Well, I'm back
. After 2 wonderful 7.3's I bought a beautiful new 6.0 King Ranch in 2005. I then spent the next 14 months living on this forum trying to figure out what was wrong with it. After the 3rd time it blew up I went to the Dodge dealer and traded it on a 6.7 Cummins that had a Dodge wrapped around it.
That has been a great truck and the exhaust brake works awesome when towing in the mountains. I've never had to do anything but change the oil and put some new tires on it. But it was still a Dodge.
So, I went down to the
dealership knowing full well I would probably end up ordering another King Ranch. I did. I placed the order for a 2011 KR crew cab swb F350 in the green & gold color on 4/11. What a beautiful truck, and the test unit rode and drove like a dream. The dealer called today and said the ETA on the new rig is May 9th. So no pictures for now.
I was actually hesitant to log in to this forum after all those years. I was afraid I would start reading about all of the new horror stories about what is wrong with the new scorpion's. So far, after a quick scan today, I'm not seeing any major issues. So a few questions:
1-I searched for info on the extended warranty but didn't find much. How cheap have folks been able to get this for and do you think it is really worth it. I live far enough away from the dealerships that I do my own oil changes, tire rotations, etc.
2-I'll make sure my DEF tank is full, thanks for the tip.
3-How well does the new exhaust brake work? The Dodge turned on & off with a button so you could use it in every day driving even when tow-haul wasnt on. I also had a 2000 7.3 with a Banks exhausr brake on it. With the integrated trailer brake/controller and the exhaust brake, how does it work compared to these other ones? I read in a diesel mag where the new Duramax brake was supposed to work a lot better than the Ford's.
4-Any other words of wisdom or things to look out for before I take delivery on the 9th?