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Old 02-04-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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Hello all, Can't wait to hook up to our 2006 F250 ext cab Lariet Diesel this spring. Sure hope it pulls our 29 ft Salem 8000 lbs good, our F150 5.4 did well for what it was, but that camper was about to heavy for a f150. We travel NC, Ashville Mts. Truck is stock just hit 100000 ,,been watching all temps and so far they are real good ,,the ect is 185-190,,eot is 190,, transmission 140-150.. I have pic later.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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You'll notice a night and day difference I would think. The torque of a diesel in addition to a couple thousand more pounds will sure make you feel more confident behind the wheel.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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I sure hope so,,That's what guys at work are saying to.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:03 AM   #4
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You will not be able to wipe the smile off your face as you tow through the mountains.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:03 AM   #5
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The only weak link I'm aware of with an 06 diesel is weak head studs and possible EGR failures. Not trying to scare you, just making you aware of what you may not know about your new tow vehicle. You may not ever have an issue with either one, just wanted to make you aware of them since you bought it preowned. You never know how the last owner treated it. 100k is just getting broken in for a diesel though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:06 AM   #6
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You will not be able to wipe the smile off your face as you tow through the mountains.

Yep. I remember when I went from my 1500 GMC to my F250 towing my TT for the first time. I thought I'd forgot the TT at home.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:21 AM   #7
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You will not be able to wipe the smile off your face as you tow through the mountains.
X2! You're not gonna believe how much better the diesel will handle those mountain grades in the Smoky Mountain area.
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X3 towing with a diesel is like night and day, I will never tow with a gasser again!
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I have a F250 2004 with the dreaded 6.0 engine. I tow over 9000 lbs. I went to California and had to go up the grade in Utah between salt lake and park city, that's over 2 miles of if I remember 7%. I put the trans in tow haul and climbed very easily at about 45 miles per hour. Check your records and find out if they had any problems with the head gasket or bolts for the head, not every truck had those issue's. You will love the power that you will have. As far as mileage per gal. I get 11 towing no matter what speed. At 65 miles per hour I'm at 1800 rpm. The engine is not even working hard yet.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:02 AM   #10
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I have a 13k lbs. 5er and with the '05 F-250 6.0, it's the same as "gljurczyk's" milage and speed wise. I did have one of those dreaded 6.0's, but with new head gaskets and a few other "after market" parts, the engine runs like a beast, epecially towing the 5er. I do have friends with the same truck and engine and about the same milage as yours, they haven't had any issues with the 6.0. It's a hit and miss with those 6.0's, you have good ones and bad ones.

You will notice the difference - have fun with the diesel.
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