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Capemay Eagle
10-27-2010, 12:53 PM
Well an owner of a Ford F 250 has reached 1 million miles in just 4 years. He is going for the record of 2.8 million.

Story and video. http://www.autoblog.com/2010/10/26/man-hits-1m-miles-in-ford-f-250-in-four-years/

ajslands
10-27-2010, 01:27 PM
Well it is a ford so he should be able to do it no problem!
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lyube
10-27-2010, 09:45 PM
The ford that took me to Parris Island, MCRD had 688k miles on it and was a v10, e250 van.

Ford builds a good truck. Everything else I buy Toyota, but for 3/4 ton and up... 2003 and older Ford Diesels and dodges.

THEGOLDPRO
10-27-2010, 09:49 PM
i hate driving

kps2389
10-27-2010, 10:11 PM
I call bs. It says he drives 7,000-10,000 miles a week. Thats atleast 1,000 miles per day 7 days a week.

Capemay Eagle
10-27-2010, 10:47 PM
I call bs. It says he drives 7,000-10,000 miles a week. Thats atleast 1,000 miles per day 7 days a week.
all his mileage is recorded with his mechanics and besides that, why would he fake it?

ajslands
10-27-2010, 11:31 PM
I call bs. It says he drives 7,000-10,000 miles a week. Thats atleast 1,000 miles per day 7 days a week.

Or 685 miles per day :laugh:
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lyube
10-28-2010, 01:57 AM
Or 685 miles per day :laugh:
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I can do that.

9 hours at 75.3 :laugh:

off the top of my head...

Multiple drivers probably too.

G. Ramey
10-28-2010, 04:36 PM
$67000 in maintenance over four years. Hauling greyhounds must pay good.

Krafty
10-28-2010, 06:29 PM
10,000 a week? Am I doing my math right here?? To go 10,000 miles in a week that would mean he was going and average of 59 mph 24 hours a day for 7 days???

knox gsl
10-28-2010, 07:46 PM
That truck would need several drivers to pull that off. When I drove trucks running teams we would only average 9000 miles per week driving 6 days and resting 1. That was running LA to atlanta and back. What's makes this even harder is that I dont think he was driving more than a few hundred miles between stops.
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Tennesseepowerstroke
10-28-2010, 09:33 PM
The ford that took me to Parris Island, MCRD had 688k miles on it and was a v10, e250 van.

Ford builds a good truck. Everything else I buy Toyota, but for 3/4 ton and up... 2003 and older Ford Diesels and dodges.

Why would you think Ford only builds a good 3/4 ton truck?

lyube
10-28-2010, 10:48 PM
Why would you think Ford only builds a good 3/4 ton truck?

Because it's one of the few things Toyota doesn't sell here.

ajslands
10-28-2010, 11:08 PM
Because it's one of the few things Toyota doesn't sell here.

Don't forget a good 1/2 ton
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lyube
10-29-2010, 03:01 PM
Don't forget a good 1/2 ton
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Indeed, they do. I got to drive an f150 double cab on a riadtrip back in January. Sweet truck that drove like a bat out of hell. But I prefer a truck made by texans and by free labor.
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Capemay Eagle
10-29-2010, 03:52 PM
Indeed, they do. I got to drive an f150 double cab on a riadtrip back in January. Sweet truck that drove like a bat out of hell. But I prefer a truck made by texans and by free labor.
Posted via Mobile DeviceDon't like Trucks built in Dearborn Michigan and Kanas City, Mo by an American Car company??

procut
10-29-2010, 05:34 PM
I'm calling BS too. The #s just don't add up. Thats $16,000+ a year in maintenance, he could just buy a new truck every 2 years.

Just like the time this jack@ss who had a JCB backhoe that was 3 years old kept telling me it had 17,000 hours on it.

ajslands
10-29-2010, 07:23 PM
Don't like Trucks built in Dearborn Michigan and Kanas City, Mo by an American Car company??

Kansas?
Didn't know about that place, but don't forget about Kentucky truck plant.
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hosejockey2002
10-29-2010, 07:49 PM
I'm calling BS too. The #s just don't add up. Thats $16,000+ a year in maintenance, he could just buy a new truck every 2 years.

I think it's possible to spend that much on maintenance, although that does sound pretty high. Weekly oil changes at $40 a pop are $2K per year, and if he really is going 250K per year that's probably 4 sets of tires in a year. So just in tires and oil changes he's at over $6K per year. Also considering that the warranty would expire just a couple of months after the truck was new any other repairs to the truck would be out of pocket.

Outdoors_Unlimited
10-29-2010, 08:36 PM
Hosejockey, are you the same hosejockey that runs Misfit off-road?
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lyube
10-29-2010, 08:43 PM
Don't like Trucks built in Dearborn Michigan and Kanas City, Mo by an American Car company??

Don't like the uaw. Or government motors.

The current diesel offerings by the big three are not my cup of tea...I miss the 5.9 ctd and 7.3l psd
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Darryl G
10-29-2010, 08:45 PM
Guess I'm out of the competition with my Silverado 2500HD...41K in 8 years, lol.

lyube
10-29-2010, 11:17 PM
Guess I'm out of the competition with my Silverado 2500HD...41K in 8 years, lol.

I put 50k on a Benz Diesel in 3 years driving back and forth from Pensacola, FL. Final mileage when I sold it was between 450k-500k.. Odometer stopped working a long time ago. Best 500$ I've ever had.

soloscaperman
10-29-2010, 11:28 PM
I am not surprised about the V10 lasting that long.

1.) V10 less rpm, less wear last longer.

2.) Speed governed to 80MPH

lyube
10-29-2010, 11:35 PM
I am not surprised about the V10 lasting that long.

1.) V10 less rpm, less wear last longer.

2.) Speed governed to 80MPH


v10=less RPM, 10x the gas usage

Tennesseepowerstroke
10-30-2010, 12:09 AM
Because it's one of the few things Toyota doesn't sell here.

Why would a Ford 3/4 ton be a good truck as you said and only be a good truck because Toyota doesn't sell one here. If it is a good truck, that fact would have nothing to do with Toyota whatsoever.

I see you are deployed. I see you don't like the UAW. You will never find a more loyal group that are as dedicated to seeing veterans hired into a good paying job.

Thanks for protecting our country. You're sacrifices are greatly appreciated.

lyube
10-30-2010, 12:55 AM
Why would a Ford 3/4 ton be a good truck as you said and only be a good truck because Toyota doesn't sell one here. If it is a good truck, that fact would have nothing to do with Toyota whatsoever.

I see you are deployed. I see you don't like the UAW. You will never find a more loyal group that are as dedicated to seeing veterans hired into a good paying job.

Thanks for protecting our country. You're sacrifices are greatly appreciated.


It's not a bad truck, it's just I prefer Toyota. I'd rather find an older Dodge 2500 diesel or a 7.3l f250 to use as a tow truck than buy a new one.

I'm not deployed.. I was assisting a unit while it's guys were gone to Iraq when I made that location. Missed the deployment by 2 months. *cue banghead smiley*

PlantscapeSolutions
10-30-2010, 01:04 AM
I'd like to know how many times he's broken down. If you know your going to be driving massive amounts of miles you'd have to be stupid not to buy a Diesel. But you would have to buy a Cummins or Dmax truck because the 6.0's and 6.4's had a host of issues that ran off a lot of Ford fans. The Cummins is built to a 50% longer rebuild standard than the International or Dmax.

The fuel mileage advantage of a Diesel over a gas engine in a heavy 3/4 ton truck is significant. Plus when you haul live goods for a living dependability is a must. Who in the world is going to trust an expensive dog to travel in a gasser that is past due for the crusher.

lyube
10-30-2010, 02:37 AM
I'd like to know how many times he's broken down. If you know your going to be driving massive amounts of miles you'd have to be stupid not to buy a Diesel. But you would have to buy a Cummins or Dmax truck because the 6.0's and 6.4's had a host of issues that ran off a lot of Ford fans. The Cummins is built to a 50% longer rebuild standard than the International or Dmax.

The fuel mileage advantage of a Diesel over a gas engine in a heavy 3/4 ton truck is significant. Plus when you haul live goods for a living dependability is a must. Who in the world is going to trust an expensive dog to travel in a gasser that is past due for the crusher.

I'd say Cummins over the Dmax or a PSD from those years. 5spd, bulletproof.

The rest of the truck may fall apart but the engine will run forever.

Lots of reasons why he could have gone with a gas over a diesel.

Capemay Eagle
10-30-2010, 09:54 AM
Kansas?
Didn't know about that place, but don't forget about Kentucky truck plant.
Posted via Mobile DeviceHere, you go Kansas city. http://www.ford.com/about-ford/news-announcements/press-releases/press-releases-detail/pr-ford26rsquos-kansas-city-assembly-29165 and http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=29166

Kentucky builds the Superduty's.

Moto52
10-30-2010, 02:22 PM
I'm calling BS too. The #s just don't add up. Thats $16,000+ a year in maintenance, he could just buy a new truck every 2 years.

Just like the time this jack@ss who had a JCB backhoe that was 3 years old kept telling me it had 17,000 hours on it.

I'm not saying the mileage on that ford is true, but there is lots of construction companys and mining companys that run there heavy equipment 22 to 24 hrs a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. I use to work at a place that only turned off machines to do maintenance. so 17,000hrs in 3 years isn't that crazy you can do about 8000hrs a year...

hosejockey2002
10-30-2010, 04:43 PM
Hosejockey, are you the same hosejockey that runs Misfit off-road?

No, not me.

Looking Good Lawn Service
10-30-2010, 06:59 PM
WOw, alot of miles on a F250, something in the picture is missing?? thats a average of 250k a year, thats alot of driving, Tractor Trailer drivers running team drivers can log that, but thats two people with constant driving, around the clock, dont see how one person can do that non-stop all year long for 4 years and not be obese or in his terrible condition. Im calling bluff on him doing it all alone...This is coming from a truck drivers son,lol

Outdoors_Unlimited
10-30-2010, 07:26 PM
He owns a local LCO too. Thought maybe he had found lawnsite now too.
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GravelyNut
11-02-2010, 09:32 PM
Or 685 miles per day :laugh:
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Correct mileage if he does it 7 days a week for four straight years. He is going to have to do better than that as he will have downtime for maintenance. 700 miles a day can be done by one person but not for extended periods of time without getting to someone physically.

GravelyNut
11-02-2010, 09:39 PM
Guess I'm out of the competition with my Silverado 2500HD...41K in 8 years, lol.104K in 9 years. 4200 miles of that in the last 2 weeks. Had to put new sparkplugs in it last week at 102K miles.