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Old 04-22-2019, 05:10 AM   #1
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Best truck for pulling a fiver

I'm thinking strongly of going full time on the road. I've been looking at trucks and having mixed reviews of what truck's are the best for pulling my fiver. I'm looking at a 2004 Ford F -350 Super duty and a 2006 Dodge 3500 5.9L Cummings both long bed SRW at the moment. The weight of my 2006 Forest River Cardinal 29LE shows 9,730 lbs. Just curious which of these two would be the best and also what others are using to pull their fivers would really help. Thanks in advance for any info provided!
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I'm thinking strongly of going full time on the road. I've been looking at trucks and having mixed reviews of what truck's are the best for pulling my fiver. I'm looking at a 2004 Ford F -350 Super duty and a 2006 Dodge 3500 5.9L Cummings at the moment. The weight of my 2006 Forest River Cardinal 29LE shows 9,730 lbs. Just curious which of these two would be the best and also what others are using to pull their fivers would really help. Thanks in advance for any info provided!
If you go Ford do not get the 6.0 diesel. Step back a year or two and get the 6.7. Other than that I am a gm guy. I like the duramax. Currently I am towing our 29rl silverback with a 2008 GMC Sierra 6.0. It does a great job but if I was traveling all the time I would go with a 3500 duramax. I will probably be upgrading In A year or so.
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:27 AM   #3
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If you go Ford do not get the 6.0 diesel. Step back a year or two and get the 6.7. Other than that I am a gm guy. I like the duramax. Currently I am towing our 29rl silverback with a 2008 GMC Sierra 6.0. It does a great job but if I was traveling all the time I would go with a 3500 duramax. I will probably be upgrading In A year or so.
Thanks for the reply. I'm also thinking the Duramax would be the best.
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No problem. All big 3 one tone trucks will do the job with room to upgrade. As a automotive master technician we see almost no duramax breaking. We do see a good amount of fords. And the Cummins is great but I dont care for dodge.
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No problem. All big 3 one tone trucks will do the job with room to upgrade. As a automotive master technician we see almost no duramax breaking. We do see a good amount of fords. And the Cummins is great but I dont care for dodge.
The Cummings has 147,300 miles on it. That's not too bad being a diesel is it?
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The Cummings has 147,300 miles on it. That's not too bad being a diesel is it?
No it's the rest of the truck to have checked over. But no that's not a problem. My gass 6.0 has 148000 and I would leave for California today if needed. Also speaking of checking over it is worth every penny to have it checked.
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No it's the rest of the truck to have checked over. But no that's not a problem. My gass 6.0 has 148000 and I would leave for California today if needed. Also speaking of checking over it is worth every penny to have it checked.
I'll without a doubt have what I decide on checked out before buying. I would do that with any used vehicle.
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No problem. All big 3 one tone trucks will do the job with room to upgrade. As a automotive master technician we see almost no duramax breaking. We do see a good amount of fords. And the Cummins is great but I dont care for dodge.
Which truck with the Cummings do you think is the best option?
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Not sure just have to research it.
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Which truck with the Cummings do you think is the best option?
Most would say before they got all the emission add ins though.
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