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07-27-2016 07:42 AM
Mr. Mindless A commercial H&T skoolie? that's a first I've heard of.
I hope you don't have any issues leasing on with the oddball rig. Getting in cheap is the ONLY way to get it in these days, good luck.
07-27-2016 02:38 AM
BogistJoeSr I just purchased this '02 International B3000 7.3 w/Allison, 26k GVWR, @191,000 mi, but the engine was replaced 30,000 miles ago with a new 250h.p.,7.3 so it's just getting broke in. Hoping my mpg to be 11 avg as I'll be saving the window behind driver seat for sleeper. From there back will be cut off to bare frame, adding a 102"W x 15' fltbd w/add'tnl 6'-8' underneath existing frame, so total length 20-23'. I'll use it to commercially haul 2 travel TRLRs, one up, one pulling behind. In Elkhart it's called Haul&Tow. When I get it home next week I'll start a build thread.
07-18-2016 05:19 PM
SMKYTXN
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Originally Posted by DZ Fab View Post
Nice truck!
Thanks bud!
07-18-2016 11:05 AM
DZ Fab
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Originally Posted by SMKYTXN View Post
I picked up a 2015 Capri Retreat camper from a Dodge dealer in Bastrop for cheap. It's only 7' long so I have 19' of deck left for the Tacoma out back. This is going to be a big step up from my tent on the ground.
Nice truck!
07-18-2016 09:38 AM
SMKYTXN I picked up a 2015 Capri Retreat camper from a Dodge dealer in Bastrop for cheap. It's only 7' long so I have 19' of deck left for the Tacoma out back. This is going to be a big step up from my tent on the ground.
06-17-2016 08:43 PM
the_white_shadow
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Originally Posted by mwilliamshs View Post
Can the hand that calculated that please sign my paycheck, file my taxes, and steer my new yacht around my personal island off the Mediterranean coast of Iowa?
I'll sell ya my ocean front property in Arizona while I'm at it.
06-17-2016 08:35 PM
mwilliamshs
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Originally Posted by the_white_shadow View Post
First time hauling 2 rigs. Truck did well on the 8+ hr drive to Hot Springs. Got a hand calculated 26 mpg.
Can the hand that calculated that please sign my paycheck, file my taxes, and steer my new yacht around my personal island off the Mediterranean coast of Iowa?
06-17-2016 03:16 PM
surfingg19 Loaded up for the first time with the dodge.
06-17-2016 05:19 AM
downs807 [QUOTE=the_white_shadow;37166825]First time hauling 2 rigs. Truck did well on the 8+ hr drive to Hot Springs. Got a hand calculated 26 mpg. :flipoff2QUOTE]

bahahahaha I need to get me one of those trucks if its getting that kinda fuel mileage loaded. Or even unloaded for that matter.
06-17-2016 02:04 AM
DieselCrawler 1985 f350. Started out as a 2wd srw truck. Pmf reverse shackle in front with 2000 superduty springs, air ride rear suspension from a 2015 ih schoolbus. 4.10 gears, arb going in the rear soon. 7.3 idi with banks sidewinder turbo, upgraded pump and injectors. Zf5 from a 460 powered truck redrilled to fit the diesel. Not pretty but still building it.
06-16-2016 02:08 PM
gtxracer Thanks fellas! I think I'll go with it. I have a 24v Cummins 2nd gen right now and it's a great truck. Never had big problems, always brought me home, and tough as nails. It rides a bit rough, high elevation, and the interior could be better. The thought of spending another $70 on an oil change, $800 on injector replacements, $700 lift pump, and $2500 injection pump make me cringe. They were all replaced by the previous owner, as was the 47RE, but I'm not wanting to roll the Dodge dice forever.

Thankfully, not a DD. We have cars for that, although the girlfriend will drive it down the street to school sometimes. Rides a LOT better, 4 doors, interior is plush compared to the Dodge, and much lower so the lady is happy.
06-16-2016 11:47 AM
Kay86K5
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Originally Posted by gtxracer View Post
How are you liking that truck? I am about to pickup a similar 8.1 truck but 4wd. Drove great, a little worried about fuel economy. What has been your experience there?
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Originally Posted by erictylers1 View Post
Contrary to all my friends that drive fuel producing Cummins diesels, I love it. $24.99 for an oil change, and I can do all the maintenance.

11 MPG around town, with a best tank @ 15 MPG across the flat desert with a camper shell on, not the cabover. It has a K&N cold air intake that you can hear pulling small birds out of the sky when you're on the gas.

I don't check mileage when towing, as it's never further than an hour or two, and it's uphill with my foot in it most of the time.
You will probably get 10-12mpgs's normal DD driving, and like erictylers1 said, straight highway empty you can get ~14mpg's. Towing, depending on how heavy, probably right at 10mpg's...if real heavy it will be lower.

Don't get an 8.1 to DD, that's kinda dumb, but for an alternative to diesels, it's one of the best if you ask me. Just like erictylers1 said, maintenance is cheap and can be done by any idiot in their small garage.

Don't always let fuel economy alone determine your choice, and remember, it is 496 cubic inches...usually something that big needs some fuel
06-16-2016 11:36 AM
erictylers1
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Originally Posted by gtxracer View Post
How are you liking that truck? I am about to pickup a similar 8.1 truck but 4wd. Drove great, a little worried about fuel economy. What has been your experience there?
Contrary to all my friends that drive fuel producing Cummins diesels, I love it. $24.99 for an oil change, and I can do all the maintenance.

11 MPG around town, with a best tank @ 15 MPG across the flat desert with a camper shell on, not the cabover. It has a K&N cold air intake that you can hear pulling small birds out of the sky when you're on the gas.

I don't check mileage when towing, as it's never further than an hour or two, and it's uphill with my foot in it most of the time.
06-16-2016 11:23 AM
gtxracer
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Originally Posted by erictylers1 View Post
8.1 2WD with air bags, brake controller, and OD override.

I thought 63s had more flex!!!
How are you liking that truck? I am about to pickup a similar 8.1 truck but 4wd. Drove great, a little worried about fuel economy. What has been your experience there?
06-16-2016 11:19 AM
wahlstrom1
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Originally Posted by ennored View Post
That would be evap, short for evaporative. The evaporative diagnostic system is calibrated to a certain volume tank (it's looking for leaks). Screw with that and you risk setting codes. Two key things, you might not set codes, and you may not care if you do (or be someplace that cares).

In other words, they aren't BSing you, places like California would be real upset with check engine lights after a tank change.

Doh! Meant evap, my phone autocorrected. Up here in Alberta we don't have regular yearly inspections or emissions testing so it wouldn't be an issue for me.

The FJ's tank is just damn small, I was hoping to find something bigger but if it doesn't just bolt in I'm not gonna fuck with my old ladies daily and put a custom cell in.
06-15-2016 09:59 AM
erictylers1 8.1 2WD with air bags, brake controller, and OD override.

I thought 63s had more flex!!!
06-15-2016 09:37 AM
ennored
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Originally Posted by wahlstrom1 View Post
... tank being part of the evac system. ...
That would be evap, short for evaporative. The evaporative diagnostic system is calibrated to a certain volume tank (it's looking for leaks). Screw with that and you risk setting codes. Two key things, you might not set codes, and you may not care if you do (or be someplace that cares).

In other words, they aren't BSing you, places like California would be real upset with check engine lights after a tank change.
06-15-2016 09:37 AM
snowracer
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Originally Posted by wahlstrom1 View Post
When I was asking the guys at KOH (don't remember if it was Titan or Transferflow) they said they can only make diesel tanks and not gas tanks due to emissions regulations and the tank being part of the evac system. They might be interchangeable on the superduties though? Just something I ran across while trying to source a larger tank for the wife's FJ cruiser.

just checked and you are right they only make them for the diesels
06-15-2016 09:07 AM
wahlstrom1 When I was asking the guys at KOH (don't remember if it was Titan or Transferflow) they said they can only make diesel tanks and not gas tanks due to emissions regulations and the tank being part of the evac system. They might be interchangeable on the superduties though? Just something I ran across while trying to source a larger tank for the wife's FJ cruiser.
06-15-2016 09:00 AM
snowracer
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Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy View Post
How hard is hard? I have a similar weighted setup to what you tow.
just got home from doing a 2000 mile trip with truck and trailer and my average millage was 8mpg so did better in some places and worst in some but we did a ton of hills on the trip only issue i had was that with the crew cab short box the truck has a really small fuel tank so was always stopping for fuel, next big trip ill try and get a titan tank installed before so dont have to stop as much
06-14-2016 07:10 PM
pennsylvaniaboy
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Originally Posted by snowracer View Post
mine has the 3.73 gears and with the 35s it kinda sucks and wish i would have got the 4.30. have done exhaust, cold air and tuner to try and help out and am happy with it other then being hard on fuel when towing.
How hard is hard? I have a similar weighted setup to what you tow.
06-14-2016 12:14 PM
snowracer
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Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy View Post
Just curious, what gears do you have in that. That exact truck is on my short list to replace my v10 ex when the time comes. I would like to get a 4.30 geared truck.
mine has the 3.73 gears and with the 35s it kinda sucks and wish i would have got the 4.30. have done exhaust, cold air and tuner to try and help out and am happy with it other then being hard on fuel when towing.
06-14-2016 12:07 PM
pennsylvaniaboy
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Originally Posted by snowracer View Post
2016 F350 with the 6.2 gas smasher



and just did a week long road trip pulling my wheeling rig and truck did great and even out pulled my buddys 7.3 on few hills but it loved the fuel thats for sure

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Just curious, what gears do you have in that. That exact truck is on my short list to replace my v10 ex when the time comes. I would like to get a 4.30 geared truck.
06-14-2016 08:01 AM
TiTRD Loaded to head to Western PA for a race last month. The regular cab gets a bit cramped with a passenger and a dog after 10 hours. But the old girl did fine and I won enough money racing to pay for fuel.

06-14-2016 07:01 AM
Tommy R
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Originally Posted by the_white_shadow View Post
Damn man. Can you learn me on how to make it make extra fuel?
Just join cumminsforum.com and it'll magically happen!
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