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Old 04-25-2010, 04:54 PM   #15
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I've been very happy with our 2008 F250 SRW Lariat. Had a couple issues with oil leaks but those were taken care of and had been discussed by many others on the diesel forums. My truck has a little over 42000 miles and its not even broke in yet.
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I agree that the F350 Dually would be far more then we would need for the 27FB and most likely wouldn't be considering it if weren't for it being offered in a trade for another car we own. My main concern is that were safe and have no worries. Right now we have the 2010 Toyota Sequoia w/Propride and have only towed it a couple hundred miles and it worked out fine, so either way, we should be in good shape.

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???, For taking a vacation wouldn't the Sequoia/Propride be quieter, easier to maneuver in a campground, and have a more pleasing ride? Isn't a 350 dually more suited for towing a big, heavy, poor aerodynamic, 5th wheel?
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???, For taking a vacation wouldn't the Sequoia/Propride be quieter, easier to maneuver in a campground, and have a more pleasing ride? Isn't a 350 dually more suited for towing a big, heavy, poor aerodynamic, 5th wheel?
When our F250 is cruising its as quiet inside as my wife's Honda Odyssey minivan. However, when the dual turbos are working on the big climbs its comforting to know that there's some horses up front taking care of the business.
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When our F250 is cruising its as quiet inside as my wife's Honda Odyssey minivan. However, when the dual turbos are working on the big climbs its comforting to know that there's some horses up front taking care of the business.
Good thing the horses were up front and no behind!

Not long ago we were heading home with the trailer in tow and were approaching the Burlington Skyway bridge. As we got close to the grade a 350 Ford pickup (powerstroke diesel) with horse trailer in tow slowly came up on us in the next lane.

By chance we were side by side as we headed up the grade of the bridge. I held our rig at 60MPH as I usually do as the V6 gasser/car pulls our 4,500lb trailer easily up this grade with out much effort.

A little past the half way point, up the grade, the pick up started to spew black smoke, the ckick-i-ty clacking got louder and the pick up started to fall back to a slower speed. Dang those things are noisy! Hummm, maybe it needed a tune up or was just worn out?!?!.
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No way to diagnose the Powerstroke's issue going uphill, but I witnessed my Buddy's 6.0L with 5'er attached do the same uphill struggle going up into NC on I-26, struggling to pull the modest grade, lazy exhaust, coughing and puffing, turns out his EGR/Turbo was clogging up. Dealer serviced under warranty, power back to normal.

We did a power test up a hill here for work with our '07 5.9L Ram with close to 10K behind the hitch, 6 Gun tuner turned up, build boost, then fuel, powered up the rig, accelerated and gained 15 MPH going up the short but unmarked % grade hill we used for a test.

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