think they dropped the 7.3 because ford and Navistar were not seeing eye to eye.If you have a late 7.3 1999 to 2002 i.m.h.o those are some awesome engines.Respond well to banks kits with higher m.p.g.'s lower e.g.t.'s and more torque and horsepower.Its a win,win,win.All iron engine.Ford went out on their own after the 7.3 international engine and to say they had (have) a learning curve would be a huge understatement.I own a 2001 f350 4 door 7.3 with a banks super stinger kit and am happy with it.Bought it new went back to dealer for recall on cam chain sensor.No other trouble.Jim
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:12 AM   #14
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No, the 6.0 and 6.4 are also International engines like the 7.3.
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:34 PM   #15
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Oh, so true...
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:42 AM   #16
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Smile Ford F-350 deisel dually is the ticket.

We've been running around the Midwest and South for over a year pulling close to 20k ...not one issue with our 2015. We don't have CA emissions stuff, not sure if that is what causes problems.
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:22 AM   #17
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I have done some extensive searches on the Dodge Cummins in particular. The general consensus is that the Cummins is hands down the best pickup diesel out there. Even the Dodge owners all seem to prefer the Ford cab itself. I am not sure why I was so fixated on the Ford. Especially when my worst owned vehicle by a mile was a 1990 Ford Bronco II. What a money pit! I swore I would never by a Ford again. I guess all the F-150 being the most popular vehicle got me thinking that way. Besides much better reliability on the Cummins, what also stands out is the fact that the Cummins has its max torque at a much lower RPM where it is useful.
Thanks for all your input! Cheers, Paul
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:54 PM   #18
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Where you located? Got a 2012 Silverado dually cc hauler bed with air ride hitch, paid $6k for bed installed and $2400 for air ride hitch. Has 55k miles. Not a dent on it. $34K. I have bought a Freightliner Century to tow my camper
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:15 PM   #19
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Hi Glenn, I live outside of Boston. I am thinking of initially getting a small lightweight TT initially and will use a half ton for that. The Dodge Ecodiesel is looking good to me right now. My thinking is, I want to do a few years of 6-7 month trip and go to Alaska and some other remote places that I would be hesitant about going to in a fulltime type 5th. I see that you have a Freightliner TV now. Perhaps a short recap of how it compares to a one tone diesel dually? thanks
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:21 PM   #20
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The dually with my 6k pin was very rough ride unless road was smooth. Rode like a sled. The Century should be a comfortable ride. Full air suspension, cab and seat. Actually should get better mpg. Easier to back. Trails correctly unlike a dually. My hitch wiil be mounted at farthest end of bed. Tow a Smart on deck back of cab. That is my daily commute. The safety aspect also. Wished we had done this years ago. My truck is still waiting on hitch. Will get around the 20th. Then bed goes on. Take possession around end of January. Even then we likely not move Teton for a few months.
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