Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-04-2011, 03:09 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 517
Send a message via Skype™ to scubieman
Just to add to the OASIS report. It is what all your service records for a FORD dealer gets put into. So if you go to Michigan then Texas then back to Minnesota then Florida. They all can pull your OASIS report. So it does not matter.
__________________

__________________
2009 Dodge Ram Mega Cab 2500 6.7 cummins
2011 Forest River Cherokee 28BHKS

scubieman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 03:56 PM   #22
I just tow the TT for DW!
 
kamp k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckeyefan View Post
Jammer - you might also want to look at the 08-10 F250/350 with the V10.
If you are only driving it periodically, then that V10 might be the long term cheaper option. I've seen several in the 20-25 range.
This is the exact reason I went with a V10 over a diesel. I only use the truck for towing and weekend trips to take the household trash to the dump. Otherwise, the truck just sits until it's time to camp. As a point of reference, I bought the truck in my signature with 32k miles just about 6 weeks ago, and I paid $26995. Dealer had discounted it over $5k due to the rise in gas prices, and he had been sitting on it for far too long.
__________________

__________________

2008 Ford F350 King Ranch Lariat SD CC 4x4 V10 4:10
2012 Rockwood Windjammer 3008 - Equalizer 12k
2007 EZGO TXT Lifted/Custom Golf Cart

Nights Camped: 2011(52) 2012(65) 2013(65) 2014 (51) 2015 (40)
kamp k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #23
Member
 
Jammer6921's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lugoff South Carolina
Posts: 31
Wow Buckeye and KampK, you all have a point with the v10! What kind of gas mileage do you get pulling with the v10 buckeye? By the way very nice truck in your pic !
__________________
Rodney & Karen
2011 Forest River Cherokee 28BH
2004 Chevy Tahoe
Jammer6921 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 156
Kamp has the V10. I will let him say, but my guess is 10-12 Hiway no load, 9-10 city, 7-9 with a load.

I have the 6.4L.
I get:
HiWay no load @ 75 -> 15 -16 MPG
HiWay w/ 8500 lbs @ 70 -> 9-11
City no load - 12-14.

But factor in my $150 oil changes at 5K and $190 fuel filter every 10K to the "better mileage" before you say the Diesel is better.
__________________
2015 Ford Expedition EL
2012 Salem Hemisphere 312QBUD
buckeyefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 05:25 PM   #25
I just tow the TT for DW!
 
kamp k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 256
Buckeyefan obviously knows his stuff. I haven't really driven on the highway other than when I drove home the 5 hours from picking the truck up out of state. Got right at 13 mph on that trip, all interstate. I am seeing 11 on the country backroads that I live on when I do take the truck out. I have not towed the TT in my signature yet, as it's still on order, but I will be thrilled with anything near 9 mpg as my TT will weigh in the neighborhood of 9k lbs loaded. Most of our trips are 3 hours or less, so the low MPG was not as big a factor for us when deciding on a tow vehicle. My bigger concern was having enough payload and truck to safely handle a 34' trailer that was gonna weigh 9k lbs. Knowing that I wouldn't be driving it much outside of camping season and not wanting to worry too much about maintenance outside of "normal" made the V10 a logical choice for us.
__________________

2008 Ford F350 King Ranch Lariat SD CC 4x4 V10 4:10
2012 Rockwood Windjammer 3008 - Equalizer 12k
2007 EZGO TXT Lifted/Custom Golf Cart

Nights Camped: 2011(52) 2012(65) 2013(65) 2014 (51) 2015 (40)
kamp k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 08:52 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
Just a word of warning on the Ford 6.4's, an issue has surfaced. There is something going wrong in the fueling and they are starting to burn down pistons, and the whole motor goes. The details are still sketchy, as it is a very new problem.
__________________
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 10:06 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by crocus View Post
Just a word of warning on the Ford 6.4's, an issue has surfaced. There is something going wrong in the fueling and they are starting to burn down pistons, and the whole motor goes. The details are still sketchy, as it is a very new problem.
The engine has been out for 4 years and it's a new problem? Come on...I haven't been on this forum a long time, but I seem to sense a lot of negativity in many of your posts. Not bashing you, just noting a common theme that makes me put a lot of skepticism into your posts.

PS: I frequent several diesel forums, and I haven't seen this as a common issue.
__________________
2012 Flagstaff 8528 BHSS
2008 Ford F250 Crew Cab 4x4 6.4L Power Stroke

fordmantpw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 10:38 PM   #28
Member
 
skgeorgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 92
Hello, I might be a little biased since i have an 2006 6.0L, however, a family member works for a ford dealership. From what the shop guys and the parts guys there have said is ford got most of the wrinkles out for the 2006 and 2007 models. A couple of the main issues were fuel injectors and fuel injection control modals. The only thing that was also expressed to me was that they didn't do well when they had an aftermarket chip. I think the head were prone to failing if the engine was chipped. If one was to chip one though, apparently if used an aftermarket head bolt it tends to solve the issue. I am not a gearhead though.

The only other advice i can offer is in my boss has a 2006 ram. Differences i notice are is the dodge is in my opinion quieter than the powerstroke but the ford is more comfy. Both are good trucks.

Thanks
__________________
skgeorgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 144
I work for Dodge so I am very biased to the dodge. the 95-09 trucks are terrible to sit in for long periods at a time, killer on the back. But they are work trucks. Someone posted earlier about 6.7 having weak tranny's, I don't know where that info is from, most issues we see are from owners using programmers. with all that being said I had the pleaser of driving a 08 king ranch last year for two weeks while pulling, I absolutely loved the ride and the power( remember I drive a v10 normally) I fell in love with the ford, the fuel milage was awful tho, we had that truck down to 4.2km per liter. but from what you keep posting it sounds like you want the truck and are waiting for someone on here to tell you to just buy it. If it is a sweet deal there is probably a reason for it.

My 2 cents.
__________________
2011 Ram Laramie
2010 Rockwood 8319ss
2010 Polaris sportman 300(wife's)
2005 Polaris sportman 500HO (mine)

trailraider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 12:27 AM   #30
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 9
Buy it!

If the initial price is that good, then any future repairs will be offset.

I work in a shop that only sees Fords. I'm a Ford Diesel Technician, I have seen my fair share of 6.0l with 'head gasket issues', but the majority of these claims are from the Internet.
The venting of the coolant from the overflow tank, is due to the exhaust gas pressure getting into the cooling system. The engine oil cooler coolant flow is just before the EGR cooler. When the oil cooler gets restricted (from lack of coolant flushes) the coolant cannot flow to the EGR cooler. When the exhaust gases come right out of the exhaust manifold and hit the EGR cooler it melts the inlet side of the heat exchanger. The engine is an air pump and will fill the cooling system with exhaust gases until the pressure is depleted. The pressure of the exhaust system operates at 24 psi and the cooling system operates at 16 psi., with the difference in pressure the coolant will get pushed out of the overflow tank.

If the previous owner can't provide service records and says he does his own maintenance, ask them a bunch of questions and see if they can give you a thorough answer. Or get a pre purchase inspection by a Ford Diesel Technician and have them remove the EGR valve and inspect for moisture. Then base your opinion to purchase on the results of the inspection.

And if I could close on this note: a good vehicle gets you to your destination and a bad vehicle gets you to the shop.
__________________

__________________
zx5chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
f250

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 AM.