Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-25-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
1975 Argosy 24
Germantown , Tennessee
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 116
Dually out of the question?

Yes, still on the hunt.

How about Ford 350 dually 7.3 diesel? Excellent price and right by my house.

Aside from the extra width, anyone have experience with gas mileage?

Eaglemate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
Commercial Member
Airslide's Avatar

2014 23' FB International
1959 24' Tradewind
Santa Rosa , California
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,704
Images: 50
Send a message via Yahoo to Airslide
What year? I had a 94 7.3 IDIT with an automatic and gear vendors overdrive. The mileage was about 12. The 95 and later powerstroke did better. The dually is going to ride a bit rougher as the suspension is set up for heavy loads. You could go with the airsafe hitch to isolate the rough ride from the trailer if your worried about that. You cant go wrong with the reliability of the 7.3!


2014 Intl 23' FB
1959 Tradewind 24'
2011 Dodge Dually Crew
Airslide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
deauxrite's Avatar
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Full Timers just passing through , Arizona for a couple of weeks and then on to Utah!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 325
I had a 95 with the Power Stroke. Strongest truck I have ever had. It did ride a lot like a buckboard though. As I recall, 12-13 mpg was about the average for ours.
Living life on the Road
deauxrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
Rivet Master
2010 27' FB Classic
N/A , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,609
Ford makes a nice truck but all depends on year and options. The diesel is the beginning of it having the right stuff and the 7.3L has many good reviews. The dually makes a good stable tow vehicle. The AirSafe hitch makes it a nice ride for the trailer and truck. It's a good combo!
"Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction"
-Old West Proverb-
Bluto is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.