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Old 07-15-2017, 01:20 PM   #1
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Hello All: thanks for this great website. Retiring shortly after loooong time with a So. Cal fire department and looking for my 1st 4x4 Sportsmobile. I've owned two Ford diesels 97 7.3 and a 06 6.0. Diesel will be my first choice when deciding my pre-owned purchase for my Sportsmobile. Looking for any advice from the wealth of knowledge out there.

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Old 07-15-2017, 02:42 PM   #2
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Not to start a gas vs diesel thread (we have too many of those) but I have an 2006 6.0 PSD. The money I've put into the motor would have bought a lot of Gasoline. Just something to think about. I do like the mileage though. I did a side by side run with a buddy who owns a V-10 RB and towards the end of the trail he was running low on gas. I still had enough to go an extra 100 miles or so.
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:55 PM   #3
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Not to start a gas vs diesel thread (we have too many of those) but I have an 2006 6.0 PSD. The money I've put into the motor would have bought a lot of Gasoline. Just something to think about. I do like the mileage though. I did a side by side run with a buddy who owns a V-10 RB and towards the end of the trail he was running low on gas. I still had enough to go an extra 100 miles or so.
Thanks Dave I had an 06 F350 6.0 towed a 10k boat, didn't have one problem. Stock motor, no chip. I've heard some horror stories. Looked at one that was a lemon law buy back, owner stated he spent big bucks "bulletproofing" it, scared me off. Thanks for the reply much appreciated
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Just starting my search, really wet behind the ears when it comes to sportsmobiles. This forum will probably answer most of my concerns. 6 liter vs 7.3 extended wheelbase vs standard. Any years better than others. It will be traveling up and down the west coast, eastern sierras and Baja probably no more than two people. Would need to tow my Turtleback trailer.
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Look at as many builds as you can to see what works for you. I like the RB and a 30 layout because it's easier to wheel to cool camp spots and if you get stuck in said cool spot with weather you can access everything in the van.


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how much you looking to spend and do you want turnkey or do some stuff on your own?

Diesel is great for mileage and power. Gassers are great for quiet motor and low maintenance.
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how much you looking to spend and do you want turnkey or do some stuff on your own?

Diesel is great for mileage and power. Gassers are great for quiet motor and low maintenance.

As turn key as possible, but willing to do some work. 70k would be my max. Gassers are not out of the equation.
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Mine would be perfect for you.
I replied to your PM with my phone number give mne a call
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Mine would be perfect for you.
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I agree check out Ron's rig, it looks amazing and a long time knowledgeable forum member 86Scotty vouched on how nice it is and drives.
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