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Old 02-09-2013, 08:17 AM   #11
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Your profile avatar doesn't show a fiver, so I didn't think it was that heavy.
It sounds like the right truck for you!
Post pics when you get it!!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:29 AM   #12
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Why such a big truck? Do you need a 4X4?
Your trailer isn't a fifth-wheel, so do you need a pickup if it's basically a dedicated TV?
The V-10 is a beast, but when someone uses the word "decent" and power in the same sentence, I read it as power that is "nothing to write home about", which I have heard from other V-10 owners, including my old neighbor in the US.
I don't NEED this big of a truck but I am tired of playing the weight game and would like to have a truck bed to put firewood and bikes in. Looking at the drivetrain on paper it has less horsepower but a little more torque than our Sequoia. Of course it weighs a lot more as well but payload capacity is what I'm after at this point. I do value 4wd as it get used fairly often off road and in the hills.
I have a test drive planned for today so we'll see how it goes!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:39 AM   #13
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2003 Ford F250 Crew Cab 4x4 7.3 deisel

I have a 2003 Ford F250 CrewCab 4x4 deisel 7.3 with approx 230,000 mi. I am on my second 5th wheeler 0ne 32ft and now 33ft. I did have to replace the trans. at approx 160,000. Other than that it keeps on towing.

When I was younger growing up I told myself, I would never buy a deisel. As I got older and thinking about buying a trailer. I was researching on what tow vehicle to buy, at that time it was buy deisel. So I bought a deisel. I dont think I will ever turn back to gas, on a tow vehicle

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:24 AM   #14
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I "stole" the rainbow pic. That's gorgeous! Your truck is what I was thinking would be suitable, but I'm not a 5th-wheel expert.
Trucks like these would be outright funny in Korea! I could run over anything i wanted!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:30 AM   #15
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The V-10 is a beast, but when someone uses the word "decent" and power in the same sentence, I read it as power that is "nothing to write home about", which I have heard from other V-10 owners, including my old neighbor in the US.
I referred to the V10 power as decent for towing as the torque of 457 ft/lb at 3200 is better than V8's that tend to have a lower peak torque at a higher rpm. But compare that to a diesel with 650+ ft/lb of torque at 1600 rpm...

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:35 AM   #16
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Not to start a deisel vs gas war but you should be more than happy with the V10.
You will have lots of play should the next bigger rig syndrome take hold.
We have our V10 2009 Ford F250 almost exclusively for towing the 5th wheel. Sure mileage is worse than the deisel but also $10,000 cheaper to buy, plus no stink from refueling, cheaper per gallon and easier to obtain fuel. Have heard some horror stories by folks looking to get deisel fuel in remote areas. Hence the added tanks on board.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #17
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You guys all make me jealous! Not like I'd need a big truck here. The furthest I can go is to Busan, which is ~400 km, or 250 miles!

Has everyone seen this? Dodge Ram Long Hauler.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
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I have a 2003 Ford F250 CrewCab 4x4 deisel 7.3 with approx 230,000 mi. I am on my second 5th wheeler 0ne 32ft and now 33ft. I did have to replace the trans. at approx 160,000. Other than that it keeps on towing.

When I was younger growing up I told myself, I would never buy a deisel. As I got older and thinking about buying a trailer. I was researching on what tow vehicle to buy, at that time it was buy deisel. So I bought a deisel. I dont think I will ever turn back to gas, on a tow vehicle

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this second pic is looks like an amazing place to camp!! I have owned 3 ford diesels 7.3's and still own 2. my current tow rig is a 99 f350 dually 7.3 diesel 6 speed manual only has 80k miles on it and my other is a 95 250 7.3 auto. the one before was a 5 speed and I don't want another auto if it that e40d or 4r100 auto just not enough gears for me. once you pull with the diesel you won't go back. i would stay away from the 6.0 diesel and if you go 6.4 then check around and delete those problems which is pretty easy to do. I have a good friend with the v10 and he likes it all around but pulling through the mountains in colorado he wasn't impressed compared to the diesel.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:01 PM   #19
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7.3 is a great engine.
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7.3 is a great engine.
!!!!!! yep and the 6.4 once cleaned up and properly done. well if you get it with less than 30k miles on it and delete the problems that is imo. but the 7.3 is old reliable.
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