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TravisNuwa81 08-04-2014 09:23 PM

Guess who got a new tow rig???
 
So, after much deliberation and searching we landed a 2001 Ford Excursion. V10 101,500 miles. LOADED minus dvd and moon roof. Which is fine. Im excited to park the 2000 F250 5.4 and keep the miles under 200k. Very excited to see how the V10 does over the 5.4.

TravisNuwa81 08-04-2014 09:26 PM

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Paid $8k which seems a little high at first but given the cleanliness and miles was cheaper than a comparable Excursion

SmokeyWren 08-05-2014 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by TravisNuwa81 (Post 2168594)
Paid $8k which seems a little high at first but given the cleanliness and miles was cheaper than a comparable Excursion

Huh? An Excursion is cheaper than an Excursion?

Your gasser Excursion is a lot cheaper than a comparable 2001 7.3L PowerStroke Excursion with the same trim, condition and miles by several thousand dollars. Is that what you meant?

slanted 08-05-2014 08:44 AM

Nice looking ride!

TravisNuwa81 08-05-2014 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by SmokeyWren (Post 2169031)
Huh? An Excursion is cheaper than an Excursion?

Your gasser Excursion is a lot cheaper than a comparable 2001 7.3L PowerStroke Excursion with the same trim, condition and miles by several thousand dollars. Is that what you meant?

I meant not stepping up to a powerstroke other similar optioned excursions with the v10 were either double in mileage or 2k more expensive. I found one powerstroke for $13k but 200k miles and was rusty. Found one with the 6.0 but the lot wanted $16k and it wouldnt start! I think I found a good ride.

SmokeyWren 08-05-2014 12:44 PM

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I think I found a good ride.

Agreed. And you'll love it if you don't get sticker shock the first time you fill that 44-gallon gas tank with premium for towing a heavy trailer over the mountain. :dance:

bulldog2 08-05-2014 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by SmokeyWren (Post 2169439)
Agreed. And you'll love it if you don't get sticker shock the first time you fill that 44-gallon gas tank with premium for towing a heavy trailer over the mountain. :dance:

just use regular I do on my 2002 and I was towing a 9000 LB.boat no problem ,love the v-10 164000 now and still purrs:dance:

bulldog2 08-05-2014 02:38 PM

on another note please post what u get for mpg there, here with all the corn oil in the gas ,I only get 12 but when I went to south Dakota 2yrs ago with there fuel ,I was getting 19:dance: crazy I know but it went down slowly as I got closer to CT.

TravisNuwa81 08-05-2014 03:31 PM

I dont know the actual but the electronic said 9.9 after 100 mi on the interstate. I dont think thats right.... at least I pray its not right

bulldog2 08-05-2014 04:35 PM

well if nothing else you know your family and you will be safe in that beast , its like driving your living room ,

TravisNuwa81 08-05-2014 06:18 PM

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well if nothing else you know your family and you will be safe in that beast , its like driving your living room ,

Very true! Like driving on my lazy boy!

Matt1751 08-05-2014 08:10 PM

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Great find with that mileage. What axle ratio does it have? Most were 3:73 but there are some 4:30's out there. I have a 2003 with 160K and runs and drives great. Tows our 31ft TT with no problem. There are some suspension upgrades you can do that will make a big difference if towing heavier loads. Attachment 70035

taken 08-06-2014 07:14 AM

The best thing I ever did to my V10 was an SCT tuner with custom tunes from Mike at 5Star tuning. Made it a totally different truck for very short money. Congrats on the new truck....

TravisNuwa81 08-06-2014 09:36 AM

Well, I just found out that the insurance company isnt going to total my focus.... so I have to sell the excursion already........ thats what I get for listening to them instead of waiting for the check. I feel so stupid.... so $8500 or $10,000 with a 3 year 36k mile warranty that covers engine, transmission, differentials, u joints, half off electrical and cooling system. It runs fantastically with good tires.... im located in cedar rapids iowa. Please if your interested contact me as I need to sell it quickly.......


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