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Potentially buying 2012 6.6l

Hey yall, first time posting here and I’m new to diesels, so I’m looking for some advice on a potential purchase. Im sure it’s been asked before so forgive me if you guys have read this type of post too often.

I’m in the market for a sub 30k truck and have been looking at the 6.6l 2500hd. I see them going for 30k at the dealer to 22k on Craigslist.
What is considered a “good deal” on these? What is considered high miles? I’m looking to get into something reliable that I can drive a thousand miles out of state with towing my trailer. I only pull about 4K to 5k pounds, so I was considering getting a lighter duty truck, but I want something that’s going to tow stable and not feel like the back end is mush when I’m taking corners. Considered a 2015 Ford with the 5l but I hear the suspension is too soft.
So, how reliable is a used 2500hd? I’m looking at a few 09s and a 2012 both with 6.6l.

Also, if you have input about other trucks or years/models I should be looking at, I’m open to suggestions. Thanks.
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