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Old 10-04-2006, 11:50 AM   #15
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ford ratings
the above site is a ford site an dhas all required equipment and ratings plus cargo ratings back to 02
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Once you get your information from the Ford site, HERE is an excellent writeup and spreadsheet Ken Lenger has put together to help you make a truck selection.

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Old 10-05-2006, 04:18 PM   #17
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Jim, Don't get the the 5.4. It is not going to be a good match for your 30' Jayco. You will be one sorry RVer!
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Old 10-06-2006, 04:12 AM   #18
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I agree, it looks like the Chevy 2500HD 6.0L or F-250 diesel...I'm glad I got the trailer first and can take my time finding a good TV...

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Old 10-07-2006, 03:58 PM   #19
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Started looking for TV's today, What do you think of an F-250 5.4L or a Chevy 2500HD 6.0L?

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Old 10-07-2006, 09:50 PM   #20
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Either one would make a good TV. I am a Chevy guy so naturally I would go for the 2500HD. I would also drive each to see which you prefer. Ford is going to have a totally new truck in 2008, Chevy should have the new HDs out this spring. The 6.0 is getting some more power and is going to be coupled to a new 6 speed tranny that has both a low 1st and two OD gears go to www.gmpowertrain.com for more information on both. In addition to the new HDs, they are building a 1500 with the 6.0MAX that has a 3/4T 4speed tranny and rear axle. With a 4.11 rear end it has a CGWR of 16000lbs and a 10,000lb tow rating. It also looks like for 2007 you will be able to order the nice trailer mirrors on this unit. I am not sure now which way to go myself - I think I will wait longer for the HD and the 6 speed.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:03 PM   #21
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What do you think of the Chevy diesel? Yesterday in driving the F-250 diesel and the Chevy 2500HD 6.0, base model the Ford was a better ride.......

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All 3 seem to make a pretty good truck and the choice boils down to comfort and $$$. For me, Ford has had too many problems with the 6.0L, but they seem to be doing better this year...now they want to change again.

The Duramax has aluminum heads which the enginer in me says...not good. So it drops down to if I had to get a new truck right now, I'd get the Dodge Cummins truck. But that is my opinion.

Get what you like and fits your towing requirements.

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I went to the site PowerBoatr recommended and it shows a 7.3L diesel, 2003, 4x4 crew cab can only tow 10,500 for a 5th wheel. Yet if you have a 4x2 it will tow 12,000.....
I knew there was a difference; but hard to believe 1500 lbs...
I have a few friends who are WAY over the limit then if this is true.
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I know several folks with the Duramax/Allison combo. In one case the guy uses it to tow a trailer with farm equipment around the west. He would not have anything else. He loves how quiet it is and what good milage he gets. He also likes the allison tap down shifter when going downhill. I have heard of only a few lemons made in 2004-5 but the new ones are really stout. I am also sure that you will find Ford fans who also rave about their engines too.
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