Looking @ a new truck - tow vehicle

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by dpkimmel2001, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Anyone out there own a F250 Super Duty Diesel? Looking to see if you're satisfied with that choice in tow vehicle.
     
  2. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :D

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  3. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Looked at both Dodge and GM trucks but the price tag on those trucks is outrageous. I really like my GMC but its time is coming to a close. The Pennsylvania salt mine roads are taking their toll.
     
  4. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Just pulling your chain but I do love the Ram trucks. The feel they have and the ease of handling on the road especially pulling an RV is what I really like. The other stuff is all just perks to me.
     
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  5. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I've been keeping up with the big truck diesels since I retired. The DEF system has been the biggest problem on every brand FWIW.
     
  6. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I have heard more good on the CHEVY/GMC and less good on the Ford. I don't know to many folks with the Dodges, so, can not say.
     
  7. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Well, the deal is done. Picking up the new truck on Saturday. My wife and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary two days ago. I recognition of that we purchased a Silver 2017 F250 Super Duty Diesel. Having the 5er frame rail system installed the middle of next week. I'll be installing the Reese Signature Series 18K hitch adapter myself along with some airbags for ride leveling. Got a big trip planed for next month and not a lot of time to prepare.

    I just traded in my GMC Sierra 2500HD. It was a great truck but the environment was not kind to it. I wanted to get rid of it while it still held a good value. And that it did.
     
  8. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Great choice bud. Good luck with it.
     
  9. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Thanks. Ordering some extras for it as I type.
     
  10. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Congrats!

    Welcome back to "Team payments"

    :D
     
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  11. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Ain't that the truth. :(
     
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  12. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Picking it up today.

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  13. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Damn fine looking truck. What size wheels are those 20"?
     
  14. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Ordering extras is mandatory
     
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  15. jws926

    jws926 Japanse Cars Are The Best

    Smart man you are , the only thing I dont like about the 2015 Ram is the turning radius sucks
     
  16. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I haven't noticed, I'll check it out.
     
  17. jws926

    jws926 Japanse Cars Are The Best

    I noticed it in parking lots the most.
     
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  18. jws926

    jws926 Japanse Cars Are The Best

    Congrats on the new truck, funny seeing a ext cab instead of a quad cab, anyways, 150/250?
     
  19. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Nope. 18". Sits a few inches higher though than the 2500HD. Gonna have to adjust the hitch.
     
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  20. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Just the wife, the dog and I that camp these days. Downsized only a little.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  21. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    And only 3 days away from being delivered!

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  22. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    That is beautiful. Congrats, dpk. :)
     
  23. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I love the color of your truck too as it is forgiving with swirl marks and dirt and and just looks good. Had your 2008 developed any rusting around rocker panels, wheel wells or tailgate? The reason I ask is I see that in my area as we use salt like it is going out of style.
     
  24. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    Oh wow, that is a beautiful truck @dpkimmel2001, I wish you many happy years in your new truck! :D
     
  25. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    Bad ass. Nice rice
     
  26. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    I never had a reason to get a crew cab but I love my ext cab and I will never go back to a regular cab.
     
  27. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    She certainly is beautiful dpk. :wub:
     
  28. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  29. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    This is our 3rd time that we purchased a silver truck for that reason.

    Rust was rampant on the frame. Nothing that was a big issue there though.....yet. Mainly, the bottom of the doors themselves and the area around the taillights. I had a 100,000 mile warranty on the engine/drivetrain. I had just under 107,000 on it and decided it was time. We've had numerous thing worked on with that vehicle out of pocket and that was getting expensive. It was time.
     
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  30. Whizzer

    Whizzer Retired entrepreneur

    My son bought a 2017 F-250, early this year. It has the same style cab as the silver one in photos. He has 12,000 miles on it since purchase and really likes it. He gets decent fuel mileage, around 20 for his running around, and It is well appointed with plenty of power and surprisingly great pickup speed for a diesel. He took my Bride and I for a ride and it rides a little stiff but other than that, he's sold on it as he has had it long enough to find something to grumble about. So far all is good.
    Best of luck with your new truck. If my son's experience is any indicator, you will be very pleased with it. :)
     
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  31. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    Only thing I've heard of is engine/DEF issues with ford diesels. Thankfulyl not near as catastrophic as the first gen 6.7 clusterFk
     
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  32. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    That 6.7 diesel chased my brother away from Ford.We used to pick at him about his tow truck adventures.The only thing worse than making payments is making payments and still breaking down.
     
  33. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    I was working at a ford dealer at the time, for an SVT team contract. I was watching 6.7's getting pulled daily. They had more trucks than they could get create engines shipped in.
     
  34. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    One thing all new trucks, and cars too, is rain gutters regardless of brand. Go around a corner with the window down a bit and the rain rolls off the roof right inside landing on the electrical switches for the power mirrors, windows, locks.

    It's a vast window deflector manufactures conspiracy I tell ya!
    And bring back vent windows too ya jackwagons...
     
  35. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    Stand back, I'm on a roll.
    While I quit smoking 1,023 days ago or if you prefer, 33 months,146 weeks, 24,552 hours,1,473,120 minutes, 88,387,200 seconds ago but who's counting?
    I no longer have a need for a lighter or ash tray but I see that on some cars they are no longer offered.
     
  36. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    I can't help but wonder why so many people would keep buying them then? I mean, if they are such an inferior product and all.
     
  37. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Anyhow, some new toys just arrived today. Air bags, hitch adapter and 7 pin wiring harness adapter came today. Tonneau cover arrived yesterday. Husky liners coming tomorrow. And..... The fifth wheel rail system is being installed Friday.

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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017 at 4:48 PM
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  38. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :cheers:
     
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  39. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    You'll get this whatever vehicle you had bought. [​IMG]
     
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  40. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    They aren't alone in the DEF government crap. I have heard that they work pretty good if you don't idle a lot. At least on the big truck diesels, but it makes sense on the others. The Def system re-burns the soot and diesels make the most at idle.
     

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