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Hay was for the mud in my back yard that the dogs were playing in and dragging into the house. I got desperate

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February 28th, 2016, 4:54 pm
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April 2015 - March 2017 = 23 months
Purchase price = 6500
Cost per month = $282 a month

So far, it's been a great vehicle and the v10 has proven to be a great motor. I'd do it again for sure.

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March 1st, 2017, 3:05 pm
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No tow mirrors and no black smoke... Bad investment broooo

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March 1st, 2017, 4:18 pm
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The bro value is non-existent... I'll give you that. It has however yet to be towed since I've owned it

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March 1st, 2017, 5:49 pm
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just replaced a $20 tie rod end on the pitman arm and started commuting with the big girl. So far I am averaging 10 MPG roughly which includes around town and towing. Not great but it's an honest average.
It did great towing the bronco up to slick rock but I will be honest in saying that it looked like Peters tow rig worked a lot less to go up the same mountain roads.

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August 4th, 2017, 11:55 pm
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After towing about a thousand miles with it I'll second your opinion. It holds is own quite well, it's a great truck overall, incredibly versitale and the price point is nothing short of a bargain. All that said, I'm looking forward to towing with a little more power and more importantly a transmission I'm not afraid to rip on. Towing with a diesel is bizzare, suddenly the only thing you're concerned with is EGT.

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August 5th, 2017, 10:28 pm
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I liked following you towing up to slick rock, made the old I6 seem like a perfectly fast enough vehicle as I tailgated you guys!

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August 6th, 2017, 7:40 am
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April 2015 - January 2018 = 31 months
Purchase price = 6500
Cost per month = $210 a month

Finally had some small issues come up after 2.5 years of owning the big girl. First was small crack in my radiator causing a small leak. I epoxy-fixed that as it was very minor and I'm planning on a bigger overhaul this year and just wanted to patch it for the time being. I also had a crank sensor go bad which was a minor inconvenience as the truck still ran and drove fine. Just didn't want to start every 10 times or so. That was $400 too have a shop swap out which I could have done myself and saved $300 but I have too much other stuff going on and I opted to hit the easy button.

Big plans for 2018;
new plugs
new timing chains and tensioners (researched and found once you hit a certain MPG, these need to be changed
new radiator
new hoses
install my transmission cooler with fan that I was going to use a power steering cooler on the 68 but didn't
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January 4th, 2018, 7:51 pm
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What's with the need for timing chains? Is it mileage based?

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January 7th, 2018, 9:35 am
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the rule of thumb is around 200K and or when you see your miles per gallon drop by a mile or two it's probably due to the timing chains getting sloppy. I'm really starting to think my excursion engine may not be original as it runs like a top. I'm torn between "it aint broke, don't fix it" and, spend a little now and save a lot later.

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February 10th, 2018, 9:26 pm
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April 2015 - July 2018 = 40 months
Purchase price = 6500
Cost per month = $162.50 a month

I did just have to put a new windshield on the EXCURSION which cost $165 which isn't bad because the guy did it in my driveway. Still runs like a champ and as many of you found out last month it can carry so much stuff inside of it!

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July 25th, 2018, 1:03 pm
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Post Re: the cheaper tow rig of the group......
Wait.... I don't think you can claim the cheaper tow rig any more. Paid $4500 for my 7.3 F350. Had to buy 1 tire @$150 so far.


July 25th, 2018, 1:47 pm
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i can claim cheaper.... just not cheapest

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July 25th, 2018, 3:10 pm
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California Monkey wrote:
i can claim cheaper.... just not cheapest


:rofl: :rofl: :clap: touche


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