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Old 07-06-2011, 01:52 PM
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7.3's are good on gas
so good on gas because they use none

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I think I NEED a 40' gooseneck enclosed, that way I feel like I am using my truck for what it is designed for lol. Right now my 24' open hauls two miatas just fine. I love my 6.7L powerstroke so much more than the 6.4L it replaced. That thing was a damned terd.
All of the dudes in this thread hating on gooseneck trailers have obviously never driven one. I forget my 40' enclosed is on the back of my truck as I'm chugging along at 85 in my truck. Unless it's really windy, you have no idea it's there -- until you try to stop.
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I'm a slave to the gooseneck, I always took the gooseneck over the bumper pull when I was running cars for the wholesaler. People saying they aren't nice have never pulled with one.
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zOMG, that's perfect.

I wonder if any of our supporters would like to sponsor my upcoming van purchase with vinyl wrapping. I may end up with a Yellow van (retired DHL) and I'll need it wrapped.

My only other major purchase this summer is a WSM smoker and then it's straight on to the van and trailer.
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I really like the Handicap plates the van has.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:29 PM
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zOMG, that's perfect.

I wonder if any of our supporters would like to sponsor my upcoming van purchase with vinyl wrapping. I may end up with a Yellow van (retired DHL) and I'll need it wrapped.

My only other major purchase this summer is a WSM smoker and then it's straight on to the van and trailer.
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Originally Posted by hustler View Post
zOMG, that's perfect.

I wonder if any of our supporters would like to sponsor my upcoming van purchase with vinyl wrapping. I may end up with a Yellow van (retired DHL) and I'll need it wrapped.

My only other major purchase this summer is a WSM smoker and then it's straight on to the van and trailer.
If you do get it and want to paint it let me know and we can knock it out one weekend. We can bring it up to the shop and go at it. PPG shopline paint is cheap and good stuff. I painted my entire track car inside and out for $230 and thats just because I opted for the gallon of paint rather than just the 2 quarts I needed.
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RHarris coming through, again.
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Still sounds a little high, but 60-65mph explains it a bit. I only get 11mpg towing the big 28" enclosed, but I tow it at 70-75mph.
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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I vote for an Rharris A-team paint job...I pitty the fool
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When towing (mostly 100km/hr 60mph), I got 17.4 MPG from my petrol rig out of interest:
http://www.fuelly.com/driver/saboteur/forester
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Originally Posted by hustler View Post
I'm a slave to the gooseneck, I always took the gooseneck over the bumper pull when I was running cars for the wholesaler. People saying they aren't nice have never pulled with one.
There's no feeling greater than passing some dude struggling with his little U-Haul bumper pull while towing a loaded, four horse w/ living quarters enclosed trailer.

Do you think you could give up being a white man and settle on a van? If you do buy an old fleet van and you decide to get it wrapped, be sure to fix any body damage and paint imperfections before laying down a fat coat of primer otherwise you'll have more bubbles than a public swimming pool on beanie weenie day.
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Originally Posted by pusha View Post


1997 Ford F250 7.3L Powerstroke 4x4 - currently showing 376.2k miles (SUCK A DICK, LARS)

I tow whatever I want.
update, sitting at 378.6k as of this morning. last week I smashed the passenger-side mirror of during some 'splorin and the replacement was $15 and about an hour to remove & install.

Four-wheel drive still works:

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^That is the ******* bizzness right there.

You wouldn't believe the number of junior enlisted guys around here who buy a brand ******* new F250 for $50k just to tow their motorcycle trailer and go back and forth to work. I do my best, but you can't cure redneck.
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Originally Posted by samnavy View Post
^That is the ******* bizzness right there.

You wouldn't believe the number of junior enlisted guys around here who buy a brand ******* new F250 for $50k just to tow their motorcycle trailer and go back and forth to work. I do my best, but you can't cure redneck.
My old man has a 2003 F250 and it's not nearly as reliable as my truck. Plus, when something breaks, it's so expensive to fix in comparison.

My $3,500 truck will last me for the rest of my life.
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I used to know a guy that could get new crate 7.3's for $5000. Haven't talked to him in a couple years, so I don't know whatever came of him. If I didn't have a diesel for work that I drove cross country, I would have an older 7.3L, but I put 80-100k miles a year on the truck, so it is easier to trade it in every second or third year than to worry about breaking down in the middle of Arizona or New Mexico.
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Originally Posted by rharris19 View Post
I used to know a guy that could get new crate 7.3's for $5000. Haven't talked to him in a couple years, so I don't know whatever came of him. If I didn't have a diesel for work that I drove cross country, I would have an older 7.3L, but I put 80-100k miles a year on the truck, so it is easier to trade it in every second or third year than to worry about breaking down in the middle of Arizona or New Mexico.
A second, wrecked (rolled at 80 mph and trailer tongue came through and killed the driver) 1997 4x4 F250 7.3 was included in my purchase. Same EXACT truck but with a couple minor differences (trailer mirrors and blood-stained leather interior, it looks like a murder scene). Again, best $3,500 I ever spent.
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If I had real money it would be a late-90's 6-speed Cummins with an enclosed trailer with quarters on a goose. Zero maintenance on the truck, the most reliable diesel I know of, and a manual trans so I never have to worry about anything other than a mean clutch every decade.
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Originally Posted by hustler View Post
the most reliable diesel I know of
Allow me to introduce you to the Ford 7.3L Powerstroke. Kind of strange that you didn't know about it......

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Originally Posted by rharris19 View Post
Allow me to introduce you to the Ford 7.3L Powerstroke. Kind of strange that you didn't know about it......

Pulling the body off the truck to work on it doesn't sound like fun.
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Originally Posted by rharris19 View Post
Allow me to introduce you to the Ford 7.3L Powerstroke. Kind of strange that you didn't know about it......

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Pulling the body off the truck to work on it doesn't sound like fun.
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