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Old 06-23-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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New f 150 diesel

Just picked up our F 150 Platinum diesel today. Omg what a beautiful truck. Should be able to handle our 28' Overlander without much trouble, just have to finish it now. Lol
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:42 PM   #2
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Just picked up our F 150 Platinum diesel today. Omg what a beautiful truck. Should be able to handle our 28' Overlander without much trouble, just have to finish it now. Lol
Wow! That should be a really nice truck. Just curious what you mean by "just have to finish it now"?

Have you towed with it yet? What is the payload as per the door sticker? And what is it rated to tow?

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Old 06-26-2018, 11:31 PM   #3
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Haven't towed with it yet, only have 300 miles on it so far and waiting for at least the 1,000 mile break in period. I'm probably about a year away from having my 1970 Overlander done. It's currently completely gutted. Hoping to have the new water tank supports welded in soon, and the windows back from having all new gaskets put in soon as well.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:50 PM   #4
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Out of curiosity, what is the payload of the new truck? I haven't seen anyone post actual numbers. I'm wondering how it compares to my 3.5 EB. I'm at 1550 ish. Also a Platinum trim level. I expect you are going to love the active motion seats.
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:55 AM   #5
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If it’s like the ED as long as you don’t need to be towing “in it to win it” & leading the charge in the hammer lane up the mountain you will love it & it will be the most fuel efficient TV you ever owned.

Don’t know what the Overland will weigh wet. Just took a 28’ floorplan 6,300 pound AS from Ohio to San Diego averaged just over 15 mpg cruising 65. Lol but took the 8 from Yuma to SD and it has one heck of a climb before coming into SD. It pulled down to about 55 with a little WOT. Not as powerful as the big diesels but efficient & capable.

Also fwiw used WDH with built in sway control replacing the front unloaded axle weight and she towed stable & solid with no wind wiggles or sway. But WD is always key. Enjoy & keep us posted.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:27 AM   #6
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We're all salivating because you may have the first diesel F150 on AirForums that we have heard about. We LOVE to talk about tow vehicles (TV) on here, compare them, bash them, defend them, argue about them, decide how you should equip them. You get the idea. It's like GAAD for trucks.....Pharm, can we get a diagnosis?

Anyway, you're killing us with anticipation of the specs on your truck, and how it will tow. Please post a picture of the white and yellow stickers inside your drivers door post so we can get our TV fix for today.....cover up your VIN on those stickers temporarily of course.

Anyway, I'm just teasing you, congratulations on your new truck!
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Yes, very curious to see a picture of the payload GVWR sticker on the door jam; a fully loaded Platinum with lots of finishing accessories and a heavier diesel engine, in a 1/2 ton............could be interesting.

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Just picked up our F 150 Platinum diesel today. Omg what a beautiful truck. Should be able to handle our 28' Overlander without much trouble, just have to finish it now. Lol
Now you've gone and done it, we're going to need a full report on towing, we're going to need pics, specs etc. Then after your first report with pics we will be looking forward the the 2nd one, and so on. We want full reports on mountain grades as well, both up and down! And MPG!
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I donít care about the payload sticker I want the useful for towing numbers. Max axle numbers, CVWR, GVWR & unloaded weight.

Yep towing reports & wet weight of the Overlander. Also post up when someone offers a tune with software driven turbo brake.
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Heck with all the numbers. Let’s get that truck out to Woodward Avenue and have some fun (not for pink slips ��)
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I would love to see a picture of the new Ford Diesel, especially the markings that show it to be a Diesel.


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I'm eager to see the payload sticker.

I had planned to get an F150 to tow our new Airstream, but got the F250 instead when I realized that the F150 I was considering did not have sufficient payload capacity for the one ton hitch weight, 500 lbs. of passengers, plus grill, bicycles, generator, chairs, table, luggage, and whatever else we bring along..... Our F250 has over 3000 lbs of payload so we're covered.

I have a friend who has a Range Rover with that 3.0 liter diesel engine and thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Enjoy your new Ford!
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I'm eager to see the payload sticker.

I had planned to get an F150 to tow our new Airstream, but got the F250 instead when I realized that the F150 I was considering did not have sufficient payload capacity for the one ton hitch weight, 500 lbs. of passengers, plus grill, bicycles, generator, chairs, table, luggage, and whatever else we bring along..... Our F250 has over 3000 lbs of payload so we're covered.

I have a friend who has a Range Rover with that 3.0 liter diesel engine and thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Enjoy your new Ford!
Correction - that's 1000 lb. hitch weight, not one ton.

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Our enthusiasm over wanting to see the specs on a new F150 diesel may have scared the OP off, especially if he hadn't previously checked the yellow door sticker!
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