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Old 10-24-2019, 09:09 AM   #21
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I am well aware they share the same cab, but the F250 sits 6 inches higher than the F150. That's just too high. My wife is 5'6. Hard enough for her to get in and out of the pickup now. And then you have to consider moving stuff in and out of the pickup such as the bed, the cab, etc. The F150 is already a big truck. Plus the F250 is harder to park and doesn't drive as nice. Hard to see over the ends. Although I am the primary driver if my wife has to drive the truck anywhere it's just too big for her.


I watched a TFL truck video that compared the F150 to F250 while pulling a 9,000lb trailer. The general consensus is the F250 didn't ride as nice. Not bad, but not the same. And I have driven a 3/4 ton. WOULD not want it for a daily driver.

So if I can get the payload necessary for what I want to do in an F150 that's my best option.
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The 250 with certain packages gets a bit high. They dropped it a bit for 2020. Dump the full FX-4 setup and it's not quite as crazy.

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Old 11-22-2019, 10:59 PM   #22
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With the Heavy-Duty Payload Package do you notice any difference in ride quality when not towing? Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:28 PM   #23
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I am well aware they share the same cab, but the F250 sits 6 inches higher than the F150. That's just too high. My wife is 5'6. Hard enough for her to get in and out of the pickup now. And then you have to consider moving stuff in and out of the pickup such as the bed, the cab, etc. The F150 is already a big truck. Plus the F250 is harder to park and doesn't drive as nice. Hard to see over the ends. Although I am the primary driver if my wife has to drive the truck anywhere it's just too big for her.


I watched a TFL truck video that compared the F150 to F250 while pulling a 9,000lb trailer. The general consensus is the F250 didn't ride as nice. Not bad, but not the same. And I have driven a 3/4 ton. WOULD not want it for a daily driver.

So if I can get the payload necessary for what I want to do in an F150 that's my best option.


My wife is just under 5ft tall and has never had any problems getting in our 2017 F350.The Platinum model provides electric running boards that make for easy entry.Takes about a week to get used to driving as ours is a Crewcab with 8ft box almost (22ft long).I will never go back to a F150 for my tow vehicle.
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:27 PM   #24
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We too,were,worries about the extra height on a F350 but as said above with the platinum the electric running boards do make for a lower step in height then our Sierra 1500 AT4 with factory fixed running boards was.
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Old 11-24-2019, 05:57 AM   #25
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Indeed, after we tried the first FX4 F250 at the dealer, the wife put the electric running boards on the "must have" list. I put the moon roof on the "must not have" list in order to have enough headroom. That made finding a truck a bit exciting ( = you need a Platinum and only a Platinum, but not a fully loaded one .... yikes ....).

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Indeed, after we tried the first FX4 F250 at the dealer, the wife put the electric running boards on the "must have" list. I put the moon roof on the "must not have" list in order to have enough headroom. That made finding a truck a bit exciting ( = you need a Platinum and only a Platinum, but not a fully loaded one .... yikes ....).

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Unless you are over 6 “7” there is plenty of room with a sunroof .In this vehicle I do not think you gain headroom with a sunroof in the front seat.
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Unless you are over 6 “7” there is plenty of room with a sunroof .In this vehicle I do not think you gain headroom with a sunroof in the front seat.
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Well, I'm "only" 6'4" and I do indeed hit the roof in a F-250 with a sunroof. We tried it. Shopping for vehicles over the years, this is not an unusual thing. There are very few vehicles that I can sit up properly in.

Yes it depends a bit on things like how much of your height is in your legs (I have short legs for my height). It also depends a bit on how you set the seat. Driving in a reclining position *really* is tough on your neck ... I have data on this ...

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Well, I'm "only" 6'4" and I do indeed hit the roof in a F-250 with a sunroof. We tried it. Shopping for vehicles over the years, this is not an unusual thing. There are very few vehicles that I can sit up properly in.



Yes it depends a bit on things like how much of your height is in your legs (I have short legs for my height). It also depends a bit on how you set the seat. Driving in a reclining position *really* is tough on your neck ... I have data on this ...



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My friend is 6 “7 .Lowers the seat all the way down and has room to spare with sunroof in 2019 F350.
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This website will help you understand 2019 F-150 towing capacity:

https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2019/0...apacities.html

It also contains links to Ford documents on the subject.


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My F-150 diesel will pul my 5800lbs empty travel trailer over the Edison Bridge in Ft Myers in cruise control set at 65mph with a single downshift and stayed at ~1500 RPM. My 5000lbs trailer did not downshift on the bridge; stayed in 10th. The author of pickup trucks.com articles had some weird experience with towing. Mine rated at 10400 pulls with no issue over reasonable grades. When I am loaded to go to Alaska next summer, I'll learn more. pickuptrucks.com has bias or an unscientific and flawed test method. I have no idea why thieir report says the truck is underpowered. It just isn't so. If you want to listen to a gas engine whine going down the hiway pulling a load, get the 3.5EB. If you want to get good mileage and have a quiet comfortable ride, get the 3.0L. One warning though, the 3.0L isn't good for hauling a load in the bed. Only 1380 lbs payload on the sticker. Just the opposite of what pickuptrucks.com says.
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