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Old 01-12-2020, 1:38am   #1
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Travel trailers and such. Which is best and why - Ford F-250, Ram 2500, GMC 2500, other?
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7.3 Ford, I've had mine as a daily driver, ski boats. Heavy equipment and it keeps going! I love my truck even being 20 years old
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New or used? Im under the impression the chevys/gmc have the best ride, and dodge the worst. Fords new motors seem to be quite complicated (expensive to maintain/work on). The earlier duramaxes have ridiculous fuel and injector issues. I really dont know much about the newer Fiats, errr Dodge.

Having been a chevy family my whole life,I found the fords controls were just different enough to be annoying. Suggest you go drive all three and see what fits you the best.
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2017 and up F-250/350.


Best options and engine for towing. What size travel trailer and how much weight?
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Budget also?
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2017 and up F-250/350.
Best options and engine for towing. What size travel trailer and how much weight?

Both a workhorse and good all around truck.


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Stew's a baller = money no object.
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Well shit. 2020 F450 Platinum Dually.



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Well shit. 2020 F450 Platinum Dually.
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Excellent advize.

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Old 01-12-2020, 9:17am   #10
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We buy Ford trucks for our business. We use them to pull boats. The company owns Two 650’s and two 350’s. We have found Ford trucks are the best for pulling trailers.
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I was always a ford guy. for my business I was exclusively ford, but one of the guys really wanted a chebbie. I bought two chevy's. from a repair perspective, the chevy trucks have needed more consumable items like brakes. both brands have been good for not needing major repairs until you really stack the miles on and get close or above about 200k miles. my personal preference is ford, I like the interface for connecting my phone and playing music. I also think it has a nicer interior.
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It was awhile ago, about ten years, but I worked as a service writer at a Ford dealership. We had two very good Diesel mechanics there. The both owned Chevy Duramaxes.
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Travel trailers and such. Which is best and why - Ford F-250, Ram 2500, GMC 2500, other?
Cybertruck.

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What size travel trailer and how much weight?
Say somewhere between a 26’ - 29’, 7K - 10K LB

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Budget also?
Used - something within the last 15 years. Budget - $15K - $20K

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LMFAO, I wish. I don’t care if this thing is a beater, just as long as it will pull w/no issues.
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Old 01-12-2020, 2:21pm   #16
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If you up your budget 5 or 6k you can still get a higher mileage 2012 f250.

Just don't want a 2011. First year for the 6.7L
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If you up your budget 5 or 6k you can still get a higher mileage 2012 f250.

Just don't want a 2011. First year for the 6.7L
Lots of issues with 2011s?
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Lots of issues with 2011s?
It was Ford's first year with a in house clean sheet design diesel. Great motor just first year issues are cropping up. HP fuel pump which can be expensive. EGR was another issue. A lot of people delete that though.
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Agree if you don't mind stopping every 100 miles to recharge.

Might make trips long.
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