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Old 02-15-2018, 08:53 PM   #21
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Heard a joke.........I heard it as "Ford" but you can add any of the 3.

"Heard they are now giving away a dog with every new Ford truck purchase. That's so you have a companion with you for the walk home".

And........just for the record, I drive whichever brand has the most 1968 models still on the road actively driving.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:15 PM   #22
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Took 5 TTs and 3 TVs to realize you have to plan 2+ TTs ahead, or have a lot of cash. Planned ahead bought enough F150 HT/HP for last 3; 1 34ft TT tow and 2 30ft ultralight 5rs. Still thinking ahead, next will be F350, 3/4 ton F250 and the like don't cut it with 15,000 and pin 2,500 plus, just my feelings.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:25 PM   #23
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I heard this the other day and it made me chuckle.

80% of all Fords built since 2000 are still on the road.
The other 20% made it to their destination.
That same line is used for Harleys and any other brand you want to rank on!
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:36 PM   #24
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Here's my $.02. Had Fords, Bronco included (300k mi), Chevy (lost cam @ 88k mi) and small Tundra (overheated pulling too much trailer), no Dodges/Rams though looked at them. Currently F-350 6.0 Diesel dually 50k mi (turbo issues) and tundra (no problems at 60k mi now, but short on tow needs). Loved them all, except when on the side of the road (Ahaha). Next rig will be Chevy 3500 Duramax, Allison dually, IF, "I" have enough left in the tank. I hate myself for saying this but Tundra has been the most reliable.
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:50 PM   #25
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I've always said that if Toyota ever decided to make a big boy truck, I'd go buy one right away.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:03 PM   #26
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I currently have a 30' Sandpiper, probably around 7500lbs, we too anticipated buying a larger 5er, which we have and will be picking up later this month.

I purchased a 2017 Ram 3500 DRW so not to be limited on our options for a new 5er. There is something to to be said for these new trucks, now I'm a Dodge guy but I have friends with big boy Chevys and Fords. These modern trucks are night and day different when it comes to towing. My old rig was a 03 Ram 2500. My new truck with the Puck system hitch mount, tow/haul mode, built in trailer brake controller, exhaust brake, and so much power make towing a much more pleasant experience.

I will update how it tows my new CC Silverback, I will be towing it from Ohio to Washington.
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:33 PM   #27
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Love our 2015 Silverado 3500 LTZ, Z71, SRW. Just finished a 1400 mile trip, not a bit of trouble. 128,000 miles and the only problem was the DPF plugged at 110,000 miles. Regular oil changes and on 4th set of tires, get about 35 to 45K out of tires.
Beauty of the Duramax is just set the cruise, turn on the exhaust brake and hangon!
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On my Silverado 3500 I set the cruise control, the tow/haul on, turn the exhaust brake on and turn the headlights on and drive
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love my 3500 HD DRW Duramax
only regret was not upgrading to one sooner that i did
get about 12 MPG towing added an 45 gallon aux tank
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Update: Setup the Equalizer with the new truck and towed with it. The only slight movement I feel now is due to the tires on the TT. Next set of Carlisles will be an upgraded load range. I can't say enough about the difference in towing, so easy and relaxed. Anyone buying or upgrading a truck, go bigger!
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:28 PM   #31
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Heard a joke.........I heard it as "Ford" but you can add any of the 3.

"Heard they are now giving away a dog with every new Ford truck purchase. That's so you have a companion with you for the walk home".

And........just for the record, I drive whichever brand has the most 1968 models still on the road actively driving.
And the Canadian truck joke, insert whatever brand you want:

The Canadian Fords are now getting a heated tailgate, so you don't freeze your hands when you have to push it.
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