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New to Diesel Trucks:
I am looking at a 2003 F350 Dually XLT
178,000 miles on a 7.3L Turbo-Diesel
2 wheel drive, hitch & 5th wheel hitch in 8 ft. bed.
New rear tires fronts OK a bit worn.
PRICE $ 13,500

Was used to haul a trailer of plastic pipe and maintained in company shop. Appears well maintained but now that I found this list I am going to look again.
I am looking to get an RV in a few years, tow a trailer and this is the 1st. step. This truck will be a daily commute to work driver also.

Questions: How likely are these trucks if reasonably serviced to go past 500K on the clock? (I know no grantees but I an new to diesels)

Does this price appear reasonable?

Any advice or comments are welcome and are appreciated. Please feel free to impress me with your knowledge and expertise about these trucks! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Thanks, Jim
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First of all CONDITION is everything. If it is clean and appears to be well cared for, it should give good service.

Check the trans fluid for color and odor. It should be bright pink and not smell burnt. Look under the truck for leaks. Ask to see the service records. If you are buying it from the owner, ask for copies of the service records with the sale documents.

Drive it on surface streets and on the highway, paying attention to shifts and any handling quirks.

Good luck and come back to this forum with any questions you may have after a closer inspection.

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