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Old 09-26-2006, 10:58 PM   #15
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I pull a 25 FT airstream with my F250 V10 and get w/trailer 11mpg and without 13.3mpg.
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Old 09-26-2006, 11:56 PM   #16
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I pull a 25 Safari FB with a F-250 PSD. What a dream! I get 14.4 mpg with the trailer. The fun part is when your pullin a steep grade and you hit the pedal and pick up speed. I don't regret getting the PSD at all. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:35 AM   #17
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:37 AM   #18
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Thanks, Devoman, for starting basic "F-250" message thread…
Should be enough of us F-250 owners to keep this one active.
My 2006 F-250 PSD XLT is 3 weeks old and I love it!
Good comfortable solid ride with power to spare…
You’ll appreciate that when traversing mountains.
Great visibility, especially with the extendable tow mirrors…
I’ve enhanced mine with C-BET’R Mirror System recommended by 2air’...
(See link above)
Retrax retractable cover ordered and will be installed later this week.
Next item to order will be Enkay Rock Tamers (mud/rock flap/guards).
Also looking forward to using the built-in brake controller…
Once we get our new trailer.
Meanwhile with our two dogs in Vari Kennel Carriers on top of the fold down back seats...
We sailed over hill and dale last weekend… and loved it!
Happy Hunting… and Sailing!
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:36 AM   #19
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As far as I know all engines are available in all trim levels. I have an older (96) F350 PSD. I got it last year, it was too good a deal to turn down I have finally gotten the engine broken in and am getting about 16 mpg OTR and 12-13 towing. I have 4.10 gears with the old 4EOD tranny to it is a bit short geared for highway speeds, but I typically cruise at 65 mph. The XL is the work truck plastic interior with minimal options available, the XLT (which I have) is a full cloth interior with more creature comfort, the Lariat is the full leather edition and most of the bells and whistles. The King Ranch is an awesome truck and very comfortable just wonder about the mortage payment on it I love my PSD and the ability to burn bio in it. I have finally found a local station that sells B50 and fill up there every chance I get.

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Old 09-27-2006, 05:21 AM   #20
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Diesels get 0 gas mileage
Did you mean diesels get infinite gas mileage? Sorry for me being confused.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:53 AM   #21
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Ride quality

What about things like airbags and such?Does the truck have a better suspension depending on what level of option you want or are they pretty much all the same?I really think a leveling system is one thing I would jump on as it seems very helpfull in getting things right.
Also what about gear ratio?I have read talk about the different numbers and what is good to have but what is the right ratio.If I am to go camping I will want a comfortable ride on the way there.Also I will be driving around on the beach as I surf a whole lot and highhway driving without the Airstream.I am only asking these questions because I just see a bunch of numbers on the specs.I just want to study up on how it actually works.Thanks all.
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:59 AM   #22
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are you gonna order a truck built to specs or buy from dealer inventory?

i like the xlt or lariat trim...find one with a sunroof and you will be stylin'!

basically the psd versions are all gonna have the same gear ration....3.73

and that works great.

automatic tranny most likely too...

with less powerful engines some towing improvements come from going with 4.1 but the psd doesn't need it for towing airstreams...

springs change a little based on options that increase the truck mass and capacity so the camper shell package and off road package and 4x4 all increase spring rates...
you really don't need to worry about this for your needs...
snow plow package has spring changes too...not much need for this option in your zone...

also living in florida, you might want to consider 2x4. the 4x4 add weight and the front axle is solid...a pretty crude but effective system...and you may never need the 4x4 assist.

i would not add airbags or fiddle with the suspension until after driving and using the truck awhile....
IF the ride is too harsh for your tastes, mor-ryde makes a rubber shackle that softens the ride without affecting towing.

with your trailer a w/d hitch is needed even with the big truck....air bags will not eliminate that need.

go drive some!

i know you like the vw forums....
well the powerstroke has some great truck forums too....
and every imaginable question, option and mod gets discussed on the truck forums...

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Old 09-27-2006, 08:22 AM   #23
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mor-ryde makes a rubber shackle that softens the ride without affecting towing.

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Is anyone running mor-ryde?
I was always curious about their claims...

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i'm not using them yet, but i did ride in a truck just like mine with them...it was nice. also a 1 ton dodge again nicely improved ride.

i'll probably add them next year, when my factory warranty is up. they shouldn't void the warranty but i almost always hold off of mods anyway.

now back to helping devoman get a sd/psd....

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Old 09-27-2006, 10:00 AM   #25
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Truck ride

My PSD is a 4X4 with camper spring package. That means I have heavier front springs. A rear sway bar and overload spring on the back. Without the trailer my street and highway ride is smooth and comfortable. With the trailer its about the same cause you really don't notice the trailer is back there.

When I butt tested the cloth and leather seats I found the cloth had the comfort edge. They were a little wider and just felt better. I also got a crew cab and I gotta tell you with the fold down seats and fold open floor boards they are great! It gives you great secure storage/dog space and the rear seats hold real grown humans with tons of leg room.
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i'm not using them yet, but i did ride in a truck just like mine with them...it was nice. also a 1 ton dodge again nicely improved ride.

i'll probably add them next year, when my factory warranty is up. they shouldn't void the warranty but i almost always hold off of mods anyway.

now back to helping devoman get a sd/psd....

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Interesting...what is the ball-park $ of mor-rydes?
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Diesels get 0 gas mileage
Did you mean diesels get infinite gas mileage? Sorry for me being confused.
Diesels get 0 gas mileage because diesels don't use gas.
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Diesels get 0 gas mileage because diesels don't use gas.
Goin camping, I was thinking since diesels don't use gas you can go as long as the truck runs with diesel fuel and since you calculate MPG by dividing the numbers of miles traveled by the number of gallons used, then it stand to reason that for example 100000miles divided by 0 gallons of gas used= infinity. What is wrong with my thinking? Please advise.
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