Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2016, 03:06 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
yetavon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: WNC
Posts: 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curt and Michele View Post
F350 S.C.R.E.W.? Don't understand this acronym.
That's how I have felt after every Ford I have ever owned.....
__________________

__________________
2015 Shamrock 21DK
2005 Silverado Ext cab
Nights camped 2017.....all of Em...Homes a 2001 Sea Breeze 36' 5 ER
yetavon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 08:24 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
fireman1317's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Greenfield, IN
Posts: 119
So it's looking like we are going to be buying one of the trucks we have been talking about for the last two weeks. 2012 F350 CCSRW 6.7l Lariat. Went to look at it and test drive it today. Got there and noticed a few bonuses. 1. It's an 8ft bed. 2. It has a B&W hide a ball already installed as well as a plug for a trailer in the bed. 3. 5,000 less miles than stated. Apparently the girl who typed up the add put in the miles for the next oil change, not what the actual odometer said. Sleeping on it tonight and having inspected by an independent shop in the morning and the hopefully, making purchase tomorrow evening! Wish us luck
__________________

__________________
2016 Vibe Extreme-Lite 315BHK
2012 F350 CCSRW 6.7l 4x4 LB

Nights camped in 2016: 26
Nights camped in 2017: ?
fireman1317 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2016, 08:54 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
mike.t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Norcal
Posts: 2,005
Step'n up to a real truck. You are going to love it!! Hope it doesn't hurt your Vibe 2 Years i'm thinking upgrade TT
__________________
2015 Salem 27RKSS
2015 Ram 2500 CC 4x4 Cummins
55' Chevy Bel-Air
Burgers on the BBQ and a cold beer
mike.t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 12:14 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
fireman1317's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Greenfield, IN
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike.t View Post
Step'n up to a real truck. You are going to love it!! Hope it doesn't hurt your Vibe 2 Years i'm thinking upgrade TT

Ha, Ha. Like one of the guys at my fire house that has a Cummins tells me, "It's about time I stepped up to a big boy truck!!"

Wife's wheels are already spinning on wanting a 5'ver in a couple of years.
__________________
2016 Vibe Extreme-Lite 315BHK
2012 F350 CCSRW 6.7l 4x4 LB

Nights camped in 2016: 26
Nights camped in 2017: ?
fireman1317 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 12:19 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 1,116
I own a F350 but would not buy a '12 model 6.7L diesel. Lots of reports of turbo problems and dropped exhaust valves. Ford improved upon the 6.7L's known deficiencies with a 2nd generation version introduced in 2015.

If you want a '12, get a Cummins says this 3 time Ford truck owner.
__________________
Skyliner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 10:29 PM   #36
Member
 
Curt and Michele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Garden Grove CA
Posts: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by fireman1317 View Post
2. It has a B&W hide a ball already installed as well as a plug for a trailer in the bed.
That's good and bad in my opinion. How many miles are on the truck and are there any maintenance records on it, is it possible to purchase a Ford extended warranty? Just my 2 cents. Good luck and
__________________
F250 6.7 Diesel 4X4 Crew Cab
2015 Coachmen Chaparral 5th Wheel 336TSIK
Curt and Michele is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 11:57 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
fireman1317's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Greenfield, IN
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curt and Michele View Post
That's good and bad in my opinion. How many miles are on the truck and are there any maintenance records on it, is it possible to purchase a Ford extended warranty? Just my 2 cents. Good luck and

Had Oasis report ran on it and showed all service records. There was one small gap in the oil change history, but it only amounted to around 15000 miles. Had an independant shop do a complete inspection on it. The tech is a friend of mine and he had nothing but good things to say. Even did something to check to make sure none of the cylinders were working harder than the others, which apparently can indicate a potential fuel issue.

Truck has 150,000 on it, but is extremely clean. My F150 I bought 5 months ago that I traded and had less miles wasn't in as good of condition. Too many miles for the Ford ESP, but looking into Mechanical Breakdown Insurance. Dealer offered a warranty plan, but coverage topped out at $9500 and cost 1/3 of that. Economics just didn't make sense on that. I'm pretty anal about vehicle maintenance and I have a great independent shop to work with, so I feel confident I can get MANY more miles out of this truck. But, I'am sticking money back to change to turbo over to a 2015 model if it goes out.
__________________
2016 Vibe Extreme-Lite 315BHK
2012 F350 CCSRW 6.7l 4x4 LB

Nights camped in 2016: 26
Nights camped in 2017: ?
fireman1317 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 12:16 AM   #38
Oklahoma Proud
 
MillerTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: central OK
Posts: 2,775
Quote:
Originally Posted by fireman1317 View Post
Had Oasis report ran on it and showed all service records. There was one small gap in the oil change history, but it only amounted to around 15000 miles. Had an independant shop do a complete inspection on it. The tech is a friend of mine and he had nothing but good things to say. Even did something to check to make sure none of the cylinders were working harder than the others, which apparently can indicate a potential fuel issue.

Truck has 150,000 on it, but is extremely clean. My F150 I bought 5 months ago that I traded and had less miles wasn't in as good of condition. Too many miles for the Ford ESP, but looking into Mechanical Breakdown Insurance. Dealer offered a warranty plan, but coverage topped out at $9500 and cost 1/3 of that. Economics just didn't make sense on that. I'm pretty anal about vehicle maintenance and I have a great independent shop to work with, so I feel confident I can get MANY more miles out of this truck. But, I'am sticking money back to change to turbo over to a 2015 model if it goes out.
Budget for injectors and exhaust/dpf/def work as well. Those miles and that stuff has reached about the end of its service life.
Personally, being in the auto industry, i wouldn't recommend anyone purchase a used, newer diesel (2007.5 on up) with over about 120,000 miles on it, without budgeting quite a bit for expenses. (Like $3,000 -8,000)
I know people like to pop off that diesels will "run for ever" and "100,000 miles is just broke in ", but that is BS! The long block might, just might, last 500k+ but everything else usually wont.
I've worked at several dealerships over the years in the collision shops, and im constantly down in service and see this stuff.
Just want you to be aware and not be surprised when a major expense comes up.....because it will with trucks getting to that mileage and with age. Not saying its going to be next month......but be prepared.
Good luck with your hunt!
__________________
MillerTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 10:29 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by MillerTime View Post
Budget for injectors and exhaust/dpf/def work as well. Those miles and that stuff has reached about the end of its service life.
Personally, being in the auto industry, i wouldn't recommend anyone purchase a used, newer diesel (2007.5 on up) with over about 120,000 miles on it, without budgeting quite a bit for expenses. (Like $3,000 -8,000)
I know people like to pop off that diesels will "run for ever" and "100,000 miles is just broke in ", but that is BS! The long block might, just might, last 500k+ but everything else usually wont.
I've worked at several dealerships over the years in the collision shops, and im constantly down in service and see this stuff.
Just want you to be aware and not be surprised when a major expense comes up.....because it will with trucks getting to that mileage and with age. Not saying its going to be next month......but be prepared.
Good luck with your hunt!

You said it perfectly


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
jerky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 10:38 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
W5CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Carlisle, Arkansas
Posts: 840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountndream View Post
have you considered a Freightliner or Kenworth?

I have had new 3 Kenworths which I put over a million miles on each of them and a couple of Internationals in my over 5 million miles. So towing a 5er is a piece of cake. I got my DRW RAM because of the great deal I got on it
__________________

__________________
Cedar Creek 30RLBS/TrailAir Hitch/ MORryde 7K IS/Disc Brakes/ PI PT-50 EMS/ RV Flex Armor Roof
2015 RAM 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins 3.42/ Garmin 760RV
40 Gal TransferFlow fuel tank/ TST 507
Amateur Radio W5CI 2016 Days Camping 50
2017 Days Camping 77
W5CI is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
truck

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 05:57 PM.