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2 Piece

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Posted: 11/18/19 08:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Eugarps wrote:

2 Piece wrote:

Well, I have a Northern Lite 10-2 and a 2018 F350 DRW 6.7 diesel and it is a perfect combination. I certainly would not let DEF fluid stop me from buying a diesel, it's a non issue as long as you buy DEF from your dealer.
Here is a YouTube link that Runaway Roses did of my setup. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fxr6Oh9YUM&t=52s


What a nice rig! The tweaks you’ve make, though seemingly small to the casual observer, reap great changes on comfort and functionality. Great job!

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Bill



Thank you Bill for the kind words. BTW, I just down the road from you in Winchester.


2018 F350 6.7 diesel, 4x4, DRW, crew cab, 8' box.
2018 Northern Lite 10-2 EX CD SE.

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Brochure says mine is 4,250, door sticker says 3,829. Brochure does not list with options. Door stickers are nearly always less unless maybe stripper XL model. Mine is an XLT. [emoticon]

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No way I think a dually needs air bags for a 4000# camper. My Bigfoot levels out my truck so that it looks "right".
I carried my Bigfoot on a 2016 Ram 1 ton SRW with 4100+\- payload until I weighed loaded heavy for a winter trip. Told myself.....self you need a dually.
I did transfer the Big Wig sway bar off the SRW to the dually. Rock solid.
I resisted a dually but I'm ok with it now. Adapted.


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Or maybe the takeaway is, it doesn’t really matter that much.
Certainly not to the degree that it gets micro analyzed these days.


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ardvark wrote:

Brochure says mine is 4,250, door sticker says 3,829. Brochure does not list with options. Door stickers are nearly always less unless maybe stripper XL model. Mine is an XLT. [emoticon]
Year? Gas? Diesel? CC? EC? SB? LB?

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Dually does just fine in the snow with good aggressive A/T tires and someone at the wheel with snow driving experience. Loaded with camper it's an unstoppable tank, unloaded it's so so but completely functional. We live in Oregon and drive ours back and forth over the cascades all winter, bought it specifically for skiing and snowboarding. Rig is a 17 F-350 CC DRW Diesel platinum with 35" Goodyears, airbags, and stableloads. Camper is an 18 Lance 975, we are 5k-5500lbs loaded and ready to hit the road


I went with ford because it had the highest rated payload at the time of purchase. For the most part I love it, Power and handling are absolutely amazing, creature comforts are top notch. It has had a number of little electrical issues though that have been taken care of under warranty. Nothing more than a small hassle as the local ford dealership is great, but it remains to be seen how things play out once the warranty expires.

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Dually does just fine in the snow with good aggressive A/T tires and someone at the wheel with snow driving experience. Loaded with camper it's an unstoppable tank, unloaded it's so so but completely functional. We live in Oregon and drive ours back and forth over the cascades all winter, bought it specifically for skiing and snowboarding. Rig is a 17 F-350 CC DRW Diesel platinum with 35" Goodyears, airbags, and stableloads. Camper is an 18 Lance 975, we are 5k-5500lbs loaded and ready to hit the road


I went with ford because it had the highest rated payload at the time of purchase. For the most part I love it, Power and handling are absolutely amazing, creature comforts are top notch. It has had a number of little electrical issues though that have been taken care of under warranty. Nothing more than a small hassle as the local ford dealership is great, but it remains to be seen how things play out once the warranty expires.


Grew up in Minnesota, lived there 35 years, new Michelin ATs on truck, not even in the same all park with my single rear wheel when it comes to snow. Guess all those plow drivers got it wrong. [emoticon]

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otrfun wrote:

ardvark wrote:

Brochure says mine is 4,250, door sticker says 3,829. Brochure does not list with options. Door stickers are nearly always less unless maybe stripper XL model. Mine is an XLT. [emoticon]
Year? Gas? Diesel? CC? EC? SB? LB?


Already posted all that in earlier post: 2012 gasser EC LB 4x4. Brochure versus reality of sticker is a common issue.

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ardvark wrote:

otrfun wrote:

ardvark wrote:

Brochure says mine is 4,250, door sticker says 3,829. Brochure does not list with options. Door stickers are nearly always less unless maybe stripper XL model. Mine is an XLT. [emoticon]
Year? Gas? Diesel? CC? EC? SB? LB?


Already posted all that in earlier post: 2012 gasser EC LB 4x4. Brochure versus reality of sticker is a common issue.

Steve

Yeah I have a 2017 F350 4x4, XL, CC, LB, SRW, Gasser. Door sticker 4140 max payload.

Never had to order it, bought it off dealer lot new with snow plow and camper packages.

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Dually does just fine in the snow with good aggressive A/T tires and someone at the wheel with snow driving experience. Loaded with camper it's an unstoppable tank, unloaded it's so so but completely functional.


Exactly...I get around great in the snow in mine and it is the dreaded 2WD-DRW..With TC on,it's like the city snow plows 1-ton 2WD-DRW dump trucks...All I need is a plow now(Laffin)


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