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sounds like he is getting a new truck so he will be ahead of the game with new batterys and etc
so i think he should be fine, when it starts getting in the negatives try to run #1 diesel, the additive pack is better for the cold,
also some keep some 911 for an emergency in the truck/ i used howes diesel treatment last winter in the big truck(with #2 diesel) and didn't have any geling problems in north Dakota
also the sythetic will help to, diesel oil turns to molasses in the cold, took me forever to add a gallon of oil last winter that i left in the side box of the trailer to add to the engine, finally had to warm it up to finish pouring it out.
as a last resort you could get a gas generator if your going to be in the middle of nowhere alot to plug the block heater in.
2002 F250 7.3/JW Tow master 4r100 203
Mods:explorer heater valve, WR GP relay, RiffRAff boots, lariat overhead console, Hydra chip, 6637 mod, 6.0 cooler, AIH delete and isspro2 trans, egt, and boost gauges. 92 gallon aux tank with a total capacity of 130gallons, 1800 mile range
, 4" MBRP straight Piped. 2" Warrior shackles