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Who Owns One?

OKAY, ENOUGH POSTINGS OF EVERY BODIES TEST DRIVES(me included)
I know it's kinda soon, but..
What we need now is some feed back from the people or companies that actually own one or more of this trucks.
Let's get some real world feed back. not just some review based on personal likes or dislikes after 20 miles behind the wheel, or how a 6.4 ran against a 6.0 or a ctd or duramax in a drag race.
It's time to here how these units are doing in the real world.
How does it respond to work.
Hows it handle 30 sheets of 3/4" plywood or 40 sheets of 5/8" sheet rock in the bed going to the job site?
Can it roll down the road with a pallet of 12"x12" slate tiles in the bed?
Does the suspension scram under the load from a pallet of masons mix in the bed?
With what respect does it pull a big skid steer on a trailer?
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OKAY, ENOUGH POSTINGS OF EVERY BODIES TEST DRIVES(me included)
I know it's kinda soon, but..
What we need now is some feed back from the people or companies that actually own one or more of this trucks.
Let's get some real world feed back. not just some review based on personal likes or dislikes after 20 miles behind the wheel, or how a 6.4 ran against a 6.0 or a ctd or duramax in a drag race.
It's time to here how these units are doing in the real world.
How does it respond to work.
Hows it handle 30 sheets of 3/4" plywood or 40 sheets of 5/8" sheet rock in the bed going to the job site?
Can it roll down the road with a pallet of 12"x12" slate tiles in the bed?
Does the suspension scram under the load from a pallet of masons mix in the bed?
With what respect does it pull a big skid steer on a trailer?
Heck, our old 7.3L and 6ohs will do everything your asking,, so WHY wouldnt a new 08???? :shrug:
I think I know where your going with the question though,, when is someone going to reply with a few thousand miles of work under it's belt.. and a few months without any trips to the dealer,,, right?

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In a word ,yes.
Unfortunately I need to replace my truck.
But after being one of the first to own a 6.0 in Colorado; I've had 3 now;
and been down the road of buy backs and poor reliability, I don't want to go through being a beta tester for FORD again.
I drove a couple of the 08's and wasn't that impressed.
I have not found a dealer yet who will let me hook my loaded trailer on to a new truck for a test drive up I-70. and that's understandable.
so that's the reason for the post.
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In a word ,yes.
Unfortunately I need to replace my truck.
But after being one of the first to own a 6.0 in Colorado; I've had 3 now;
and been down the road of buy backs and poor reliability, I don't want to go through being a beta tester for FORD again.
I drove a couple of the 08's and wasn't that impressed.
I have not found a dealer yet who will let me hook my loaded trailer on to a new truck for a test drive up I-70. and that's understandable.
so that's the reason for the post.
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Is your trailer a gooseneck, 5th wheel or hitch pull?? I will let you hook up to 1 of my trucks, if it is a bumper/hitch pull trailer. I don't have any gooseneck or 5th wheel truck set ups in YET.
Give me a call, I am in the middle of Denver (I-25 & Evans.)

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Well, there ya go Big C! You are the man Randy, that's a helpful salesman.
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RANDY,
RIGHT ON !!
I have a bumper pull and a goose neck.
I will give you a call this week. I live off 285 just before tiny town, so your location is good. Hopefully you'll be able to give better info than the comp
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