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Kayteg1

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Posted: 04/03/21 07:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Single cab is OK for single person, but most of us travel with companions.
Supercab not only provides space for pets, but for water, heavy tools that you don't want to load in the rear overhang.





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Kayteg1 wrote:

Single cab is OK for single person, but most of us travel with companions.
Supercab not only provides space for pets, but for water, heavy tools that you don't want to load in the rear overhang.


I would never own an extended cab or a crew cab even if I did travel with a companion.

They serve no purpose for me.

I know the majority of people like them but I don't.


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Fwiw, having a crewcab seems much better than my previous supercab as far as view out the front. I think it has a lot do do with the overhang of the TC and NS vs EW bed.


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Posted: 04/04/21 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

Fwiw, having a crewcab seems much better than my previous supercab as far as view out the front. I think it has a lot do do with the overhang of the TC and NS vs EW bed.


Certainly can't argue with that.

I just prefer regular cab pickups over the others.

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You guys going on about high RPM's, that is the truck running at max overload in the ROCKIES. Worst case scenario. That IS diesel territory but this is showing if NEEDED the 7.3 can do it as well, just not as pretty.

With a TC on the back unless it is some behemoth overloaded TC you won't be running those RPM's.

So carry on, yes diesel is better in SOME situations and we know that.


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mellow wrote:

You guys going on about high RPM's, that is the truck running at max overload in the ROCKIES. Worst case scenario. That IS diesel territory but this is showing if NEEDED the 7.3 can do it as well, just not as pretty.

With a TC on the back unless it is some behemoth overloaded TC you won't be running those RPM's.

So carry on, yes diesel is better in SOME situations and we know that.


Come drive US Highway 50 across Nevada. 8 summits to climb, each at close to 8000 feet elevation...and a few that are only around 6000 feet. At any rate, gaining ~ 4000 feet in elevation in just a few miles - then dropping down the other side and then doing it all again for multiple mountain ranges.


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Highway 50 is in colder areas of NV.
Try to make Baker 17 miles long grade at common 120F and if you pass, you are good to go anywhere.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Highway 50 is in colder areas of NV.
Try to make Baker 17 miles long grade at common 120F and if you pass, you are good to go anywhere.


Yep ... how right you are!

If your truck can't move it's whatever load up long haul grades in August in the U.S. West with your cab air on full blast and engine temp needle not budging ... then you need something better.

So far after 15 years of ownership, the V10 E450 pulling our 12K lb. MH all over the West in any month hasn't even blinked. HOWEVER - I haven't tried Old Priest Grade with it, yet. [emoticon]


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I have a 2021, just pulled for the first time this weekend. I am very pleased,tows great and love the transmission,it shifts flawlessly, I had a Ram with a Cummins and while it might have gotten little better mileage ,and having owned 5 rams before this Ford, I like this engine.Good luck finding one though. I drove from Az. to Denver to buy this one. At the time the only one with that engine in 5 states

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