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Old 11-06-2004, 07:55 AM
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And maybe if that's all I did with it, I'd have one. I put 50,000 a year on my truck, so it has to be versatile. I've had both and would never buy another.
Even here some people have a hard time thinking "outside the box". LOL
I use my "tow" vehicle for work too, otherwise I couldn't afford a tow vehicle.
I can't afford a "vehicle for all occasions".
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:36 AM
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I've got a '99 PSD Crew Cab Dually , all white , that needs a new home ... They are THE tow vehicle , and aren't bad around town once you've had it a week or so ... I've been driving mine every day since I got it !!! My Wife isn't crazy about driving it, but my buddy's wife loved driving us home in it so much , that she wanted to get herself an Excursion ... but ended up with a nice Expedition they found . I'll be posting pics in the classifieds soon ...

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Even here some people have a hard time thinking "outside the box". LOL
I use my "tow" vehicle for work too, otherwise I couldn't afford a tow vehicle.
I can't afford a "vehicle for all occasions".
Me neither, but somehow I can justify a boat for any occasion.
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:49 AM
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If you are going to tow alot it's the way to go, I just put 5000 miles on mine in the last 3 weeks. I had a crew cab short box GMC with the duramax and allison and know have a crew cab dually with the lastest duramax and allison. The dually is nicer for the bigger boats I tow. if you are buying a ford buy one around Jerrys model year, I had to pick up a boat along side the tollway in Stuart because a customers brand new 2005 PSD pucked. And the 2004 PSD that was towing the other boat with this group also broke down on the way from Michigan. Next year my buddy that owns 2 ford dealerships say they will have Cumming in the 2006 Fords.
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HEY Steve ... you got any picks of that "customers" boat down in Florida? Heard about the truck thing .... new 6.0 I take it ??? Thats a bummer !
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I didn't take any pictures, had a camara problem. I did give your fromer bad boy another wash,int. and wax job before I left. I got to detail some awsome rides.
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'03 Dodge CTD Dually 4X4 is my eveyday vehicle.

I've had no problems with parking and I can do the Bank drive thru without any trouble. It's all about knowing where every inch of your truck begins and ends and what you can manage and what you can't.

Best fuel has been 21mpg, 12mph while towing.

1st snow fall the truck handled it just fine! 4x4 of course.

I haul boats for boat shows, and have yet to run into any towing trouble. It has handled everything I have thrown at it.

With some TLC throughout the coming years, it should last me for quite some time....
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that new cummins motor going in the fords,is that the 4.3 or4.6 going in the the 06 f150 and expedtions?
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Most people probably don't need duals. Personaly I'm a BIG fan of having more truck than you need. Some of you may remember I rolled my Avalance pulling a 5000 lb trailer a year ago. I have since got a dually, and have no regrets. As to driving around town it is my wifes preferd car.
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I pretty much only use my truck to pull the boat so I don't worry much about parking, drive thru's, tire wear, etc. Gas mileage sucks but I think any gasser towing will be the same. Only other down side is the "elephant ears" fenders when backing down the ramp. I do a fair amount of solo running and like to back the trailer as close to the dock as possible so i can tie up. Sometimes its hard to see the trailer because of the fenders.
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