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Old 09-24-2017, 11:12 AM
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When I had the 99 F350 Dually, it had B plates on it which are still legal today as long as I don't tow a gooseneck flat bed hauling construction equipment. If I were to haul my Kubota with the backhoe on it, on a GN flatbed, even though it is for personal use, I could technically be pulled over, then would have to argue personal,vs commercial, yet, if I were to pull it with the F150, they wont bat an eye.

The GVWR on the Superduty is the difference between a B plate and a D plate. In IL, an possibly other states, this is what to watch for, there could be two identical trucks sitting side by side, but based on the GVWR on the sticker, one could be plated with B, while the other has to have D. (though you could get away with it in IL being a B)
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I did exactly that: Towing a Winnebago 2451BHS with an F150 Crewcab XLT FX4 was doable and worked but it was pushing the limits of the truck. So I just ordered a new 2019 F250 Crewcab Lariat FX4 with 4.30 axle. I'll trade in my F150 for $27.5K and will pay 53.5K for the new Superduty which should be here in 10 weeks.

The longer bed (6 3/4 vs. 5 1/2) will a also be nice, allowing me to load the quad with the tailgate closed.
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If you decide to purchase a diesel out of warranty just make sure you have easy access to $10k for potential repairs. Repairs are infrequent but when they happen are usually jaw dropping expensive.
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