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couple of problems with that-
One is water. When you run the engine, the combustion process creates water. But if the engine and exhaust system never get hot enough to evaporate that water, it just sits there in the exhaust system and turns everything to rust.
The other problem, which is actually a bigger concern for diesels like yours, is oil dilution. When the engine is cold, a lot of the fuel that pours into the cylinders never gets combusted. And some of the uncombusted fuel sneaks down past the rings and gets into your oil which dilutes your oil and makes it less slippery (because diesel fuel is not as good a lubricant as oil). And when you try to lubricate your engine with a mixture of oil and diesel fuel, the end result is that your engine won't last as long.
since the vast majority of your driving is done when your engine is cold, you'll be diluting your oil much more than the average diesel-engine owner. (By the way, if you had a gasoline-engine and drove it like this, you'd dilute your oil, too. But gasoline engines have a way of purging excess fuel from the oil when they get good and hot. Diesels really don't.)
could try a block heater to prewarm the engine, but change the oil more often. i would say once or every two months.
as far as the batterys, if your alt. is weak, it will not correctly charge the batts. in that short of time.....
05 f350 crew, longbed, 4x4, 68k, lariat