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Old 01-30-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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Switching trucks for a trip?

We have a week long trip to the Black Hills and Deadwood SD booked for this summer, it will be a about 1500 miles in total. We have a 2013 Passport 3220BH that I tow with my 2004 F150 SC, 6.5ft box, FX4, 5.4L, 3.73 gears. One day talking to my parents my dad offered us his 2002 F350 SC, 8ft box, 4x4, 7.3L PSD, 4.10 gears.

I have no problem using my truck for the trip, but I also think I would be foolish not to use dads F350 since there is no comparison of towing performance between the two trucks.

Am I thinking of this wrong since I am now planning on taking dads truck?
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X2 on dads truck..Lots of big hills out west.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:19 AM   #4
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Take him up on the offer, you will not regret it one bit.
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:25 AM   #5
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Dads truck is the better truck for this trip.


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Old 01-31-2016, 07:53 AM   #6
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I wouldn't use his truck... Because you will want one of your own! LOL

Seriously though I'd borrow the pops truck. If anything it keeps the miles and wear off your ride.

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Just the difference in fuel mileage makes it worth it to use his truck.


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Old 01-31-2016, 07:58 AM   #8
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Yep what Doc73 said.I too see a new truck in your future.

You will never be happy again pulling with any thing less than a truck like Dads.
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Whenever I borrow something I'm always worried I am going to damage it somehow
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:33 AM   #10
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I wouldn't use his truck... Because you will want one of your own! LOL

Seriously though I'd borrow the pops truck. If anything it keeps the miles and wear off your ride.

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That is one thing I am afraid of, by using his truck I will end up wanting a diesel more than I do now. But my parents, who winter in Arizona, are talking about selling their 5th wheel and buying a place out there so that mean that dad really wouldn't have a use for his truck. We have actually talked a little bit about swapping trucks (mine has 65K miles and stored during the winter). There is now way I am going to let dads 7.3L get away since its only got less than 90K miles and is just as spot less as mine (no rust, came from Texas 10yrs ago and winters in AZ since).
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