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Old 08-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #11
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I would choose Cummins. I really like the fords but would buy the cummins for my tow truck. I have a 2006 and I love it. When I decide to buy a new one it will be 6 cylinders. I had a 2005 ford powerstroke before the dodge. They were both comparable in power but the dodge tows so much better. Good luck with your choice.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #12
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By the way my wifes cousin tows with a 2011 cummins and it is a beast.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:33 PM   #13
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Let's put it this way. All of the most reliable transport trucks I've driven have had cummins engines. Never heard a big truck having a powerstroke. Btw I own and drive a ford f150
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:29 AM   #14
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As I have said in other threads I have used all of the big 3 to tow heavy trailers (15,000# +). The best that I have had and the most reliable is the ford. I currently have a 2013 cummins 6.7 and it does tow like a beast but the ride quality and the reliability just aren't the same as a ford. For instance my current cummins was in the shop for three weeks getting the def system redone with just 2000 miles on it! Just my two cents but I would never buy for a personal truck anything but ford due to having both the others and they are in the shop constantly. I am not trying to start a battle by any means but just giving my opinion!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:57 AM   #15
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For what it's worth in the Fire/Rescue picture most of our Fire apparatus has a cummins in it, except for an old Detroit or two that will really whoop some *****!!! But then our smaller pickup chassis for grass rigs and rescue squads are on Ford chassis...

As stated... it's going to be up to you to figure which you prefer comfort wise... Never heard anyone talk badly upon any of the diesels except the the 6.0L stroker...
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"My truck's better than your truck" that needs to be a country song.

I've had all three domestics
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Best ride, Chevy
Best built, Ford
Best motor, Dodge or Ram or Cummins (what ever they are called now)
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:27 AM   #17
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"My truck's better than your truck" that needs to be a country song.

I've had all three domestics
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Best ride, Chevy
Best built, Ford
Best motor, Dodge or Ram or Cummins (what ever they are called now)
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I got the 2011 F350 SRW. It had the most towing capacity for that year. Chevy was not an option because they don't have a full sized back seat and u have kids. I had a cummins and although the engine was awesome the "Dodge" part of the truck just keep breaking. Power windows, door handles, interior light, just about every plastic knob or button on the inside just broke after only 200,000 I was done. I bought a ford and could not be happier. Best built truck on the road.

I really wished they would put a cummins in a ford truck and be done with it
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:40 AM   #18
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I got the 2011 F350 SRW. It had the most towing capacity for that year. Chevy was not an option because they don't have a full sized back seat and u have kids. I had a cummins and although the engine was awesome the "Dodge" part of the truck just keep breaking. Power windows, door handles, interior light, just about every plastic knob or button on the inside just broke after only 200,000 I was done. I bought a ford and could not be happier. Best built truck on the road.

I really wished they would put a cummins in a ford truck and be done with it
X2 on that! A ford truck with a cummins now that's a win win
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X2 on that! A ford truck with a cummins now that's a win win
I wish all three used Cummins engines and Allison transmissions (the configuration of most motorhome chassis). Then it would truly be brand preference.

I had the old 7.3 Powerstroke, currently have the 6.7 Cummins. Night and day difference!

Love the power of the Cummins, love the exhaust brake, love the integrated brake controller. This is one sweet towing experience.
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I heard ford purchased cummins a few years ago, but dodge had a contract for the motor until 2016.
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