Big Howdy from Texas.... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Introductions This is the place that you introduce yourself

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-05-2014, 05:28 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Big Howdy from Texas....

I'm Dave. After forty years self employed as a signpainter I was declared totally disabled at the age of 58, which was three years ago. This was because of irreversible complications from 18 major surgeries. I filled all my new spare time by realizing a long held goal of learning to play fingerstyle guitar (think Chet Atkins). I'm coming along quite well with it. My wife just retired after a 34 year teaching career. For the past few years she has taught the children of her former students. I think she retired because next year she would have been teaching a grandchild of a former student! Even though she is only 54 years old, as a retiring teacher in Texas where you pay into a state retirement fund instead of SS, our combined incomes are only dropping by about a hundred dollars a month.

We bought our fifth rv rig several months ago in anticipation of her retirement. It's a 2000 Skamper trailer that looks like it was sealed for the past 14 years, it's immaculate inside and out. I bought a 2003 Powerstroke 6 liter diesel to pull it. I currently have a thread in General Discussion about my fears for our shakedown cruise coming up from Texas to Florida. The one owner of the truck previously ordered it with leather seats which were not available at the time, but mine has them. He told me he has had the injectors worked on and the oil pump replaced with one that has a metal screen instead of plastic. After reading several reviews of this truck mostly on Ford haters forums (obviously) I admit I have some fears about our first long trip so far from home. The truck did fine on the two hour drive home from where I bought it from first owner. Still I have some trepidation about the trip.

I've been a Ford guy all my life. I once said I should open Dave's Home for Old Fords as I've had "em all the way back to a '56. Hopefully this truck will reinforce my loyalty by giving us a trouble free cruise. Forgot to mention it has 207,000 miles and he sold it to me for about three grand under book value. After seeing his home on a huge lake it was obvious he could have given it to me and never missed the money. I'm just hoping his belief in the truck doesn't turn out to be unfounded.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-05-2014, 05:37 AM
Tennessee Powerstrokes

 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lebanon TN
Posts: 2,830
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the Addiction Bud! I have 2 6 litres both 06's and have never had any major issues with either one. Hope you have good luck with yours and that it gives many years of good service. Proper maintenance is key just as with everything else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-05-2014, 05:40 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3,175
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 39 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
they can certainly have their problems, but overall they are reliable trucks. Spend a little time on here reading/learning. Don't give in to paranoia and thinking that because you're reading about problems that your truck is going to have all of them right away (or ever).

It's just good to get a better understanding of the ins/outs of the 6.0.

If you do have problems, this and other forums are great reference material, and can be a great help in finding a reputable repair shop in your area (or the area you happen to be in while traveling)

Congrats on your upcoming retirement adventure and best of luck with the rig!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-05-2014, 05:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 5,482
Thanks: 114
Thanked 145 Times in 143 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the site neighbor. With proper monitoring and some maintenance that 6.0 will work just fine for you!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-08-2014, 07:48 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,083
Thanks: 40
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the site.
Tony
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors