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Old 06-28-2003, 10:04 AM
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'03 Dodge 3500 4x4 Cummins High output, 6 spd 18mpg nontow, 11-12mpg towing the 380 PQ (14,500lbs with trailer).
This thing is SMOOOOOOTH as compared to my '95 Cummins, and I never thought I'd love a truck like I did that one. All three of the major players seem to be getting their act together in regard to the diesels(took GM a while to figure out that they need to let the experts build 'em a diesel) . Once you have one you will NEVER go back to a gasser.
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Old 06-28-2003, 10:25 AM
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I have a '99 F350 PSD and pulled a 28' Nordic (until last week) and it does fine. We have short steep hills in my area and it takes some chugging to get up, but it does better than the gas engine. I use it as a daily driver too (ugh...) and it gets about 16-18 mpg combined. I'd go diesel again if I had it to do over again.

Diesel gas is cheaper in CT so I save some money, and it gets better gas mileage than gas engines. The diesel is noisy though and gets on my nerves once in a while, but it's a good engine and is made for pulling. I also have to look for diesel gas sometimes, especially when I'm out of town, not all stations carry it. No regrets though...
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Old 06-28-2003, 10:40 AM
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00 PSD f-250........Cigarette Bullet....Tow to Erie & Cumberland ALOT...Great power,great driving truck........Don't ask me about brake rotors though !!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 06-28-2003, 10:43 AM
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I have a 02' Chevy 2500HD with the 8.1 litre and allison trans. I pull a lil' 24' Powerquest with it. I had planned on getting a bigger boat, thus the larger truck... now I just pull the boat around like there is nothing back there.
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Old 06-28-2003, 01:02 PM
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I have a suburban 4x4 2500 with 8.1 ,4.10 gears and a crew cab 4x4 3500 dually 2003 ,dura-max ,all the hop up goodies and I hated diesels with a passion ,I mean Bad ,,,but I bought this truck and Love it its a beast ,,ran a 14.10 in the quarter with 285-70-16 tires to hook up thats screaming for a tank plus it knocks out some good milage !!!! I need these for the family boats and customer boats I tow ,

I did add a 14k lbs class 5 hitch (reese Titian ) to both to be sure the boats would not pass me on the highway as the factory hitchs aren't rated for much

BTW THE RIG WITH 42' (37' REALLY) BEAK BOAT AND CREW CAB LONG BED AND TRAILER WITH DRIVE GAURDS 65'7" LONG ,FUN,FUN BUT IT BOOGIES

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Old 06-28-2003, 01:21 PM
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1982 Ford Econoline, V6, Disco ball, Shaggy carpet, Strobe lights, vibrating bed, hand pump for blow up dolls. Pulls my 48' Viking okay, hard up hills. Mileage okay when hitting on all 6 cylinders. Hard on brakes though.

I want to step up to a Gremlin, I here they ride better.....

*****Disclaimer*****I DO NOT PULL A 48' VIKING WITH A FORD VAN*****

Actually....one of 3....94 Chev 1/2 ton 5 spped, 5" lift, 5.7 4x4 yada yada with all the suspension beefups made (it seems), 92 chev 1 ton 454, or 97 5.7 1500 Suburban.

Pull a 24 Outlaw or that huge trailer mounted 20" tall Kahn's weiner cow if I can find it......

 
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Old 06-28-2003, 03:58 PM
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Just bought mine yesterday. F250 PSD 4x4. I can't say how it pulls, I just had the hitch installed today. I got to drive the old 99 F 150 today to New Port Richey, and Deb took my new truck to Lakeland. She loves it, I hope I get it back!
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Old 06-28-2003, 06:01 PM
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Does installing a chip void the warranty?
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Old 06-28-2003, 06:30 PM
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This is my 2002 F350 PSD , It's a great truck handles the 9000 lbs Super Hawaii and Myco trailer great!
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Old 06-28-2003, 06:35 PM
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Here is a pic of the boat I tow. I think the wieght is closer to 11000. The boat is 7700 lbs dry add 700 lbs fuel, 2500 for the 34' steel trailer....
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