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Old 10-06-2012, 05:46 AM   #1
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Howdy! From Dallas TX

Howdy everyone. After what seems like years of searching, I'm finally a Keystone owner. Just bought a 2006 Raptor 3712Ts fifth wheel. This is my first fifth wheel but I have owned two 30+ft travel trailers. I have narrowed my truck search to two, one is a 1999.5 ford f350 crew cab dually 7.3 long bed 2wd and second is 2004 ford f350 crew cab 6.0 long bed 2wd. Both are super clean with under 80k miles and I will be buying one of them Monday. Since I'm not full time rving I think the non-dually will have more versatility when not pulling the trailer. I think it's wierd that SRW f350 have a higher tow rating. I'm so stoked! Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:57 AM   #2
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Howdy everyone. After what seems like years of searching, I'm finally a Keystone owner. Just bought a 2006 Raptor 3712Ts fifth wheel. This is my first fifth wheel but I have owned two 30+ft travel trailers. I have narrowed my truck search to two, one is a 1999.5 ford f350 crew cab dually 7.3 long bed 2wd and second is 2004 ford f350 crew cab 6.0 long bed 2wd. Both are super clean with under 80k miles and I will be buying one of them Monday. Since I'm not full time rving I think the non-dually will have more versatility when not pulling the trailer. I think it's wierd that SRW f350 have a higher tow rating. I'm so stoked! Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
IMHO - I am a chevy man but I would check the reliability of the 7.3 versus the 6.0. I think you will here more positive thoughts on the 7.3. If the two rating is in question, that would be a big factor but I prefer the better engine.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:41 AM   #3
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to the forum & the Keystone Family. Hope all your miles are safe & trouble free with which ever truck you choose.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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Welcome to the group. As a confirmed Ford Truck lover even I would not risk a 6.0PSD motor.
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