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Old 02-18-2019, 08:19 PM   #1
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Brought home the new TV

After what feels like forever but was probably about a year and a half I finally found the right TV. For the foreseeable future it will pull our 6500lb 25' hybrid around. I'm happy I can fit all three car seats in the back. We have plenty of room to grow on the tt side of things. I couldn't pass up the deal on a 2017 F350 with the 6.7 psd... It had 1,100 miles on the clock. I've had her for 2 - 3 weeks now and like everything about the diesel.

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Old 02-19-2019, 04:51 AM   #3
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Wow, fancy, nice truck. I test drove a 2017 Platinum F-350 with my step son that is looking for a truck. Gobs of power. You will like towing your 6,500 lb trailer. If you have a massaging seats that is a bonus.

Step son is now looking at the Ford Raptor. No towing, just wants to hot rod around in a truck.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:00 AM   #4
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Very nice truck. I have a 2011 6.7l and absolutely love the truck, it's reliability, and capability. Delete it after break in and it's a million mile motor with 24+ mpg.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:18 AM   #5
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Wow, fancy, nice truck. I test drove a 2017 Platinum F-350 with my step son that is looking for a truck. Gobs of power. You will like towing your 6,500 lb trailer. If you have a massaging seats that is a bonus.

Step son is now looking at the Ford Raptor. No towing, just wants to hot rod around in a truck.
Thanks. I was shopping for a Lariat and when this came up used and was less than the new lariat package trucks I was pricing out it was a no brainer. The massaging seats are a real nice touch.
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Very nice truck. I have a 2011 6.7l and absolutely love the truck, it's reliability, and capability. Delete it after break in and it's a million mile motor with 24+ mpg.
Thanks! I can't believe how quiet the 6.7 PSD is. The first delete that needs to happen is the front license plate holder. That will be replaced with a small led light bar to keep the rocks out of the lower radiator.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:15 AM   #7
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I like how solid the new trucks feel. I had a 2012 F-450 KR that I thought was nice but the newer trucks with the new frame are the 'Bees Knees'. They feel like one solid piece of metal. The new diesel engines are quiet and run like gasoline engines.

Just think in the last 8 years how much better trucks are. From 2011 forward a huge improvement in all the trucks. The best 8 years for consumers for sure.
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Beautiful truck. Enjoy the extra peace of mind it will bring you.
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I like how solid the new trucks feel. I had a 2012 F-450 KR that I thought was nice but the newer trucks with the new frame are the 'Bees Knees'. They feel like one solid piece of metal. The new diesel engines are quiet and run like gasoline engines.

Just think in the last 8 years how much better trucks are. From 2011 forward a huge improvement in all the trucks. The best 8 years for consumers for sure.
I'm upgrading from a 2008 tacoma which was a great truck but the TT was at its upper limits and was no fun to tow. The new trucks are rock solid and feel like a rocket ship with all the technology.
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Holy smokes, from a Taco to F-350 diesel Platinum. I went from a Honda Ridgeline to F-150 to F-450 to F-250.

I agree with the Rocket Ship analogy. There are a load of controls on the ceiling. Especially if you have the outfitter switches. The outfitter switches on the F-450 we're below the center stack radio.

Now the outfitter switches are on the ceiling. Man, that is one cool truck. I get it lights up nice at night
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Holy smokes, from a Taco to F-350 diesel Platinum. I went from a Honda Ridgeline to F-150 to F-450 to F-250.

I agree with the Rocket Ship analogy. There are a load of controls on the ceiling. Especially if you have the outfitter switches. The outfitter switches on the F-450 we're below the center stack radio.

Now the outfitter switches are on the ceiling. Man, that is one cool truck. I get it lights up nice at night
I went from little truck to a land yacht. I didn't know I was supposed to do it incrementally. It took a week or so to get used to sheer size of the F350 CCLB but I'm pretty good now. I still am a little shaky parking it. But it doesn't matter much because I park as far away from everyone as I possibly can.
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6500lbs GVWR trailer?
It won't even notice.
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Nice truck. I had a 2014 F350 Platinum Edition PSD and it was an awesome truck. They are just super comfortable and so easy to drive. I'm sure you're going to enjoy your new rig.
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6500lbs GVWR trailer?
It won't even notice.
Yep that's what I was going for. Plus I have lots of room to grow with the next tt.
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