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Old 01-11-2016, 02:12 PM   #21
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I purchased a 2015 brand new GMC Dually Denali last April. I had a previous Chevy Silverado 3500 2007 Classic. I drove them all (the big 3) and decided on the GMC after doing a ton of research. If I were buying a Ford, I believe I would opt for the F450. The new ones are a bit pricey, but you get a very nice truck. My GMC dually does everything I need it to do. It does have the higher bed rails so be careful when selecting a trailer.

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Old 01-11-2016, 08:21 PM   #22
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Diesel power magazine has writeup on 2017 model year F-350.Complete new design.Going to aluminum body and boxing of rear frame should solve flex problems.Heavier driveline,bigger brakes also.Much more.Its the February issue.Jim
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Sounds good, look forward to seeing it.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:33 PM   #24
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I am unsure of what 'flex problems' refers to--having an '09 and now a '10 450, have not had any issue with the flex problem. But any increase in frame strength, brakes and driveline should work to increase towing stability. But really worried about the increase in MSRP...
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:00 PM   #25
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Current f350 has c channel frame in box section.Its flexing under heavy loads in box.I witnessed this.Local farmer was parked on side of hill and door gap changed till he parked on level ground.Yes he was overloaded.New box frame rails will be 1.5 inches taller and said to be 24 times stiffer than current model.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:36 AM   #26
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Ford dropped it (the 7.3) because Navistar (who was the manufacturer) was problematic with warranty claims. Ford took it in-house and now builds their own diesel which is 6.7 litres (409 cu in). Very innovative design and high tech and so far it has proven to have good longevity also. Cummings (Ram) and Isuzu (Chevy) are pretty good engines as well. I think it's really a matter of personal preference as all the newer engines seem to be over the issues that were generated by emissions requirements. I have a 2014 that is pretty sweet.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:54 AM   #27
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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
Cummins. No regrets, and you'll never look back. Cummins- Donald Trump. Ford diesel- Hilary Clinton. For God's sake- make the right choice! (This oughta get you guys going!)
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OK---my Ford is a lot prettier than Clinton......you have really insulted all Ford owners.
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I'm with you on that Wingnut!
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And he may have insulted Trump....
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