Ford or Dodge

Discussion in 'Towables' started by 23717honda, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. 23717honda

    23717honda New Member

    Just sold my 2003 2500HD chevy, Gas motor. I just purchased my 5 th wheel last month , went out and put a hitch in the back, pulled my trailer to Jasper TX. With all 4 of us in the truck loaded down with supplys and food my truck struggled up the hills pulling my 32.5' 5 th wheel.So I just sold it Thursday. Now Iam looking to buy a used f250 but I hear bad things about the 6.0 . I once owned a 7.3 , I had no problems with it. I also like the Doge 2500 diesel. I found a few here in Houston TX. They run around 17 to 22k.with anywhere with 120k to 180k miles. Looking for any suggestions.
     
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Ford or Dodge

    Your GM truck probably had a 6.0. No compairson to diesel. Go get you a GM Duramax diesel. Forget the Ford. Dodge would be my #2 option.
     
  3. Steve H

    Steve H Senior Member

    RE: Ford or Dodge



    I had a Dodge 2500 Turbo Diesel and loved the truck. Put 140,000 miles on it with few problems. It was getting tired and I needed to spend some big bucks on things like ball joints, brakes/rotors &tranny. Opted for a new Duramax/Allison. Really no comparison! The Silverado is also very comfortable whereas the Dodge definitely road like a truck. Whether Dodge or GM...at least consider a diesel. Major difference in towing ease. JMHO

    Best of luck!
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Ford or Dodge

    Hey Ken u know u'r gonna start something around here with that statment :eek: :eek: ;) ;) :evil: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Now Rod you know thatKen and Scooter IS telling the truth. Chevy rules, solid as a rock!!!! Chevy man always will be
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    RE: Ford or Dodge

    SORRY that should have been Steve not Scooter in last post
     
  7. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Ford or Dodge



    We put a fifth wheel hitch in a 2008 Chev. 3500 Dually today. I was drooling. Fantastic truck Drove it some, love the handling, power, ride, etc. GM has not let me down in '08. Just wish I could afford one.

    Honda said he had a gas GM truck, looking at Ford and Dodge diesels. I just told him he needed to look at theGM diesel.
     
  8. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    Man, but the COST on one of those 3500s is murder! :dead:
     
  9. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Ford or Dodge

    Hey Tex, you get what you pay for. :) :)
     
  10. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Lordy, Lordy hallelujah. My Dodge rides like a car. Maybe it's because I have a 4x2 and it has rack and pinion steering. Did I mention it costs less than a GM. HEARD THE NEW DODGE RUNS REAL QUITE. Can't quite remember who mentioned that. Of course if your talking used, a nice "06" 4spd auto is quite a bit cheaper than the GM. Then of course the Cummins diesel will run longer harder than the GM :laugh: :evil: Did I forget anything??? ;)
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Ford or Dodge

    see i knew Ken would stir up the stew :eek: :eek: :eek: ;) ;) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  12. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Ford or Dodge

    it just one's opinion against another. I like Chevy and Dodge no Ford for me. Some think that Ford rules the truck world, that is the opinion of a Ford owner. I think that Chevy rules but that just my thought! But who care what you drive, if it's your and you are making the payment or if it's pay for you are the one who is happy and that all that matter. Happy Rv'ing
     
  13. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Ford or Dodge

    :( Ford, :bleh: GM, :laugh: Dodge CTD. :approve:

    Hey Hollis hope you're not taking my response too serious about this . They all work. Ford has had some problems in the past (6.0 L Power Stroke), but who knows about the NEW EMISSION CONTROLLED low sulfur emission engines. :eek:

    My Dodge is almost paid for so of course it's the best. Went for a ride in Kenneth's GMC. Seems like a good'un. I really do prefer the Cummins over the V-8 diesel engines because it has fewer moving parts and has been around a lot longer. I get close to 24/mpg running at 55/mph empty, so I can't complain. Just my opinion.

    The "which one is best" question is just fun to hash over when we get bored. I do try to point out + & - aspects (between the lines) about each when someone is actually trying to make a decision based on facts and not likes. :laugh:
     
  14. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    Hey DL, you did leave something out. Was it not you that told ME about the new Dodges exhaust catching on fire or something like that??? :evil:

    I know they will work it out, and yes they are real quite, but I have heard from some others that Cummins and Dodge jumped the gun on the new engine, exhaust, etc. Time will tell.

    Of course, what you own is always the best. :)
     
  15. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Hey DL we are just poking fun at each other. if we are happy with what we HAVE them that all that matter. by the way where are you now , heard you are heading out West.
     
  16. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Hey Kenneth, did I say something about catalytic converters catching on fire and melting. I can't remember. You know what they say about short term memory when you get in your twilight years. :approve:

    Hollis, I'm still in the panhandle of Florida. Won't be heading west until early spring. When the time comes I'll be moving so fast I won't be able to smell that good smellin Dodge Cummins diesel smoke. Oh well, we all have to make sacrifices. :laugh: :approve:
     
  17. 23717honda

    23717honda New Member

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    Thanks for the info but I broke down and found a 2003 7.3l f250 crew 4x4. I love it now I am going to buy a performance chip and haul ass.
     
  18. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    At least you got the 7.3.

    Do you know about the recall on the cam position sensor? It is going on now. I know 2 locally that have had it done on their 7.3. Too bad Ford would not support me when I had to pay for 3 of the darn things. They wait until most have been replaced by customers :angry:
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Ford or Dodge

    there is also a prob with an injector miss in 7.3 ,, it's caused by the wiring harness getting chaffed by the valve cover over time ,, the VC gasket gets spongy and the VC wears into the harness for the injectors ,, it usally occurs on the left bank or the driver's side ,, i my self have done 4 of these ,, and it's kinda pricey ,, but if think what the 6.0's are going thru ,, u'r lucky ;) :approve: :approve: :approve: :) :)
    But agian Ford knows about it ,, but no recall ,, and bty the durmax is made by Isuzu ,, but i guess u knew that ,, sorry just random thought here :eek: :eek: :eek: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  20. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Hey 23717 have fun RVing and keep in touch. Let us know how the 7.3 Power Stoke is doing. :)
     

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