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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


Well not to be naggy, but it would be interesting to know what kind of camper your carrying (and weight?), and if you tow anything [emoticon]

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Y'all will all have them 1-ton electric trucks before long.....problem solved. [emoticon]


Nice, and just think we can charge them back up with solar!!

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BradW wrote:

Y'all will all have them 1-ton electric trucks before long.....problem solved. [emoticon]


Nice, and just think we can charge them back up with solar!!

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You'll be parked for 8-10 hours at a recharge station every 200 miles, solar would take days....


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Nuts to electric. The big rock candy mountain will own all the mines for those batteries in short order. I want little hydrogen power plants!


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With AOC in there It’s pretty much wishful thinking - better off getting a new LazyBoy - lol

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3 tons wrote:

BradW wrote:

Y'all will all have them 1-ton electric trucks before long.....problem solved. [emoticon]


Nice, and just think we can charge them back up with solar!!

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Not me! I'm gonna mount a wind turbin on the roof of my camper to charge the batteries while I'm diving non stop from Alabama to Yellowstone!


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Not me! I'm gonna mount a wind turbin on the roof of my camper to charge the batteries while I'm diving non stop from Alabama to Yellowstone!


That’s a great idea, but I think I can make it there on the 200 mile range if I drive a bit slower. [emoticon] I’m not sure how I’d recharge at Yellowstone though. Only one of the campgrounds in the park have hookups. [emoticon]

Just joking because I don’t plan to buy any new vehicle. I’ve outgrown that hobby. I just wish I had a couple of decades ago.


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Maybe drop a water wheel in the creek and hope they are not in drought?


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I’m considering a new F350 7.3 gas Supercab SRW longbed to be paired up with something like an Adventurer 86fb or Wolf Creek 850 and tow my 3500 pound boat and trailer.
3.73 or 4.30 gears?

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I would go with a 3.73. I had a Chev 2500 6.0 years 3.73 ago and pulled a 4000 lb boat all over the NW. The 7.3 will have a lot more power and also has a 10 speed transmission. I think the 3.73 will be much better mpg while the 4.30 will have more acceleration and use a higher gear.

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