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Old 10-12-2017, 11:36 PM   #161
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Yep very plainly stated in the manual, Just crossing the t's and dotting all the i's as it were... figure there's a reason...
I started towing almost from day one, just made sure I worked through the gears a bit, varied the rpm's (which it pretty much does on its own with a load behind it), and didn't go too crazy. Towing a 7-9000 lbs trailer is such a light load on these trucks, it's probably better than no load for the break-in period.
I worked for a Cat dealer for 32 years, our customers sure didn't take it easy before blade hit dirt.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:26 AM   #162
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I chugged around town for the first 1,000 miles before towing anything.

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Old 10-13-2017, 09:34 AM   #163
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My 2017 F250 manual says 'at least' 1,000 miles before towing. I had 1,500 on mine before hitching up to our 25'.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:02 PM   #164
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Well, I should have read the manual first instead of taking the dealers input, but several folks working there said same about no break in period needed anymore. I had about 500 miles before I hitched up the UHaul to head for Oregon...not much weight on the back, but still I wish I had read the manual now.

I called the dealer again today and mentioned the manual recommending a 1000K miles break in. The service manager said they do an extensive break in on all the new engines, prior to sending to the dealers. He said they started doing that a few years back to avoid any issues with new owners. He said they have not had any issues at their dealership in past several years with the 6.7. I agree that probably better to error on side of the manual than take dealers word, but hey, I now have 17K miles with no issues so far...we shall see.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:29 PM   #165
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Surely yer safe, between their break in and your 500 ...
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:01 PM   #166
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I would not sweat the break in thing. The idea is to get all the systems "settled in" and not just the engine. Brakes, transmission, rear end, and who knows what else all get sorted out in the first part of the operating period. Does yours take 100 miles to settle in? Maybe. Does any truck really take 1,000 miles? Probably not ....

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Old 10-15-2017, 09:40 AM   #167
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Installed the polished Stainless Steel SUPER DUTY letters on the tailgate. Finished up with bolting the hitch head on the drop down shank. About 100 miles more and I'll hitch up and start the final adjustment for the weight distribution setup.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:10 AM   #168
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Same engine and emissions control issues?
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:23 AM   #169
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I would not sweat the break in thing. The idea is to get all the systems "settled in" and not just the engine. Brakes, transmission, rear end, and who knows what else all get sorted out in the first part of the operating period. Does yours take 100 miles to settle in? Maybe. Does any truck really take 1,000 miles? Probably not ....

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Ford routinely takes trucks right off the assembly line to tow large trailer or show cars. I personally hooked my airstream to my new super duty with only 200 miles on it and then towed for 1800 miles with now issues. You have a 60k mike warranty on the drive train so I wouldn’t worry about it
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Auto correct . I'm not having issues from towing starting day 1. We tow with new trucks all the time from the dealership.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:02 AM   #171
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The issue isn't so much does this or that break immediately when you tow "soon". Obviously it does not. I've never heard of anybody having that sort of problem. The issue is - do you turn a 120,000 mile transmission into a 100,000 mile transmission? Either way, it runs past the warranty "end date".....

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Old 10-21-2017, 12:55 PM   #172
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Uderstand FORD Thread

Under stand this thread was started on FORD Trucks. Was a FORD guy for 40+ years. F250's, big blocks, inline 6, and 4 x 4. Never had a Diesel in one of my trucks. Last new truck I bought was in 1997, had it built as to what I wanted. Eyes wide open in 2016 when the wife and I went looking for a new truck. We planned on this being the last truck we buy. One can only hope. Currently we have 13k on our new diesel truck, 4 door, long bed, hard shell canopy, single rear tires, and 4 x 4. The MPG and grunt are getting better as we put miles on it. We just got back from a 1k trip down the Oregon coast. The 2nd trip this year in our new 2017 30' Classic. 15.7 MPG going down, 14.7 MPG coming back. Some flat driving and ups and downs as well. Approximate weight of truck and trailer loaded, 17,500 lbs. Not towing, normal every day driving we have gotten 22.9 MPG. We also tow other things, 1990 JD 400G dozer, 2014 Kubota Super Series KX 121-3 MINI, B3300SU mid size tractor. So far always above 20 MPG when not towing. We do use a WD anti sway set up, Blue OX on the AS. We did not buy top of the line nor at the bottom. We bought a 2016 RAM Laramie 3500 w/6.7 Cummins. 60K out the door including WA State sales tax and license. Not trying to convert anyone, just stating where we are w/MPG w/our RAM. For us it was and has been the best bang for the buck. We have no complaints to date.

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Old 10-21-2017, 01:02 PM   #173
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I also was a ford man , and have been with dodge since 07... now with a 17 ram doing very good.....
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:39 AM   #174
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Don't you just love these hijackers? While the Cummins engine does have a decent reputation, the rest of the Dodge product just doesn't hold up or compare with a Ford. Why don't you Dodge boys start you own thread so you can pat yourselves on the back?
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I’ll try to bring us back on track. These new Fords sure are purdy. Just picked it up on Friday.
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Don't you just love these hijackers? While the Cummins engine does have a decent reputation, the rest of the Dodge product just doesn't hold up or compare with a Ford. Why don't you Dodge boys start you own thread so you can pat yourselves on the back?
20 year old Fords aren't doing any work any more, what little they could do. I still see 1990s and early 2000s Dodge diesels at work. Heavy trailers. I go all over the country. Haven't seen a 7.3 doing anything remotely hard. Same for the sick-o motors.

Any one who tried a Ford in the oilfield went broke running hotshot. Couldn't give them away. Pretty funny to see obvious illegals driving three year old models. The used price of mine went up so high that depreciation practically disappeared. 220,000 miles and under $500 in repairs in 14 years. 21-mpg annual average last seven years

Too much Blue Koolaid, Pappy. Maybe Ford now has a thing with the Chihuahua under the hood. Otherwise, from 1983 to 2011 they got it right for a 4-5 year period. A lousy track record.

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Old 10-22-2017, 12:33 PM   #177
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Don't you just love these hijackers? While the Cummins engine does have a decent reputation, the rest of the Dodge product just doesn't hold up or compare with a Ford. Why don't you Dodge boys start you own thread so you can pat yourselves on the back?
Hijackers...? Think not. We are all pullers/towers of something. Me I am interested in what others are saying on new trucks, nothing more. Being a FORD owner for over 40 years, I am now a "turn coat"/"Hijacker" due to buying another make? Being prudent when investing the monies we are all investing in these new trucks is wrong if one does not give consideration to what is out there, for me would be silly and foolish on my part. I am not saying one is better than the other, not the point. My granddad, who was a FORD man for as long as I can remember said to me, son if you have done something the same way all your life, does not mean you have done it right, maybe you having been doing it wrong all your life. The beauty of being an American, living in America is our Constitution. We have the right to live where we want, buy what we want, and the last time I looked have an opinion whether others agree or disagree. You like FORDS, I do too, however my money and the RAM was the best bang for the buck for me, nothing more.

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The definition of hijacking a thread has nothing to do with the freedom to buy what ever you want, for constitutional, economic, or whatever reason.

Instead, it refers to a thread specifically about a single brand of truck, and posting about something that is off topic.

There are lots of other threads asking some form of the question "what truck is best" and those are a great place for comparative comments.
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With the new cap and Cargo Slide installed Friday, it sure changed the dynamics of the truck on the ride home from the installers garage. The ride felt smoother and quieter. With just over 1100 miles on the Odometer, we loaded the bed up with camping equipment and tools that we normally take the traveling and did all the measurements prior to installing the hitch. Got the Equalizer all dialed-in and we set out for a leisurely drive. First thing I noticed was that the Gen-Y Weight Distribution Torsion shank really works! We drove over several different types of roads, highway, secondary, and neighborhood. The Gen-Y definitely smoothed out the trailer feed back. Impressed with the F250 power and how the Exhaust Brake worked. We drove about 100 mile. Attached is photo of Gen-Y with Equalizer WD head attached. More to follow as we take a couple more short trips before heading out for a few months journey.
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The definition of hijacking a thread has nothing to do with the freedom to buy what ever you want, for constitutional, economic, or whatever reason.

Instead, it refers to a thread specifically about a single brand of truck, and posting about something that is off topic.

There are lots of other threads asking some form of the question "what truck is best" and those are a great place for comparative comments.
Thank you jcl for setting me straight, greatly appreciated.

To help me better understand. Are there and/or is there specific rules one needs to follow? The good, the bad, and the ugly if one stays w/in the "specific topic"? Yes, no, maybe? Am I permitted to keep my signature? I am just trying to keep from getting slapped down.

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