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Old 03-04-2016, 03:58 PM   #21
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Not sure what year you are looking for or if you prefer Ford over Chevy.

I am a Ford guy and have been for years. We have a 7.3 chipped a 92 351 that we are dropping a cummins into. I had the 6.4 and now the 6.7. Skipped the 6.0 since International just went brain dead on that motor. At 120k to 130k the heads go and the egr goes and 5k to 8k later you are left shaking your head asking what just happened.

The 6.7 is a pulling machine. When I went fro 6.4 to 6.7 it and pulling the same camper was night and day and the motor can take anything you through at it.

My 2012 F350 has the 11500 GVWR and a payload of 4000 and 5th wheel of 15700 and a combined 23500 with 3.55 gears.

If you find a 2013 F350 with the 11500 you get a payload of 3970 and 5th wheel of 15900 and a combined 23500 with the 3.55 gears. This info is for the short bed trucks. The long bed you loss about 200 lbs of payload and the 5th wheel is the same.

In these years they offer the 3.31 and you do not loss the tow capacity. This is straight from Ford and the info they publish not from the after market tow guides.

The Cummings motor are very strong but the tow capacity's are not as high as the Ford.

What ever you do stay away from the 05 to 07 6.0 diesels and out of them the 05 is the worst since it was the first year of the 6.0

This is my two cents and like I said I am a Ford guy and me and my boys are huge Diesel nuts.

Good luck on finding a truck.
"The Cummings motor are very strong but the tow capacity's are not as high as the Ford."

If you're comparing 13 and up, you need to recheck your fact's, In 2013, Ram with Aisin and 4.10...like truck in my sig...GVWR is 14,000#..Ford could only match that with their F-450...it's there for the research...GCWR is 37,500#... that was the highest and Ram still has the highest GCWR offered by any 1 ton 3500 Dually.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:01 PM   #22
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Finding a used truck is difficult as you are seeing. Used duallys are pretty common but used SRW's are few and far between I guess people just hang on to them.

You are looking for a diesel 1 ton, 350 or 3500 truck, IMO. long bed or short bed can be properly hitched to do the job. Mine has 3.73 rear end. That and 4.10 are the most common Ford ratios. Dodge is 3.42 or 4.10.

It is an educating time! Read and compare.
Ram offers only 3.42 in 2500's and 3500 SRW trucks ..With the 3500 Dually, they offer, 3.42, 3.73 or 4.10

Long bed will eliminate question of slider hitch.
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Ram offers only 3.42 in 2500's and 3500 SRW trucks ..With the 3500 Dually, they offer, 3.42, 3.73 or 4.10

Long bed will eliminate question of slider hitch.
Sure do like our Ram. It's a towing beast. I suspect the truck will rust away before the motor is shot.
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