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Old 08-17-2014, 08:34 PM   #11
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I currently have 157K on the clock, I maintain it meticulously and runs great.

If I were to shop for a used diesel...100K miles or less would be my starting point, unless I knew the person & truck I was buying from.

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Old 08-17-2014, 08:45 PM   #12
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2011 6.7 Cummins, 62,000 miles.

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Old 08-17-2014, 09:05 PM   #13
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I have 108k on my 2011 ram. I "kinda" need a dually(but love my current SRW truck), so I have been looking around. I think under 40k is my mark. I found a 2012 the other day with 9k on it and had to wonder, if someone bought it new and it was just so problematic they sold it quick(it was on a small car lot).....Buying used is a crap shoot in my opinion. Agree with the no lift-no mods.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:16 PM   #14
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Bought our LBZ just over a year ago for no other reason to tow ours, it had 130k on it then, just about 145k on it now, diesel's are made to tow for a long time, 100k is NOTHING on 'em, we love it!
2006 2500HD Duramax CCSB 2WD
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Nights camped in 2014 37

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Old 08-17-2014, 09:20 PM   #15
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Have 52000 on my 2011 F350 6.7 dually. Think it is just starting to get broke in real well. Bought it new just so there would be no issues, and pretty much the case so far.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:03 PM   #16
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218K on my 2006 Dodge Mega cam 2500 - 5.9 cummins.
And plan to go another 200k on this truck!
I've owned 4 ford 7.3 only ran one over 200k, and one ford 6.0.
My ford 6.0 was in excursion but I got rid of it before it broke but took a beating on it (nobody wants a ford 6.0). Although I know several diesel guys that swear once you get it bulletproofed (new gaskets with stronger head bolts - and delete the EGR while your in there) and they say it is a great motor. But who wants to do all that!

My 7.3 motors were great but fat chance finding one of these with less than 100k on it.

After all this I crossed over to cummins, and I will never look back - I plan to put another 200k on this 5.9. it has never given me the first issue - I change the oil every 5K and fuel filter every 30K. Pulls great and is flat out the best diesel out there on fuel economy!

I know you said you want a ford - I said the same thing but after not being able to find another 7.3 with low mileage I tried the dodge.

I recommend finding a 03 to 07 5.9 with 100k or less.
Empty I get 20mpg all day long at 75mph. I pull a 8000lb camper once it is loaded, and if I stay around 65 on flat ground I can get 14-15 mpg. Non of my previous diesels ever got that good mpg.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:07 PM   #17
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You can get a new F250, supercab 4x4 lariat for 47500 brand new! That's with the 6.7 diesel!

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Old 08-18-2014, 05:53 AM   #18
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be surprised what you can get new if you go for middle of the line option package. Skip the leather, sunroof, etc. I paid 47,000 last year for a crew cab long bed 4x4 diesel 1 ton.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:06 AM   #19
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60,000 miles on our 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax (not broke in yet) pulling a 9,000 pound 5th wheel.

Phila PA to Goshen IN and return; 11.2 MPG average

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Old 08-18-2014, 06:09 AM   #20
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