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Old 05-04-2017, 04:02 PM   #57
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My 2012 F-250 only has 28k miles so I guess I'm still not in the new truck mode yet. Nice to know Ford finally went to a larger size fuel tank on the short bed model. One of the first things I did was replace the factory tank with a 50 gal. Titan. I'm still trying to get use to the new cosmetic design changes. For now, my 2012 serves the purpose :-)
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:07 PM   #58
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Just bought the diesel, wow what a truck.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:14 PM   #59
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Time to change your signature.

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Didn't know you were an AS guy Jeff?!?!?! Lots of posts, no trailer? Whats up with that?
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:43 PM   #60
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Didn't know you were an AS guy Jeff?!?!?! Lots of posts, no trailer? Whats up with that?
Too many hobbies and causes. We could meet for lunch again and review it. Email me.

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Old 05-08-2017, 11:20 AM   #61
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I picked mine up last week, Platinum in Ingot Silver. I removed the FX4 sticker for a cleaner look.
My first tow was a short one, around 100 Km's to the hitch place to install a longer shank for my Equal-i-zer 4 Point, and to remove some spacers in the hitch. I ran across the scales before and after the installation of the new shank. The hitch was too high without the new shank and too much weight was being transferred to the front axle (too many spacers). After adjustments the scale read identical weight front and rear axles on the truck. After countless adjustments with my Ram Eco-Diesel I am a happy man with this rig. Endless power, and from what I can see so far, will be satisfied with the fuel economy.
Still only have 200 km's on the truck so getting used to the orientation of gauges, switches and things. The Nav and display is clunky to use, and when I plug in my iPhone that annoying Apple Car Play or whatever its called automatically takes over the display, but I'll eventually figure that out.
I wish the steering wheel was thicker, and a different material after driving the Ram for 3 years, but again, something to get used to.
So far so good.
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I went from a RAM EcoDiesel to F-250 Platinum as well. The first thing I did was remove the FX4 sticker, not sure why they put something so large on.

The RAM has a better interior, almost immediately I missed the steering wheel from the RAM since it's wood for the top portion it has a better and larger feel. The leather on the Ford Steering wheel wrinkles under my hand. Also the Ford interior has a much more plastic feel to it.

I do however like Apple Car Play, it makes the center stack a bit more usable.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:44 PM   #62
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I went from a RAM EcoDiesel to F-250 Platinum as well. The first thing I did was remove the FX4 sticker, not sure why they put something so large on.

The RAM has a better interior, almost immediately I missed the steering wheel from the RAM since it's wood for the top portion it has a better and larger feel. The leather on the Ford Steering wheel wrinkles under my hand. Also the Ford interior has a much more plastic feel to it.

I do however like Apple Car Play, it makes the center stack a bit more usable.
The steering wheel material not only wrinkles but makes a noise when it does.
I am getting used to the Apple Car Play now, and appreciate being able to use Google Maps, which is much superior to any Nav system.
Agree with you on the interior. I like the dash layout and instrumentation but the seat leather seems cheap, almost like faux leather. I keep pinching the leather and wondering if it is indeed leather. I suspect the brown looks better, but with a silver truck, it has to be black.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:47 PM   #63
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Anyone have reliability issues with a super duty? They seem great but my reexent experience with ford SUV and Jeep GC are making me once again doubt American made products.

I have an old 4Runner that has been awesome. Kids took around with it. No major maintenance issues. The Ford and Jeep jljvae been very problematic at 100k miles and more.

I want a ford superduty as a TV but I'm nervous about the cost and reliability..
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:12 PM   #64
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I have a 2011 loaded Lariat F250 6.7l diesel with 128k miles and no problems. The build date of my truck was just after Ford resolved major valve and glow plug issues. No engine or drivetrain issues. No electronics issues either. Many miles traveling at autobahn speed and towing 28ft international over the alps. The new scorpion engines are better still.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:51 AM   #65
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Just ordered a 2017 F250 Lariat. Has anyone installed the rear camera option on their trailer and the tire pressure option for their trailer?
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:45 AM   #66
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Just ordered a 2017 F250 Lariat. Has anyone installed the rear camera option on their trailer and the tire pressure option for their trailer?
Yes and yes. There is a thread here from a few that have installed both including me. Works very well.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238/2017-ford-ultimate-trailer-camera-and-tpms-166347.html
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:54 AM   #67
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Yes and yes. There is a thread here from a few that have installed both including me. Works very well.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ms-166347.html
I got a loaded F250 King Ranch 3 weeks ago including the camera options...wife loves the camera's on the F250 with 360 view for parking, maneuvering; I love it for hooking up the trailer also. For the trailer back up camera, we use the AS camera and monitor that came with our 2017 FC. Would have been nice to have it integrated into the navigation display on the F250; don't see a value in replacing the AS unit with a Ford unit at this point?

We have not purchased the TPMS from Ford yet. I believe they are pretty pricy? But, after talking with a fellow ASer we met this week in Glacier, we will surely be getting soon. He had a 30' FC, and when driving from NM to MT this past week, he had 3 tires give out/ close to blow out...rapid loss of air each time within days of each occurrence. Fortunately for him, he had installed a TPMS system couple years ago and was able to see the tire issues prior to flats or blowouts on the road...tires were 4 years old. Good Year Marathons. He said he always protects his tires from sun, but was surprised to have 3 all fail after 4 years. Praised the TPMS....wife told me price is not worth the stress of wondering about the tires...so, we will get the Ford system that's integrated into our truck.
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Gypsydad, sounds like a nice ride. What is the payload on that rig?
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:07 PM   #69
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Gypsydad, sounds like a nice ride. What is the payload on that rig?
The payload is 2138, which for us is plenty for the kayaks, bed cover,
camping gear, generator, and wife's fancy new camp chairs. We've been driving around up here in up here in Glacier all week. Friend just got in with his new 23D and his F150 EB...he really likes the ride and was amazed at the power from this beast. He had not ridden in an F250 newer than 2016. I agree...the 2017 ride is very smooth for a 3/4T.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:38 PM   #70
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The 2017 F350 rides exactly the same as the F250 which most don't realize as the share the same primary spring.They both are amazingly smooth riding and quiet.
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