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Old 04-10-2004, 06:28 PM
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Steve,
Where you lookin'? If you happen to stop in Siemans, talk to Bob Betker. Tell him I told you to stop in, and he'll charge you $500 more. LOL! (Siemans will do loaner cars, even though it's a little drive for you) You looking at Campbells, and Jordan's I'd assume?

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Love the V10 with 433 at between 10 and 11 MPG with tons of torque.
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4.10's ALL THE WAY

The wife's Excursion as 3.73's and my F-350 has the 4.10 rear end. For towing a boat as heavy as the 36 Outlaw you will be glad in the long run that you went with the lower ratio.

I have towed over 20,000 miles now in overdrive and it is awesome. Hills that most vehicles will downshift on do not phase my truck with the boat in tow.

Do not know if this is true, but I would ask your dealer before you purchased. Somewhere I read that you could tow heavy loads like the 36 in overdrive with the 4.10 ratio, but not with the 3.73's. Anyone know if this is true?

I have a 2002 with the 7.3 and love it. Go with the 4.10's and the 6.0 and you will be thrilled! Got a chance to drive a new 6.0 with a 35 Fountain in tow and it is a big difference over the 7.3. That thing will pull like a freight train!

I drive interstate daily 22 miles each way and at 70 MPH non-towing see 14.5 to 14.8 MPG. Towing I see 10.5 to 11.5 MPG depending on how hard we push it.

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Old 04-10-2004, 10:35 PM
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4.10's

More responsive, tows better, slightly less fuel mileage, but you will hardly notice the difference. Plus, it is a desireable option when you look to sell and move up to a new rig down the road.
My words exactly.....resale, resale, resale!!
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Steve,

After you get it add one of these in the bed.

Secure tool box on top half and 50 gallon fuel tank on the bottom. With the stock 40 gallon tank this gives us a range of 900+ miles towing. All you got to do is hit the rest areas as needed and keep on trucking!
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Dock that is a sweet set up and a must for us guys with truck that tow boats long distance. Rag's
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Rags, just printed out the pic of your boat for the wall!!
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Steve,

After you get it add one of these in the bed.

Secure tool box on top half and 50 gallon fuel tank on the bottom. With the stock 40 gallon tank this gives us a range of 900+ miles towing. All you got to do is hit the rest areas as needed and keep on trucking!

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Where did you get that tool box/ fuel tank? Will it fit under a cover.
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Rags, You are correct oh Great one!

Bob,

Mine is exactly flush with the side of the bed. I have not been able to find a low profile cover that will allow me to open the tool box part. I now plan to install a shell type bed cover and add the remote fuel fill to the outside. This is a kit they offer that attachs to the existing fill on the tank and you drill a hole in the camper shell and mount a fuel door on the outside to make it easy to refuel.

I purchased this system about a mile from my house at Trailers of The East Coast, Exit 170 off of I-40 in Mocksville, NC. Total was $1400.00 with tax and installation. There is a toggle switch on the dash that allows me to switch between tanks on the fly and the factory overhead display and factory fuel guage works for both tanks.

I have sold three for them and should be getting a commission!

http://www.trailersoftheeastcoast.com/

Here are some links to companies that make them.
I had a buddy that did not go with the tool box, instead he got a 90 gallon tank.

http://www.transferflow.com/html/toolbox_tanks_0.html

http://www.aerotanks.com/diamondplates.html
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I have a Trax-UFS system from Transfer Flow in my 2002 F-450. I went with the version that adds the second fuel tank under the truck so that I would not lose any bed space. I personally think that this is the best option on this truck, especially when towing long distances because I now have a fuel capacity of 80 gallons.

This system transfers fuel automatically, so there are no switches or anything inside the truck. The good part is that the factory fuel gage and the factory computer in the overhead console still work correctly. The only hint of the system being there is the second fuel door/fill neck (factory looking) and the LCD display screen flush mounted in the dash.

I am sure that "Dock Holiday" will agree. Until you have it, you don't realize how nice it is having the extra fuel capacity. Here is a link to the system that I am using.

Transfer Flow - Trax UFS

Here is a picture of the display flush mounted in the dash. You can put it anywhere, but I chose this location because it fits perfectly where the factory puts that "pop out" piece. If you don't want a flush mount display, they also offer a display that can be mounted under the dash, in the glove box or anywhere you want to put it.
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