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Old 07-16-2015, 07:13 AM   #29
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They add air bags because they've not a clue as to how to set a WDH.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:34 AM   #30
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They add air bags because they've not a clue as to how to set a WDH.
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I thought both the 250 & 350 had 'overload' springs........if that's true whats the point of adding aftermarket AB's?

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Old 07-16-2015, 08:21 AM   #31
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The only difference between the F250 and F350 is one extra leaf spring giving a few hundred more pounds of payload capacity. They also sit 2-4 inches higher. Not sure if you can wait but the 2017 F250's and up will be incorporating many of the features found in the current F150 series. All aluminum and better styling. All being said I determined to go with the 2016 F250 as being more then adequate to pull my 30' Airstream.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:14 AM   #32
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A couple of comments: the snow plow option is a very good item, it basically levels the truck, plus the diesel engine is very heavy and with this option stops a lot of the "interstate hop" especially with long bed crew cab trucks. The 3.55 ratio is the new 3.73 due to the 6 speed tranny. If you don't care about leather seats and some other goodies, the XLT will do a nice job depending on the additional options the dealer ordered. The Titan replacement tank is the best option since you won't loose any bed space. I have the Transfer Flow replacement which is metal, but if they made one for my gasser, it would be a Titan. I had a Titan on my 2002 7.3 diesel and it was great BUT, it does present a potential problem if you don't use the fuel for long periods. Upfitteer switches are a definite plus since you can add extra lighting very easily. Some states charge different rates for plates depending on the GVW of the truck. Here in Idaho if over 8,000 lbs, then you need a "T" plate which is higher than the lower rated vehicle.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:46 AM   #33
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Around here we like the Les Schwab Toyo open tread designs ...
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:13 AM   #34
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They add air bags because they've not a clue as to how to set a WDH.
I suggested that and was promptly chastised, so I let it go.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:09 PM   #35
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Well . . it's a Ford forum.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:28 PM   #36
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assumptions and you know what that word actually spells now don't you!

my boat and trailer weigh about 10,000#s. the trailer is a torsion axle which means it needs to be kept level to perform correctly. there is no WD hitch involved. so what happens with a 3/4 ton PU, the rear of the truck sags. so enter the airbag solution and level of both the truck and tow are achieved using my bicycle pump.

better to get your facts straight before you start kicking sand and throwing rocks.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:53 PM   #37
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assumptions and you know what that word actually spells now don't you!

my boat and trailer weigh about 10,000#s. the trailer is a torsion axle which means it needs to be kept level to perform correctly. there is no WD hitch involved. so what happens with a 3/4 ton PU, the rear of the truck sags. so enter the airbag solution and level of both the truck and tow are achieved using my bicycle pump.

better to get your facts straight before you start kicking sand and throwing rocks.

You talk'n 'ta me?...

You don't have WD with your 10k boat...then I don't see any comments tossed in your direction.

I use WD to level our torsion axle equipped Airstream and our 2500 Suburban, no bicycle pump necessary.

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Old 07-16-2015, 07:49 PM   #38
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We went with the F350 / Diesel / 8ft bed... Maybe overkill but Bilstein shocks and ProPride hitches can help with the bumpy ride. That 6.7 will put a smile on your face in a hurry and we still get right at 16mpg in the city. It is taller yes...almost annoying with that silly tailgate step but if we ever need to pull the moon then we'll be all set.

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Old 07-17-2015, 08:28 AM   #39
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For a daily driver , either chevy 6.2 or a dodge with the hemi gas.......
Why is it that Dodge (especially Dodge owners) and Chevy owners always try and hijack the Ford directed threads? Are they all just plan rude? I suggest they start their own threads so they can pat each other on the back and heckle Ford people there.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:03 AM   #40
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Thumbs down Hi-jacker....

Oh...I'm so sorry.

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Old 07-17-2015, 11:25 AM   #41
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Just wanted to chime in and say thanks to all who contributed to this thread, and the other newbie threads I started last month. Also, thanks for the PM's and emails. All have been saved in a hotmail folder for reference. My wife and I have an 8 month old daughter, Sadie, and a 2.5 year old son, Dan III. And German shepherd, Chena, named after one of our favorite places in Alaska.

World is spinning a bit fast for our taste. Most kids today are glued to a TV or video game. People are losing their ability to communicate face to face. It's all emails, text, Twitter, and Facebook. Many houses built today don't even have front porches. Folks have seemingly forgot what they are for. We have different plans and cancelled our cable TV and house phone last year. We want to raise our kids a bit more simply, outdoors, family time, church, just basic stuff. Not rewriting the book.

In comes the idea for an Airstream. Get the kids to the Smoky mountains on weekends regularly fly fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking, catching glow flies, whatever. Family time. Just trying to slow things down a bit. I'm also excited about a longer 2-3 week National Parks type trip each summer. We will blink our eyes and they will be off to college.

As the nest empties, perhaps we will sell our F-250/350 with 300k+ miles and buy a new TV, downsize our Airstream, and start part timing. Selling the Ford will be easy as I will just remind them of way back when Ford was the only auto maker that refused the government bailout. Hah.

We appreciate the collective insights of this forum as it is allowing us to make informed purchase decisions. We are not wealthy financially. This truck will be the most expensive vehicle we have ever bought. And in the same year buying a $60-90k Airstream. It's a tough nut to crack. But it's an investment in our children's future that will yield great rewards. Thank you.


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Old 07-17-2015, 09:12 PM   #42
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Anyone familiar with ARE truck caps? Looking at the Z cap for our german shepherd. Not familiar with ARE, or trucks in general. Side note, found Truck n Buddy folding tailgate step. They have a magnum that's full width of gate for 400 lb capacity. Slick. That's how the dog, and me at 320 lbs, will get in and out. Stop laughing, I'm 6'6". Just moderately fat. Hah.



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As a RAM 2500 Diesel owner not sure I'm permitted to answer I have owned two ARE Z caps look and fit great on my DODGE's . I'm sure it will work on a ratty old Ford beater as well Cost about the same as a comparable Lear Cap but the rear window had cleaner look. Also the dealer who sold both said he has a lot less problems with ARE's than Lear's. Three years no leaks or problems.

I have a 30' FC, glad I got a 2500 diesel. Towing is a breeze especially in the Mountains. For my money any of the Big three Diesels are a better choice for towing a large AS than a gasser. Good Luck on your quest.
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