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Old 05-11-2005, 10:58 AM   #29
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As you can see by my 'sig', I might be drivin' and pullin' the old man of this outfit. If you see me beside the road broke down, be sure and stop to give me a ride to the parts store. I picked up this truck 3 yrs ago for $1000.00 and have been throwing new parts at it ever since. Last year,we picked up this 5er for $5000.00 it was in mint/like new condition(divorce, hurry before he gets home , sale). Included a trick 16K Reese multi-pivot/sliding hitch. I hope y'all don't snub us poor(retired) folk . Oly1

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Old 05-11-2005, 01:38 PM   #30
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how many miles were on your truck when you got it? and other then the 'new parts trick' that your truck has learned, how's it run?

On the other hand, you live in a beautiful stretch of country. The neighborhood between Rosarito on down to Punta San Tomas have changed a lot the past few decades, but is a wonderful place.

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Old 05-11-2005, 03:23 PM   #31
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97 Dodge 2500 4X4 CUMMINS What else is there?
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:16 PM   #32
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Howdy, Yes, this is a pretty area, and yes it has changed a lot in the 7 years we've lived here. But, we have a 9 yr old son and we need to get him back to the US and into a real school. He has a few learning probs and even the private school we had him in couldn't help. So, we're trying to sell our house here and move to Oklahoma/Texas. I think we can afford to live there on our Disability incomes. The trucks odometer had 55k and your guess is as good as mine on 'actual miles' PO swapped out the original 6.9/T-19? and put in a 91 7.3 diesel and E4OD piece of **** and did it badly. It has been a nightmare trying to get it all working together. I'm BajaGringo over on that diesel forum down in the "not a PowerStroke" basement. Thanks for letting me ramble. Oly1
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Old 05-13-2005, 09:21 AM   #33
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04 Dodge 3500 CTD HO, auto, dually, 4WD, long bed, etc. All factory stock at this point. We had a 01 Dodge CTD, when the 04's came out we started to really watch who was outpulling who on the hills. Part of this watching was the fact that we are planning to make the upgrade to a 5th in the next couple of years, and wanted to be ready to go. Did not take very long to figure out the torque curve on the Cummins was very long and strong. So now we own one! And we very rarely get passed by anyone else towing (unless of course they are over the speed limit, LOL). I have mildly been looking at Banks Power equipment, but my wife says, "why bother? You've got more power in this stock than you will ever use."
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:06 PM   #34
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I had never even owned a full-sized p/u until I decided to start Rv'in with a 5'er. Started off with a Dodge diesel pulling a Cobra 22'. That lasted two years and switched to 29' Titanium (just over 8300#). Needless to say, I have no power problems at all. Got 56K on the truck and at least 45K has been with a 5'er behind us. Really enjoying this activity and well satisfied with my tow vehicle.
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Old 05-19-2005, 05:47 AM   #35
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Dodge/Cummins - Great tow vehicle. That little 6 cylinder Cummins has plenty of power and a lot of low end grunt. Best towing motor of the big 3 IMHO and BTW, I really like the truck that came with it
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:03 AM   #36
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For anyone considering a durmax/allison be assured it's a fabulous combo. My 02 is quiet, non smoking and pulls/brakes like crazy. Upgraded to the diesel from a 350 gmc 2wd gasser and can't stop raving about how great the towing experience is compared to how it was. I'm getting twice the milage with ten times more control. Also my options are now more open...maybe a bit bigger 5th or camper? Right now Very happy with current setup. I love the looks of the new trucks from all 3 but just couldn't justify the sticker prices....outrageous. I gotta say too I was surprised how quiet the new cummins is...very duramaxlike ..gg.
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Old 06-11-2005, 05:21 AM   #37
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Old 06-20-2005, 03:57 PM   #38
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My previous T/V was an '02' Chevy duramax/allison CC, 4X4, longbox and it performed as expected but needed more grunt of the long-lasting variety for heavier trailer and full dress Harley aboard. The thing with 6 cylindar diesels is the usually longer stroke than a V8 which translates to more torque lower in the RPM's which explains why the duramax's and 6L powerstrokes are usually reving like crazy climbing that 6% grade because the on-board puter's are attempting to keep the RPM's in the higher spinning V8's torque curve.
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Old 06-20-2005, 04:02 PM   #39
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Old 07-19-2005, 05:06 PM   #40
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I towed with a f250 v-10 until the wife moved up to 34 ft montana, so I moved up to a f350 duelly desiel.
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Old 08-01-2005, 01:35 PM   #41
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Towing with a 2006 F350 4X4 with the Tow Boss package. 26,000lbs GCWR.
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:33 PM   #42
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96 Dodge 3500 2x4 Cummins.Pulling a 37'Newmar
The only problem is when the truck gets over 63 mph it starts to gain power.Feels perfect at 70 mph. 13.5 mpg at 55 mph running with overdrive off.

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