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Old 06-28-2021, 12:15 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2018
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Truck Advice

Hi Folks,

The wife and I are officially out of the equestrian business. We have sold two of three ranches and all but one F450 we used to tow horse trailers over the Western US for shows and competitions. We have not owned a smaller truck since the 1970's. Would like to sell the last F450 as it is over kill to pull our 248RKS and has recently become a parking issue at one of our homes.

Long story short, I need to find a tow vehicle that is not much longer (especially length) than 20' overall, bumper to bumper. Researching 3/4 ton, four wheel drive, extended cab with a short box bed from the big three. Have been a Ford owner since the '60s, but open to change.

Not a fan of the 1/2 ton, or the four banger engines. Would like a V-8, but probably will step down to a gas as the trips are getting fewer as we get grayer. I know I will miss the turning diameter of the F450 and the torque of the diesel, but hoping the shorter length truck will help with turning radius and a V-8 would still give me some torque.

Yes, I am familiar with payload and towing capacities, and never will tow at "The Ragged Edge". Sorry, not at the RV at the moment, so don't have the weights.

Anyone have some thoughts? Sure appreciate any input.

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Old 06-28-2021, 12:32 PM   #2
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I like the F350 in king ranch model. Have owned f250 king ranch since they came out long ago. Have 250 now but been wanting to trade for 350; however, none to be found and if ordered will not come in till December. I’m just a Ford guy plus receive the Ford family plan which makes a big price difference.
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2020 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel 29 rks
Pulled with a 2022 F350 King Ranch
Retired LEO after 35 years just enjoying life now.
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