I am speaking from experience with diesel pickups not gas and my dad was a diesel mechanic and he despises Fords and frankly so do I, I have never had any luck with them unfortunately. I love the inside of a Ford very comfy but they usually get crappy milage. The last one I drove only got 12mpg and was toast at 150,000 miles.
I have been very happy with the Dodges. Our current truck is a 2006 3500 not a dually and it has been a champ. It has been a ranch pickup all its life, hardley been on pavement mostly washboard dirt roads, rocks, sagebrush, snow and mud. Spends 4 months of the year locked in 4 wheel drive. And 80% of its life has been pulling a stock trailer. If I am just driving to town with it I can get anywhere from 22-28 mpg, when towing a trailer it seems to average about 18mpg. It has a hard 155,000 miles on it. Never had to do anything to that Cummins. However the brake calipers have had to be replaced and a clutch. But considering the life it has had..that ain't bad! And we have had 4 more previously that outlasted the Fords. But Dodges are a using pickup, the interiors aren't the greatest and the suspension is pretty stiff.
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