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Old 03-30-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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2011 or 2012 F350 6.7l SRW Yes or No?

So shortly after we ordered our trailer and had spent time on here, I knew that I would want to upgrade my truck. Currently have a 2010 F150 SCREW 5.4l. Trailer is advertised with a dry weight of right around 6,000lbs. Have a Equalizer 4-wy WDH. Weight wise, I'm pretty good. At least on paper, have not been to the scales yet. Truck seems to have the power a to pull and stopping seems good. Here is my concern. It is a a 34.9ft trailer. When towing, I feel like the rear end of the truck is getting pushed side to side. That and my trip to Elkhart and back the other day, on paper I got between 6 -7.4 mpg. Ouch

So, I'm looking at making the upgrade now. Looking at a 2011 F350, SRW, long bed and a 2012 F350, SRW, Short Box. Both have the 6.7l Power Stroke and are around 150,000 miles. Are either of these a truck I should not even consider? I have read of issues with the turbo's in these years. Can anyone speak to that? Let me hear it! Thanks

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Old 03-30-2016, 05:48 PM   #2
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My parents bought a 2011 f450 6.7 at 1500 miles turbo blew now 120k and not a single problem since then with the truck. Been a powerhouse of a truck. I would buy one. One thing on Ford trucks make sure you check the hub's on the front they have done there twice fords are known for them. See an awful lot of them on the road me myself more of a ram/Cummins.
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