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Old 01-24-2011, 06:40 PM   #71
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Go back to 2Airs' "command" . . . .
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #72
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I have 10,600 miles and no hiccups or issues here.

There is a guy on Ford Truck enthusists that has over 50,000 miles and not a problem



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You will have to be patient Shane,,,, the 6.0 powerjoke engine didnt develop its probs until 60k or 70k miles.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:49 PM   #73
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Oh ,...well I do IDLE a lot. It's part of my business. The 96 hours of idle time and I purchased my truck around the first of September. But business has been a little slow.

So on that rational 96 hours equals almost 20 hours a month of idle time....if thats what that means. Unless the 96 hours of idle time is INCLUDED in the total engine hours.

IDK.


Probably a way to find out.

At 30 mph in a metro area one would have almost NO idle time of consequence. Nationwide, metro traffic moves (on all non-limited access roads) at an average of 15 mph. So, 30 would be very, very good (unless you are running I-20 all day long, back & forth.)

96+365 = 461, or, 23.3 average mph.

You'd have to tell us which actually better fits. I wouldn't be surprised to see the latter mph number for an in-town (in metro area) work vehicle.
Were it me I'd like to bump it up bit, but my business use of the truck is simply some deductible miles each year, not the fancier depreciation model my father would have used for his full-time use in business.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:51 PM   #74
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You will have to be patient Shane,,,, the 6.0 powerjoke engine didnt develop its probs until 60k or 70k miles.
Yeah, I've already seen one report of a new Ford downed for over a week due to a fuel pump problem (they finally pulled one off a new truck at the dealership).


So Shane, how many gallons used over that 10,700-miles?
The worse it is the sooner we can chalk it up to 96-hours of "idle time" (and being new, a Ford, etc ).

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Yeah, I've already seen one report of a new Ford downed for over a week due to a fuel pump problem (they finally pulled one off a new truck at the dealership).


So Shane, how many gallons used over that 10,700-miles?
The worse it is the sooner we can chalk it up to 96-hours of "idle time" (and being new, a Ford, etc ).

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Thats twice you asked me that...My truck doesn't show...I just went to store and tried to look it up...I just don't know,..honestly.

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Yeah, I've already seen one report of a new Ford downed for over a week due to a fuel pump problem (they finally pulled one off a new truck at the dealership).


So Shane, how many gallons used over that 10,700-miles?
The worse it is the sooner we can chalk it up to 96-hours of "idle time" (and being new, a Ford, etc ).

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Ford makes fuel pumps?.....

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You will have to be patient Shane,,,, the 6.0 powerjoke engine didnt develop its probs until 60k or 70k miles.
Whew,... at least I will have 50,000 miles of no worries....

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Thats twice you asked me that...My truck doesn't show...I just went to store and tried to look it up...I just don't know,..honestly.

You mean you've walked the plank with [14] different Ford truck threads . . and won't be able to back up the blather!!??

We love ya, Shane, but since this is Ford's third time out of the gate with another newly designed diesel engine in just ten years (versus 23 years of Cummins in Dodge), methinks cryin' wolf about the wonderfulness of it all ain't enough without fuel receipts.

Without the ribbing, your desire to show the products (Airstream & Ford) in all lights are of interest to the rest of us (some of us), so your fuel use -- however it is broken out -- is also useful. TV's are never cheap.

Some of us don't buy new, so an owner (hopefully, several or more) who've been reporting on towing Airstream trailers with a particular spec truck, has performed a fine service, IMO. The data set is incomplete without numbers: scale receipts and hitch rigging numbers, fuel use numbers, cpm, etc.

For me, projecting costs is a big part of ownership of TV and TT. Your help is always welcomed as I make further comparisons (and the reason I read this thread -- and others like it -- to begin with). I assume the next trailer will be a 30-34 footer needing a fair sized truck . . but life has a way of throwing curves at my plans. I could be in a 23' being pulled by a V6 gasser next year.

Thanks for any trouble you go to in the future on this request.

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Thats twice you asked me that...My truck doesn't show...I just went to store and tried to look it up...I just don't know,..honestly.

You mean you've walked the plank with [14] different Ford truck threads . . and won't be able to back up the blather!!??

We love ya, Shane, but since this is Ford's third time out of the gate with another newly designed diesel engine in just ten years (versus 23 years of Cummins in Dodge), methinks cryin' wolf about the wonderfulness of it all ain't enough without fuel receipts.

Without the ribbing, your desire to show the products (Airstream & Ford) in all lights are of interest to the rest of us (some of us), so your fuel use -- however it is broken out -- is also useful. TV's are never cheap.

Some of us don't buy new, so an owner (hopefully, several or more) who've been reporting on towing Airstream trailers with a particular spec truck, has performed a fine service, IMO. The data set is incomplete without numbers: scale receipts and hitch rigging numbers, fuel use numbers, cpm, etc.

For me, projecting costs is a big part of ownership of TV and TT. Your help is always welcomed as I make further comparisons (and the reason I read this thread -- and others like it -- to begin with). I assume the next trailer will be a 30-34 footer needing a fair sized truck . . but life has a way of throwing curves at my plans. I could be in a 23' being pulled by a V6 gasser next year.

Thanks for any trouble you go to in the future on this request.

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I really don't worry too much about mpg....

The old saying is...If you have to ask then, well you can't afford it applies to me,I believe. Now if I had a 10 truck crew, I can understand the calcualtions. BUt no matter what... I'm going where I wanna go and work where i have to.

Hope this helps,..since i'm not towing as of late my "LIE o METER" on my truck says 16.8,...which is mostly city driving.

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Ford makes fuel pumps?.....

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Probably made in mexico like the motor.
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BTW,,,Ford Left International for a reason and remanufactured this NEW diesel so it will be done right....and dodge is GOING to have to change/redesign it's engine along with gm,...just to keep up with the power upgrades.

Eventhough I had 198,000 miles on my 7.3 and 80,000 on my 6.0 which was pure bliss on both.

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I really don't worry too much about mpg....

The old saying is...If you have to ask then, well you can't afford it applies to me,I believe. Now if I had a 10 truck crew, I can understand the calcualtions. BUt no matter what... I'm going where I wanna go and work where i have to.

Surprised your CPA doesn't want fuel receipts to maximize tax advantage. Ours does. So if you change your mind . . . .

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I have a blank check for up to 70k....

I troll the Internet & Rags for all the info I can comb...

No brainer, I'll gamble on Fords new tranny & engine vice an outdated Cummings & a great GMC Denali - for me going with a US spec engine & tranny fully warranted for 100,000+ miles bump-bump and in my opinion, better looking, riding, and technology based tow platform then the others has won me over....

I fly planes and race cars, know lots of engineers in both fields, they all support the SD Ford Trucks....

Sounds Good To Me...

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Surprised your CPA doesn't want fuel receipts to maximize tax advantage. Ours does. So if you change your mind . . . .

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Just mileage numbers,..no fuel receipts.

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