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Thread: New Expedition Camper - Overland Explorer

  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdaSHO View Post
    With the new tires and a full tank, the new truck scaled in at just 6800lbs.
    One of the huge benefits of a gasser, is the engine weight.
    Kenny as I recall the diesel was 800 lbs and 8000 dollars more. I initially planned for a gas engine. Went with the diesel for two reasons. There is a significant increase in performance by going to the diesel. Buyer concessions with my company greatly reduced the cost of the diesel upgrade. I think I will be happy with the choice.

    I think the best of both worlds will be the rumored Ford V8 Eccoboost.

  2. #62
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    Oh don't worry, I think you made a great choice for your needs.

    We simply wont be hauling heavy enough, or put on enough miles, to justify the need for the diesel, so we went gasser.

    The 6.7 is one hell of a motor that should treat you well. Double the torque of the gasser, and better fuel mileage. Had I the need for it, we would have went that route.

    Certainly would have been easier to find.... finding a big block (6.8 or 6.2) in an extended cab long bed, that wasnt totally thrashed, wasnt exactly easy.
    Kenny B.

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