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Old 08-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #85
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However, not every dealership has a truly qualified diesel mechanic on staff. There is a lot of concern associated with having your vehicle be the learning test bed.

Been there and done that with both aircraft and vehicles. The damage done by incompetence can be worse than the problem they were supposed to fix.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:01 AM   #86
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Thanks to everyone for their input. What I have found thru my search is that whatever a person is driving at the time is the best on the market...as it should be. I know that Ford has had enormous problems with the 6.0 but have found very little on the web for the new 6.7 in owner reviews. Just wondering if Ford did get it right finally. Thanks again. Must make decision soon.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:23 PM   #87
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What I have found thru my search is that whatever a person is driving at the time is the best on the market...as it should be.
You figured it out.

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Old 08-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #88
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Been there and done that with both aircraft and vehicles. The damage done by incompetence can be worse than the problem they were supposed to fix.
Yes, especially on new mechanics or old mechanics on new machinery.
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My 2012 F350 6.7 has 20,000 miles on it currently with no issues.Nothing
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That was the case back then and a huge pain for dealers and a big inconvenience for customers. Unless it was a special case and the district rep had to approve it prior. But it's No longer an issue since gm filed bankruptcy and dumped Saturn and Pontiac. Any gm dealer should be able to do warranty work. As far as I know the only exception is when you get into the medium duty topkicks anything 4500 and bigger
Hopefully that has changed by now. As late as last year, my father needed warranty work on his 2008 GMC and the local Chevy dealer refused to touch it unless he paid for it out of pocket. They referred him to the closest GMC dealer 45 minutes away.
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Hopefully that has changed by now. As late as last year, my father needed warranty work on his 2008 GMC and the local Chevy dealer refused to touch it unless he paid for it out of pocket. They referred him to the closest GMC dealer 45 minutes away.
Ummm, that's a franchise issue, carefully guarded by state franchise laws.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #92
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Took my Acura in to the Santa Fe Honda dealer for an oil change. They told me to go to Albuquerque to the Acura dealer. Acura is the upscale Honda. They also have the VW dealership and do the same thing with Audi owners and the Audi dealer is also in Albuquerque.

This is not a policy that would cause me to ever purchase a vehicle from that dealership. I was talking about an oil change, not warranty work.
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Took my Acura in to the Santa Fe Honda dealer for an oil change. They told me to go to Albuquerque to the Acura dealer. Acura is the upscale Honda. They also have the VW dealership and do the same thing with Audi owners and the Audi dealer is also in Albuquerque.

This is not a policy that would cause me to ever purchase a vehicle from that dealership. I was talking about an oil change, not warranty work.
Now, that is odd.....for customer pay maintenance work...I'd understand if it was CP repair work on say an engine that doesn't cross divisions. Like you wouldn't expect a Cadillac dealer to be trained to repair a Corvette engine or transmission....but an oil change?????
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The Duramax 2500 is never too much vehicle, especially when crossing over the Great Divide. We've towed with several and believe them to be the ultimate towing machine for the heavier Airstreams. The torque makes all the difference in the world and if you're comfy with the expense, go for it. You won't be dissapointed.
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My concern is not heavy duty towing power. Calif Andy and Canada Andrew on this forum, who have years of experience fixing broken Airstreams, repeatedly suggest the suspension is too stiff for the Airstream. My Airstream owner's manual also cautions about selecting a tow vehicle with too stiff suspension.

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Well, again thanks for the input from everyone. We made a decision and it was not what I expected to happen. I purchased a 2013 Ford F250 Lariat and am pretty satisfied (and yes I did purchase the extended warranty just in case :-). It check off many of the boxes we were looking for and after 30 years of GM products we wanted to look at something different for the next 10 years. As for as concerns about too much suspension, possibly that might be an issue with a 1 ton but I would think that the 3/4 ton is compatible with the 30 foot Classic Limited. I have seen many 3/4 ton Ford, GMC, and a few Dodge trucks pulling these trailers. Only time will tell how it goes. Thanks again to everyone.
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Congrats Patrick on your new TV.
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One more question if I may. To all those Ford F250 6.7 owners, how long before you start seeing better gas mileage. To date, it's not much different than my 6.0 GMC Sierra. 13 mpg in town and 15 mpg on the highway. I realize I only have 600 miles on it but was wondering when things might pick up. Thanks again for all your input and help.
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