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post #1 of 6 Old 12-17-2012, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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i just ordered a new 5th wheel toy hauler now i will have a camper that is too heavy for my trucks rating. it will be somewhere around 14,000lbs empty and will have maximum trailer rating somewhere around 18,000lbs now if i want to remain legal i have to buy a 2005 and newer F350 dually. so here is my question should i buy a 6.0 or a 6.4? from what i have read the 6.4 has had some issues also. my perception is that the 6.4 is more reliable, but is also more expensive to fix if/when something happens. i do plan on tuning/deleting the truck i buy if it isn't done already. any opinions are welcome, but i would really like someone who has owned both to chime in.
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Not sure what the laws are in MN, but if youre hauling safely (proper lights, connections, chains, tires, etc) you should not have a problem.


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Thanks for the response guys! And yeah.... I would rather be safe than sorry. I am going to end up pulling it some with the truck I have now because I can't afford to buy both that close together :-)~ but I will be updating my truck fairly soon.

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