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Old 10-27-2006, 10:18 PM   #21
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Michelle,
You will love that PSD! Don't know what it is about a diesel engine... some people hate them.. But, IMHO they are simply misinformed.... my F250 PSD is my first diesel and I just love how it sounds it purrrss like a tiger... especially when crawling up a mountain pass with the TIN CABIN in tow...she just sounds so professional. Post some pics of the new rig... did you get the xlt, lariat... heated seats would be nice in your neck... I must say I'm impressed with the turn around time you and your insurance company have managed.
Good luck, safe travels.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:22 PM   #22
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Michelle,
You will love that PSD! Don't know what it is about a diesel engine... some people hate them.. But, IMHO they are simply misinformed.... my F250 PSD is my first diesel and I just love how it sounds it purrrss like a tiger.
Researchers have determined a cat's purr resonates on the same frequency as an idling diesel engine. The only question is, which one?
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:26 PM   #23
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I steped up to the diesel because the 5.4 gas engine was just not cutting it heading through the passes. Daisy has the 6.0 Trubo Diesel I gave it a run this evening. WOW!
I purchased a 2006 F-250, 4X4, Extended Cab, Long Bed, 6.0L Turbo Diesel, 3.73 Limited Slip rear end, Torgue shift automaic transmission, in Silver.

One of the reasons I believe we came to a quick is I remined them that one; A months rental would be expensive for them, Two; I am staying in a hotel quite a ways from home(expensive). They are paying for both. Three; the body shop where the truck ended up has a good reputation with State Farm. Four; THe owner of the shop was lobbying on my behalf. Five; I was calling them daily. Six; I had my insurance agent lobby on my behalf. They did not stand a chance!
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I have a friend who named thier cat Diesel for that very reason!
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:33 PM   #25
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Researchers have determined a cat's purr resonates on the same frequency as an idling diesel engine. The only question is, which one?

RESEARCHERS...Hmmmmm of the scientific variety I trust..... Is the which one a question of brand or species??.. hmmmmmm....
was it a lion?.. a tiger?.... a bear?.. oh my..
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:40 PM   #26
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I have a friend who named thier cat Diesel for that very reason!
that is a really good name for a cat!!... and I'm not much of a cat person....sorry... haaaachhuuuu....excuse me....love 'em just can't have 'em indoors... cats are cool though after my Dalmatian of course.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:53 PM   #27
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Michelle,

You have an amazing story and I'm so glad you made it through your disaster. I think you will be very happy with your new truck. I have a similar one and love it. Does yours have the Ford tow command system?

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..... Is the which one a question of brand or species??.. hmmmmmm....
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Yes, it is.
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Yes, it is.
Teehhheeee....we'll at least its a diesel
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:56 PM   #30
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Hey Michelle,, now you will know how Ron goes up the mountains,,, i could never keep up,,, very glad you are happy,,, anxious to see the pictures of the matching truck and trailer,,, best,,, donna
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Congrats on the new truck! You'll love the Diesel. The oil changes are a bit more expensive but you do have 15 qts of oil after all. I do run an additive in cold weather. I believe that it helps with cold starts in Michigan winters. I have the older 7.3 PSD the crew cab. Love the room, the power, and the mileage (compared to the gas engines).
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Lets all have a moment of silence for Rebecca. I got the word today from the insurance company (State Farm). They are going to total my truck.

Good thing I had signed the papers for a new one about an hour earlier. Daisy will be joining the family tomorrow. Pictures to follow when I get a working camera.

I managed to pick up the parts for my hitch that were damaged and we got the replacement parts for the tongue latch from AS of Spokane (thank you for your quick service).

Butter Cup should be ready to tow by the end of the day tomorrow.
I expect to leave West Yellowstone early Saturday.
I feel your pain Lost my quad steer this past summer, got me a new TV with out Quad steer. It was tough loss, but one must endure
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It has the tow command. All I really wanted was the towing mirrows. I am not sure how well the tow command will word with the Actibrake system.
SOme say it works great, some say I will have problems. I will find out in about an hour when I hook up the trailer and truck. I am goignto take a slwo speed trip around town and set the gain and check her out.
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This thing has a turbo charged engine. I have no loss of power at 7000 feet!
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Michelle,, told ya,,, am big time happy for you,,, donna
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So, almost two weeks into the new towing adventure, how do you like Daisy?
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It has the tow command. All I really wanted was the towing mirrows. I am not sure how well the tow command will word with the Actibrake system.
SOme say it works great, some say I will have problems. I will find out in about an hour when I hook up the trailer and truck. I am goignto take a slwo speed trip around town and set the gain and check her out.
Michelle - did you get the tow mirrors? If not - I have done 4 sets for me and some friends - takes about an hour to do the first and 20 minutes to do each after that. Little learning curve on where to pull on the molding and inside panel - the rest is easy. If you need I can talk you through it - you can do it yourself - they are available on Ebay for a little less than from FORD.

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The fisrt trip was from West Yellowstone to La Grande, OR with a stop in Boise for the night. One trip to Boise and back without the trailer. The automatic transmission is a big help when towing. Less tired when I arrive at my destination. The rest of the time has been running around LA Grande, OR. Saturday I go to Richland, WA for the bed liner. Back to Boise for the Cap. Then pictures.

I installed the new stereo and backup camera last weekend. This should help hitching up to the trailer tremendously. 1200 miles in two weeks. I like it. I love to hear the turbo spinning up. Something you cannot hear in the planes I fly.
Overall impression. I like it!
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"Lets all have a moment of silence for Rebecca. I got the word today from the insurance company (State Farm). They are going to total my truck."

This is me silent for a moment.

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Michelle, Your photos of your accident were truly bone-chilling, but your rebound is amazing, and your attitude about carrying on is absolutely inspiring and heartwarming. Best of luck to you and your entourage!
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