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Old 06-06-2007, 11:56 PM   #15
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Opps! Have to get my lingo right, it is the Crew Cab!

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Old 06-07-2007, 12:10 AM   #16
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Thanks for everyone's feedback! Terry to answer you question it is a crewcab, need something to haul the kids. Decided to stick with the 07 F-250 Super Duty Extend Cab Long Bed as 4 wheelers are a quite a few years down the road, drove it home this afternoon, can't wait to try it out! Thanks again

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Old 06-07-2007, 10:40 PM   #17
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The longer the wheel base of the truck the easier it is to back up a trailer. The longer a wheel base of a truck the more stable it is. The longer wheel base trucks haul more stuff. Longer wheel base trucks track better in the wind.....duallys are a plus...if you ever tow with a daully long bed...its hard to tow with anything else.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:36 PM   #18
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Have a question re. towing. We just sold our 1994 190 B van (too small) and are looking at a trailer. We have a 2002 Ford Superduty 4x4 diesel 7.3 Auto with the 4000 ft turning radius. We previously towed a Titanium 32ex 37 fifth wheel with it and found it a bit scary as it wouldn't stop. Turns out the factory increased the size of the brakes the next year to fix that problem. Sold it too. Now we are considering a 25 to 30 ft AS ( older vintage) and wanted to get some feedback on how they would tow with our truck. Our fifth wheel was great to tow as far as crosswinds, trucks passing as it did not sway. It would be nice to not have to fight it for 6000 miles as we travel in the fall and winter to go south from Minnesota to Oklahoma and then to Florida and then to New England to stay with the kids and back to MN in late March. We don't camp much in it except while on the road. Or given our circumstances what would might be a better choice. The reason we don't hotel it is because we have a cat who likes to travel and won't board as he won't eat.(spoiled rotten feline!!!). Plus, my wife likes to have her own facilities.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:06 PM   #19
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Haoleman, We just sold our 2000 30ft. 5th wheel. didn't have any problem stopping. But just as we got back home from Florida this spirng the rear end went out, it had 411 gears and that was good for towing the 5th wheel but I found one with 355 gears and put it in. Went to pick the Argosy up out of winter storage about 100 miles away and it towes it great. Glad I went to a higher gear.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:52 PM   #20
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I have an 06 F-250, previously and 04 F-250. I towed my 06 31 ft Classic with both. My only problem was the setup of the WD/Sway control hitch. Once it was setup properly the sway reduced significantly. I have the reese dual cam system.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:49 AM   #21
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We have a '06 F250 Lariat crew cab short bed diesel. Tows the 30' Classic like a dream (equilizer hitch). Used to have a 2000 F250 V10 (gas) and while it towed our previous 22' International effortlessly, we could really tell that it wasn't happy towing the Classic...

We are very pleased with the diesel F250 & the turbo makes all the difference in the world. Haven't been to the mountains yet, but traveling through the hill country here (these ain't berms, either...), you can hardly tell it's behind you. Easy to maneuver around town and a godsend while we remodeled our house. Back seat area is very large - can pack a 6-piece set of drums in cases with all hardware/cymbals easily and still have room for a couple of guitars. Mileage while towing has been 13.5 mpg. thus far, with less than 12K miles on it. Also, love the 'built-in' brake controller - way to go Ford!
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I have been looking at the 2008 F250/350's (crew cab), and part of the interest for me in the long bed was that it had a larger fuel tank. As an Excursion owner with a standard 45 gallon tank, I am spoiled.

However, yesterday I came upon a company (RDS Manufacturing in Perry, GA) that makes auxiliary fuel tanks. Now, I am sure there are other companies - I just happened to come across this one at Northern Tool.

Anyway, the ability to add an auxiliary fuel tank/tool box for me takes away the interest in the long bed. For my interests, I will probably focus more on an F350 crew cab/short bed, which would make it easier to park than a crew cab/long bed - the mother ship. If I never had to park anywhere, I might go with the long bed, but that is not the case.

By the way - the new 2008 F250/350 diesel is really an awesome machine - quiet, powerful, extendable/foldable mirrors - oooh baby.
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I went for the long bed..... with a cap. An extra fuel tank is not an option.
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I have an 01 F250 Crew Cab Short bed with the 7.3 Diesel. Has no problems towing our 34' Classic but parking is sometimes a problem. I still can't understand when I park out in the hinterlands as the supermarket that I almost always have 1-2 people parked next to me when I come out. Must be a "herd" thing.

I have been looking at extra tanks for the bed of my truck and assumed that it was not an option due to having a cap on the bed. However, I have found a couple that allow you to drill a hole in the side of the cap to mount a filler cap/tube to the extra tank. Unfortunately, it won't work on my cap as the windows go all the way to the front of the cap.

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I have been looking at the 2008 F250/350's (crew cab), and part of the interest for me in the long bed was that it had a larger fuel tank. As an Excursion owner with a standard 45 gallon tank, I am spoiled.
Rob -- are you getting rid of the Excursion? We love ours, though we've had some of the 6.0 engine problems. Have 38k miles on it now and have done Ford ESP to 7 yrs/100 mis. Hope we can get 200k out of this baby -- especially since we don't really want a pickup and there are no good SUV options now that will handle our heavy 1200 lb. hitch weight and with diesel pulling oomph!


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I still can't understand when I park out in the hinterlands as the supermarket that I almost always have 1-2 people parked next to me when I come out. Must be a "herd" thing.
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No kidding - usually close enough it makes it difficult to open the door! Have often wondered that myself... Used to think they were waiting around for me so they could mess with me that way. Kim said that was being paranoid... doesn't mean they weren't though.
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Rob -- are you getting rid of the Excursion? We love ours, though we've had some of the 6.0 engine problems. Have 38k miles on it now and have done Ford ESP to 7 yrs/100 mis. Hope we can get 200k out of this baby -- especially since we don't really want a pickup and there are no good SUV options now that will handle our heavy 1200 lb. hitch weight and with diesel pulling oomph!


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We love our Excursion Limited 6L diesel; almost no problems, 85K miles. We typically carry bikes, firewood, kayaks etc. Getting our toys up on the roof of a 4x4 Excursion - with roof rack, is no prize. Really thinking a truck may make more sense - we no longer need the third row seat - hence the look at the F350. Still may hang onto the Excursion, though - not committed to change.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:31 PM   #28
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Jaxon,

I hadn't thought that there might be a vast "blank (left or right - you choose) conspiracy" to mess with us because of the size of our tow vehicles.

A couple of my favorite paranoia quotes -

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't really after you."

"I realize that I'm paranoid - the question is whether I am paranoid enough!"

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