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Scott39

Adventurer
You might want to look for a low milage early Super Duty with the 7.3, then put a tuner on it like mine and it will be a night a day difference in power to what you have now. I only paid $10.5 for my Excursion with the 228K miles on the 7.3, and it's the limited model. It came with a tuner and 4" exhaust and new air filter setup. So you might be able to find an older F250 for a good price, depending on what state you would be looking to buy in. If you get a F250 2002-04, they came with a dana 60 front.

Im diggin' some of the old(er) iron in this thread :ylsmoke:

We are still rocking the old powerstroke.

'96 extended cab F250 with a kingpin D60 SAS
Custom torsion free flatbed
A few other little things, but mostly stock otherwise.

And of course, the custom camper. :ylsmoke:

Looking long term, we are threatening to replace the old truck.
It was ridden hard and put away wet before we got it.
Motor still runs great, and it always seems to get us there, but the whole truck is starting to show me the signs of simply being tired.

We are creeping up on 300k miles, and are casually looking at newer, lower mileage rigs.
Im nowhere near impressed with the diesel offerings, so Im considering a V10 F350 or even pushing to a a V10 450/550


 

IdaSHO

IDACAMPER
Thanks Scott, but I'm leaning towards a higher GVWR truck. So a new(er) super duty, or pushing all the way to a 450/550 cab chassis.

With the plan to full-time things eventually, Id like to have a considerable payload margin to work with.

A new(er) 7.3 would be a vast improvement in ride and comfort, but from a GVWR/payload standpoint, I wouldn't be gaining much.
 

jrod420

Observer
My buddy sports a 2006 F450 with a deck. He carrys a top model Arctic Fox with slides. Tows a 30 foot enclosed toybox behind it. The truck is a built 6.0 and is flawless, tows like nobody's business, awesome mileage. The two hour drive we make to camp I will use a full tank, he will use 1/8. I only tow 2 quads on a small trailer. He likes the 450 for the handling and control over the onboard weight and the towed weight.
 

b9ev

Adventurer
This falls under offroading more than overlanding as my oldest daughter and I only had a few hours to get out of the city but we had fun. Cedro Peak "stairs" on our way to FR13 which is very narrow for a fullsize. The long wheelbase combined with the large tires made it very easy to climb to the top, almost no wheelspin. When you watch most Jeeps that are stock or mild upsize tires they need a bit of speed and bouncing.





 

BLOOSE

Member
So may cool ideas and information!

I tell my wife Im not building a expedition vehicle, but pretty much I am.

Besides General maintenance, Upgrades so far are rear disc brake conversion from Lugnut 4x4 and a 38gal rear tank from LMC, which combined with the side tank give me a fuel capacity of 57gallons.

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I recently picked up this old, camper that I have plans up fix up.

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Thanks for everyone posting your pictures it's given me motivation and the reason I signed up for this site.


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pappawheely

Autonomous4X4
So may cool ideas and information!

I tell my wife Im not building a expedition vehicle, but pretty much I am.

Besides General maintenance, Upgrades so far are rear disc brake conversion from Lugnut 4x4 and a 38gal rear tank from LMC, which combined with the side tank give me a fuel capacity of 57gallons.

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I recently picked up this old, camper that I have plans up fix up.

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Thanks for everyone posting your pictures it's given me motivation and the reason I signed up for this site.


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That's a beauty! Welcome to the site.
 
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