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New Tow Vehicle for Pulling Toy Hauler

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To replace my under-powered (and wimpy transmissioned)

Chevy Suburban 1500 I basically had 2 choices for pulling

my Toy Hauler and hauling my family of 6...

1) Chevy Suburban 2500 6.0L or 8.1L Gasser

2) Ford Excursion with the 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel

After researching the forums of www.ThumperTalk.com and www.TrailerLife.com and getting advice from the members

I made the easy choice...

Yesterday I swapped out the Suburban for this Ford Excursion

PowerStroke Diesel!

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Here’s why I traded the Suburban for this Excursion:

* Heavy duty 7.3 Liter “PowerStroke” TURBO Diesel

by International (Harvester) [Of tractor and semi-truck fame]

* A 250,000+ mile motor

* Good horsepower – TONS OF TORQUE

* It can tow anything you hook to it – my toy hauler is no problem

* 44 gallon fuel tank (750 mile range!)

* Caterpillar fuel system

* Good mileage - 18-20 MPG on the highway (no trailer)

* Seats 8

But really the best part was driving through the uphill twisty highway up at Mt Hood last night and giving it the gas (diesel oil actually). :ride:

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The torque is amazing and listening to the turbo spool-up is AWESOME! :cry:

I LOVE IT! :thumbsup:

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Nice!! :thumbsup::cry:

What Year and the cost?

2001

Super clean (excellent shape inside and out)

90K miles (diesel motors go for 250K+)

$23,000

Next year I'll buy the wife another Suburban for daily driving

and the Excursion will be my rig and the weekend tow rig! :ride:

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I Have two excursion 7.3 and the 6.0 both great for towing. Dont get the wife a subarban get her a excursion 6.0 easier to drive 20+ miles per gallon. great rig. my wife love it. :thumbsup::ride::cry::ride:

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I Have two excursion 7.3 and the 6.0 both great for towing. Dont get the wife a subarban get her a excursion 6.0 easier to drive 20+ miles per gallon. great rig. my wife love it. :ride::cry::ride::ride:

Cool.

Problem is... my wife's not really down with the Excursion.

TOO BIG!

She calls it the "tractor" because it sounds like a semi-truck. :thumbsup:

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