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Old 05-09-2019, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SoPoSassquatch View Post
The F150 refresh totally whiffed on having a similar vertical level emblem infront of the door - my favorite detail on the SDs.
Saving it for the redesigned 2021?
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:56 AM
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Yes i too and my wife have discussed the possibility of a 6.7 F2fiddy they are niiice, reeeeal niiiiice Clark, but weve dialed our Lariat Sport 3.5 twin turbo EcoBoost F150 HDPP, Max Tow 12,200 receiver, with Bags, WDH and its 5* Tuned. We figure weve spent near 3K in mods that frankly have performed as advertised after personally installing everything and maintain a vigilance with all the towing nuances known to those who tow on a reg basis.

We have a rather large trailer for our truck, its 32 but it dont buck....and sway is minimum lest we hit heavy gail force winds. For us the 15,500 tow cap in an F250 is overkill when our trailer dry is 7500lbs, wet & loaded it rounds out to about 8800lbs. We are an ambitious traveling family maybe take our trailer out 10 times a year for pure rec travel, some distances longer than others. We are pleased with our F150s performance and comfort with & without load. The F250 is much to rigid for a California DD/unladened . We have plenty of friends with HDs that have the same single complaint, that regardless the trim level of the 250+ its just rough. Our test drive was thorough btwn the 150 and 250. In the end we could not see spending and additional 20k for a Lariat F250, lose 6-8 more MPG, endure a stiffer ride for a 3300lb increased tow cap. My whole thing is how hands on is one going to be, sure you can get a 250 hitch and ditch but ya gotta pay for that peace of mind OR you decide to pay with your time to configure the smaller platform and maybe end up spending a little less cash.

Aside from all this I have see some gnarly fifth wheel, TT, and boat tow accidents along the HYW/FWYs. Ive seen some near misses too. Why just this last April OMW to the Stagecoach Country Music Festival out here in Palm Desert with the thousands of rigs in route. Heavy side winds I saw a Plat F250 pass me with a TT going about 70+ and damn near lost the ship. It was crazy. The trailer was no larger than mine, it had a good amount of rear end sag and IMO just not set up correctly. I just think sometimes ppl think ah F250 it can handle it this should never really be the case for any tow vehicle. I aint no expert but I know wrong when I see it. We did our research and the F150 3.5 twin turbo suits US. It may or may not be the same cup of tea but at least we can stir things around. . The truth is its great to hear what others are doing and it provides some clarity and outside perspective in these big decisions.
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