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Old 06-23-2021, 07:06 PM   #81
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Thought I would post an update. Couldn't find a 350 DRW or 450 that met my requirements anywhere around.

Went on a 4000 mile trip from TX to Arches NP, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain NP, Great Sand Dunes NP, and back to TX. The current truck pulled the fiver just fine - it is well within the "towing" weight. And between the Tow/Haul mode and the engine brake it stopped it just fine (hardly had to use the brakes at all going down hills).

Two things were in my favor - It never rained on us while pulling the trailer, and we had no panic stops.

However, there was a high wind advisory as we traveled north through Utah - we got back yesterday and I went down to the ford dealer and ordered a F450 this afternoon.

I'm also looking forward to having a long bed. I have kissed the cab with the fiver more times than I would like to admit. At least the only damage so far has been some rubbed off paint.

Oh! and a 48 gallon fuel tank. Whoever designed the short bed super duty to have a 26 gallon fuel tank must have had a really small bladder.

Now to wait and see when it actually arrives. I still haven't been able to drive one - the dealer said I could have my deposit back if I don't like the way the truck feels.

2022 F450 Lariat CC 4X4 in Atlas Blue (new color for 2022 super duty)

Congrats on that new truck! I leave from Houston tomorrow for an 18 day trip to Glacier NP. We will hit Bozeman, Yellowstone (Jackson, WY), Grand Tetons and Pegosa Springs, CO on the way back. Looking forward to July 4th in Jackson, WY!

Most travel days are 6 hrs.....but I do have 2 days closer to 8 hrs. 3 days in a row in Glacier....6 days in Jackson.

This is our 2nd long trip with the F350 DRW and the 41ft 5th Wheel (Avalanche 396BH). Hope we have a great trip like you did. We have brand new tires and newly installed TPMS....
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:39 PM   #82
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Sounds like you have a fun trip planned.

I put a TST 507 on the Cougar just before we left. It was amazing how much peace of mind it gave me. I didn't realise how much I worried about the tires before.
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Old 06-24-2021, 02:37 AM   #83
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I can just visualize the smile you'll have when you see it the first time. I know from experience!
"the dealer said I could have my deposit back if I don't like the way the truck feels".....uh huh, fat chance of that happening!
On edit: when I reread my post it sounded like I meant that the dealer wouldn’t give the money back. What was intended is you won’t WANT your money back.
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Old 06-24-2021, 02:41 AM   #84
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Old 06-25-2021, 04:29 AM   #85
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Loaded ready to camp

Steer - 5000
Drive - 5440
Trailer - 9680

Total - 20120

full 81 gallons of fresh water at the back of the trailer.

So under axles (front - 5200, rear - 6100) but over gross at 10000

Truck with just me and a full tank of fuel was 8120 the month prior.
I wouldnt upgrade for thoes numbers. the GC is more a braking preformace limit but our trailers have brakes so it doesnt come into effect. unless for some reason I am misunderstanding that. what the copes up here go by is the individual alex weights and the tire ratings.

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Old 06-25-2021, 01:56 PM   #86
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Which ever you get, made it a diesel.
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:07 AM   #87
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This was a good explanation..came out yesterday
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Old 09-11-2021, 05:44 AM   #88
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Just another of those opinions.... we talked of trading down from our 2019 450 to a 250 or 350 before we actually pulled our little camper, thinking it might be hard to get enough tongue weight. Quickly found out we are keeping the 450 happily. The stopping power makes a big diff to the hubs who does most of the driving. (We know all the reasons not to trade in "this economy" but were just toying with it....)
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Old 09-21-2021, 07:21 AM   #89
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Update!!!

Ordered in June and picked up yesterday. Went from a payload on my 250 of 2112 to a payload on the 450 of 4979. I think I’m good now.


On a side note. I was a bit worried about ordering a new color that I hadn’t seen yet, but I am very pleased with the atlas blue.
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Old 09-21-2021, 08:10 AM   #90
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Ordered in June and picked up yesterday. Went from a payload on my 250 of 2112 to a payload on the 450 of 4979. I think Iím good now.


On a side note. I was a bit worried about ordering a new color that I hadnít seen yet, but I am very pleased with the atlas blue.
Beautiful truck, you gave up about 500# of payload compared to an F350 for a more stout truck. Not a bad trade off.
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Old 09-21-2021, 10:33 AM   #91
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Beautiful truck, you gave up about 500# of payload compared to an F350 for a more stout truck. Not a bad trade off.
I havenít actually gotten to drive it yet (just got out of the hospital again - a bad case of COVID is no joke) Just watching my wife drive it the turning radius alone is worth the 500# hit. She did a u turn that I wouldnít have made in my short bed 250 let alone a regular long bed truck.

And the ride is actually smoother than my 2016 f250. Some of that my be that I had the tires aired all the up to the max for towing but I had multiple people tell me that the 19.5 tires on the 450 will make it ride really rough. I have not found that to be the case. It has only been two days and two short trips but I have to say I am incredibly pleased with this truck.
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Old 09-21-2021, 01:22 PM   #92
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Beautiful truck! Congratulations!
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:42 PM   #93
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Beautiful truck! I would just get nervous knowing what you ended up paying for a new 450. I've seen used ones at the $100K mark....
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:47 PM   #94
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Beautiful truck! I would just get nervous knowing what you ended up paying for a new 450. I've seen used ones at the $100K mark....
If you have to wonder about the price you likely can afford one. Truck prices right now are silly high and when the bottom drops out, they will still be more than this ol' boy can afford. Will stick with my clunker and just admire the new trucks members are buying.
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Old 09-25-2021, 02:54 PM   #95
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And that's why I'll stick with my 2011....
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Old 09-25-2021, 04:44 PM   #96
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Beautiful truck! I would just get nervous knowing what you ended up paying for a new 450. I've seen used ones at the $100K mark....
Ordered it back in June. Paid MSRP with no dealer mark up. That was the agreement I had with the dealer at the time of order. Did I pay too much - probably but I was too overloaded in my previous truck to truly be a comfortable towing experience so it was either upgrade or park the trailer.

Besides, every time I go outside and look at it I get a huge grin on my face. Some things are just worth the money.
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I just left the Ford site and loaded a F450 with everything possible, including $1,695 shipping, and came up with $102,365. In fact I loaded so much 'stuff' that the payload is probably down to about 850 pounds... I'd say $100K used would be a little harsh. Although a friend/acquaintance is a GMC salesman and he tells sad, sad stories about how low all the sales employee's checks are right now at his dealership. Just plain nothing to sell.
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Old 09-26-2021, 05:55 AM   #98
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We’ve had our 2017 2500HD for a couple years now. It’s now at 70,000 miles…nada estimate is $1k more than we paid for it. ($53k…it was right at $70k msrp new)

(So yeah, you could ‘sell it for what we paid for it,’ but that ignores the taxes and extra stuff we’ve added to it.)
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I just left the Ford site and loaded a F450 with everything possible, including $1,695 shipping, and came up with $102,365. In fact I loaded so much 'stuff' that the payload is probably down to about 850 pounds... I'd say $100K used would be a little harsh. Although a friend/acquaintance is a GMC salesman and he tells sad, sad stories about how low all the sales employee's checks are right now at his dealership. Just plain nothing to sell.
That is considerably more than I paid. A Lariat Ultimate sounds fancy but in reality is right in the middle of the trim levels anymore. I certainly didnít get a King Ranch or Platinum or Limited. I also didnít heavily option it.
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