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Old 04-24-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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2008 F350 6.4 Turbo Diesel

Hello:

We're looking at a 2008 Ford F350 Super Crew, 6.4 Turbo Diesel, Lariat, Dually, Auxillary Gas Tank, 5th wheel set-up (don't need) has everything else other then Navigation. It's super clean with 40000 on the clock. Just curious if anyone has a comp tow vehicle to share their experiences.
Towing a 2010 27FB Classic.

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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the 350 DRW is a bit much for the 27 but obviously will work.

unless u really WANT DRW, keep looking there are a LOT of srw 350s or 250 trucks out there.

my 05 250 crewcab lariat diesel has worked great dragging a 34.

and with ~80k miles is priced at 23-25k$ at the soon to happen trade.

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:29 PM   #3
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I am one of those “lurkers” on Airforums who regularly monitors but rarely contributes. When the subject of tow vehicles and hitches comes up, you can be virtually assured of a very lively and spirited debate.

I do have a similar setup with a 2008 F-250 Super Crew, 6.4 Turbo diesel Lariat (King Ranch), Torqshift and towing a 2007 31’ Classic Limited. Speaking from personal experience, I am very pleased with the F-250 as a tow vehicle and my daily driver. IMHO, the F-250 is an outstanding TV with a good balance of performance, power, handling, control and looks. In combination with the Airstream, it is a very impressive rig indeed.

Don’t worry too much about the lack of a navigation system . I have it and it is OK but nothing to brag about. Actually, I rely on a more functional Garmin nuvi.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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We tow a 27ft FB Intl with our 6.4L 2008 F250 King Ranch, actually with an auxilliary fuel tank. Perfecto.

The newer (diesel) engines don't get the fuel mileage as some of the earlier versions, and the aux fuel tank is really nice - particularly if you are towing out west.

Sounds like a perfect solution to me - love ours!
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You can pull your house around with the F350.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:08 PM   #6
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is some1 pulling legs here?

according to these posts u already have a gmc...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...guy-61291.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...-tv-61987.html

AND a new sequoia...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...tml#post821635

and only just recently KNOCKED towing with a big truck...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...tml#post838357

something ODD here?

i dunno...

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Old 04-24-2010, 02:35 PM   #7
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Nothing ODD here at all other then you monitoring forum members threads, don't you think?

Not that we need to explain, but for your sake, I'll provide a condensed and easy to follow response.

We had the Yukon SLT for a short time and ended up trading it for the 2010 Toyota Sequoia Platinum. Needed the extra towing capacity when we decided to go with the 2010 27FB Classic.

I have a 2004 C5 Corvette with 4100 original hundred miles, which I obviously rarely drive, so I put a couple notices out that I was looking to sell or possibly trade and along came the 2008 F350 Lariat. We're considering making that our primary TV for long halls and using the Toyota for our shorter trips.

Are we all good now?

Have a great day!

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is some1 pulling legs here?

according to these posts u already have a gmc...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...guy-61291.html

AND a new sequoia...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...tml#post821635

and only just recently KNOCKED towing with a big truck...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...tml#post838357

something ODD here?

i dunno...

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Old 04-24-2010, 02:50 PM   #8
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pain is temporary and chicks DIG scars...

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to the op...

you've asked about 5-6 different vehicles and they've ALL been reported as adequate for a new 27...

except perhaps the toy' that was ultimately purchased.

the 6 wheel truck is adequate for towing 2 twentyseven footers.

there are only a handful of issues related to living with a drw truck and there are good threads on these issues...

since RECALL is a bother, i'll leaving finding those references 2u.
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primary bonus for a streamer choosing a drw truck is the massive payload.

so if the plan is to haul a coupla' harleys or a boat or garden tractor WHILE towing, 6 wheel trucks rule.

OR if the a/s is only temporary and one expects to eventually tow a 4 slide 5er, again the drw truck is essential.
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the question really becomes has the new 27 been TOWED with anything and how was that experience?

i don't recall posts on actually towing yet and what if any issues are present.

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To the OP. We've hauled our 25 ft'er all over the place. Up and down mountain ranges, across the desert. On and off road with our F250.

The truck has a lot more power than we've ever needed.

I think you can save yourself the cost of two extra tires and give yourself a smoother ride with a 250.
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My TV is a Dodge Ram 3500 w/straight 6 cummins turbo diesel. 15.8 mpg pulling 21' globetrotter. Noisy but very efficient.
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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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To the OP. We've hauled our 25 ft'er all over the place. Up and down mountain ranges, across the desert. On and off road with our F250.

The truck has a lot more power than we've ever needed.

I think you can save yourself the cost of two extra tires and give yourself a smoother ride with a 250.
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Thanks for the info, it's appreciated.

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My TV is a Dodge Ram 3500 w/straight 6 cummins turbo diesel. 15.8 mpg pulling 21' globetrotter. Noisy but very efficient.
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Ask the service manager at your Ford dealership about the SOP that Ford uses for repairing these engines, they remove the cab. Makes an easy way to get at the engine, but it doesn't seem very friendly to me. That is one tight engine compartment.
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