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Old 07-28-2016, 07:48 AM
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Thanks guys! I'm not really worried in the least bit as long as my phone has Internet access to this site!! I am excited to get her out and work. I like road trips, must be from all the road trips my parents took me and my brother on as kids.
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Well made the trip without any problems other than I had both tanks drawing fuel even with a new FSV in. Got about 11.5 mpg for the trip. That's pulling 26th 5,500 lb travel trailer. Most of the driving was rural so 55 to 60 mph the entire way. Lots of idling and city driving after we got set up at the campground. Plus I didn't baby it at the stop signs and traffic lights.
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Glad to hear everything went good! Not to mention pretty darn good fuel mileage
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I just completed a 7300 mi rt from california to Lake Champlain in upstate NY. Oil changed before I left. I carried a spare belt and a cps - all fluids changed on a reg basis. Never had a hiccup in the 3 weeks on the road. Make sure you have good tires. Nothing worse than being sidelined by a flat. My 96 cc dually got a lot of looks and interest back east. Made me think about selling- Nah, for about a minute. I avgd. 16.94 mpg at [email protected] rpm. with about 1300 lbs of gear in the bed. Never slowed down going over the Rockies. Head out without any worries. Your OBS will bring you back to enjoy another trip. Now is the time to travel with fuel cost being much lower. The best price I had for fuel was in Missouri at 2.07/gal. Have fun.
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Only hiccup I had on the trip was my new fuel selector valve drew fuel from the front and the rear tank the entire trip. Not sure if a new dash switch will fix that or if the valve just got hung up some how. Oh the other hiccup is that my wife dislikes my truck, "it rides too rough" "it's jerky", "it's too loud". She will just have to shut up because I can't afford a $30,000 truck and for the $8,350 I have in my truck it's damn reliable!
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I just tell my wife I'll buy a new Ford diesel dually for 70K! Then there is silence!
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yes these are bumpy even when loaded up for a trip, speed bumps are fun
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The faster the better lol
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That's true in a boat sometimes Phil. Nail it and it will smooth out, lol.
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I just tell my wife I'll buy a new Ford diesel dually for 70K! Then there is silence!
I must be the anomaly. My wife never says anything except "wow it purrs nice".
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Only hiccup I had on the trip was my new fuel selector valve drew fuel from the front and the rear tank the entire trip. Not sure if a new dash switch will fix that or if the valve just got hung up some how. Oh the other hiccup is that my wife dislikes my truck, "it rides too rough" "it's jerky", "it's too loud". She will just have to shut up because I can't afford a $30,000 truck and for the $8,350 I have in my truck it's damn reliable!
If it's stuck halfway, it's more likely the valve than the switch. Easy enough stuff to test - diagram is here - http://userpages.chorus.net/elephant...nkSelector.pdf .

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I must be the anomaly. My wife never says anything except "wow it purrs nice".
Not the only anomaly; my wife loves both our PSDs. 'Course, technically they're both her trucks. We've taken them on several long trips, btw. 1000 and 5000+ miles total, and we both love how they roll down the Interstate.
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