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Old 12-30-2014, 09:01 AM   #29
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Congratulations Bob. Nice truck. Enjoy it! Do you know where your trailer is leaking?
Hi, Thank You. I believe that my front Fantastic Vent is leaking again. Also there is a fin on the roof between my air conditioner and refrigerator vent that seems to be loose and was never secured very well from the factory. I believe it only has about four rivets holding it on. On our last trip we hit high winds for several days and I'm surprised that things weren't blown completely off of my trailer.
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Hi Bob. I bought a similar truck a couple weeks ago and have started to pick out accessories. So far I have a bed mat, mud flaps, and tow mirrors. I still need to get the wheel well liners and a bed cover. I am wonder what made you decide to go with the Retrax Pro bed cover?
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Hi, In the old days all fenders were lined with plastic liners; Now Ford has decided that rear fender liners are optional so they don't come with the vehicle. This cost me about $120.00 and about an hour to install them. Early in January I have an appointment for my Line-X spray-in bed liner. Soon after that I will install my Reatrax Pro bed cover.


(1.) Without fender liner.

(2.) With fender liner.
Very nice truck!
Apparently, GM - or at least Chev- has decided to do the same; our new Chev doesn't have rear wheel liners either ...
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:41 AM   #33
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Looks good in white Bob.

Question..... how is the build quality? I know in general pick ups have been getting better but how much better?

A few years ago a buddy leased a brand new F150. We were checking it out and he got in the cab and closed the door. There was more rattles in that door than I could count.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:57 PM   #34
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When it's raining cats and dogs, one soon becomes thankful that it's someone else out in the elements.
Hi, I still get out of my car/truck when buying gas, but getting wet or soaked while pumping gas isn't fun.
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Hi Bob. I bought a similar truck a couple weeks ago and have started to pick out accessories. So far I have a bed mat, mud flaps, and tow mirrors. I still need to get the wheel well liners and a bed cover. I am wonder what made you decide to go with the Retrax Pro bed cover?

Hi, I picked the Retrax Pro for a few reasons and a low price wasn't one of them. I plan to mount my generator in the bed just inside of the tailgate. I also want to run my generator at times while towing. So I need a cover that can be locked in several positions for this purpose. I like the way they work and how well they are built. I will know more later when I get it installed and actually use it.
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Very nice truck!
Apparently, GM - or at least Chev- has decided to do the same; our new Chev doesn't have rear wheel liners either ...
Hi, Thank You; I was wondering if Ford was alone on this, but I guess not.
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Looks good in white Bob.

Question..... how is the build quality? I know in general pick ups have been getting better but how much better?

A few years ago a buddy leased a brand new F150. We were checking it out and he got in the cab and closed the door. There was more rattles in that door than I could count.
Hi, Thank You; My Lincoln is white, my wife's BMW is white and my previously owned Explorer was white. We were going to change that trend and buy a new F-150 in Blue Jeans or Ingot Silver, but my dealer found what options we wanted in white, so here we are.



Most of my career was working at Ford dealers as a new car get ready [PDI] mechanic, a quick service mechanic, and a shop foreman. I have lots of experience with looking over new vehicles and virtually nothing gets past me. So far, I haven't seen anything loose, ill fitting, missing, damaged, or heard any abnormal noises.
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I test drove a 2014 F150 Supercab 4x4, 157"wb and it seemed tight, quiet and no rattles. I'm waiting to see more 2015's on the lot and maybe this time next year, who knows.

I looked up the history of the laws in New Jersey and Oregon about pumping gas and the laws go back to the 50's.

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Hi, I found these specs on line so hopefully they are correct; I was asked by a friend, "Are the brakes bigger on the new F-150 compared to my Lincoln?" Well I wasn't sure at the time, but the Navigator was basically built on a F-150 chassis. So we are sort of comparing an F-150 to an F-150. My Lincoln has 17" wheels and my F-150 has 18" wheels. The rotors on my F-150 look a lot larger.

So here is what I came up with:

2000 Lincoln front rotors 12.13" diameter.

2014 F-150 front rotors 13.78" diameter. = 1.65" larger.

2000 Lincoln rear rotors 13.15" diameter.

2014 F-150 rear rotors 13.70" diameter. = 0.55" larger.
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Hi, had to make another appointment for the spray on bed liner; They said their machine broke. So today I put my Retrax Pro together. I have in in the storage mode. Didn't know there was one. Remove from truck, stand on end, and leave it the garage. I have a feeling that I won't be doing this. Time will tell.
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Is that fully retracted?

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Is that fully retracted?

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Hi, No it's out about one foot; They recommend having it out this far before installing in on the truck. You need to have two people to install it. Put one hand on the front of the unit by the rail, and your other hand about two feet back on the rail. I think it might be for balance and to prevent damaging the rails while carrying it.
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