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Technical Resources => Tow Rigs => Topic started by: dan222 on February 21, 2017, 10:21:49 pm

Title: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on February 21, 2017, 10:21:49 pm
OK so it has come time to get the upgrade. The F150 with EcoBoost did well, but I want more payload and option to go to a 5ver in the future.
Since this will be my daily driver too, I decided to stick with the gas. So this is what I spec'ed out:

2017 F350 SRW CC SB 4x4 Lariat
6.2L w/ 4.30 axel 6 speed auto
LT275/70R 18E BSW All Terain
11,300 GVWR
Lariat Ultimate Package
5th Wheel Prep
Ultimate trailer tow camera system
extended running boards
spray in bedliner

Hope it won't take longer than 9 weeks to get.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Willingtonpaul on February 22, 2017, 03:37:01 am
That's awesome Dan !

Can't wait to see the pictures ......

Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Nathan on February 22, 2017, 11:56:28 am
Sounds like a plan!


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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on February 22, 2017, 05:41:36 pm
Congrats! For reference I ordered 1/23 and ETA is 3/15. But, so you know, I had to suck up to Nathan a little to speed things up lol!

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: joonbee on February 22, 2017, 07:43:14 pm
Congrats on the soon to be new upgrade. Can't wait to see the beauty.

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on February 22, 2017, 09:05:01 pm
Congrats! For reference I ordered 1/23 and ETA is 3/15. But, so you know, I had to suck up to Nathan a little to speed things up lol!

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So if I turn my lease in and have nothing to drive after the 9 weeks I should shout out to Nathan?
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on February 22, 2017, 09:15:56 pm
So this is what I am thinking.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/481-220217211346.jpeg)
Title: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Nathan on February 22, 2017, 09:23:31 pm
So if I turn my lease in and have nothing to drive after the 9 weeks I should shout out to Nathan?
Hey now, I'm really only good for harassing Buckeyes. :)

Will they extend your lease until the new truck shows up?

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on February 22, 2017, 09:40:27 pm
Hey now, I'm really only good for harassing Buckeyes. :)

Will they extend your lease until the new truck shows up?

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Will know better on saturday when I go to put my order in, but salesman said it can be worked out.
If not, then I take my son's truck and make him walk for awhile...ha ha.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Willingtonpaul on February 23, 2017, 06:45:17 am
is that the "caribou" color dan ?

that is what you are thinking of ordering ?
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Nathan on February 23, 2017, 07:57:21 am
I guess since everyone else is getting their orders approved by D&T, I should too. So here's what I'm planning to order (I'm cheap so I'll get the Lariat rather than the KR):
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170223/38283fc12b110f761c740e81b5d305d1.jpg)

And no more whining about order times since this will be at least a 6 month wait. ;)


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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on February 23, 2017, 10:46:07 am
I guess since everyone else is getting their orders approved by D&T, I should too. So here's what I'm planning to order (I'm cheap so I'll get the Lariat rather than the KR):
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170223/38283fc12b110f761c740e81b5d305d1.jpg)

And no more whining about order times since this will be at least a 6 month wait. ;)


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2018! Looking good!

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Nathan on February 23, 2017, 11:29:01 am
2018! Looking good!

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So the debate is whether or not I get the adaptive cruise?


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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on February 23, 2017, 11:37:21 am
So the debate is whether or not I get the adaptive cruise?


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I have never used it but we have it on some of our big trucks at work. The guys who have it can't stand it. It beeps constantly warning you of a situation and if you don't do something about it then eventually it will. Biggest example is the guy who speeds up to pass you, then cuts over too early, then slows down in front of you. Personally I want nothing to do with adaptive cruise, bliss, or lane departure warning systems. I'll drive my own truck thank you very much lol. Speaking of lane departure some of our trucks have that too, I was talking on the phone with a guy and kept hearing the warning going off. I asked him WTH? You falling asleep? He said no I'm in a construction zone and it keeps picking up the barrels. Now we have no control over these systems and cannot turn them off. I don't know about the Ford systems.

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: transamz9 on February 23, 2017, 04:02:01 pm
I have never used it but we have it on some of our big trucks at work. The guys who have it can't stand it. It beeps constantly warning you of a situation and if you don't do something about it then eventually it will. Biggest example is the guy who speeds up to pass you, then cuts over too early, then slows down in front of you. Personally I want nothing to do with adaptive cruise, bliss, or lane departure warning systems. I'll drive my own truck thank you very much lol. Speaking of lane departure some of our trucks have that too, I was talking on the phone with a guy and kept hearing the warning going off. I asked him WTH? You falling asleep? He said no I'm in a construction zone and it keeps picking up the barrels. Now we have no control over these systems and cannot turn them off. I don't know about the Ford systems.

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I know nothing about the Ford system but we test drove a Chrysler 200 a couple years ago with the lane assist and it was actually the cat's meow. It had an alarm that you could turn off but leave the system active. It actually gently put you back in the lane if you started veering. Nothing that couldn't be overridden by turning the wheel. It almost felt like when you come to a stop at an intersection where the road has "ruts" from heavy trucks stopping. It gently turned the wheel to correct you from leaving the lane. Where it felt a little weird and I could easily get used to it was when taking off and turning left at an intersection on a divided 4 lane highway. As you are crossing the lanes it is trying to decide which lane to correct you in so you feel gently nudging of the wheel back and forth until you pick your lane and get in it. You could turn the whole system off in that car, I just don't know about the Ford system. 
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on February 23, 2017, 09:30:03 pm
is that the "caribou" color dan ?

that is what you are thinking of ordering ?
Paul - yes I like the Caribou color, and hopefully going to place the order come saturday
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Willingtonpaul on February 23, 2017, 10:10:34 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170224/9193fed00b1c30251b85291fc4c32d35.jpg)


I'm partial to caribou as well !!!
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: clarkely on February 23, 2017, 11:38:39 pm
Caribou steaks are good

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on February 24, 2017, 10:09:09 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170224/9193fed00b1c30251b85291fc4c32d35.jpg)


I'm partial to caribou as well !!!
Nice 8)
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on February 25, 2017, 02:10:16 pm
Order Placed... Now the wait begins!
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Nathan on February 25, 2017, 06:40:42 pm
Order Placed... Now the wait begins!
Hope it goes quickly. :)


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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: egregg57 on April 06, 2017, 12:40:10 am
Looks pretty darn nice!
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: transamz9 on April 06, 2017, 10:12:58 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170224/9193fed00b1c30251b85291fc4c32d35.jpg)


I'm partial to caribou as well !!!

Ford shorted you two wheel studs per wheel. Did you know this?  :poke:
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 06, 2017, 10:41:51 pm
i didn't know that trans.....

Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: TexanThompsons on April 20, 2017, 10:39:43 am
Looks like a nice ride for sure!!  Congrats!Q
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on April 22, 2017, 09:04:12 pm
The New Upgrade has arrived. Picked up on friday and already put on 400 miles towards my break -in period before towing.
Rides really nice, now to get use to all the new features.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/481-220417205737.jpeg)
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 23, 2017, 06:49:26 am
she's a beauty, dan !  enjoy !

Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on April 23, 2017, 10:19:06 am
Thanks Paul
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on April 23, 2017, 12:46:04 pm
Awesome! Congratulations!

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Nathan on April 23, 2017, 05:51:55 pm
Congrats! Great looking truck!!


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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: clarkely on April 24, 2017, 07:51:09 am
Sharp Looking Ford!!! :)

My son asked the other day after seeing the headlights..... dad, why do they put the Ford emblem in parenthesis ??
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on April 27, 2017, 08:21:53 pm
Thanks guys, I am really enjoying it.
Clarkely tell him it is more of a bracket than parenthesis.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Nathan on April 28, 2017, 06:00:42 am
::)

The headlights are viewed as 'C' clamps.   ;)

Regardless of how you think of it, it's still a gorgeous truck


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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: clarkely on May 02, 2017, 07:28:28 am
I like them !! Front grew on me quickly!!

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on May 02, 2017, 08:34:01 pm
I like them !! Front grew on me quickly!!

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Funny that what my son says now.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 02, 2017, 09:26:26 pm
Funny that what my son says now.

how do you like it so far, dan ?
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: TexanThompsons on May 03, 2017, 11:37:16 pm
Those are good looking trucks and so far I'm hearing good things from the owners.  Anyone get that new automatic trailer backing feature I saw advertised?
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on May 11, 2017, 09:55:18 pm
how do you like it so far, dan ?
I am really liking it. Have to get use to the new camera, they seem to have more of a fish eye view than what the F150 had.
Really like being higher up and the ride is comfortable.

I wish my mileage was better but I know this will never get what I was getting in the F150 w/ the Ecoboost.

Almost have my 1000 miles so the trailer will be hooked up soon and going for a tow. I might have to adjust the hitch a bit.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: dan222 on May 11, 2017, 09:59:44 pm
Those are good looking trucks and so far I'm hearing good things from the owners.  Anyone get that new automatic trailer backing feature I saw advertised?
I have more cameras than I know what to do with. Once I can tow, I will see what some of the new features can do on mine. The front one has been handy when pulling into a tight spot.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on May 12, 2017, 07:46:05 am
Those are good looking trucks and so far I'm hearing good things from the owners.  Anyone get that new automatic trailer backing feature I saw advertised?
The trailer backing system is only available on the F150.
I have more cameras than I know what to do with. Once I can tow, I will see what some of the new features can do on mine. The front one has been handy when pulling into a tight spot.
I did not order the camera package but I agree the backup camera is not as good as the old one. I have towed with mine, long bed SRW, and I think it may ride smoother than my dually did, definitely no worse. I loooovvvvee this truck!

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: transamz9 on May 12, 2017, 08:56:50 am
The trailer backing system is only available on the F150.I did not order the camera package but I agree the backup camera is not as good as the old one. I have towed with mine, long bed SRW, and I think it may ride smoother than my dually did, definitely no worse. I loooovvvvee this truck!

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How does it handle the RV compared to the Dually?
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: transamz9 on May 12, 2017, 09:01:42 am
I am really liking it. Have to get use to the new camera, they seem to have more of a fish eye view than what the F150 had.
Really like being higher up and the ride is comfortable.

I wish my mileage was better but I know this will never get what I was getting in the F150 w/ the Ecoboost.

Almost have my 1000 miles so the trailer will be hooked up soon and going for a tow. I might have to adjust the hitch a bit.

I wonder if they have options for a different camera? I know the camera in my 16 Ram is 10X better than the camera on my wifes 16 Chrysler 200. I'm thinking about seeing if I can get the camera for my truck and replace it in her car. I measured and they look identical I just don't know if the plugs are the same.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on May 12, 2017, 04:54:30 pm
How does it handle the RV compared to the Dually?

It did fantastic. I was very pleased. But my fiver is only 12000 lbs and 2600 on the pin. Keep going up in weight and the dually will outperform the single. At this point I would feel comfortable with a big fiver and this truck, not saying a dually wouldnt be better, but I wouldnt be afraid to try it.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: transamz9 on May 12, 2017, 08:29:06 pm
I can tell ya my truck does very very well with mine. My mom is around 3500 and the total with 5th wheel and boat is 20,000.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on May 12, 2017, 08:33:26 pm
I can tell ya my truck does very very well with mine. My mom is around 3500 and the total with 5th wheel and boat is 20,000.
That's a big momma right there!

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: transamz9 on May 13, 2017, 06:56:19 am
That's a big momma right there!

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Haha, dang auto correct.  Haha. I'm just going to leave it. It's just too funny.
Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on May 13, 2017, 07:00:56 am
Haha, dang auto correct.  Haha. I'm just going to leave it. It's just too funny.
LMAO!

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Title: Re: Time to Upgrade
Post by: Collinsfam_WY on May 17, 2017, 08:58:09 pm
Congrats on the new truck - nice SuperDuty!

-CC