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Old 08-10-2003, 09:16 PM   #15
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diesel

About the cost difference diesel/gas well I would go with the diesel. The engines is stronger and the pulling power is awsome. You will also have a truck that is worth much more as a trade.

Go look at any of the web sites or ebay and you will see same year model trucks and the gas have really taken a hit. For good reason as well at 120,000 the diesel is at about 1/3 engine life while the gasser is about shot.

The operational cost are big time and really big time towing. The best overall value in a truck is a used diesel in my opinion. I have one setting out on my lot has 350,000 on it and I would drive it to either coast with an oil, fuel, and air filter change tonight.

Go for the diesel either truck will give you great service the Dodge or Ford. One other small issue is transmission now most people don't want to hear this but I have never known anyone to have a problem towing on a standard trans. but have heard story after story of problems with automatics. The exception here may be the Cummings/Allison match that Dodge has.

Just food for thought.
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:27 PM   #16
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NICE RIG !

Nice rig.....you will enjoy it I am sure......

A neighbor down the road has a used tractor ( I believe that's what you called your new rig) and it's red like yours and I think it could pull an egg OK....(not very fast though) :reye2

only asking $8,200.00 :lol

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Old 08-10-2003, 10:28 PM   #17
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Hi Noel

Good one---Very crafty.:)
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:46 PM   #18
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i got lucky

Mike T:
I got a great deal actually- knew the salesman and busted on em for a week also. under 20K and 7 in trade for the ranger(with probs), plus a chunka change for the warranty. If I were buying new I don't know if I could buck up for the extra 6 grand. If you do diesel, i would suggest going with the older 7.3 if possible as the new stroker is an unknown...even the ford service mgr whispered that I shouldn't get the first one, a few had been thru the shop. I trust him too- he is another Ducati owner and we ride. Real cozy huh??:)

I also have a lawyer pal and a cop pal. :laugh :laugh
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Old 08-11-2003, 07:14 AM   #19
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>>School of Overkill

No RV'er has ever said they regretted having "too big" a tow vehicle.;)

Besides, I enjoy knowing that I could pull any travel trailer in the campground, but choose to pull a tiny molded fiberglass rig!

Phil ... you can use my line, when someone mentions the mismatch ... tell them "My truck pulls the tiny trailer great on the straight aways, but lugs down on the hills."
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