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Old 04-01-2005, 12:10 PM   #1
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We're considering towing a 26' boat. Wt. with trailer=9500#. We'll need a slide in camper. The ones we like are monsters ~ 4500 # wet and 11.5' floor length. We would appreciate help with truck selection. Ford has a 'new' 7.1L diesel in the 450 line with a 6 spd. manual. Can a 150 lb. person push in the clutch on this beast? We'll welcome help on both slide ins and the truck. Thanks! Jon and Zelda
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We're considering towing a 26' boat. Wt. with trailer=9500#. We'll need a slide in camper. The ones we like are monsters ~ 4500 # wet and 11.5' floor length. We would appreciate help with truck selection. Ford has a 'new' 7.1L diesel in the 450 line with a 6 spd. manual. Can a 150 lb. person push in the clutch on this beast? We'll welcome help on both slide ins and the truck. Thanks! Jon and Zelda
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I didn't know that Ford had a 7.1 diesel available. I thought they were still staying with the 6.0 for another year or two, although they are releasing the 2006 specs right now so maybe the options have expanded. I sure would like to know more about that. The F350 (shares the same manual and auto tranny as F450 I believe) I drive now is an auto because I was driving thru LosAngeles county twice a week for a while, but before that my truck was a shaker and it was easy enough to shift. It wasn't the quality of shifting that got to me, it was the quantity.
I see you have posted this in the slide-in area as well. Hopefully you will get some great ideas there.
I also hope you didn't just post this thread to make me envious. I'll get over it.
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YES..... to the can a 150# person push in the clutch.... These are nothing like the "GOOD-OLE Days" of Strong clutch=Stronger Person to push the Peddel.
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A new 7.1L??? As with any new or first year, I'd be very cautious.

We looked the 6 spd manuals and my wife had problems at 5'-5". It was not the weight of the clutch, but when she god the seay close enough to the dash, her knees we hitting loweredge of the dash, even with adjustable pedals. So we have a much shifter istead.

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The F450 has a 6.0L, just like the F250, F350, and F550. Ford does not have a 7.1L engine, gas or diesel.
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