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    08-01-2013, 05:23 PM
  #11
Yearling
We have a Ford F350 '99 V10 Dually with over 250,000 miles and I would trust it to get me from VA to CA with no problems. The only problems we have ever had with this truck is regular maintaince because of the amount of miles. We have never had any problems pulling. We get about 10 miles to the gallon unloaded and about 14 miles to the gallon loaded down. I wouldnt trade this truck for the world.
     
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    08-01-2013, 07:08 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Yeh people got good service out of that engine. Only negative I ever heard was fuel, but that was comparing it to pre particle filter and EGR diesels. Emmissions are killing diesel fuel mileage.
I went online to the build a ford. F350 4X 4 with gas engine is 36000 built like I want. Diesel adds at least 10 k or more to the price. Even with less mileage I will probably make up the difference in reduced maint costs. And still have 10 k left over. Waiting on 2014 specs for the engine. See if they boot horsepower. Any one want to buy a dodge diesel ?
     
    08-01-2013, 07:27 PM
  #13
Yearling
My husband wants a dodge diesel actually.
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    08-01-2013, 07:32 PM
  #14
Yearling
Ibwould rather eat fuel cost any day than to not have a trustworthy truck.
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    08-01-2013, 09:42 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Well I have an 06 quad cab SRW 2500, GN installed. All stock CTD. 95k miles. Tranny pan leaks I just ordered a new one, new ball joints, tie rods, brakes calipers rotors. Aftermarket stereo system. $21,000 that's KBB trade in. Good news I am in VA.
     
    08-03-2013, 10:10 AM
  #16
Green Broke
Other than a diesel being heavier on the front end, all this stuff wears out on a gas burner too......might be more frequent on a dodge as the front suspension seems to be the weak link, but Fords wear them out too.

Brakes are expendable.....I'm doing tie rod ends this month, did ball joints and brakes in January....almost $3000 in parts and labor. DW loves driving the big truck, and I've been trying to convince her to save it for the trailering.....

No doubt a diesel is more expensive to maintain.....17 quarts of oil for an oil change versus 5 on a gas engine.....etc

Personally, for what I do with my truck, pulling horses....I still prefer a diesel.
     
    08-03-2013, 01:54 PM
  #17
Green Broke
If I am pulling less than 9k, don't see the added expense worth it.
     

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