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Old 08-09-2003, 11:51 PM   #1
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new tractor

I think I'll trade the egg for one of those stick built 38 foot triple slides. NOT!!!!!!:o

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Old 08-10-2003, 12:04 AM   #2
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New Tractor...

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Well It's not a John Deere, but i bet you will be happy with it anyways
When you tow with that, your egg will probably not even influence the fuel mileage. Congratulations

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Old 08-10-2003, 12:05 AM   #3
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Was this not posted earlier today?
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Old 08-10-2003, 05:43 AM   #4
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All grown up!

Phil, looks like your old truck ate its Wheaties and grew up into one major tow vehicle!

NICE! Very Nice!

Congratulations!
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Old 08-10-2003, 07:42 AM   #5
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Nice!

Phil,
You're new truck is closer in size to my van.
Wanna trade?;)
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:12 AM   #6
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very nice truck

I am going to replace a truck this fall myself. If that is the diesel your going to love it. The DRW setup will also tow very, very well.

I have a 20' goosneck utility trailer I use for work and know the DRW would help with that as well.

I noticed you got 4 wheel drive and for sure that is a must. I got my F-350 SRW diesel stuck out in the field this spring. What a pain will not let that happen again.

Do the maintance and your won't have a problem
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:15 AM   #7
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Pullin' with a Ford

We tow our 17' Casita with a LB extended cab F250 diesel which we had before be bought the Casita. They make a 'dream team' in all the conditions we have been in so far. I like your choice.... & I think you will too.
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Old 08-10-2003, 09:03 AM   #8
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thanks-

for the comments- it was a must do thing unfortunately. that is an 01 power stroke but it sure aint new.....it has 128K hiway miles:O and was used by a tire dealer in Utah. I bought an 18 month extended warranty, but now i'm broke:crazy-ii
Jon Dresbach and Bud Justen were towing with powerstrokes at the national rally and i sure was envious!!!!
Ches, i don't know what happened to my first post and missed your reply??????? Hope i didn't offend Charles.
Dena- I drove alot of company trucks like this...you know the ford LB4WD's need a 40 acre field to turn around!!!!!
Ginny- I have been trying to find a good pic of your prospective trailer but no joy- please post pix when you take delivery. You know I had a thing for your van..... still the best tow vehicle on the forum IMO. Actually I always dreamed about getting a E250 4x4 (ambulance/sportsmobile chassis)....but I'll keep the dually to keep from changing the red stripes on the trailer to green;)
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Old 08-10-2003, 11:18 AM   #9
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Hi Phil
I thought I had lost it there for a few moments.:jester :jester
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:32 PM   #10
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Nice truck

Another diesel, excellent! You have a proven motor, should give you years of service. My miliage on my Dodge/Cummins goes from 20.5 hwy not towing to 17.75 towing, yours will probably be much the same. Auto or manual?
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Old 08-10-2003, 01:01 PM   #11
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Note to self: buy bigger tow vehicle so my Suburban won't be out-powered by Phil.

Man, Phil, you can put a whole bunch of motorcycles up there in that bed ... of course, you already knew that. :)

Yes, I'm jealous.
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Old 08-10-2003, 02:42 PM   #12
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lost post

Charles- I'd say you have more actual horsepower from that Suburban.....the original lost post was entitled "The Chas Watts School of Overkill";)
They are offering Excursions with the diesels now if you decide to break ranks with Chevy:L

I had to buy used of course- specs on the truck are 2001 7.3 diesel power stroke with auto and 3.73 diffs....it was a commercial truck and meticulously maintained. Sprung for a 18 month extended warranty to CMA anyway. The new 'strokes are 6.0 with better specs but I'd wait a year or two to see how they hold up.
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Old 08-10-2003, 03:11 PM   #13
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I remember that other post. cause I wanted your truck. :yep.
Well the truck is still just a pretty now as it was then. :)
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:43 PM   #14
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nice truck

Nice truck Phil. We're in the market for a 2003 F250 XLT crew with a gas engine, the Triton V8. For the additional 6000.00 the dealers want for a diesel I couldn't justify the economy of a diesel paying back the 6000.00 in fuel over the life of the truck.

Any suggestions? Am I on the right track, or is the diesel pull power worth it?

We currently have an 95 F150 supercab long box w/302

I love the Fords, but the Dodge has a great warranty.
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