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Old 08-16-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Decision on truck

Been looking for a truck for a truck camper I have looked for 2 weeks and went back and forth between a Ford 350 longbed or GMC 3500 longbed . today I was all set for the Gmc but then decided for a little more money I really want the Ford. I think both would be great but just the ford seemed a little better finished with a little more pazaze!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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What trim type of Ford are you looking to get, DRW or SRW Long bed? If you feel the F-350 would be better. Follow your feelings and get the best deal you can. Are you going for a 13 or 14?
I am waiting to see the 2015 F-350 DRW models that are coming with changes. Best of luck with your search.
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We moved from a 2002 F350 CC DRW to a 2012 F350 CC DRW, both XLT trim. I looked at the Ram and the Chevy equivalents, but the Ford drove and felt better.

SO far very pleased with the truck.

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We moved from a 2002 F350 CC DRW to a 2012 F350 CC DRW, both XLT trim. I looked at the Ram and the Chevy equivalents, but the Ford drove and felt better.

SO far very pleased with the truck.

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I like the F-350 XLT Trim DRW also. Looking at going with the Super cab.
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What trim type of Ford are you looking to get, DRW or SRW Long bed? If you feel the F-350 would be better. Follow your feelings and get the best deal you can. Are you going for a 13 or 14?
I am waiting to see the 2015 F-350 DRW models that are coming with changes. Best of luck with your search.
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I am getting a 2013 super cab XLT with 8 ft body
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In our area XLT trim is hard to find as is 2 wheel drive. Seems the dealer love to order FX4 in Lariat or King Ranch trim. But they did a dealer search and found one that had just left the plant in Kentucky and headed to a small town dealer near us.

I did not see one single DRW unit without the crew cab. You may wind up ordering.

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I am getting a 2013 super cab XLT with 8 ft body
Good news and congratulations. The same as i am looking for in 2015. Keep us updated, on how it performs.
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Picking up my ford 350 1 ton on Monday then make a camper decision trucks aren't cheap my first house was cheaper oh no showing my age
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LOL, I've been saving for two years now. It is like buying a house! This house will be on the move in a few years with the upstairs bed room (Camper).
Enjoy your new Ford F-350
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We moved from a 2002 F350 CC DRW to a 2012 F350 CC DRW, both XLT trim. I looked at the Ram and the Chevy equivalents, but the Ford drove and felt better.

SO far very pleased with the truck.

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Thanks iceman it is a big decision I went back and forth with GM and Ford finally I said the ford was just a classier ,truck and I think will,perform better
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Hello

We had a 2008 F 350 SRW. Diesel with a 990 Arctic Fox on it. For more stability went to the 2012 F 350 DRW, Diesel. Fords new diesel is great with 400 HP , 865 ft lbs of torque. My GVW went from 11,400 to 13,300 lbs, fully loaded I have about 1,400 lbs spare, so could easily tow at the same time. Carrying a camper all the time U will find your front tires wearing faster than normal, keep an eye on them. Having a camper with a slide, it would be very hard to go back to one without. With the AC on the unit U are always aware of your height, came close a few times with tree branches and in a toll booth .
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Without a Cummins it's just another truck with a bad engine
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To each his own! Have had the GM, Dodge and Ford. Dodge Cummings is great , not the truck for me. Ball joints will be the first to go , tie rods next and on it goes. GM has not improved there interior for years, but there another good motor and trams. Fords new 6.7 has been excellent , taken me across the country and back.
Each traveler should drive the truck , mh, etc they feel most comfortable in without lame comments on there preference of ride.
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To each his own! Have had the GM, Dodge and Ford. Dodge Cummings is great , not the truck for me. Ball joints will be the first to go , tie rods next and on it goes. GM has not improved there interior for years, but there another good motor and trams. Fords new 6.7 has been excellent , taken me across the country and back.
Each traveler should drive the truck , mh, etc they feel most comfortable in without lame comments on there preference of ride.
120,000 miles none of the above. My last truck a 2000 2500, now 280,000 none of the above. Ford bought lots of Cummins stock so they could get the good engine, didn't work, Dodge had a lock. Dodge introduced the first, crew cab, the first club cab, the first quad cab, the first real diesel in a passenger truck and now the first diesel in a 1/2 ton, buy the first and best or buy the trying catch up. I'm not a Dodge fan there are just no alternatives.
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