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Old 08-23-2014, 11:59 AM
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2008 F550 6.4L

I'm looking a purchasing a 2008 f550 6.4L with 102,000 miles. I pull goosenecks all over the united States would this be a smart purchase or should I stay clear??

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Old 08-23-2014, 09:05 PM
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I would opt for something newer if you were going to go cross country as part of a job.

How heavy are the goosenecks? A F550 seems to me like overkill.
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I would be pulling a 40' gooseneck with upwards of 15-16k worth of cargo.

I feel that its a bit excessive as well I was curious if the truck would be worth the purchase.

Thank you for your feed back.
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I easily pull 17400 fiver with an '09 450--why not look for a pickup in a '09 or '10. Granted, the cost will be higher, but might turn out to be a better setup.
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I think up to model year 2010 in F450 is right up your ally.

Other wise even my '13 F350 can pull up to 22,500.
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Thanks for the feed back. I've opted out of the F550 because I think its a bit excessive.

I currently drive a 2013 F350 SRW with a 6.2L Gasser. I do not pull that current weight now as listed above that's why I'm looking for a larger truck and a diesel motor.

I have however been offered a sweet deal on a 2015 F350 dually 6.7L.

Has anyone heard much about the new beefed up 6.7?
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pickuptrucks.com

They did a comparison of the big three.

That should answer a lot for you right there.
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