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Old 12-16-2014, 10:33 PM   #261
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On the way back from NASA Nationals East.

Total setup is ~68ft of sheer pleasure (TWSS?) and about 23k as loaded for nationals. Full fresh/grey/black and tons of spares (we had a water hookup at Road Atlanta). Usually get 6.5-7mpg doing 65 because Im not old enough to poke along at 60.

Sidenote: I had it parked in the driveway, same exact configuration. HOA threatened to tow it because someone complained. I replied to the association manger with:



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Shouldn't be a problem for a medium sized or smaller heavy duty wrecker. Those guys love to fire up their equipment for big money.
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Shouldn't be a problem for a medium sized or smaller heavy duty wrecker. Those guys love to fire up their equipment for big money.
Nope, it wouldnt be, but it would take a heavy duty wrecker to make it happen. A friend of ours had his Tiffen motorhome towed to Cummins in Greensboro by East Coast after it dropped a valve. I knew it would be expensive, but holy ****.
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Shouldn't be a problem for a medium sized or smaller heavy duty wrecker. Those guys love to fire up their equipment for big money.
If your HOA would like to subcontract the job to me, I would offer them a good price, including disposal at no extra charge.
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Nope, it wouldnt be, but it would take a heavy duty wrecker to make it happen. A friend of ours had his Tiffen motorhome towed to Cummins in Greensboro by East Coast after it dropped a valve. I knew it would be expensive, but holy ****.
I work directly with the largest towing manufacture in the world. A Century 4024 or 5130 (smallest heavy duties) would have no problem towing that. The problem is most places go for the big boys for the status symbol and they can do more recovery work (roll-overs, etc.). The smaller ones are used for mostly just towing distances.
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I am debating picking up this diesel e-350. Would be replacing my gas 96 e350. If I can talk him down to the $2000-$2250 range I will probably bite.

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Needs "Express Kitten Delivery" decals on the side. You'd probably get some funny looks and people taking pictures of it.

Edit: or "Turbo Kitty Delivery"
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Pink on that faded yellow would look good.

Kitty Trubo Wagon
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Needs "Express Kitten Delivery" decals on the side. You'd probably get some funny looks and people taking pictures of it.

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Pink on that faded yellow would look good.

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I checked out the van today and it is a ton better then my slightly older with 100k less miles on it e-350. I think tomorrow I am going to pull money out of the bank and make an offer. I will start at $2000 and go up to $2250. If I do buy it, it will get some sort of turbo kitty decal on it.
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You lowballing sonovagun. srsly. Even at $3k seems like a really good deal if it runs and drives well.
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You lowballing sonovagun. srsly. Even at $3k seems like a really good deal if it runs and drives well.
According to Nada, KBB, and Edmunds private party sales should be in the 1.5k-2.5k range. So I don't think I am low balling to badly. Well I do, but I want a cheap diesel.
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That thing is ugly as sin.

I love it. I need to look into the 4wd version if those. I want to do a frame swap with my truck.
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I am debating picking up this diesel e-350. Would be replacing my gas 96 e350. If I can talk him down to the $2000-$2250 range I will probably bite.
Really hard to work on and the auto trans is made of glass. I'd keep the gasser.

My diesel F250 is ridiculously expensive to drive compared to its nearly identical but gas powered predecessor. Yeah it makes good and power and neat turbo whistles, but 3 gallons of oil per change. Oh, and an expensive canister oil filter, plus 2 fuel and a coolant filter every other oil change. Seriously an oil change can cost me $200 and I still have to do it myself, and then dispose of 3 gallons of oil.

Did I mention it gets only a little better mileage than the gasser, but the fuel is much more expensive?

Let's not talk about the diesel injectors, high pressure oil system, FICM, and all the other bullcrap...
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Really hard to work on and the auto trans is made of glass. I'd keep the gasser.

My diesel F250 is ridiculously expensive to drive compared to its nearly identical but gas powered predecessor. Yeah it makes good and power and neat turbo whistles, but 3 gallons of oil per change. Oh, and an expensive canister oil filter, plus 2 fuel and a coolant filter every other oil change. Seriously an oil change can cost me $200 and I still have to do it myself, and then dispose of 3 gallons of oil.

Did I mention it gets only a little better mileage than the gasser, but the fuel is much more expensive?

Let's not talk about the diesel injectors, high pressure oil system, FICM, and all the other bullcrap...
$200?? what oil do you use? My oil change on my cummins is $30-35. I have no complaints about my diesel besides I don't use it much only when towing which is maybe a few thousand miles every year.
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Really hard to work on and the auto trans is made of glass. I'd keep the gasser.

My diesel F250 is ridiculously expensive to drive compared to its nearly identical but gas powered predecessor. Yeah it makes good and power and neat turbo whistles, but 3 gallons of oil per change. Oh, and an expensive canister oil filter, plus 2 fuel and a coolant filter every other oil change. Seriously an oil change can cost me $200 and I still have to do it myself, and then dispose of 3 gallons of oil.

Did I mention it gets only a little better mileage than the gasser, but the fuel is much more expensive?

Let's not talk about the diesel injectors, high pressure oil system, FICM, and all the other bullcrap...
Debbie Downer!!!!!

After seeing you rave about diesels in so many posts I am surprised by this one. I understand that diesels are a bit more to own and operate and the fuel is more expensive. Right now my gas one gets about 10mpg on a good day, trans is finicky, it needs brakes and some oil leaks fixed, and overall body is in a very beat up shape. It is more work then I want to put into a $750 van. I will sleep on the new one for another night or two and then make my decision.
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$200?? what oil do you use? My oil change on my cummins is $30-35. I have no complaints about my diesel besides I don't use it much only when towing which is maybe a few thousand miles every year.
3 gallons of synthetic and the 4 filters as outlined previously.

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Debbie Downer!!!!!

After seeing you rave about diesels in so many posts I am surprised by this one. I understand that diesels are a bit more to own and operate and the fuel is more expensive. Right now my gas one gets about 10mpg on a good day, trans is finicky, it needs brakes and some oil leaks fixed, and overall body is in a very beat up shape. It is more work then I want to put into a $750 van. I will sleep on the new one for another night or two and then make my decision.
They do a lot of things right. I love the down low torque. I love the ability to stay in 6th gear with the converter locked going up a grade. I love I can pull out into traffic with a load and everything is fine. I hate what it costs to get these things. And when something fails, I really hate fixing it.

For how I use the truck, I think my next one will be a newer 6.2 gas F250. Maybe even a 2WD if I can find one.
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Pretty happy with our E-450 gas motorhome. Those 6.2L V10 are great. Can't comment on fuel economy because it's almost hauling my house... but it isn't that bad.

Pretty comfy, and work for our family activities and race weekends, win-win situation !

Only thing is, I'll have to replace the exhaust manifold because the studs are breaking on those engines.

Don't go Ford Diesel way.... you'll leave your shirt down the road.
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According to Nada, KBB, and Edmunds private party sales should be in the 1.5k-2.5k range. So I don't think I am low balling to badly. Well I do, but I want a cheap diesel.
Looking around locally, 2K seems about right. I'm surprised at how many are for sale around here.

Ben, what engine is in your F250? My old man's 7.3 has been rock solid for the last 200K miles. I know the 6.0s and 6.4s are a bit finicky when it comes to all the emissions crap on them.
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I borrow my dads 1500 suburban



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Looks like it could do with some airbags! Or perhaps just better weight balancing in the trailer.

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Ben, what engine is in your F250? My old man's 7.3 has been rock solid for the last 200K miles. I know the 6.0s and 6.4s are a bit finicky when it comes to all the emissions crap on them.
6.0. Much more power than a 7.3 and a beefier transmission. I'd take a 2005+ gas F250 over a 7.3, IMO.
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