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Alright without starting a pissing match :rolleyes: if a guy was to be looking for a used diesel pickup what brand do you guys think has had the least problems ?? I'm not a brand loyal guy or gearhead but i'm thinking either duramax or cummins because the fords 6.0's were shit from what i've done research on. I'm thinking 02-08 for years to look at. 3/4 ot 1 ton long bed 4x4 and a extended cab don't want a crew cab just too long.
 

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been a ford truck owner for 22sh i kept each about 7 years, and my 2000 f250 ford (6.5 diesel if i remember?) was the best of the bunch. never had a minute of problems with it. however my friend with the same truck went through 2 trannies in 3 years. i now have a 2013 ford f350. not pleased with it. don't think it has the same quality as the older fords. don't know if i'd get another ford truck.

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been a ford truck owner for 22sh i kept each about 7 years, and my 2000 f250 ford (6.5 diesel if i remember?) was the best of the bunch. never had a minute of problems with it. however my friend with the same truck went through 2 trannies in 3 years. i now have a 2013 ford f350. not pleased with it. don't think it has the same quality as the older fords. don't know if i'd get another ford truck.

my .02 fwiw




That would have been the 7.3 ! The best engine they ever got from NAVISTAR !!

I had one too. Put 200,000 + miles on it with out a hiccup And it was tuned up to beat the band. Kid i sold it to still beats the heck out of it !!!


I drive the Chevys now, find them to be very reliable and comfy !
 

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That would have been the 7.3 ! The best engine they ever got from NAVISTAR !!

I had one too. Put 200,000 + miles on it with out a hiccup And it was tuned up to beat the band. Kid i sold it to still beats the heck out of it !!!


I drive the Chevys now, find them to be very reliable and comfy !

thats what i'm driving now 97 f250 w/7.3 only has 120,000 on it.
 

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you better keep it,

anything but the 6.0

I'm going to keep it just looking for another truck to leave in seattle with a camper on it to get out of here in the darker/colder months with and travel a bit. Might have to haul my boat from seattle to NJ if i decide to fish back there a bit !!
 

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i have a 2008 f250, it has the 6.4, 140,0000 miles, so far no problems (i am knocking on wood) the whole dpf thing is garbage, but anything you get 2008 and newer is gonna have it, someday i'm going to get mine disconnected, supposed to be a 3-4 mpg gain.
 

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Alright without starting a pissing match :rolleyes: if a guy was to be looking for a used diesel pickup what brand do you guys think has had the least problems ?? I'm not a brand loyal guy or gearhead but i'm thinking either duramax or cummins because the fords 6.0's were shit from what i've done research on. I'm thinking 02-08 for years to look at. 3/4 ot 1 ton long bed 4x4 and a extended cab don't want a crew cab just too long.

I just got back from my grandsons bday party and one of my sons friends who bought a new ford 450 back in 05 said... he'd never buy a diesel again. I bought a used 2005 ram back in 2010 and traded it in after 2 months for a ram 2500 hemi. I don't tow so I'm way ahead of any diesel. My son buys a new ford every couple years. His 05 was brought into a ford dealer and got a call.. you need 18k for a new engine.. it blew up in the shop. I got him a new replacement 2010 f350 for the one he just bought because he couldn't drive it more than a 100 miles witout having to get it towed. It happened for almost a year. My 2010 dodge has both is 4x4 axal joints blown out of them and I have 45k miles. The diesel I traded got new axil joints when I bought it and the new owner put joints in it already. I'd try a GM product:D
 
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I know 2 guys who bought trucks there .one from ca. And one from ore. Both said it was worth traveling there . I have a 2007 4x4 1 ton crew cab duramax lots of power you are right it is too long . Had a dodge before this one love that cummins
 

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I have a 09 F450, the cab has been removed from the chassis 3 times, once for a new engine at 35,000 miles, twice for injector pump probs. shitty fuel mileage as well, like less that 10 mpg. I pull 24 ft goosneck cattle trailer so I work it pretty hard, but always well maintained. Iv owned fords exclusively for 33 years, but this pos is my last one. Gonna go Cummins next.
 

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thats what i'm driving now 97 f250 w/7.3 only has 120,000 on it.

That's barely broken in at 120k. You're right to keep it. You want a second truck to keep in Seattle with a camper? Not a bad plan, though storage might be a problem, and of course you must be careful with the fuel sitting that long.

I have a '92 F350 Dually with an 11 foot camper on it, and love it. The older 7.3 engine is the simplest diesel ever made, and mine has no computer controlling the engine. The only computer runs the transmission, an E4OD.

Start reading Oilburners Forum well in advance when you decide to buy another truck. It's geared (no pun intended) more toward Ford than the others, but there's lots of good information.
 

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i had two fords a 1997 f 350 7.3 and a 2007 f350 6.0 i sold the 2007 the 1997 just hit a 186000 has not missed a beat the thing just keeps on chugging along tow my 10000lb bobcat and trailer and my boat the thing is f*********ing tank when it finnally craps out i will do a tear down and rebuild just hoping the frame and body last !!!
 

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Thanks for the replies and keep them coming. I'm leaning more towards a duramax or maybe a cummins, still have lots of time this is all in the planning for next year.
 

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My 12 year new 3/4 ton Cummins manages to pull the 22000 lb+ GCW back and forth to the ramp. If it blows up, at least I don't have to remove the cab to service it.

I tow my boat fine around here with my old truck, its 120 miles to the ramp for me :D. I trust my truck just fine but the next tow to the ramp might be 3500 miles one way so i want a newer truck and i'm going to need a truck on that side of the world anyway, going to put a slide in camper on it and travel around a bit.
 

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I had a 98 3500 GMC single wheel with a 6.5 and a 97 F350 w a 7.3. I never put much of a load on them but I plowed snow with each and they were both great. I know people dont like that 6.5 but I didnt mind it. The ford has around 180k on it when I sold it and I still see it around.
 

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Steve- My father in law had a plumbing company and he and his employees were always pulling trailers loaded with skid steers, excavators, rock and dirt. He always had Dodge 3500 Duallys with manual transmissions. In my opinion, there is not a tougher, more bullet proof towing, working truck than the late 90's and later Dodge 3500's with manuals. His trucks were worked very hard, used in the worst of conditions, carried heavy loads all over town, and they are all still running. I've owned Dodge and Chevrolet diesel trucks of various years (I've owned lots of Ford vehicles, but never a Ford diesel truck), and I would personally look for a Dodge 5.9 Cummins, and a dually would be nice if you are thinking of hauling a boat cross country. I've towed loads with SRW and DRW, the Dually is way superior towing a load down the interstate.
 

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Hi ya Brian !! hows the fishing been going ??? I was planning on calling ya about trucks and permits. I'm leaning towards a duramax powered truck, don't really want a dually cause its only going to be a one time tow(if my plan comes together) and after that all i'll need is a truck to get around with and haul nets or lobster bait with. I know what you mean about the duallies but i just look at all those 40ft 5th wheel campers folks haul up the highway here from all over the country with 3/4 ton trucks and i'm sure those rigs weigh way more than my little boat. I won't be in any hurry driving across country so i'm thinking any dependable truck should be fine. Not looking for a new truck just to expensive.
 
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