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Old 06-11-2013, 12:56 PM
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Thanks guys... good points all that I will take to heart. I was primarily looking at Super Dutys for the following other reasons.

1) I'll likely have upwards of 2,000 lbs in the bed, including a 300 lb motorcycle loader that's 57 inches wide and 103 inches long

2) In addition I want the option of also towing another 1,800 lb trailer with another 1,700lbs of bike sitting in that trailer (3,500lbs total in the pull behind trailer) + the 2,000lbs sitting in the bed

3) I would like the option of the crew cab... but most of those crew cab beds are too small

4) COST... now that you guys have me leaning toward the V10... it appears that I can purchase a V10 for several thousand less than I could a newer F150.

5) I also want it to look good and look like a fairly modern (1998 or newer body style) in the F250 or 2004 or newer in the F150.

I realize now that this isn't just ANY message board I have signed up with. You guys really know your stuff. Hence I have to be much more explicit and much more on the ball around here! Thanks again for your help.
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This thread is interesting to me.
I also went thru the debating game ( 7.3 vs. V-10)

I ended up getting a V-10 dually based on these reasons:

* I have a 2000 lb. slide in camper.
* At the same time I will be pulling a 8K trailer.
* It sits in the driveway 90 + percent of the time (even more in the winter)
* The cost of fixing a worn out 7.3 PS scared me
* V-10's were cheaper and mine only had 138K on it.
* Got it for $ 8,700 in great shape.

Also...I had a bad experience with owning a 7.3 (it was a 1993 IDI non turbo) No power.
So, after months of debate I started looking for a gas truck.
The 3V 5.4 is o.k., but I doubt it would pull everything I listed above.

I wanted an x-cab but this crew cab showed up for the right price. No regrets so far.


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That truck/camper combo looks good! I wonder when color matching the camper to the truck will come into style.
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That truck/camper combo looks good! I wonder when color matching the camper to the truck will come into style.
He could just get a white truck and make it easy.
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Thanks guys... good points all that I will take to heart. I was primarily looking at Super Dutys for the following other reasons.

1) I'll likely have upwards of 2,000 lbs in the bed, including a 300 lb motorcycle loader that's 57 inches wide and 103 inches long

2) In addition I want the option of also towing another 1,800 lb trailer with another 1,700lbs of bike sitting in that trailer (3,500lbs total in the pull behind trailer) + the 2,000lbs sitting in the bed

3) I would like the option of the crew cab... but most of those crew cab beds are too small

4) COST... now that you guys have me leaning toward the V10... it appears that I can purchase a V10 for several thousand less than I could a newer F150.

5) I also want it to look good and look like a fairly modern (1998 or newer body style) in the F250 or 2004 or newer in the F150.

I realize now that this isn't just ANY message board I have signed up with. You guys really know your stuff. Hence I have to be much more explicit and much more on the ball around here! Thanks again for your help.
You got that right. I'm on all sorts of car and truck boards and this is the one where I find great answers and (mostly) well behaved folks. It seems like all the car boards are full of adolescents.

With your payload needs I think an SD is the way to go. They say you can't have too much truck - I agree - to an extent. Sure you could go all the way to a diesel SD but a v10 SD I think would be the sweet spot for you.

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This thread is interesting to me.
I also went thru the debating game ( 7.3 vs. V-10)

I ended up getting a V-10 dually based on these reasons:

* I have a 2000 lb. slide in camper.
* At the same time I will be pulling a 8K trailer.
* It sits in the driveway 90 + percent of the time (even more in the winter)
* The cost of fixing a worn out 7.3 PS scared me
* V-10's were cheaper and mine only had 138K on it.
* Got it for $ 8,700 in great shape.

Also...I had a bad experience with owning a 7.3 (it was a 1993 IDI non turbo) No power.
So, after months of debate I started looking for a gas truck.
The 3V 5.4 is o.k., but I doubt it would pull everything I listed above.

I wanted an x-cab but this crew cab showed up for the right price. No regrets so far.
That is such a great looking combo. I like the V10 dually + truck camper setup. Lots of payload and still plenty of power for carrying the house. And you do that plus pulling an 8k trailer - I bet it does just fine?
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