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Good morning and Happy Fathers Day!

Why not a 6.2 Jim?
 
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Good morning Oregon crew of truckers!

Evan, Looks like you had a great time yesterday!

Chris, I think going to an Aquarium with a child make it more exciting!

Jim, I love my 6.7L, It has worked real well and have only had one sensor go bad. It handles the new Camper like a dream!

Happy Fathers day to all the Dad's
 
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Good morning Charlie, Jim, Evan, Tim and those to follow.
Happy Father's Day to the dad's out there.

Jim having problems with the 7.3?
 
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To be or not to be, that is the question! 6.0, 6.4, 6.7 diesel engine in a super duty and used 6.7's all look like they require half ownership in Fort Knox.
Depends what your looking for.

A 6.0 that has been gone through is a good deal. If it hasn't, plan on spending about 5 k

6.4 was a stepping stone, some are good, most not so much. Not a bad diesel, but nothing special. early ones look for another one.....
6.7, first year same thing. after that, go for it.

6.2 gasser is a good motor too, just a little thirsty with a load.

If you can get a 6.8 v10 gasser after 06 go for it. I love mine.

I would also look for a low miles 02 7.3... just sayin......
 
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Originally Posted by Brown Falcon View Post
Good morning and Happy Fathers Day!

Why not a 6.2 Jim?
Fuel economy and power with a 4000 to 4,300 pounds of camper on board pulling 5900 to 6200 lbs of boat. While it may not last, regular gas here is 18 cents a gallon higher than diesel.
Besides, I'm a farm/ranch kid. I just love the smell of diesel in the morning.


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Jim, I love my 6.7L, It has worked real well and have only had one sensor go bad. It handles the new Camper like a dream!

Happy Fathers day to all the Dad's
That would be my preference Tim, but trying to find one we can afford right now with an 8' bed (pref. DRW) is a challenge. Even the SRW's are outside of our comfort zone.

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Jim having problems with the 7.3?
Nope, not at all, Chris! If we do get an ADDITIONAL pickup it will not be a replacement to the 96. We've seen a number of 7.3 F350 SRW & DRW in the 99-2002 range that are affordable, and really great lookers, but offer no really great advantage to what we have now except for a few hundred pounds of payload capacity and the camper would sit on those the same way it sits on my 96.
The newer campers aren't really any longer being built with our older trucks in mind and that's the main reason I was kind of looking toward the later model (2005+) 6.0 to 6.7's. Not necessarily for the engines, but for the newer body designs that the newer campers are built for. So, we are really in an exploratory "do we really want to do that phase of the search".

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Depends what your looking for.

A 6.0 that has been gone through is a good deal. If it hasn't, plan on spending about 5 k

6.4 was a stepping stone, some are good, most not so much. Not a bad diesel, but nothing special. early ones look for another one.....
6.7, first year same thing. after that, go for it.

6.2 gasser is a good motor too, just a little thirsty with a load.

If you can get a 6.8 v10 gasser after 06 go for it. I love mine.

I would also look for a low miles 02 7.3...… just sayin......
I was kind of giving the V10 some thought Charlie, but I talked with a fellow up at Wallowa Lake that was camped next to us. He said he loves his V 10, but is only getting around 6 (camper and towing) to 8 mph (camper only straight and level terrain) under load when he is lucky with a tail wind. When we compared weights on our campers, he was 1300 lbs lighter than we are. He says it does about 12 mph with light or no load and he does use it as his daily driver. I believe he said his was an 08.
But, I really do not know enough about them and I don't know if his MPH is a problem with his rig or the norm for all of them. I was thinking if it was a 6.0 it would have to be at least a 2005/2006 or later, but I'm not sure exactly of the cut year on when they improved or if they all needed that 5 to 6 K bullet proofing. I've seen the adds saying they have been "bullet proofed" and then list different parts they had upgraded. The lists never seem to match. 6.4's bother me to the point I'm almost afraid to look at one and really have some homework to do on that engine.
One of the things I need to find out is exactly what year they changed the dimensions and made the box deeper. They dropped the front jounces on the camper by several inches to get a proper match for my 96. They were mounted where the two visible hex heads are.




One of the goals would be to lower the camper's exposure to wind resistance. On the new campers, they are being built with a higher box to fit the newer pickups. A lot of people with older designed campers, but the newer / new styles of pickups, are having to put some type of spacer in the bottom of the pickup bed to get the older campers to clear the rails and the top of the cab. And yes, the increased payload is a consideration as well.

The resulting design changes in campers have now put so much clearance on the cab of the older pickups that it reminds me of driving the horse truck with the big flat wind catching headboard on it. While I can now get an RV full brush with handle on the cab and the underside of the camper with the camper mounted on the pickup (making cleaning easier), the trip coming home with the headwind from Deadman Pass (Cabbage Hill) to Boardman and then down the Columbia Gorge made me think it would be beneficial to find an affordable used Super Duty that would lower the front of the campers exposure to wind. Coming down that grade on Deadman's Pass (Cabbage Hill) that is over 6%, the wind was so bad that when I took my foot off the pedal, we actually slowed to between 40 & 45 MPH. I'll have to admit it certainly eased any fears of overheating brakes.

At any rate, it would have to take a pretty good - fantastic deal for us to jump on anything right now. With a number of other things, including a court trial going on in the 10 days between now leaving for Diamond Lake, there just isn't much time to get side tracked. Otherwise we'd jump in the car and head to Idaho to look at an F450....

Late lunch is over. Have to get back outside and get some things finished up. Warden says she's taking me to dinner tonight.


Our Lance 880 that was burned in the Arson Fire.

Lance 880 tight tolerances to the roof.


Our new Lance 1062 with the new higher design for the newer full size pickups


New Camper has nearly 9" between Cab and bottom of the cab over.
 
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I like my 6.0 and the 05 crew cab is spacious and comfortable. That said, mine came with $15k in receipts of work done to it by the PO. And I’ve done some additional work to it, and still have an oil leak.
 
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Good evening Oregon and everyone everywhere else. Warden took me out to dinner in Dalles tonight. Washington Street Steakhouse and Pub lived up to its great reputation.
 
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Good evening Oregon and Visiting Ford Fans'.
I like the 2016 F-550 with 6.7 I drive for work more then of power to get in trouble and averages about 12 miles to the gallon and that's a truck empty weights 12000lb with a gross of 18000.
 
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Good evening Oregon and Visiting Ford Fans'.
I like the 2016 F-550 with 6.7 I drive for work more then of power to get in trouble and averages about 12 miles to the gallon and that's a truck empty weights 12000lb with a gross of 18000.
550 is a little big, but I certainly wouldn't turn down a 450. Local Ford dealership had a 2017 4X4 F350 long box 4X4 DRW 6.7 Diesel with 58,000 miles on the odometer. Had most all bells and whistles including towing package. They only wanted $48,000 for it.
All I did was pointed at it when we drove by and now I'm not so certain that it won't be the next century before the warden allows me to even look at the check book, let alone touch and play with it again. I'm also pretty sure the lump will be on the back of my head for at least a week!
 
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550 is a little big, but I certainly wouldn't turn down a 450. Local Ford dealership had a 2017 4X4 F350 long box 4X4 DRW 6.7 Diesel with 58,000 miles on the odometer. Had most all bells and whistles including towing package. They only wanted $48,000 for it.
All I did was pointed at it when we drove by and now I'm not so certain that it won't be the next century before the warden allows me to even look at the check book, let alone touch and play with it again. I'm also pretty sure the lump will be on the back of my head for at least a week!
I don't know with the weight in the bed and behind your rig the F-550 would be safer in the mountains.
When I got the new company truck the window sticker was a little North of $50,000 and that's before the box and lift gate. I doubt they paid sticker price.
 
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Good morning Oregon and everyone everywhere else. Have to make a trip into Salem around 10 this morning. Appt. over there at 11:30 'sharp'.
 
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Good morning Andy, Jim and those to follow.
Back to the grind.
 
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550 is a little big, but I certainly wouldn't turn down a 450. Local Ford dealership had a 2017 4X4 F350 long box 4X4 DRW 6.7 Diesel with 58,000 miles on the odometer. Had most all bells and whistles including towing package. They only wanted $48,000 for it.
All I did was pointed at it when we drove by and now I'm not so certain that it won't be the next century before the warden allows me to even look at the check book, let alone touch and play with it again. I'm also pretty sure the lump will be on the back of my head for at least a week!
The trick is Jim, to make the warden think buying a another truck is her idea!
 

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