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Old 01-23-2004, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best tow rig ever?

Ok, Whats the best tow rig to buy? I cant afford an 04 so keep the ctd 600's to your self.

I have an 02 SD with the v10. I love the truck to death but the payment is killing me. I'd like to step down to a mid 90's something but... I am open to suggestions. I had a 94 F250 that shits tranny at 70K.

I like the ease of an auto but a manual is not out of the question. I am leaning tward a diesle though. I tow a scout and have an old trailer so its not a 'light' combination.

So what is it? 89 dodge 1ton? 96 F350 crew cab?

Also, I'm not running out to buy one tomarow, just doing so research.
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95+ F-350 with the Powerstroke.
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95+ F-350 with the Powerstroke.
All in all, in the mid-late 90's, if you want the best OVERALL package, I'd agree.. if you can find one with a manual tranny.

The cummins is the motor, but the truck it's bolted into falls apart around the engine.
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All in all, in the mid-late 90's, if you want the best OVERALL package, I'd agree.. if you can find one with a manual tranny.

The cummins is the motor, but the truck it's bolted into falls apart around the engine.
I know, its RUST, RUST, RUST! Thats all Fords do, even Chevys and Dodges. Im not going to buy another DD Ford older than a Superduty, I hate rust.
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Old 01-26-2004, 04:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think the best tow rig would one that you can pay for
with out a payment.
I got a raggity lookin old 87 chev with a big block that will keep up.
love it when these guys laugh at me about the milage.
then i want to compare payment books.........
well end of story
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Ok, Whats the best tow rig to buy?
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cant beat it for the price.
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I've been going through the truck traders and what not. I like the dodge motor drivetrain combo but I cant get it in a 4 door. I like the 4 door 95+ PSD's but they are hard to find in a manual without 200K on the ticker. A 30ft goose neck might be in my future so a dually might be a something to consider. I dont HAVE to have a 4x4 but it would be nice. Anybody have any numbers on 4x2 VS 4x4 milage? I know the 4x4 will be lower but by how much?
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cant beat it for the price.
other than that... if you want cool factor...

and OLD convertible caddy...
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Either those Ford tractors or a early Superduty with a diesel, 98 and up
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cant beat it for the price.
He is exactly right, you can pick up single axle tractors for what you could a good used 1 ton truck, you have to get a cdl but there isn't much to that really and you really don't have to worry about longevity unless you tow an INSANE amount per year.

Fuel mileage isn't quiet as well on those bigger rigs, and you could always coin up for a sleeper cab setup as well or build a really nice pullbehind/carhaul ;-)
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