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Old 01-11-2019, 03:16 PM   #15
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The power running boards are awesome! Unlike fixed running boards which I find to always be in the way and not all that helpful, the power running boards extend low with a wide platform. And then, they disappear leaving an attractive look for the truck.

I use the cameras all the time, with a cap it is almost necessary. I also like the LED lights.

The adaptive cruise is great for two lane roads.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:30 PM   #16
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The power running boards are awesome! Unlike fixed running boards which I find to always be in the way and not all that helpful, the power running boards extend low with a wide platform. And then, they disappear leaving an attractive look for the truck.
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Any problem with them freezing in your Michigan winters?
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:49 PM   #17
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Our 2017 F350 Platinum was my own fault because I let my bride talk me into an F150 Platinum a while ago - and she loves it. My first truck since we were first married over 36 years ago - an F100 straight six.

We have used every option on these trucks, except the trailer back-up knob. The stowing running boards, backup camera with zoom, 360 view (we call the grand-child and dog saver view) heated/cooled seats, sun roof, nav and even the adaptive cruise are commonly used. The lock-up rear axle has come in handy a few times. Also like the trailer info and truck info displays. I am tracking mileage on three different trailers. Folding mirrors are a "must" for fitting in the skinny side of the garage.

Admittedly I am a gadget guy, and have extended warranties for the inevitable. Not always so - I used to drive a Studebaker manual everything truck tractor or the corn-binder with the dual manual boxes as low man on the pole. But this new stuff is just fun.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:15 AM   #18
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Ha. They may add resale, if it's a deciding factor of what someone may be looking for. But options I don't want or need are repair costs I will never have to pay if I don't have them, if/when they don't work.
Just like all my sensor gauges are analog gauges, not one big LCD screen, that thing is expensive to replace
Those analog gauges are not really analog, just so you know.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:05 PM   #19
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All the input greatly appreciated. Anyone have change of heart on rear ends or tire size?
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:37 PM   #20
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All the input greatly appreciated. Anyone have change of heart on rear ends or tire size?


Love the 20”, went with lower gears than standard, not necessary!
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:34 PM   #21
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As a long time Ford truck owner ('03 Excursion had 411,000 miles when I let it go) I recommend the F-350 XLT over any of the higher priced and over-optioned ilk. You don't need Navigation. Your I-phone does a better job long term. Leather just makes you sweat or is too cold. Save you money and take a cruise instead.
All-in my 4 door F-350 SRW 8ft bed TV is the BEST I have ever had for my 34' S/O Airstream. The ride is a dream and no different than a F-250. Except you have 2 more leaf springs that don't energize until you REALLY load up the bed.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:08 PM   #22
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Any problem with them freezing in your Michigan winters?
Good question. I was not too worried about it because we don’t spend winters in Michigan.
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I have a 2017 F350 SRW SB with pretty much every option available on a Lariat except the center console. I want to seat six people occasionally. The powered running boards have functioned flawlessly for two winters now. ( norther BC and Alberta) The truck has even been in -40 weather in Ft Mcmurray. No issues with running boards or DEF system.
I have disabled the powered running boards only once. The Dempster Highway to Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk was extremely muddy and although the running boards were still functioning they were noisy. Disabled them until I was able to find a pressure washer to clean things up. Trust me things were very caked in mud!
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That is one sweet rig! The truck and trailer both.
Yes very sweet ride and trailer

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