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Old 08-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Derek700 View Post
This is exactly our story with the f150!! Still looking, have to try them all and see what is best value. I like the Ford but the 6.7 worries me a little, although it is internet stories you hear.
I just went though this same process, ultimately I stayed away from the Ford because of the list of known issues with the 6.1. Not sure if the 6.7 has all the same issues, but I ultimately went with the Duramax. It was a hard decision because there was a lot more Fords available at better prices than comparable Chevys and dodges. Then it occurred to me there may be a reason for that found and bought the Duramax.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #22
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We both would like to upgrade to a double bunk (we have four grandkids who are huge part of our life). We committed to our current tt three years ago based on three grandkids. Starting next year, Hailey (newest) will be potty trained and grandparent approved to camp with us without a parent LOL...
I guess I'm in big trouble because anything that will fit all fourteen of my grandkids is going to cost a small fortune .

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Old 08-22-2012, 07:00 AM   #23
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I guess I'm in big trouble because anything that will fit all fourteen of my grandkids is going to cost a small fortune .
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:06 AM   #24
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As mentioned earlier, if you can afford it (i.e. not become financially strapped and stressed out), go for it, although it sounds like you have reserves going into it already. On the flip side, isn't the TT you have about 5,500# dry?...correct me if I'm wrong. I recognize that it will weigh more than 5500# when fully loaded, but as long as you don't take the kitchen sink with you, your F-150 should be sufficient. We pull our Jayco 29L (5,500#)with an '05 F-150 SC with no problem. Based on your own words, it sounds like more of a want and not so much a need.

I just hate to see people go into allot of unnecessary debt, assuming you would be. As much as I would have LOVED to buy an F250 Diesel, the used F-150 SC that we purchased for $13K does just fine...it's certainly not the speediest thing on steeper inclines, but there's no rush.

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