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Old 01-26-2014, 10:42 PM   #15
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Picking up my ford 350 1 ton on Monday then make a camper decision trucks aren't cheap my first house was cheaper oh no showing my age

MSRP on our 2012 was more than 3 times more than our 1st house.

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Old 01-27-2014, 10:18 AM   #16
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In purchasing a new truck the GVWR is very portNt to me. The 2012 F 350 DRW was 13,300 lbs, GM was 200 lbs less, the Dodge was 1,200 lbs less. The Dodge 1 Ton DRW only carried 200 lbs more than my 2008 F350 SRW . Fords new 6.7 is made by Ford, not Navistar or International. Ford also sells more F series trucks than the others combined .
Drive thru any campsite, Ford will outnumber any other brand.
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Without a Cummins it's just another truck with a bad engine
"Opinions are like . . . " . . . well, you know.
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120,000 miles none of the above. My last truck a 2000 2500, now 280,000 none of the above. Ford bought lots of Cummins stock so they could get the good engine, didn't work, Dodge had a lock. Dodge introduced the first, crew cab, the first club cab, the first quad cab, the first real diesel in a passenger truck and now the first diesel in a 1/2 ton, buy the first and best or buy the trying catch up. I'm not a Dodge fan there are just no alternatives.
I don't know why people (news media included) keep claiming Dodge is the first one with a diesel in a 1/2 ton. GM did it over 30 years ago. Then they stopped about 15 years ago. Maybe I'll build a truck and claim to be the first manufacturer to ever put a carburated engine in a truck. That hasn't been done in about 25 years so I guess that would make me first!
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KD4UPL,
Here in CA, building a truck or any vehicle, an individual has to contend with the city & county ordinances where they live, CA DMV, CA Air Resources Board, and CA EPA.
Whatever you decide to build good luck with it and happy motoring.
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