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Old 11-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #15
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Dual vs Single
I have driven both I do prefer the single, However I found the Dual more stable in cross winds. Anybody else observe this?
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #16
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Dual vs Single
I have driven both I do prefer the single, However I found the Dual more stable in cross winds. Anybody else observe this?
I have decided on DRW was convinced here:

New 3500 srw tow vehicle?

I am also leaning towards a Ford (spit when I say that) for the larger fuel tank and the drop in hitch.
If I do go Ford my father will be rolling over in his grave laughing, he being a Ford man me being Mopar, lol.

I do like the cab mounted camera that shows the box on the Rams though.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:15 PM   #17
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #18
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I have decided on DRW was convinced here:

New 3500 srw tow vehicle?

I am also leaning towards a Ford (spit when I say that) for the larger fuel tank and the drop in hitch.
If I do go Ford my father will be rolling over in his grave laughing, he being a Ford man me being Mopar, lol.

I do like the cab mounted camera that shows the box on the Rams though.
I'll throw my 2 cents in here and just give you my personal experience at this point. We are FTers for 6+ years, and as you can see, we tow a very heavy fiver.
We just traded our "08" for the new 2014 F350 dually. We had 115000 on the 08 and had no issues with that truck. But it had the 6.4 diesel, and the 4.88 gears, so mileage was poor. As much as it had done everything we asked of it-which included nearly every mountain range in the lower 48, Alaska, the Canadian maritimes and Newfoundland, I started lusting for the Ford 6.7 diesel. LOL

We took delivery on the 14 about 5 weeks ago, and now have nearly 4500 miles on the truck. I absolutely love it so far! Power is incredible. MPG increased nearly 25% over the former truck when towing. Besides the engine improvements, the technology has increased amazingly in just those 6 model years.

We get them loaded-because we spend a lot of time in it, and we want to be very comfortable. Along with that, getting a "pkg" option like the Lariat, gets you nearly all the options at a fairly reasonable price. We like the top of the line sound system, the moon roof, the heated and cooled seats, 4x4 etc etc. But that's just personal preferences, certainly not needed. For me, my must haves would be diesel, dually, upgrade springs thru tow pkg or camper pkg, bed liner, bed cover, mud flaps and I'm probably forgetting something. But the rest are just our "wanna haves" lol

These now come with real gauges instead of idiot lights for oil temp and transmission temp, Integrated brake hook up which allows you to choose electric over hydraulic, or standard, whichever you rig has. Integrated exhaust brake into the tow haul mode, oil minder which uses a fairly complicated software program to determine oil change needs, and the list goes on and on. It automatically tracks the mileage on the fiver every time I hook up, no longer need to keep track manually of trailer mileage. It even has an electronic trailer checklist when you hookup, you first choose TT or 5th and it runs you thru the list (I know, no big deal, but a cool extra touch in my opinion) I won't even go into the interactions with our smartphones.
Most of these things are probably on the other brands too-I just know about this one. But I am very happy considering how leery I was getting rid of a truck that had not had problems and was still going strong. Good Luck!
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If you don't need the vehicle as a DD, I'd skip all the little girly small trucks and get a F-650 or F750 with a 8.3L Cummins and go ahead and get air brakes and air ride rear axle.
Every thing on the truck will last longer with the lighter load.
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I had a F350 dully for a few years. We pulled a 19000lb DoubleTree and I really had a hard time stoping. Going down steep hill was a sweaty experience. So, I went out and bought a M-2 Freightliner. It did the trip, but, my wife didn't like driving it in town. Think about what to do when your at your destination. Driving that M-2 was a pain. So now we are back in a Class A. Lot better.
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Not sure if you need a truck by Feb, but the new 2015 Superduty should be released in the spring.
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Not sure if you need a truck by Feb, but the new 2015 Superduty should be released in the spring. 2015 Ford Super Duty Truck | Power Stroke & King Ranch | Ford.com
looking at ordering in late Saturday were hoping to get a good deal
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Not sure if you need a truck by Feb, but the new 2015 Superduty should be released in the spring. 2015 Ford Super Duty Truck | Power Stroke & King Ranch | Ford.com
actually looking at ordering in February hoping for a good deal
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actually looking at ordering in February hoping for a good deal
Im sure there will be some excellent rebate for the 14's. Still an awesome truck but just a heads up for the next change.
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The 2015 brochure is pretty, but what are the ratings for power and weights.

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I saw a F450 King Ranch with a sticker of almost $72,000 in Monroe, LA. They also have an F350 Lariat CC DRE with a sticker a bit over 68,000....Both were 2013's.

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The 2015 brochure is pretty, but what are the ratings for power and weights.

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There have not been any releases that im aware of. But at the Texas show (I think it was there), they said it will be class leading ratings again.
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Apples to apples? 4.10 rear end to a 4.20 rear end? Why the need for a new pump, turbo and injectors? Was there problems with the 2014's pump and injectors? or is it a power jump.
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