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Old 12-23-2009, 12:35 PM
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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.
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You should be able to get an Oasis from a local dealer, if not someone on here. That is a great price on a dually, but not sure how great a daily that would make, unless you are not concerned about mileage. Diesels are not great for short trips unless you leave them running while you run in.
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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.
JER-1

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do you think 4:10 to 3:73 would make that big of a difference on fuel economy?
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Not sure but it should drop the rpms about 200 or so and would help along with other mods.
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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.
JER-1

The one I am looking at has the 4.10 gears but is 2wd. I was hoping for 15 mpg highway, but maybe that is a dream. Had an 2003 250 Crew with 6.0 and that was about what it did, but had 3.73 gearing and 4x4.
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