Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Hayward, CA
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Getting a new-to-me diesel
As mentioned in my intro post, I'm getting a big & heavy boat so I need to upgrade my truck.
In currently driving a 2012 gasser, rclb 250.
For work, I tow a 12' dump trailer, 10k lbs gross weight rating, but frequently overload it, sometimes to 12-14k lbs. But I only tow it 40-50 miles to the local dump place, flat road most of the times.
But now when I get the boat, I'm looking to trailer it mostly about 30 minutes ea way from home, nicer places to boat are about 1, 2, & 3 hrs away ea way. The boat & trailer setup is about 12-13k lbs. I heard it can get to 14k lbs loaded.
We're a family of 4 by the way - so crew cab would be nice, or at least extra cab. But I kinda don't like extra cab because the sit are so upright in the back it would be tiresome for the kids on long trips.
I search on Craigslist and see a couple 2008 cclb 6.4L, and 2011 6.7L. From what I understand, 6.7 won't have problems like 6.0 & 6.4 any more, correct? Fuel economy is better too, right? My gasser is doing 13.8 mpg right now, so anything better would be great, 'cause I drive quite a bit (30k miles a year).
One particular 2011 king range cclb, SRW is listed for $33k, looks very nice but it's at 142k miles already. What you guys think, about the mileage and the asking price?
Last edited by Hainhi; 04-24-2013 at 10:40 PM.