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Old 10-24-2014, 01:47 PM   #29
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In 2004 I bought a new F250 with the 6.0 diesel. 14 years and 117,000 miles later and I am still towing my 31' Airstream. Been almost coast to coast with it. Hauled lots of mulch, gravel, and dirt as well when not towing.

Had problems with the EGR valve and EGR cooler so I had the EGR delete kit installed several years ago. The wet bath oil cooler started leaking at 100,000 miles, which I understand is the lifespan of that unit. Had to replace the original alternator a few months ago. Seems to be having problems with the factory glow plugs or their wiring harnesses and I will have that checked soon before it gets cold. I plan to drive this truck for another 14 years and maybe longer.

If you find a 6.0 that is still running, chances are its had some of the known problems occur and was likely repaired. If you can find one that has some documentation of what work might have been done over the years, or maybe a one-owner truck and that person is willing to tell all, buy it.


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Old 10-25-2014, 09:17 PM   #30
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I had the 6.0, blew 3 turbos, main seal (twice), head gasket! It was a POS! Now have a 2011 F350 with the 6.7l, it's amazing! Plenty of power and tows the 2012 Eddie Bauer 25' like it's not even there, I have to use cruise control, otherwise I end up significantly over the speed limit!

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Old 11-02-2014, 06:46 PM   #31
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We tow our Airstream with a 2013 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins diesel, 4X4, 6-speed manual transmission. When not towing, the Ram is also ideal for back road or off road exploring away from home base. Mileage is about 14-16 highway when towing, 18-20+ highway when not towing. The manual transmission is not for everyone, but gives great control, particularly with the diesel exhaust brake on long hills. Overall, these Ram 2500s are extremely capable. Highly recommended. - David
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:36 AM   #32
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I ended up getting a great deal (I think) on a 2006 Nissan Titan with tow package. It has a 5.4L V8. It can supposedly tow up to 9400 lb.

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