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Thursday, July 19, 2012


Kudos on your diligence in the truck search. Your situation has me thinking hard about an extended warranty for our truck.

We traded in the Prius we had when we saw you in Goshen last summer, for a 2011 Dodge Ram. When you are up and running with the warranty world, let's talk.

I know you are not in HDT mindset yet. I am sure you and Jack talked at length, but given your travels and W-O-R-K schedules, I bet a combo of his old truck AND his New Horizon would be a great way to go. Just a thought....

-- Kevin

Don't know why I forgot this part when I commented the other day about yours and our Ford truck problems--the current Ford F350 we drive from which Michael removed the engine to replace injectors is a "lemon" turn back. Our original F350 had problems from the get go--I (Janna) documented, complained, documented, complained and finally a year later Ford replaced the truck--the system does work sometimes! The original truck was out of warranty when the problems started. Just FYI!

Howard, sorry about your truck issues, not what one would expect from a Ford Diesel. You mentioned possibly the idea of an 08 or newer 6.4...am sure you have already researched their history, however, those early 6.4s had issues of their own, radiator leaks, "making oil" during regeneration periods..to name a couple.I have an 2010, 20K miles, love it, would look very closely before buying an earlier model though. Would really like it even better if it had an engine brake instead of the transmission brake....

Too bad we traded our 2008 F-450 in last year on a car. Got $23,500 for it. Would have been so ironic if you got it since you started us on the RVing world. Left Jojoba March 20 and recently have been in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and PEI - in our car - so behind on blogging news. Back home in Sept. I know you will find the right solution.

Whew Howard I am tired just reading about your life these days with RV Dreams and RVSEF and WW and the truck hunt. You guys are really something! That's what youth will do for you. :-))

Hi again,
This is what I got back from Gordie:
They should be able to get a re-man for less than what was quoted, ford customer assistance should kick in something if they buy a reman, they can also check an independent shop to see if it is any cheaper, a reman 6.0L has 2 year UNLIMITED mile warranty.
Personally I would NOT buy a 6.4L

hope it helps

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