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Old 05-30-2010, 10:53 AM   #15
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Lots of luck with your new truck.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:47 AM   #16
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2011 Super Duty

We did make the mistake of test driving a 2011 King Crewcab shortbed last weekend. We had tested a Ram and Silverado the weekend before and were impressed with those two trucks. We were really impressed with the Lariet F-150, so we were leary about looking at diesels again because of the rough ride (we both have back problems). Well, we couldn't believe how smooth the 2011 F-250 was. Plenty of reserve power, sturdy, but not rough at all. Just enough diesel sound...had to roll the window down to hear it at low speeds.

So, we're tempted to re-think things so we can be in a position to move to Airstream and tow a sturdy trailer. The one thing holding us back is the price. They're in the $50s and the new F-150s are in the mid $30-$40s.

Still, you've bought an awesome truck. Good choice!
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:03 AM   #17
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O.K., I'll admit it. I am a Retro Grouch. They will have to pry my 2000 Excursion 7.3 out of my cold, dead hand because it looks like it will last longer than me.
We like the SUV format and do not like to crawl in the back of a pickup for cargo.
With a crew cab and a long bed, you need an over size permit and a red flag on the back. In a big city, even the Excursion is too big.
We live in Mexico in the winter and new trucks don't like the fuel down here.
I just saved myself 50k ++.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:28 PM   #18
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We just bought our 25' Safari and the F-250 Turbo Diesel for the TV. You're right. It is a great TV. Mileage is great!

One question. Is the fuel system closed to the environment? That is, if the vehicle is not going to be used for an extended period, do I need to keep the fuel tank full to prevent aspiration of moisture due to expansion and contraction of the fuel?
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:35 PM   #19
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I have had a 2001 PSD Ford. With 198,000 miles no problems. My 07 has 75,000 miles on her and no problems. What are these problems you hear?

Back to the OP, I have driven the 2011, and yes I want one. They are only offering me 24,000 trade on my 07 Lariat. Thats what I owe. I got her at 3.9% financing, so I'm paying huge on the principle now.Since the 2010 are still on the lots and they are knocking 15,000 off sticker, I understand why they are offering me so little.NADA says trade in should be around the 30,000 mark. Gonna have to wait till this winter, or buy a 2011 in 2012. I can wait. My truck is awesome. I just like NEW things.....


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They are WONDERFUL!!

Best decision I've made in awhile. No regrets. The differences between a 2007 and 2011 are night and day!!

Go DRIVE one, you will see.

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Old 12-30-2010, 01:54 PM   #20
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Shane - is that long bed or short bed? Looking at placing my order in the next week- don't need the longer bed but want the larger fuel tank......
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:44 PM   #21
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This is my first post on the Forum and I have to say I love the truck. Just got an 2011 F-350 turbo diesel myself. My wife and I are now headed to Oregon (from Phoenix) to take delivery of our new 27' Flying Cloud (our first trailer), so any words of wisdom would be much appreciated.

BTW, the mileage on my truck is great so far - about 18mpg on the highway.

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:22 PM   #22
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Shane - is that long bed or short bed? Looking at placing my order in the next week- don't need the longer bed but want the larger fuel tank......
It is a short bed.

You can install a aftermarket Titan tank for about 1200.00...it's a 50 gallon. It fits PERFECT!!! It's on my someday list. There is a video on Ford Truck Enthusists about how to install. 1 guy did it himself.

Post pictures when you get it.

What Color?

Don't get that ugly UPS brown....

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:24 PM   #23
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This is my first post on the Forum and I have to say I love the truck. Just got an 2011 F-350 turbo diesel myself. My wife and I are now headed to Oregon (from Phoenix) to take delivery of our new 27' Flying Cloud (our first trailer), so any words of wisdom would be much appreciated.

BTW, the mileage on my truck is great so far - about 18mpg on the highway.

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COngratulations on winning the Lottery!!!

Welcome and PLEASE post pictures of your Airstream and truck.

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:47 PM   #24
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Yes, go drive the Ford King Ranch 250. We knew we had found the perfect tow vehicle as it had all the extra goodies we could want and power to spare. It came home with us and met Happy our 06 classic. It was love at first tow. We had a truck drawer installed and a tonto cover for the bed. It gets incredible diesel mileage and it is so quiet that you would not believe that you are riding in a diesel.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:11 PM   #25
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Definitely go with a short bed, and no we didn't win a lottery - savings and a desire to hit the road in an Airstream.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:39 PM   #26
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What Color?
Don't get that ugly UPS brown....
Shane
Thinking about the "Forrest Green" just because green is my favorite color, but the "Copper" looks pretty nice too.

Since it will be my daily driver (to the metro parking garage and back since I'm now commuting into downtown DC for work via the Subway) I'm looking at the "King Ranch" package....

Gonna most likely place the order next week - love your picture - short bed with lights on the roof - look into the extended tank at a latter date - the current tank is the same size as my T-Rex and I should get similar mileage when driving - going coast to coast a few times with the Airstream I'm needing to take a brake and refuel before I'm even close to out of fuel....

Still - the ideal of the larger tank is so enticing....

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:10 AM   #27
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Be careful with the parking garage. With 20" wheels my F350 is almost 6'-10" from ground to top. Parking garages are typically around 6'8".
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Luckily - at the Metro station that I use to go downtown to DC everyday and the BWI Train Station I use for my "once-a-week" Philly trips; I'm OK - but a bit wide (no dually for me as all the parking spots out here are skinny) but you are so right about being weary of height restrictions - I will never take this truck into a city parking garage - my T-Rex is almost too tall for some of our parking garages around here - it's not the main entrance and beams sometimes - but the low hanging fire sprinklers and such....

Few years out in the DC area - and I'll head back West, this time for good...
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