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Old 03-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #31
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Agree with most post. Go have fun, deal with problems when they arise. Also to, enterprise car rental has a commercial division where you can rent 3/4 diesels and larger. I have had to do it a few times. Only problem is, is that they are not everywhere and they are not highly advertised. I found them by accident. The regular enterprise can be of help to find one. Yes you can tow with these vehicles as well and they are set up for it. Not for a fiver but a tt.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:32 PM   #32
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I really think you're worried about nothing. I just Googled "F150 Transmission problems" and not 1 link on the first page addressed the year trucks you posted. I had a 2006 F150 and never had any issues. Drink a cold one, take 10 deep breathes and everything will be fine
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:59 AM   #33
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I had the same thoughts as we are leaving Connecticut for Disney on Tuesday pulling our Wildcat 32qbbs. DW asked me last night "what if" and my response was "the title's for the truck and 5ver are already in the truck". I backed that up with, under no certain terms am I going to let our daughter miss WDW, she agreed
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:06 AM   #34
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:20 PM   #35
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I have just recently discovered much to my anger that the 2003 thru 2006 V-8 Ford F-150 transmissions are known for going KABOOM with no notice what's so ever My research has shown me that they usally go around the 87,000 mile mark. Well you guessed it I have 87,525 miles on my F-150. We are planning a 940 mile each way trip to Disney in August. Here is my question?

What happens if it takes a crap half way to Disney. I would be strapped with a 7 year old girl who has been looking forward to going her whole life and that would SUCK
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I made it all the way to Disney and back home without any problems. The old Ford pulled like a dream and I even went all the way with a golf cart in the back (extra 600 lbs). My fuel bill was $645 for the whole trip, 1880 miles round trip. I averaged about 10 mpg which is normal for TT pulling from what I have read.

And as a side note if you ever go to Fort Wliderness camping you really should think about taking a golf cart or renting one, it made our time there so much more relaxing
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #36
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glad to hear it went well. We just made a 1300 mi trip to fort wilderness, got back just over a week ago. Our ford PSD wasn't so happy. She made it down as happy as could be. Began acting up during the week. Made it home but with the truck acting up and not sure if we were gonna make it.... but at least we had made it to disney!!! Truck is going into shop soon for diagnosis. not sure what is wrong, just know the engine isn't right.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #37
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140,000 on my son's 2005. No issues; of any kind.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #38
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Well I tow with a Chevy/GMC.....All the same.....broke down in VA In 2000 when we stop for the first time for gas after leaving home, It was our first trip far away from home and only our 3rd trip ever camping we where headed to Disney World, to make a long story short we where back on the road and enjoyed our vacation......Just FYI we have AAA the RV package they will tow the tow vehical and camper up to 100 miles the standed AAA plan will only tow you 3 miles and anything over that is extra.....No RV.
You are wrong on that I broke down twice with AAA Plus RV and they wouldn't tow me bc my truck broke down.If you read the find print it only covers your Rv when you have trouble with the trailer. I have prove of that. All you have to do read where it. it said it will tow your trailer when it has mec. problems. not your towing vec..they will tow your truck but not the trailer.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #39
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Back to the roadside assistance. I have Good Sam and have the platinum coverage. I got it because it was way better than AAA for an RV'er. I have not had to use it but they will tow both your TV and TT unlimited miles to the nearest service center. If a repair to your TV will take more than a day to fix Good Sam will move your trailer to the nearest CG for example. It works with all your vehicles. There are a lot of benefits. Here is their information site...

Compare RV Roadside Assistance Plans | Good Sam
i agree triple AAA sucks when you want your tv towed but they are great when you have a standard break down
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:41 PM   #40
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If you are scared of a Ford tranny...Don't ever buy a Dodge....I'd have a Ford any day.
I've put over 800K on the clock of Fords and never lost a tranny....

My 2006 F-150 has 280K and I've changed the tranny fluid ever 50K...she purs like a kitten. Sold a 2008 F-350 with over 150K and no issues.

Brother has a F-150 with over 300K and never had tranny issues...
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