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Old 10-13-2019, 06:15 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by consolenut View Post
me id pass on a 1st year. always problems.
This isn't the 50's. All new trucks are tested and tested. I c them all the time on the grade going up out of Bullhead City. Plus u have a warranty.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:45 PM   #58
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Over loading a 9 year old truck by 2,000 pounds is muy risky - engine, transmission, brakes and suspension were not engineered for that when it was new. If you're afraid of the new stuff on the 2020, why not get a great end of year clearance deal on a 2019 250 or 350?
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:25 PM   #59
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Gas diesel comparison

Hey... For what it's worth. I would NOT compare mpg on these two trucks. I would add up ALL the filters, DEF, gallons of oil ( not quarts), the xtra thousands up front, the xtra cost of fuel versus gas, and compare COST PER MILE. There is a substantial cost to own a diesel that is not "makin'money." Might be worth going uphill a little more slowly. Just my few cents worth. BUT something to think about.imho. MOMCAT
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:13 AM   #60
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Have you considered looking into a diesel tow vehicle? Massive amounts of torque means you can get away with a gearbox with fewer gears and still pull an ocean liner behind you. Something with a Cummins turbo in it, perhaps. Just thinking of options for you.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:25 AM   #61
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I bought first year model of a Ford Escort with aluminum heads. The aluminum should have been used to make pop cans, not the heads. Lasted less than two years. Enough said.
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:04 AM   #62
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The ten speed auto is not new. We bought a 2018 Expedition which was the first year for the 10 speed. It was developed by a joint effort of both GM and Ford and the Super Duty version is just a more heavy duty version. This is out fifth Expedition since 1999 and itís by far the most powerful and the 10 speed is the best transmission Iíve ever experienced in a vehicle. It is light years ahead of the 6 speed auto in last years Super Duty trucks. Get the 2020 and donít look back. Youíll love it. We used to pull a 9K fiver with a 2008 F 350 V10 with 4.30 gears and 6 speed auto and it really struggled in the wind or hills, and about 8 mpg on a good day. Get the new diesel and be a happy camper!
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:01 PM   #63
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Same with a big rear pusher $$$$ so prepare with a good extended warrantee (Ford should have one).
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:08 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by jrstout89 View Post
I may not need a new tow vehicle since I have a F250 V10 but I'm going about 2K lbs heavier with a new fifth wheel later this year and looked into a new truck. New fifth I'm guessing will come out to about 12.5K loaded

I like fords but I'm shying away from a first model year transmission. I like the idea of a 10 speed but being the first year out what's your take? Are you a fearless early adopter?
I would suggest that you sell the v10 and buy a clean used Diesel. Huge difference in mpg breaking ect. I just finished a three month 8500 miles. Avg 65 mph , mpg 11.5. That was from FL to Yellowstone, Big Horn National Park , Ozarks on and on.
The truck did all the breaking going down steep grades . I was never worried about loosing control going down steep grades. And big Horn National Park has 18 miles of straight down I think 14% grade. Then you have grade breaking. Time to upgrade. Just make sure you still have drive tran warranty on the new to you truck.
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