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Old 08-09-2012, 10:40 AM   #411
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Didn't Ford offer a diesel option in their Excursion line for a few years?
Yes. Pretty sure you could get it the whole time they were making the excursion. I know there were 7.3 and 6.0 models.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #412
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When we did our decision making we could not find an Excursion we were happy with and we love our suburban. They did make Diesel Excursions with the 7.3 and eventually the much maligned 6.0, but the one thing Ford has never had, Allison Transmission with 6 speed tap shift and hill decent control. The trans alone was worth the conversion. Plus with the market on Diesel Excursions, it was cheaper to do the conversion, go figure.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:21 PM   #413
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Good Thread.

We just got everything setup, so here it goes.

2007 Toyota Sienna LE Van, 8 passenger (center row can hold all three car seat/booster seats for the kids)

Curt Class III hitch, Voyager Brake Controller, Air Lift 1000 rear spring airbags

We tow a 2012 Flagstaff 208 MAC camper (1820 lbs with propane/battery).

Camper has AC (her requirement), Electric Lift (my extra ) and LP furnace, so we hope to use it as much as possible throughout the year.

So far, only one camping trip with it last weekend since we picked it up last tuesday, but everything worked great and we are booked for three more trips.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #414
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I wonder why they never offered the dmax in the burb for reasons just like yours. I have seen a lot of those conversions. A very good idea. I bet it works great for you and your family.

As for me I have a 05 Nissan Titan pulling a 2012 sandstorm 203slc. Fully loaded I weigh 6800lbs. My truck does well and it's just me and my wife right now but kids will be in the picture soon and right now I am pushing the limits on my truck. . My next truck will be a dodge with a cummins diesel. But I have to make my truck do the job for at least another year.

Not to get off subject but what is Union Wireless?
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #415
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Not to get off subject but what is Union Wireless?
It's a local cell phone company out of Wyoming. That pic is off my phone snapped from a Internet site where we bought our camper.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #416
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Taken the evening I bought it, about a month ago. Been on 2 camping trips so far.. family loves it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:00 AM   #417
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Don't have anything too recent...

When I learned to drive we were towing a mid '90s Coleman Sequoia. After some stormy seasons a hardsided camper was desired, so we got a '96 Aerolite 26RB that we hauled with a '93 Aerostar (non-extended version). This combo made several trips to Key West.



Later on the folks wanted a nicer unit, so they picked up a ~2000 HR Alumilite 28 towed initially by a '97 F150, and then by a 2001 F350 (best pic I have).



After a while they decided they didn't want to have two vehicles, and the camper wasn't getting used nearly as much so out it went. Then a few years later the itch arrived again. This time they went back to the popup, specifically a Coleman Utah this time. This picture was taken on their first loaded outing after which we installed some Airlift bags to help level out the TV.



When they come by in October I'll grab a shot of their current setup which is a Ridgeline towing a Hi-Lo 17T.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:24 AM   #418
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My 2008 F-250 Harley Davidson Edition with my 2013 Crusader 325RES.
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Nice setup travelinfitter. That combo looks great.
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Thank you. We like it!
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