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Old 06-28-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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My new TV (Tow Vehicle)

I couldn't resist....

I could make all the excuses of why I "needed" one. I could have gone into the space I needed, the smoother ride...

I couldn't help myself on watching the new 08 Super duties and all new trucks in general take a nosedive in price. Employee pricing drove the surplus inventory on the lots way down, which then in turn drove the used market even further...It boiled down to I wanted one, and the market is good right now...

So good for me.... Now is the time to buy if you can find the right vehicle and buy right (end of the month also helps too).

Lookie at what I got now.... the Excursion will be detailed and going up for sale shortly....

A used 2008 (Job 3) Ford Super Duty F250 King Ranch. 4500 miles, 1 owner. Got her for over 20K off the original sticker, 10K better than the current employee pricing. What a deal. Even the trailer hitch has has never been used - no tell tail wear or scrapes in the reciever box - still virgin.

Cosmo will be the lucky trailer to break her in....

I must say - I thought I wasn't gonna like the King Ranch leather - but so soft... I like it now!!

Can't wait to tow Cosmo with her, but I gotta order a different Hensley shank first....

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Old 06-28-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Bambi_Bandit View Post
I couldn't resist....

You're making me cry!!!! Congrats! But then I couldn't wait a year to get a deal like this.

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Old 06-28-2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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Beautiful!! congratulations!! I too joined you in taking advantage of end of month pricing. It will work out well for any o us in need o a new TV.
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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Great looking truck. Any Airstream would be thrilled to follow that truck down the road. Have many great Airstream adventures and safe travels.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new ride. I know you will love that truck. We have an 01 F350 Crew/SW /Longbed 7.3 liter. I know its alot of truck but you will never regret your purchase. The fuel mileage will not be at its best till the engine is broken in around 60k miles. Watch were you buy fuel, fuel only at high volume stations,such as truckstops. We purchase ours at 5500 miles,it Was a FORD MOTOR buy back.LEMON ! What I found was WATER,in the fuel seperator,not even the dealer caught it.I have 45 yrs experience with diesels, trust me, Regular service and changing oil at at no more than 10K miles and Fuel filters at the same time and air filters every 25 to 30 k this engine will last 500k miles.
Best of Luck to U
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:24 PM   #6
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That's a good lookin' ride. Post some pics when you have my namesake attached.

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Old 06-28-2008, 08:25 PM   #7
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You da Man!!

Now thats a real Texas Truck. Nice going! ( Ya got me looking.)
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:33 PM   #8
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Beautiful! You shouldn't have any trouble pulling with that one! Nothing like a new TV to make an AS smile!

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Old 06-28-2008, 10:19 PM   #9
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You are going to love the mirrors! Congrats!
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:29 PM   #10
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Thank You

Hi, Kevin. Great deal, nice truck, and Thank you for posting a Happy Story. Enjoy towing your trailer with your new tow vehicle.

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Old 06-28-2008, 11:44 PM   #11
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Bambi Bandit- Congratulations! Fuel prices aside, I still love my F250 SuperDuty truck!

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Old 06-29-2008, 12:30 AM   #12
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good find bandit!

given the 09s are gonna be delayed some, buying a barely used 08 is a good move.

now let the accessorizin' begin

while i don't care for the color of the kr leather, it is REALLY SOFT and smells great!

and without the long bed or dual rear wheels, it is still sort of a compact car in texas...

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:19 AM   #13
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Congratulations! I took advantage of the same deals on the same day. It's funny because I was at the dealership at the beginning of June and they let me walk away from a 2005 King Ranch. This time they wouldn't let me leave on a 2005 Lariat. They claim they lost $2,700 on the deal.

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Old 06-29-2008, 06:24 AM   #14
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I was perusing Ford's "build your own" part of their site the other day. I ticked off all the stuff I wanted, the color I wanted, accessories, etc. For a gas engine, manual transmission F250 standard cab, long bed, the total was around $30,000. I then clicked the "find one locally" link, and found an extended-cab, diesel, automatic, with almost everything I had checked off (wrong color), for $21,000.
They truly are trying to give them away right now, and if you are in a position to get one (I'm not, yet), you can steal one without having to use a gun...

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