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Old 09-16-2012, 09:17 PM
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Opinions of these trucks.

So i'm looking to buy a 7.3L Powerstroke. I have a 8.5x20 enclosed trailer that we pull everyday. Currently i'm getting about 9-10mpg with my Silverado 6.0 GAS. Iv found a few F350-F450s that i'm interested in.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/3210187162.html

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/3208210905.html

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/3245997561.html

I like the 450 cause it's cheap and has a flat bed. (Tired of hand loading pallets) Only bad is it has 300k miles. I was thinking of just rebuilding the motor but I'm not sure how much that will be. Let me know guys. Also a budget of around 10k.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:21 PM
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you can find lower mile f-450 crew cab dumps ( ex-brickman trucks) in the 6-10k range all day long. They are great trucks and you would be a fool to not buy a dump. The crew cab is super nice to throw tools and workers in.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:26 PM
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only problem with any truck over f-350 or 3500 is that it will require a CDL license since it will be over 10,000 gvwr at least that's how it will is in ohio. meaning a higher insurance rate, title, taxes, plates

if you're pulling that large of a trailer i wouldn't buy a gasser
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:10 PM
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http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/cto/3265543178.html

What about that truck?
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:44 PM
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That should be a nice truck for what you are using it for. HOWEVER, it is WAY OVERPRICED. Around here, that truck will sell for $6500 plus or minus a little. I don't know the market in your area, but it seems way overpriced for a truck that age.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:20 PM
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only problem with any truck over f-350 or 3500 is that it will require a CDL license since it will be over 10,000 gvwr at least that's how it will is in ohio. meaning a higher insurance rate, title, taxes, plates

if you're pulling that large of a trailer i wouldn't buy a gasser
Are you pretty sure of this???? Im not questioning you because I think your wrong but Im in ohio and was looking at one of the npr trucks but is a 4500. I would need cdl for this truck in Ohio??
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:28 PM
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That trucks only a 2wd too, its way over priced for a 2wd ford.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:53 PM
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In TX as long as your under 26k reg weight it doesn't matter what the vehicle is as long as there is no air brakes on it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:26 PM
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If you are getting that put of your gas motor then stick with it. A 450 w/4:88 rears might get the same on a good day
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:12 PM
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only problem with any truck over f-350 or 3500 is that it will require a CDL license since it will be over 10,000 gvwr at least that's how it will is in ohio. meaning a higher insurance rate, title, taxes, plates

if you're pulling that large of a trailer i wouldn't buy a gasser
You don't need a CDL until over 26k GVWR.
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