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Old 08-01-2017, 08:43 PM
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Default 2016 to 2017 F250/F350...

For those that have gone before us...

How does the ride compare between the steel and aluminum bodied trucks?

My wife likes the older body. I love my 2015 F150 interior and exterior.

Tell me all your likes and dislikes.

Towing, unloaded ride?

Towing, unloaded mpg?

Payload differences?

Etc, etc, etc. ?

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Old 08-03-2017, 08:16 AM
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The only thing I like about the 17 is the space in the back seat and flat floor. In my opinion, the rest of it was a step back.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:17 AM
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The only thing I like about the 17 is the space in the back seat and flat floor. In my opinion, the rest of it was a step back.
Thank you for the feedback.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:03 AM
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Gotta friend that went from a 15 F350 gas to a 17 F350 Diesel. Said the 17 rides much better, but I don't know how the motor change factors into it
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Out camping this weekend. My new "neighbor" just bought a 2017 F350 Diesel. Makes my F150 look like a baby 😊. He is towing a 7600 GVWR and without a WDH. He has one that he had for his F150 but says he doesn't put it on unless he is traveling far.

Just out of curiosity I asked to see his hitch. I could of swore that F250/350 Diesels had a hitch that says ~850/1450 with WDH. His said 2100 lbs for BOTH weight carrying and WD. Wow! Color me impressed.

His hitch weight is probably 1k lbs or more and it looked like the rear was still high.

Two sites down (haven't talked to them about their truck) they have an 2008-2010 F250 diesel. Much bigger camper, but you should have seen the truck before and after his WDH. He was a little nose high but after removing it, his tailgate just about hit the floor. Hadn't seen a Super Duty that low.

Not a comparison, as the 2017 was pulling a much lighter TT. Just truly impressed with the max hitch rates. Can other owners chime in with max hitch weights?

His loaded XLT stickered for less than my F150. I love my truck but his is impressive also.
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I've got a class 5 hitch on my 2015 F350 (2 1/2" receiver) and it is rated at 850 tongue weight (1900 if using weight distribution hitch) but less if using 2" receiver spacer. I suppose different manufacturers might put different ratings on their hitches, but there's a standard that hitches are supposed to meet. Also, the frame the hitch is mounted to determines the max capacity, not the hitch itself. For instance you can engineer a way to put a class 5 hitch on a older Ford Ranger but it's not gonna have a 1900 lb tongue weight limit.
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I drove both last year before buying my 16. I really liked the 16 better, just seemed more solid to me. I also liked the larger single stage turbo. The torque difference increase on the 17 would have been nice, but the 16 actually felt stronger when driving back to back. The ride was fairly similar, but both were duallys so ride is kind of dictated by what they are intended to do.
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In the early part of this year I decided to buy a dually to tow our 14K pound trailer with. We had been using son in laws '12 F-250 that really couldn't handle the over 3K pound hitch weight of the trailer. I looked all over for a leftover '16 F-350 and most I found were in the Houston area. One showed up at a local dealer and was a '16 Lariat F-350 with the ultimate package. Drove it around with the wife and decided to look at the two '17 dually's they just got in for stock...decided to test drive one and I was hooked. The '16 had the snow plow prep package which made it ride a little rougher up front then the '17 and being in South Louisiana I wouldn't need it anyway! Nothing wrong with the '16 model that's been a proven workhorse since 1999. I had a 2000 F-250 that was probably the best vehicle I've ever owned...I find the '17 so far to be a solid truck with a great ride for such a heavy platform. A little worried about the aluminum body but with so many over the road semi tractors using mostly aluminum to save weight I went with it. Pulling the heavy toyhauler is a breeze with the extra tires on the road and if I drive it in the 62 to 65 mph range I can get over 10 mpg. Unloaded on my current tank I'm over 500 miles and averaging 17.2 mpg with no towing. The 6.7 seems to be a great engine and son in law is approaching 100K miles with no real problems yet. I use it daily and find no real problems in traffic or parking...being out in the country helps!! Close to 5K miles on the clock so far and never had to take it in for anything. Plan on getting the first oil change during the week plus getting it checked out for anything unusual. Here's a few pics of Goldilocks!!







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Originally Posted by Braggs View Post
I've got a class 5 hitch on my 2015 F350 (2 1/2" receiver) and it is rated at 850 tongue weight (1900 if using weight distribution hitch) but less if using 2" receiver spacer. I suppose different manufacturers might put different ratings on their hitches, but there's a standard that hitches are supposed to meet. Also, the frame the hitch is mounted to determines the max capacity, not the hitch itself. For instance you can engineer a way to put a class 5 hitch on a older Ford Ranger but it's not gonna have a 1900 lb tongue weight limit.
850 weight carrying is what I thought the F250/350 diesels were rated to carry. Did he likely have an aftermarket hitch? Thought it said Ford Mo Co on it but not 100% sure. Thanks.
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Iíve looked at several new SDs at my local dealer and can confirm the OEM hitches all have the same weight rating for WDH and non WDH.

My 150 has different weights though.
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