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mellow

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Posted: 09/01/20 07:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nothing is cheap on these trucks, my front passenger side breaks just locked up this past weekend so now I am replacing everything up front to the tune of $400 in parts. I did the rears a few months ago after one of them locked up.

I still consider myself ahead.

Btw, according to the MPG on the dash I am getting 19 with the camper on now with the change to the 6637 air filter, I was getting 13 with the K&N filter in the stock box. I was really surprised to see that.


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mellow wrote:

Btw, according to the MPG on the dash I am getting 19 with the camper on now with the change to the 6637 air filter, I was getting 13 with the K&N filter in the stock box. I was really surprised to see that.


Try hand calculating because you should never see that big of an improvement unless the other filter was completely clogged.


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jimh425 wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

But just becouse you can get older vehicles cheaper, doesn't mean it makes much sense.


You don’t seem to be aware of what OPs vehicle is capable of with a tune and some other modifications. I didn’t buy a new vehicle because I couldn’t justify the 30-40K difference. I’m assuming the OP is the same except with a larger difference.

Your truck is an old one now, so when are you trading again. [emoticon]


I've not had the fortune to drive a brand new Super Duty so I have the benefit of not knowing what I'm missing. Ignorance is bliss as they say and every time I turn that 7.3 over and hear it roar to life it brings a smile to my face. I'm sure if I was given a brand new 2020 truck it would quickly become my daily driver but nobody seems to be offering them for free so I will just stick with what I have.

After all of the modifications I have into my truck, it probably puts out about as much power as a modern truck with the added benefit that I don't have to deal with DEF or an emissions system that will need to be replaced at 150,000 miles for $10,0000. Sure, there are advancements in payload, pulling, braking, noise and electronic gizmos and those that can afford the new trucks good on you for it! Until I win the lottery, I'm sticking to what is paid for though.


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adamis wrote:

Sure, there are advancements in payload, pulling, braking, noise and electronic gizmos and those that can afford the new trucks good on you for it! Until I win the lottery, I'm sticking to what is paid for though


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jimh425 wrote:

Kayteg1 wrote:

But just becouse you can get older vehicles cheaper, doesn't mean it makes much sense.


You don’t seem to be aware of what OPs vehicle is capable of with a tune and some other modifications. I didn’t buy a new vehicle because I couldn’t justify the 30-40K difference. I’m assuming the OP is the same except with a larger difference.

Your truck is an old one now, so when are you trading again. [emoticon]

I sold my truck already and went another route.
So driving new, custom build truck cost me $5000 a year in depreciation, while saving a lot on fuel comparing to older trucks I used to drive. Maintenance was about $ 60 a year on DIY oil changes.
There is also time and money live traffic GPS saved you on avoiding road situations.
When it is not cheap, considering the money you have to put into old truck and especially the time (taken from family ?) is something you need to calculate.
Now I downsized and drive Sprinter conversion. 24 mpg highway, 22 mpg at 70mph on freeway.
Downsizing is tricky description as well. Long Sprinter has more floor than non-slide 12' TC. Most important, DW will drive Sprinter, when she would not touch Superduty.
It is good to have a choice.

* This post was edited 09/03/20 10:17am by Kayteg1 *





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Kayteg wrote:

I sold my truck already and went another route.


So,your not a truck camper anymore?

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jaycocreek wrote:

Kayteg wrote:

I sold my truck already and went another route.


So,your not a truck camper anymore?

Still have Fleetwood camper.
You want to make me an offer?

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