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Old 11-03-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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New TV - 3/4 Ton Dodge or Ford?

I'm torn between the excellent quality of every Ford I've ever owned and the reputation of the Cummins in the Dodge. I have a couple of friends with the Rams, and they seem pretty happy so far, though both are fairly new. Chevy and GMC are out for me for my own reasons, which I'll keep to myself. I have never owned a diesel before and I would very much like to know real world experiences including mileage, (towing and not), service costs, repairs, options, and general quality.

I really don't want a bunch "mine's better'n yours" BS so if that's all ya got... please save it...

Thanks in advance...
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:07 PM   #2
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I drive the the best diesel. But if I was getting another it would be a dodge
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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Basis for your opinion, or is that all ya got?
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #4
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100k and not one single issue, fatherinlaw has same truck 190k not one single issue, best friend has one also 370k not one issue except tires and drivers seat cushion. Met a guy with 1 million and not a lot of problems, you can look him up on mlive.com
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:25 PM   #5
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I also have 550hp get 22 empty 12.5 towing at max weight
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:32 PM   #6
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Uh... I meant your opinion on the Dodge... Glad you have a great truck, but Chebby's ain't for me... again for my own reasons. Thanks...
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:40 PM   #7
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O..... lots of friends with 5.9 and they are reliable, lots of power, easy to work on, not a lot of issues, I had a 7.3 great truck . Would not buy a Ford diesel after that mess with the 6.0, and they can't seen to build another without changing everything after a few years, 4 displacement changes in how many years???
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:54 PM   #8
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I recommend that you consider a 1 ton SRW over the 3/4 ton in either brand for the extra 1000+ lbs of payload capacity.

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Hi Schrederman,

I understand you are looking for a 3/4 ton TV so this is just a little food for thought.

Seven months ago I bought a 2013 F150 Lariat with the ECO Boost engine. For those unfamiliar with the ECO Boost, it is a V6 Engine with two turbos. The 1/2 ton chassis was near maxed out for tongue weight but I still had a few inches before hitting the stops on the axle. That truck really impressed me, hauling my TT (6,000 lbs dry, 8,000 max load) like a champ for our three and a half month road trip. I towed it from coast to coast and back again (over 13, 000 miles) crossing the Rockies twice. The specs say it has more torque than any 8 cylinder gas engine and sits middle of the pack for horsepower. I initially was looking at a 3/4 ton diesel but with the prices of fuel lately and these specs I went with this engine in a 1/2 ton with a softer ride when not towing. I will use it mainly for a family travel vehicle and will only tow a small percentage of the total miles I put on it.

All I have done to the truck is oil changes and tire rotations. as far as mileage, I was getting 13 MPG towing through the flats and 9 through the mountains with an average speed of 60 Miles per hour. Without the trailer I would get around 26 MPG with the same speed on the highway.

I believe out of the big three, Ford has the best cab on the market. The 8 inch touch screen in the Lariat is gorgeous.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #10
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Okay, I have a 2011 6.7L F-250. I've had one issue with it (knock on wood)...the DEF sending unit. Replaced under warranty. I buy my oil changes through my dealer special of 4 for $194 (that's about $48.00 an oil change...really good for 14 quarts of oil). Fuel filters (2 of them) are a bit on the high side (can't remember the price), and they should be done every 10 - 20K depending on your conditions. Otherwise, I've had no issues.

I get close to 19MPG on my daily driving (relatively short and straight trip to the bus stop and back). I have gotten as high as 23MPG on the highway, though I haven't gotten that in a while. I get between 18 - 21 on my typical highway trips. Towing my 11K 5th wheel, I get between 10.5 and 11.5MPG. I haven't taken a long trip with this one yet.

I have almost 39,000 miles on my truck, and absolutely love the 6.7L with the 6-speed Torqueshift tranny. It pulls my 5th wheel great, and I can stay in cruise and 6th gear almost everywhere I tow. I do have to disengage the cruise in the more hilly areas, but generally it does great. I have no problems recommending the Ford.
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