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Old 01-15-2019, 07:34 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, 09:08 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 donít spend winters in Michigan.
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Old 01-19-2019, 01:33 PM   #23
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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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Old 01-19-2019, 03:35 PM   #24
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That is one sweet rig! The truck and trailer both.
Yes very sweet ride and trailer

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Old 03-04-2019, 11:56 AM   #25
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We traded in our 5th wheel for our AS so I have a F350 Dually. Thought about trading down to maybe f250 single axle but decide not to, gonna keep the beast,,as someone said on here "I can tow it with no tires"
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:52 PM   #26
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I love my 2018 F350 Lariat 4x4 diesel crew cab long bed, ultimate tow package-love this truck
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:40 AM   #27
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2018 F350 Lariat Crew Cab 8' bed diesel dually. Long truck. Figured once I got used to driving it, there would be few places I couldn't go. And I could tow any RV that I could think of (sans 40' + "residential" fiver's).

We wanted leather as it makes for easier cleaning. Most meals while traveling are on the fly so the seats sometimes act more like napkins. Makes it super easy to wipe out or vacuum dog hair.

Long bed (although standard on dually) was desired for the increased fuel capacity. I did not want to get into aux fuel tanks and I would prefer to refuel at destination rather than en-route.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:53 AM   #28
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I love my 2019 f350! We got a load d Lariat. Without a load I see 18.5 mpg combined driving. The extended running boards are awesome as well!



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Old 03-26-2019, 01:59 PM   #29
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Mileage report

Just got back from a 1300 mile round trip from Wasilla to Haines/Juneau and back; 2017 F350 diesel with Leer cap - MT on the way down, loaded on the way back. best mileage was 19mpg on the way back. There wasn't as much wind through Kluane on the way back; probably contributed to the mileage increase even when the bed was full of household goods. Average mileage was 18.2.
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:45 AM   #30
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Diesel folks with 4x4 options- what gear ratio did you go with on your truck
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:21 AM   #31
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Donít remember the ratio but it was one lower than the standard. Completely unnecessary. I would go with the standard ratio if I were to do it again.
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:42 AM   #32
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Standard 3.42:1. My 28 is a light load at less than half the RAM 2500's towing capacity so I don't feel I need an optional ratio. I do 70 MPH at 1500 RPM. Feels great.
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:55 AM   #33
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3.21 gear allows more weight

I have a 2015 F-350 SRW 6.7 diesel. Love the truck. When researching trailer weights, I was surprised to see that the 3.21 gear allowed more weight than my 3.55 gear.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:25 AM   #34
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3.55 I thought was more then adequate for AS
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:29 PM   #35
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Diesel folks with 4x4 options- what gear ratio did you go with on your truck
Ram. 4 X 4 ....6.7...3:54..... Shortbox and crewcab....22 empty...13- 14 with a 13 31í classic
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:31 PM   #36
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I have a 2015 F-350 SRW 6.7 diesel. Love the truck. When researching trailer weights, I was surprised to see that the 3.21 gear allowed more weight than my 3.55 gear.
Not sure where you got that information from. According to the towing guide they are rated identically. Also itís a 3.31 not a 3.21.

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Old 05-01-2019, 09:50 AM   #37
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Towing Limits and gear ratio

Jason,
I stand corrected. I'm not sure why I had that in my mind.
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:35 AM   #38
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F350 srw

Love our '19 F350 Platinum 6.7 w 3.55 gears. Flawless on recent 2400 mile round trip to FL bumper pulling 13000 pound TT.

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Old 05-03-2019, 07:47 AM   #39
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Jason,
I stand corrected. I'm not sure why I had that in my mind.
Thanks, Ken
No problem Ken! Just wanted you to have correct information. Thereís a lot of people quoting specs that are incorrect and I just want you to be safe!
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:31 AM   #40
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Talking Gear Ratio Affecting How Much You Can Tow

Jason,
I donít know how I got that into my head. I was convinced based upon ďmemoryĒ. I went back to the same towing guide you did and thought ďwhat?Ē. Might have something to do with being 70 AND being an Army Guy!
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