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Old 02-25-2013, 04:04 PM
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Consider having a Ford dealer run an OASIS report on any Ford you're looking at. They generally won't hand you a printed copy, but they should tell you if scary things show up in the report. They should not charge you for this. The report tells of outstanding recall and service campaign issues as well as dealer-performed repairs.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:17 PM
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How did I miss this?

Yes I do trailer my 40 with a 07 Tundra with the 5.7 V8 and it does great. I average 18 hwy empty. Tow to Moab 8 mpg at 75 mph, I get 11 mpg if I hold it to 65.

I have had the truck for three years with zero problems.
thats nice to know! i think one of those is going to be a bit out of my pricerange right now, but i'll keep an eye out. we also plan to only find a tow pig that will get us by for a couple of years, then buy something nicer new. one of these tundra's will be near the top of the list!

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Consider having a Ford dealer run an OASIS report on any Ford you're looking at. They generally won't hand you a printed copy, but they should tell you if scary things show up in the report. They should not charge you for this. The report tells of outstanding recall and service campaign issues as well as dealer-performed repairs.
thanks for that tip!
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:11 PM
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man... i spoke too soon. i finally did find a truck last night that i REALLY like, and intend to buy. but... i also found a seller who i think is going to be a total PITA.

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:44 PM
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Well, I ended up looking at 19 different trucks, mostly 7.3psd's but several others as well and it was a pretty darn interesting experience.

i saw more than a couple of overpriced old trucks, a couple of nice trucks, some really good bargains on old work trucks, and mostly met a bunch of really nice people with a couple of notable exceptions.

this morning i met up with a really nice young guy, who's taken exceptionally good care of a 99psd crew cab that i think will do a great job serving as our familys big rig. he's leaving town for a couple of weeks and we will finalize the sale when he gets back. very stoked! we've never had a diesel so this will be kind of new and different for us.

thanks again everybody for humoring me with a non-yota vehicle vehicle discussion and i really appreciated the feedback and food for thought. it was really helpfull in getting the ball rolling for me.

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:47 PM
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Congrats Tim! Glad you found one that looks like it will work out
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:56 PM
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You'll enjoy the turbo in the mountains and the turbo whistle is music to anyone's ears.
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Music to my ears. I've had several turbocharged cars in the past, I've been missing that whistle!
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well, the good news is MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! thanks for the help and motivation!


woooo hooooo!!!

i'm super happy, and ended up with a WAY nicer truck than i thought i was going to get in my intended price range. its in excellent shape in all respects and is outfitted exactly as i would like. even came with a TON of nicely done performance upgrades. it took a bit getting used to, but i really enjoy driving it. i guess i'm going to go try it out in the snew...

downside: yeah, its got over 200,000 miles... but for my purposes i think i can keep her on the road for quite some time.

the thing that REALLY bugs me, is that i need to add a cat before i can etest it

oh yeah... and uncle ben harrasing me about owning fords... and my 17 year old son harrasing me about driving it.

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oh yeah... and uncle ben harrasing me about owning fords...
Don't worry, UB harasses people about driving TOYOTAs, so you're not alone
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