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Old 08-14-2007, 09:12 PM   #15
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I love it...This beats campfire stories time hands down~!

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Old 08-15-2007, 05:19 AM   #16
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Since about 1999, and up through 2007 as far as I know, the F250 and the single rear wheel F350 have had the same suspension. They both have had "auxiliary" rear springs, which in my case didn't even BEGIN to come into play until I had 2300 pounds of roofing in the bed. And then, only one end was barely touching its stop.

The difference between them is only on 4WD models, where the F250 has 2" blocks between the axle and springs and the F350 has 3.5" blocks and sits higher. Meaning you need more drop in the hitch. The single rear wheel F350 rides no rougher than the F250.

The dually is an entirely different story, and I wouldn't pull our Airstream with one unless I either had an air hitch or always had the 800 pound Harley in the bed, along with other stuff.

You can carry a motorcycle at an angle in a short bed, but I prefer to have the long bed. It also gives you a lot larger fuel tank for increased range.

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Old 08-15-2007, 05:20 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by 53flyingcloud
I love it...This beats campfire stories time hands down~!
So, if a man is alone in the woods, and there is no one to hear him, will his Airstream laugh at him for talking to himself? And if it does, should he tell anybody?
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:31 PM   #18
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Searching for a tow vehicle... and an Airstream

Thanks for mentioning the differance between the F250 and F350 RoadKingMoe. I've been searching for tow vehicles and Airstreams. To be honest, I'm a Toyota man, but I understand they're just not ready for heavy towing yet. My other choice is between the Ford F250/350 crew cab 4x4 diesel and the Forand the Ford Excursion 4x4 diesel. I've heard mixed reviews about the Excursion and recently heard Ford stopped producing them. So now I'm leaning toards the F250 or F350. My concerns are the three dogs. Is it a good idea to have the dogs in the bed area with a cap and ventilation (A/C, Heat) from the cab??

A buddy and I are planning a road trip across country with both our dogs as soon as my house sells in Oregon. I'm looking for a tow vehicle to keep after the trip that gets decent mileage and I understand the diesels do. Plus I miss having a pickup for hauling stuff. It's just too bad I'm having such a hard time finding one with a manual transmission.

As I mentioned, I'm also searching for an Airstream. I'm looking for a '70's or maybe early '80's. I'm still researching the differences in production year although I'd like the side bath with large bed in back and large bed in front. Any suggestions would be great. Chris.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:36 PM   #19
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Cheryl's 2002 post makes me wonder what she ever decided and where she is now. Surely with that enthusiasm she is streaming up a storm, at least I hope she is.

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Old 08-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #20
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Has anyone had any experience with the Ford 7.3L diesel of the late 80s. I would like to match up with my 85 Sovereign.

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