Originally Posted by TCPWalling
I have the opportunity to purchase a 2005 f350 DRW Crew Lariat 2wd with 95k / 2800 hours on the clock for $12300. Clean Carfax and have yet to get my hands on an Oasis report.
Very clean in excellent condition for years and mikes. 1 owner who did mainly 5th wheel pulling around the country.
Should I do it? Little concerned about driving a dually for daily driver. Any thought or comments appreciated.
I have a 2005 F-350 dully 4 door 8' bed loaded 4.10 gears rear end. 4x4
If you don't have a lot of money for fuel ,I'd be looking for a good 7.3 2000 to 2003 model.
Stock mine only gets about 8.5 mpg hand calulated < non towing>
With what I;ve done so far I've got it up to 13.3 hand calulated <non towing>
Towing I get about 9 mpg now and about 8 in the mountains.
If the f-350 your looking at has 3.73 gears you could get maybe 16 to 20 with some work on it.
I,m gonna regear mine later to 3.73 and still be able to pull 10,000 12,000 lbs easy.