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BurbMan

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Posted: 07/08/20 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I needed a long bed for the TC and they are waaay harder to find in a crew cab.

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Posted: 07/08/20 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

way2roll wrote:

One thing I noticed, the 2 trucks I like are 156" (6.75' bed). Is that a problem towing a FW or do I need to look for an 8' bed? I know they make slider hitches and a lot of the newer FW's have short bed friendly noses.


I have towed ALL of my fifth wheels with my prior 156:" WB trucks with zero issues.. Of course I had an automatic slider to assist..

this most recent truck of mine is a long bad... I will NOT go back to a short bed ! ! the difference in ride quality is night and day.. Not to mention the ability to load more cargo in the bed and not in the RV.. and standard 48 gallons of diesel.... and not using a slider and being able to hook or un hook at any angle..


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ACZL wrote:

The '16 looks to have been modded if you look at the engine bay and the "Y" pipe on top (at least that's my take. Plus IMO, it looks as well that the interior has been used a fair amount judging by the creases in LR seat area.. The '15, IMO looks to be in great shape overall and int looks to be cleaner. One thing I noticed on both tho is the single tip exhaust instead of Ford's dual tip. Hmmmmm........


The silver '16 is deleted and a small lift.
The blue '15 is also deleted, small lift or level and cheap @zz janky tires. Also it was not kept clean, interior used to be dirty as ___, it was heavily detailed.

The rest of them look to have at least a leveling kit, although if you got the one with the brodozer wheels, you could sell em for about $2500...still lifted though.

So far, the best truck you've found is the one you won't consider. Unless that black one has a bad vehicle history, it's nicer than every one of the new ones you posted except the brodozer.


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And it's a scuzzy used car lot. If you want one way to be certain you will never have a clue what the real history is on the vehicle, buy it form a guy named Vinny with some neck chains at Tidewater Imports!
Those are all auction vehicles for one reason or another.
However, that black long box King Ranch looks pretty clean and legit, if you can get over the F250 thing. $80 gets you a set of OE F350 fender badges though!

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Posted: 07/09/20 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you’re looking to tow a fiver you do not want a truck that’s lifted 4”. The stock height of newer trucks is already too high for a lot of trailer.


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When you put a link of a truck on here you might be inviting competition. I found that out the hard way but it wasn't a truck that I was trying to buy.

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DownTheAvenue wrote:

Even with the costs of exporting and converting the odometer and speedometer to miles from kilometers, it is profitable.


Not sure about the Ford, but my 2015 Ram will switch between miles/kilometers with a simple setting in the setup menu. There's nothing to convert. I'm thinking that Ford will probably have this same ability?


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