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Old 09-24-2016, 05:19 PM   #31
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Well I bought a used 2011 f250 with the 6.7 and 93000 miles on it and I love it. I had a 95 f350 with the 7.3 and the new one is so quiet and powerful that you can actually go to a drive thru with it. New technology and epa regulations have made for some amount of issues with the new but I will take it with the good that comes with it

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Old 09-24-2016, 05:36 PM   #32
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In my own personal case, we used to do mostly boondocking with the toy hauler. So the tow vehicle needed to be a 4X4, because our camping sites were typically unimproved and often sandy and loose gravel. Pulling a 10,000 lb loaded toy hauler through that won't work with a 2WD. If you plan on doing any boondocking, or even for the reasons some have mentioned regarding getting into or out of muddy, sandy, or snowy campsites, even in an improved campground, it could very well be the difference between success and failure.

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Old 09-24-2016, 08:20 PM   #33
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Don't use 4x4 very often but I'm glad it's there when I need it.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:18 PM   #34
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My first fifth wheel tow vehicle was "capable". It was an 02 F250 gas V10 2wd super cab short bed. Things that I discovered with that buggy was a V10 is nice, but loud when the RPMs kick in to keep it moving. Its' 2wd did in fact get a work out (ripping up lots of grass) as I generally park sideways on a wet grassy inclined area and need to make a 270 degree turn to get out. My two large doggies were very crowded in the SC, still somewhat cramped with a CC. And my bed space was very limited with the short bed; plus it required a sliding hitch. All of these problems were resolved with my newer TV (details provided below).

Yeah I spent more money than I wanted, but life is easier now. And it's only money that I'm taking away from my benefactors/ inheritors.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:04 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Mustang65 View Post
Still dreaming of this one


Me too!

(Even though it's "just" a rear wheel drive).

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Old 09-26-2016, 02:07 AM   #36
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I love my 4x4 and even thought I don't use it much I have it, I made the mistake on getting a 4x2 and regret it because I needed it, but a person have to go with their heart.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:06 AM   #37
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As others have mentioned, it's better to have 4x4 and not need it, than to need it, and not have it.

At this point, I doubt I'd ever consider a truck that didn't have 4x4.

As for diesel question, I have a gasser, a 3.7 Ecoboost. I pull mostly smaller TT's and it is all I currently need. With the turbos, I'll not suffer in high altitudes like a naturally aspirated engine. I do agree, what I'll miss with my engine as opposed to a diesel is the exhaust brake function going down hill, or even the engine braking afforded with a big block gasser.
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Old 10-03-2016, 03:14 PM   #38
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4 x 4 when needed, 4 x 2 most of the time

Something not mentioned, I have 4 x 4, but most of the time I run in 4 x 2, I have a GMC 2500 HD with the diesel. My truck is 7 years old and I get 12 mpg towing my 5th. On the open highway without the trailer with just my wife and I in the truck I get up to 28 mpg. If you got a truck that was full time 4 x 4, then yes mileage can suffer. I use the tow haul mode when towing and when going down hill or along a flat area, I turn off the tow/haul mode and let the transmission find the best gear for towing. If you tow in the mountains, you will loose 20% of power on a gas engine for every 1000 feet you go up and that is accumulative. Hope this helps
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:22 PM   #39
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Having had both 2WD & 4WD- needed the 4W is summer- glad I had it.
Our Jayco 5er only has a loaded tongue weight of 1880 and could have went with the Chevrolet 2500 HD gas or diesel. The $8000.00 price tag for the diesel and the 100,000 plus mileage to break even- went to gas. Just returned from trip to the Ark in Kentucky, went over Smokey Mtn. at 50 miles per hour just a tad over 3000 rpm= mileage up 9.6, mileage back 9.7. Love this truck ! Glad I decided on the 6.0 gas 4:10
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:53 PM   #40
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I wont buy a vehicle without awd or 4 wheel drive anymore. My Tow vehicle is 4x4, my wife drives mostly the TBSS and its awd and my daily driver, a Chrysler 200 is awd. Its like my Glock, I rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it

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