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Old 04-13-2018, 09:02 PM   #51
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Have to say 2001 must have been a good year for the 7.3 durability wise. My brother has one at over 200K that has been anything by babied. My dad had one that was at like 250K+ when he got rid of it.
I just returned from a 2500-mile trip last night in my wife's 2001 with 327,000K miles. So far, so good.
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:18 PM   #52
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Where do people come up with diesels being so much more expensive to maintain?

I can get non synthetic oil changes at my dodge dealer for $70, full synthetic for $90.

I pay $70 for full synthetic on my wifeís 4 cylinder gasser.

Used to pay a little more than that for my z71 5.3L.

Only thing that has to be changed more often is fuel filters. I buy the oem filter for $30 and my dealer charges less than $10 to install it. Change it every 3rd oil change.


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Agree Mike...

My fuel filters are $10-11 to my door and changed in 5 minutes. My $70 oil changes are done every 7500 miles at my local mechanic guy. I change my fuel filter every third oil change and sometimes earlier if I'm going on a long trip. My air filter is $18-20. Its really not bad at all.....especially when compared to the every 3-4K gasser changes many folks do..
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I'm a rancher and drive one daily. Love the power when I haul cattle to the sale barn!
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Why does it matter? Maybe a diesel triuck.

People post without reading anyway.

For the record I like heavy duty diesels and may get one. It just seems like we are living in a mania right now.

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Old 04-13-2018, 10:15 PM   #58
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Why does it matter? Maybe a diesel triuck.

People post without reading anyway.

For the record I like heavy duty diesels and may get one. It just seems like we are living in a mania right now.

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This mania was born years ago when diesel was 80ct a gallon, but nowadays the good old days are over and maintaining and fueling just doesn't work out ! And borders on DB status

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Old 04-13-2018, 10:22 PM   #59
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Good grief...this thread is like teenage girl drama .

"I mean like Oh mah gawd Becky...did you see the size of heeer truck?" Can you believe she like, drives a diesel and she doesn't even need one all the time? Oh mah Gawd she must hang out with those rednecks! gag me with a spoon....my Prius can do all she needs and gets better gas mileage...and Oh mah Gawd its so loud.. It's like totally mid blowing.. They are so not cool like me because I think I know what is best for everybody..

2001 Ford F350 Crew cab 7.3L diesel 4x4. Bought it for longevity, the crew cab size/room with a normal sized bed and dragging a bass boat and a duck boat all over the state of Texas, southern OK and all the way up into Minnesota on the Canadian border 9 times. Ordered it, paid for it and drove it off the lot with 9 miles on it and still running strong. 290,800 miles on her and she still looks **** good IMO. So why those folks who have "the right truck for their needs" keep having to replace their 1/2 tons or Priuses over that 17 year period, I've done pretty well with my diesel decision monetarily and I've never had to ask..."can I tow that or can I put that much in my bed and drive at the lease or anywhere for that matter." Plus it has 10 years on the rockiest deer lease I have even been on and handled it like a champ suspension wise. So yall vehicle Nazis can shove that keeping up with the Jones and cowboy talk up your collective......well you know what.. I'll keep chugging along until she can't chug anymore.

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I get 18.5 mpg after I got it deleted. Even when pulling, I get better than my 1/2 ton.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:26 PM   #60
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[quote=Smart;13312909]Good grief...this thread is like teenage girl drama .

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Old 04-13-2018, 10:33 PM   #61
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Good on you ^^^ for editing your post.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:37 PM   #62
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I just bought a 2018 F250 Superduty diesel... Once you drive one, you will buy one.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:40 PM   #63
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Who cares?! It ainít your money.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:41 PM   #64
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:47 PM   #65
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I agree with what most of yall posted haha. People can buy what they want. Imo the vast majority are posers. Wannabees. Seems kinda welllll sad to want to fit in and feel cool so bad but hey, its their money. It doesnt take long to distinguish the real folks from the posers, regardless of what they drive.

Gotta admit though, when you drive up in a spotless jacked up diesel 4x4 with low profile tires, you got a strike against you!
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:01 PM   #66
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20 cattle and make trips to the sale barn monthly.
27 registered Racehorses that go to the track, vet, or stud farm weekly. Sometimes 2-3 times a week.
29 cubic YARD dump trailer with Gross Capacity of almost 24,000 pounds.
Yeah, I own a 2015 F250 diesel 4x4, a 2011 Dodge 3500 1 ton, and a 2017 Dodge 3500 diesel 4x4. At least one stays hooked up to 1 of my 4 gooseneck trailers all the time.

Drive what I want when I want. Y’all are free to do the same in this BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!! Oh yeah, I also leave my mirrors extended out all the time. Lol

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Old 04-13-2018, 11:06 PM   #67
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I am glad I have better things to do than worry about what others drive.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:08 PM   #68
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Glad someone else caught that....owned Cummins diesels and you wonít get that, period.

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Good grief...this thread is like teenage girl drama .

"I mean like Oh mah gawd Becky...did you see the size of heeer truck?" Can you believe she like, drives a diesel and she doesn't even need one all the time? Oh mah Gawd she must hang out with those rednecks! gag me with a spoon....my Prius can do all she needs and gets better gas mileage...and Oh mah Gawd its so loud.. It's like totally mid blowing.. They are so not cool like me because I think I know what is best for everybody..

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Where do people come up with diesels being so much more expensive to maintain?

I can get non synthetic oil changes at my dodge dealer for $70, full synthetic for $90.

I pay $70 for full synthetic on my wifeís 4 cylinder gasser.

Used to pay a little more than that for my z71 5.3L.

Only thing that has to be changed more often is fuel filters. I buy the oem filter for $30 and my dealer charges less than $10 to install it. Change it every 3rd oil change.


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Old 04-13-2018, 11:30 PM   #71
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This mania was born years ago when diesel was 80ct a gallon, but nowadays the good old days are over and maintaining and fueling just doesn't work out ! And borders on DB status


The only way I could elevate my DB status is if I wore a white leather belt and white sunglasses.
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Old 04-13-2018, 11:33 PM   #72
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I guess if anyone has a vette, mustang, or anything similar you need to quit driving it and get a Kia or Corolla because itís plenty good enough for your traveling needs.



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Old 04-13-2018, 11:34 PM   #73
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We drive big trucks because we can.


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Old 04-13-2018, 11:37 PM   #74
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I agree with what most of yall posted haha. People can buy what they want. Imo the vast majority are posers. Wannabees. Seems kinda welllll sad to want to fit in and feel cool so bad but hey, its their money. It doesnt take long to distinguish the real folks from the posers, regardless of what they drive.

Gotta admit though, when you drive up in a spotless jacked up diesel 4x4 with low profile tires, you got a strike against you!


Fit into what and feel cool to who? What happens if they get 2 more strikes? LOL


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As long as I'm not having to pay for it, I couldn't possibly care any less about what someone decides that they want to drive, nor what they want to use it for/not use it for. I have way more important things to worry about in life
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So you're the jerk who always double parks in the Lowe's parking lot???😜
LOL...I am way out at the end there waiting for a TBH express..
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I got you beat.
294,000 on my 6.0.
I get 18.5 mpg after I got it deleted. Even when pulling, I get better than my 1/2 ton.
I'm at 17.5 -18 ....much better than any Tundra that's for sure...and probably double the MPG of most gassers while towing anything.

Can't believe that 6.0 has held together that long or have you had it repaired?. My dad and brother couldn't keep theirs together.
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I'm at 17.5 -18 ....much better than any Tundra that's for sure...and probably double the MPG of most gassers while towing anything.

Can't believe that 6.0 has held together that long or have you had it repaired?. My dad and brother couldn't keep theirs together.


Oh, Iíve put plenty $$ in it to get it to this point, but itís paid for
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Lately I have been noticing diesel trucks more than usual. One reason is I have seen some old enough to vote for brand new prices in the Classifieds.

Another is I see folks buying them that cant even hitch a trailer. Like my SIL that has a 2017 Cummins she can't even backup much less hitch a trailer. Also, threads like, "Can I pull my ten foot utility trailer with my daughter's stuffed animals with my top of the line late model half ton?" Look some people just want to drive them and that's cool. If online betting was legal I would bet a happy meal there are at least 5 posters to this thread that say some variation of, "I/THEY can do what I/we want it is personal choice".

Just a PSA for those unsure. Your late model half ton most likely has a max tow in excess of 10k and you don't need to respond to every 25 foot travel trailer thread, is it half ton towable?

No one stepped on my rubber tail. Overpaying for vehicles has been a pet peeve of mine since my reading "The Millionaire Next Door" and "Total Money Makeover".



Then the way i see it is save your money and pay cashg when yopu are ready? What was the point of your thread? Did i miss it?

I drive a 2014 3500 duramax everyday. I pull a full load 4 out of 5 days.

What am i missing in your post?
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The only way I could elevate my DB status is if I wore a white leather belt and white sunglasses.
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I have some and every color of rainbows ever made but I donít wear them with jeans


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Holy crap you are really going to lose your mind when a big portion of 1/2 tons are diesels.

I got the 1/2 ton Diesel for fuel mileage, and it pulls everything I need. 20ft flatbed and my 34ft travel trailer the few times a year I pull them. Other than that, I use the hell out of my truck for the bed.
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This mania was born years ago when diesel was 80ct a gallon, but nowadays the good old days are over and maintaining and fueling just doesn't work out ! And borders on DB status
The whole truck mania started when the movie Urban Cowboy hit the big screen. All of the sudden everybody and their dog HAD to have a truck.
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Why does it matter? Maybe a diesel triuck.

People post without reading anyway.

For the record I like heavy duty diesels and may get one. It just seems like we are living in a mania right now.

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Because it's really easy to poke holes as to why someone does or drives something.

I drive one but I bought it to be able to pull farm and construction equipment. I dont use it for that daily, but I like to be able to when I do need to. Plus it pulls my utility trailer much easier than my half ton did. Plus i like it. And that's the only real reason I need. I'll let God judge me when my day comes and see if he keeps me out cause of what I drive I'll be shocked. You do you. Let others do themselves.

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Some of you are going to really flip your wig.
I bought a Ď17 F250 for my wife mostly. At the time, i had a company truck and she wanted to be able to get her horses to the vet in our gooseneck stock trailer. Its her daily driver and we tow once every couple months, maybe more if we take a load to the scrap yard.

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The whole truck mania started when the movie Urban Cowboy hit the big screen. All of the sudden everybody and their dog HAD to have a truck.
Actually
When the gov started putting really high fuel economy standards on cars back in the late 80's trucks were exempt. So, manufacturers started putting extended cabs on trucks. That went over well so the started adding 4 doors to truck and now you have the perfect family vehicle
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How did we ever haul Cattle, Boat, RV's before diesels were so affordable?
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I said all the same things as some of the guys without diesels are saying until I bought one in 07. I have gone back and forth between 3/4 ton gas and diesels since and have a diesel now. I NEED a diesel now to haul my Yeti coolers. Igloos are much lighter and don’t require a diesel but these yetis are not half ton or gas engine friendly at all. Plus the diesel is much better for taking the kids to practice and getting groceries

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Old 04-14-2018, 09:33 AM   #94
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How did we ever haul Cattle, Boat, RV's before diesels were so affordable?
Diesels are "so affordable" now?

Probably the same way old farm hands used to sit around the coffee shop and whine about the new guy owning a diesel truck.....instead of running to the internet to do so.

Or the even older farmhands laughing at the guy who wasted his money on the new fandangled "mechanical plow" when they have been using mules and horses for years just fine.
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Just because the company says a truck will tow 10,000 pounds, don't believe it. There is a world of difference between towing with a heavy duty truck built for work and a 1/2 ton targeted to the suburban crowd that hauls potting soil and dog food with the occasional lawn mower thrown into the mix. I pulled my 18' Mako center console with my F150 one time and decided the truck was not up to the task in a manner suitable to me. The suspension is simply too soft on the half tons. I got rid of it and moved up to a HD model with diesel power. It took a while, but I didn't pay any more for it than I would have for a gasser.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:46 AM   #96
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I pull tractors EVERY DAY in my business, and I do it with a F250 (6.2), F350 (6.2), and F550 (v10) gas burners. Iíve owned 7 diesel trucks and finally grew up to the fact that gas trucks would do the job just as well and at a fraction of the cost.

Itís a free country, and a person can/should drive what they want and can afford. HOWEVER, please donít try to convince me how you HAD TO HAVE that diesel pickup to pull your lawn tractor and Ranger to the deer lease....SMH!
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:51 AM   #97
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I pull tractors EVERY DAY in my business, and I do it with a F250 (6.2), F350 (6.2), and F550 (v10) gas burners. I’ve owned 7 diesel trucks and finally grew up to the fact that gas trucks would do the job just as well and at a fraction of the cost.
Just so we are clear. You are openly suggesting that a hotshot driver would be better off and make more money (since in your words, expenses are now a fraction of the cost) running a gas truck pulling their loads all over the country versus a diesel 98% of them currently use?
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:00 AM   #98
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Wow!!!! So many things wrong with this thread. Fact is... folks can drive whatever they want. It shouldnít matter to anyone what the preference is... or even what the persons choice is. Some folks drive jeeps that are outfitted to the max...37 inch mud tires, safari rack, winch, huge lift kit and it will never see any off-roading. People should drive what they want and what they can afford and it shouldnít matter if other folks care or not.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:14 AM   #99
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LOL...this thread has some dumb scattered through it.

I sure wish I had enough free time to give a crap about what other people drive.

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Old 04-14-2018, 10:15 AM   #100
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Letís talk wolf reintroduction..Go
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