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BradW

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Posted: 04/02/21 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mellow wrote:

https://youtu.be/le_CdRGAmvg

Video of the 7.3 with 3.55 gears towing 24K through the Rockies.


Personally, I have a deep seated emotional objection to driving a big block motor down the road at 4,500-5,000 rpm..........moped maybe, big block, nope.


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BradW wrote:

mellow wrote:

https://youtu.be/le_CdRGAmvg

Video of the 7.3 with 3.55 gears towing 24K through the Rockies.


Personally, I have a deep seated emotional objection to driving a big block motor down the road at 4,500-5,000 rpm..........moped maybe, big block, nope.


^ This!

Drives me nuts! Every revolution of that engine is causing wear and tear and knowing I could be driving an engine that never needs to turn over 2000 rpm is a clincher for me.


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^I like diesels too, but you guys are really funny....

Embellish much??


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BradW wrote:

mellow wrote:

https://youtu.be/le_CdRGAmvg

Video of the 7.3 with 3.55 gears towing 24K through the Rockies.


Personally, I have a deep seated emotional objection to driving a big block motor down the road at 4,500-5,000 rpm..........moped maybe, big block, nope.


Me too ... that's why I cruise our MH at 58-60 MPH and at ~2200 RPM using it's 4:56 differential behind a 6.8L V10 gasser! [emoticon]


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I lucked out and found a 2021 F250 with the 7.3 gas engine,10 speed, 3.55 rear end. It got extremely good gas mileage coming home from 100 miles away. It's almost like it was making gas. It just does not seem like it will have a problem hauling my Laredo.


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Congratulations!


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Congratulation. I would love a new truck.


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Me too ... that's why I cruise our MH at 58-60 MPH and at ~2200 RPM using it's 4:56 differential behind a 6.8L V10 gasser!


Same here...460 with 4:10s cruising about the same 2000-2100 rpms at 58-60mph...

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Americamper wrote:

I lucked out and found a 2021 F250 with the 7.3 gas engine,10 speed, 3.55 rear end. It got extremely good gas mileage coming home from 100 miles away. It's almost like it was making gas. It just does not seem like it will have a problem hauling my Laredo.


Congrats!
And put the skepticism behind you, wherever it may have came from.

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If I bought a new truck this would be the one.
3500 4-wd, dually, 3.73 gears with the 6.6 gas.
I'd put my camper on it and never take it off.

I'd keep my current 2500 so I'd have a normal everyday pickup to drive.

With my current truck and camper I set my cruise at 72 mph.
It spends most of its time in 5th gear except on the hills.

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