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Old 08-12-2007, 05:34 PM   #15
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Hi Steve. You'll love the quadcab too. See you in Branson in a few weeks.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:23 PM   #16
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i just got a new 2007 crew cab with a 4.8 ,i treaded my 99 ford f350 deisel on it so i will need a smaller airstream then i wanted , dont even have a hitch on it yet.

note :: i just went to the dealer to get some more keys made ,i did not know they were coded with a chip and at $60.00 they can keep them,
any one know a cheeper way ?????
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:19 PM   #17
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i was thinking of getting a key lock box like they use in commercial buildings. the spare would go in there and the box keys sure are cheaper. unlocking the door? i'd use a hidden switch to trip the power locks.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:33 PM   #18
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. unlocking the door? i'd use a hidden switch to trip the power locks.[/quote]

i never though of that ,on my 99 diesel i had 3 keys at anyone time .
i would have keep it but a rear main oil leak and some elec proublem said it was time to go..
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:11 AM   #19
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Steve,

I'll be real interested in hearing how the 5.3 does towing. I'm considering getting one in an extended cab GMC, but also considering the 3/4 ton with the diesel engine. Just hate to part with that much money if it's not necessary. The 4.7 liter Dodge pickup I'm now driving is just not enough with our 23' if we ever get into the mountains.

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Old 09-27-2007, 07:34 AM   #20
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Steve,

Foy your current rig, I would say that a 5.3 will be plenty. My friend has the diesel 3/4 ton and uses it to haul 17,000 lbs of horses and trailers around in a gooseneck. This engine is powerful enough to drag the heavy little trailer around.

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Old 09-27-2007, 07:49 AM   #21
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On the keys. If you just want to be able to get in the vehicle, not start it, go to a locksmith and get a key without a chip for a few bucks. A good locksmith can also set you up with a key with the chip, probably for less than the dealer.
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