Amidst the chaos of the last week of course I didn't have enough to deal with so why not add to it.
Actually been shopping off and on for a while now - my little GMC was getting a bit tired lugging the boat around and the kids knees were hitting the seatbacks.
2005 F350 Lariat, V10, only 49k miles with every option I'd want and then some. Nice setup with small lift, 35's, sunroof, leather and power everything, nice leer canopy, and drop down DVD console to keep the kids busy.
I know all you diesel lovers are going to cringe at "V-10" LOL but for me it made sense. Most of my trips are pretty short and I don't pull often enough or big enough to really justify spending an extra $10k for a comparably equipped oil burner with low miles.
Looked all over the country on CL and autotrader and ended up finding it almost in my own backyard. Can't wait to hook up to the boat!
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Thread: Berg's New Tow Rig
04-14-2013, 01:19 AM #1
Berg's New Tow RigAt the time it seemed like a good idea...
04-14-2013, 07:48 AM #2
Berg's New Tow Rig
Nice! I'd love to get a big truck like that, but given that I drive a lot it wouldn't be very practical - hrmmmm, I'm known for my impractical impulse buys...BoatBling Moomba forum member discount thread
2013 Outback V
04-14-2013, 07:52 AM #3
Nice rig! That should tow your boat and then some.'06 Outback - Gone but not forgotten
04-14-2013, 07:55 AM #4
Berg's New Tow Rig
2015 Supra SG
04-14-2013, 09:43 AM #5
good lookin rig....
I know a lot that have been real happy with the v10.'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
04-14-2013, 09:44 AM #6
Very nice looking Rig man, I think you actually did better buying the V10 then the 6.0 in it, as you would be doing maintenance more often and i dont see you as having time for all that LOL.
I do see you will be spending about 1500-1800 on new rubber by the end of the year though.
When your ready for tires there's a few brand i can have you look at that have great looks, great ride and tread wear, the ones on my rig have 10K on them already and they barley show any wear and that's with my stomping the skinny pedal all the time LOL.
Let me know if you want to get those Windows tinted, i know a Cash only guy in town who does excellent work and its pretty cheap, he did Claudia's VW last year for 125, and my boat for 225, and i forwarded him to Jake and his buddy for their boats as well.
Id highly recommend a Bed Rug like mine has for that thing, Its soft on the knees, and makes camping out in the back a lot nicer if you just do an overnight at the lake.
You realize you will never be able to goto a Half Ton truck again, once you get used to all the space in the 3/4 or 1 ton when you sit in a 1/2 ton it just feels smaller.
I will say though, i keep looking at the 1/2 ton Ecoboost, and Rams but whats really holding me back is i know ill miss the big pulling power and i love the gigantic bed on this truck when we go camping and boating for a week at a time.
Last edited by mmandley; 04-14-2013 at 09:50 AM.Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
2013 Mojo 2.5 Skylon Tower. Bestia < Beast >
04-14-2013, 10:36 AM #7
New rubber is a must but I may be able to drag it out a few more months. The toyos on it racked up a respectable 44k miles according to the receipt I found. The original owner was the kind of guy who took it straight off the lot to get wheels/tires, lift, canopy etc. before it saw his driveway. I doubt I'll do the bed rug as I may take the canopy off on occasion. Tintwise, going to match the front windows to the rest. Found I like being able to actually see when I go to backup. May have to explore a nice touch screen HU and backup camera at some point.At the time it seemed like a good idea...
04-14-2013, 10:39 AM #8
Berg's New Tow Rig
Nice rig Berg
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2009 Moomba Mobius LSV
04-14-2013, 10:46 AM #9
Nice ride . I have run the numbers on diesel vs. gas as far as overall usage and the diesel wins. I don't use mine everyday , it sits in the garage waiting to either haul or tow something. What I have heard with the ford v 10 used to be the spark plug issue. I would think that would be addressed by now. If I were to build my " dream truck " It would be as follows: Ford crew cab long bed, pre 2003 cummins 5.9l 24 valve diesel, older non computer controlled detroit allison 5 speed auto . Maybe someday ... just takes money.05 Mobius lsv , ballast system , stereo, etc..
04-14-2013, 10:47 AM #10
nice man, i wonder what that thing will sound like with some exhaustDavid
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.