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Old 09-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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You made a good choice. Enjoy the new truck.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #12
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Made a similar move myself and you will love towing with the one ton way more than the half.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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I suspect the OP will discover there is a break in period of 500 miles for the rear end before towing. And, not to worry about towing a WhiteHawk with a one ton; I'm doing it with an '05 Ram 3500 because the Ram is paid for!:clap:
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:26 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone. The hardest part is waiting for her to arrive.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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Using that same logic, you may want to stay away from the Chevy too. They had a lot of problems with the Vega's.
Sorry, didn't mean to ruffle any feathers, but to be fair Vegas were in the '70s and the 6.0L diesels were in the 2000s and had well documented issues that can be addressed with some work. Ford is now building the 6.7L in house, but there was a short term 6.4L in there as well that was also Navistar sourced. All I was saying, given the recent history of Ford Diesels, it's worth considering a Duramax option in the HD space. It may turn out well that the 6.7L gets a great rep, but it's only out since about 2011 and designed and built by ford, so it's relatively new. Congrats to the OP on the purchase.
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Peter,

I can't believe you crossed over to the dark side.....I'm only kidding. Congrats on the new truck and let us know how it tows. Although I love my Ecoboost and it pulls my 28DSBH fine, I too, have been thinking about a F250 gasser, I really don't have a need for a diesel since my 28DSBH is the biggest thing I tow. The reason the F250 has been on my mind is payload, I think I am pushing the limits of my payload capacity and don't want any issues going down the road.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #17
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Great choice, congrats!
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:32 PM   #18
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Peter,

I can't believe you crossed over to the dark side.....I'm only kidding. Congrats on the new truck and let us know how it tows. Although I love my Ecoboost and it pulls my 28DSBH fine, I too, have been thinking about a F250 gasser, I really don't have a need for a diesel since my 28DSBH is the biggest thing I tow. The reason the F250 has been on my mind is payload, I think I am pushing the limits of my payload capacity and don't want any issues going down the road.

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Thanks Gary.

Good luck with your search. Being a lifelong Ford truck guy I made every reason to not buy the Chevy prior to me driving it. Like you the payload was the primary consideration, however the Duramax and extra payload the 3500 provides was just me spoiling myself.

There are still things I love about the Ford Super Dutys such as dash layout and the extra room that the crew cab rears have. I also like the locking box underneath the Ford rear seats where you can place long guns or other items securely.

The cost was about $5K less than the Ford due to the dealership being extremely aggressive.

I'd say drive them all and give them a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised.

It's an amazing time for American trucks from half tons all the way up, and we all benefit from their competition...
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Not to worry, no ruffled feathers. Us Ford guys have thick skin.
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Hey Norty, a guy named Jim told me that us Ford guys need thick skin.
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