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newbie checking in
I have been doing some research, looking for a rig to pull my 5,500# boat & trailer up the coast. My dad & I have always driven diesel cars (he's got two VW diesels and my ride is a 1985 M-B turbodiesel wagon) so I've been looking into oilburning pickups.
I have always considered the OBS Ford pickups as the ultimate in functionality and I've gotten great reports from commercial users of Powerstrokes.
this board looks like a good place to get some learning on OBS trucks, so I'll just be lurking & taking it in.
I see that most of you like to modify your trucks significantly. in my case, I woudln't be planning any big changes. a nice plain 4WD truck with a reasonable powerplant, drivetrain and brakes is all I need (manual tranny preferred) -- hopefully one that makes 15-18 mpg on the highway! it would allow me to take my Merc off the road in the winter - it's starting to develop some pretty good rust after 23 years!
if I can ever save up some coin I hope to find an OBS in good shape for < $4K...is that realistic?