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Old 03-08-2015, 06:02 PM   #29
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What sort of hitch receiver on the B?
FYI, I installed a class IV Curt receiver hitch on my 1996 Bronco. Very well made.
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:26 PM   #30
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Get a 2003 or later Ford Expedition. Its a much better tow vehicle than the Bronco with similar utility. Get the 5.4 engine, plenty powerful.
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:33 PM   #31
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Scott,
You have one of the best TVs for the money and the 7.3 is one of the least expensive to maintain. Didn't notice how many miles on it but with good maintenance that engine would be good for several hundred thousand miles. If the rest of the truck is good, and engine sound, fix it BUT get a couple of estimates and do your homework. My 96 Powerstroke 7.3 is just getting into a good stride with the 03 classic and mileage is good towing or empty. Filters are cheap maintenance and so is running good fuel with a quality additive. Have a good diesel mechanic look the truck over and give you options. Powerstroke Nation is also good advice. Let us know how it goes. There are a lot of us 7.3 fans out here and they are getting harder to buy because of their long term reliability and ease of repair. If yours would be for sale...lots of legitimate buyers. Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:00 PM   #32
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Hi, Scott. We've been having a good time offering our 2-cents here in your thread! What's the latest with your PowerStroke? ( I hope you're fixing it!! )
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:26 PM   #33
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Me too! A 7.3 PS is a terrible thing to waste.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:40 AM   #34
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I took a quick look on ebay new injectors were $127 and a set of cups are $54 or for $359 get a cup set with removal tool and o rings ,I don't believe all would be bad,
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:09 AM   #35
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My first rv was a 22 foot Hi Low and an 89 full size Bronco. It towed o.k. and should do O.k. with your light weight vintage Airstream. The Bronco is a F-150 with a car body.
The Bronco was not a reliable car. Its 351 engine was problematic. I had problems with fluid leaks, power windows, water pumps, the list goes on.
I was glad to see it go at 80k miles in 2004. It is hard to see how reliability will have improved with 11 years of use under its belt. It is probably in the great auto parts yard in the sky along with most of its kin.
I would fix your power stroke, it will be cheaper in the long run.
I have a question for you. We have a 1987 Sovereign 25 footer that has a towing weight of 6020 lbs. If you conceder that a light weight classic trailer, than what do you conceder a heavy weight classic trailer?
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Update on the original question as to whether to sell my F-250 or fix it, I found a mechanic that worked for only $60 an hour (as opposed to $200 which seems the norm) and he replaced the injectors and cups for $2300.00, so I am keeping the Ford. Expensive work, and I am still wondering if I should find a gas powered TV, but there is nothing like the F-250 powerstroke in every condition.
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That's good news. Those 7.3 pstrokes are good trucks. I have a '95 F250 but it's gas.
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Good news Scott. Guess you have a keeper! (And a new mechanic)
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I'm soooooo glad to hear that you saved your PowerStroke! I think we steered you in the right direction! (How about some pictures?!)

I bet that every time you hook on to that Airstream with that PowerStroke, you'll be glad you kept it.
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Ya done good! Now, just have fun! and run some cleaner once in a while..
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