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NYSUPstater
04-12-2018, 10:21 AM
In the course of my work travels, have seen a LOT of new Ford super duty's lately. Not aware of any incentives from Ford, but man just a lot of them recently. I'd be one of them as well if current SD sold or was offered a good price from dealer---don't want to give it away.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-12-2018, 10:47 AM
I have transferred from 50 years as a GM fan over to FORD and LOVE IT. The 2017 F350 Platinum is absolutely incredible.
I have 36000 miles on it already in just over a year. It perfect in every way. Now to limit the miles on the F350 I sold my Rubicon Jeep and bought a 2018 F150 platinum for a daily driver and love it even more!! Then I sold the wife's Yukon Denali and bought the all new 2018 Expedition platinum. We ordered it in Dec and after a 5 month wait it finally came in last Friday.
So I guess you could say I'm a big FORD fan now.


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Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-12-2018, 10:52 AM
Also at the time we ordered the car Ford was offering $2000 to come over to ford from a different brand. Luckily that was locked it at the time of order because they are not offering it right now.

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superduty08
04-12-2018, 12:24 PM
We bought our's during Ford's truck month when they had a couple of incentives. I sold our '08 for top retail and the buyer was excited to get it. This is our first dually and will be towing the BH to the SE regional rally next week. I have really enjoyed driving the 3000+ miles breaking it in. So much torque in this new model, I can't wait to tow with it.

pegmikef
04-12-2018, 12:29 PM
Also at the time we ordered the car Ford was offering $2000 to come over to ford from a different brand. Luckily that was locked it at the time of order because they are not offering it right now.

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I always finance a small part of Fords with ford motor credit corp because they always offer an incentive (last one was $1250). I think 10K is the minimum you have to finance and you can pay it off after the third payment. You make a little over 1 k. We, too, have a Ford Truck and an Expedition plus a Ford Taurus.

NYSUPstater
04-13-2018, 02:53 AM
I have transferred from 50 years as a GM fan over to FORD and LOVE IT. The 2017 F350 Platinum is absolutely incredible.
I have 36000 miles on it already in just over a year. It perfect in every way. Now to limit the miles on the F350 I sold my Rubicon Jeep and bought a 2018 F150 platinum for a daily driver and love it even more!! Then I sold the wife's Yukon Denali and bought the all new 2018 Expedition platinum. We ordered it in Dec and after a 5 month wait it finally came in last Friday.
So I guess you could say I'm a big FORD fan now.


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Very Nice !!

jbeletti
04-13-2018, 09:58 AM
Love all your Fords Jerrod. Like to take a ride in your F150 or your Expedition next time I see you guys.

Jesstruckn/Jesstalkn
04-13-2018, 11:19 AM
Jim I chipped the F150 and man it's fun to drive !!!!! That EcoBoost motor is unreal.
See you in Jackson.

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rblack222
04-15-2018, 12:18 AM
I trade my 2000 F350 dually on a 2016 3500HD dually. I donít understand why someone would go backwards


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CarterKraft
04-16-2018, 09:48 PM
I trade my 2000 F350 dually on a 2016 3500HD dually. I donít understand why someone would go backwards


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Stay out of a 2017+ F350 unless you want to learn haha.

NYSUPstater
04-17-2018, 02:14 AM
Stay out of a 2017+ F350 unless you want to learn haha.

Okay, I'm gullible. Why?

Oldelevatorman
04-18-2018, 12:59 PM
Love my '15 F350 dually. Bought it with 38k and now over 60. Runs like a champ, tows the LM like a beast and is my daily driver when we're in NorCal for the winter.


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CarterKraft
04-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Okay, I'm gullible. Why?

As far as features and the standard equipment included in the Ford SD platform comparing a 17+ to a 16 GM is not really fair.


These are a few of my must haves.
Camera packages
Trailer TPMS
Fuel tank size
keypad entry
stupid DEF tank location on the GM
SYNC

CDN
04-20-2018, 01:16 PM
Large Ford family here. I have a F350 2016 SRW daily driver. DW has a 2013 AWD Edge. I had a 2014 F 250 Extended Cab as well.

I have owned 6 F 150's through the years, E350, Club Wagon, 86 Bronco 2, 83 Ranger, E150.

NYSUPstater
04-20-2018, 04:29 PM
As far as features and the standard equipment included in the Ford SD platform comparing a 17+ to a 16 GM is not really fair.


These are a few of my must haves.
Camera packages
Trailer TPMS
Fuel tank size
keypad entry
stupid DEF tank location on the GM
SYNC

Looked at a '17 F350 today and if all goes well (read DW's ----and NOT Darrel Waltrip blessing), may end up w/ it. IMO, it was ordered pretty much way I would have ordered it. Had some creature comforts, but not totally loaded. Was a XLT and had more/less what I'd like and based on the list here had 3 things on it which is ok w/ me. B/U cam, 48 gallon fuel tank and keyless entry. For radio, I can live w/ AM/Fm/Satellite. Cams are nice until they go down or get whacked. Old school on TPMS so not totally sold on them. Being computer illiterate, either not knowing or having SYNC is no big loss. I will agree tho that GM's DEF tank location is a PITA and looks horrible from side view. But all in all, it's what you want or like. Sure all the goodies are nice (have had 'em before), but kinda like the KISS system.

rblack222
04-20-2018, 04:47 PM
Looked at a '17 F350 today and if all goes well (read DW's ----and NOT Darrel Waltrip blessing), may end up w/ it. IMO, it was ordered pretty much way I would have ordered it. Had some creature comforts, but not totally loaded. Was a XLT and had more/less what I'd like and based on the list here had 3 things on it which is ok w/ me. B/U cam, 48 gallon fuel tank and keyless entry. For radio, I can live w/ AM/Fm/Satellite. Cams are nice until they go down or get whacked. Old school on TPMS so not totally sold on them. Being computer illiterate, either not knowing or having SYNC is no big loss. I will agree tho that GM's DEF tank location is a PITA and looks horrible from side view. But all in all, it's what you want or like. Sure all the goodies are nice (have had 'em before), but kinda like the KISS system.

Thatís the only thing bugging me, that **** DEF tank. So retarded. Pretty sure the engineer designers are very highly paid or at least enough not to come up with that bone headed location.


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MCTalley
04-20-2018, 05:42 PM
And isn't the GM DEF filler under the hood, as well?

rblack222
04-20-2018, 05:44 PM
And isn't the GM DEF filler under the hood, as well?

Yes


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dave10a
04-20-2018, 06:50 PM
Ford made a great marketing decision when they went "in-house" with the diesel engine and transmission. That way they can adapt to market conditions much faster. The aluminum body allowed Ford to beef up the frame and suspension components as well. In fact it appears as though the new F350SRW can pull a new Landmark because of the increased towing capability with those improvements.

Chippendale
04-20-2018, 07:50 PM
One would think that with as many Super Duty's being sold to RVers Ford would get their programmer to tweak the software in their GPS navigation system to warn us of low underpasses, weak bridges and other obstacles in the road. It couldn't be that big a thing, other GPS systems have it. If they were to do that, it would probably cause my 2015 F350 DRW to disintegrate in the driveway so I would have to break down and buy one.

avvidclif
04-20-2018, 09:27 PM
George that would absolutely make sense so it won't happen. My preference would be to loose the nosebleed suspension and get down to a normal height....

Chippendale
04-20-2018, 10:17 PM
My preference would be to loose the nosebleed suspension and get down to a normal height....

Maybe they make them so big and high in order to help the guys with "Low T" feel better.

rblack222
04-21-2018, 12:54 AM
Maybe they make them so big and high in order to help the guys with "Low T" feel better.

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BLR
04-21-2018, 01:49 AM
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Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkI guess as a Female I have low T loved my 2003-F550 however thought I needed to upgrade/downgrade to a F-450 Platinum..never look back.. oh BTW hubby is very happy also with his Low T...haha

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Chippendale
04-21-2018, 07:10 AM
If Chevy can figure out a way to pay for your gas without getting out of your car, then I am sure Ford could figure out how to warn us of upcoming obstacles in our path, especially since other GPS systems are already doing it.

https://www.komando.com/happening-now/454959/chevy-owners-no-longer-have-to-get-out-of-their-car-to-pay-for-gas

Not a feature I would want as I don't think I would be interested in giving Berenice, the lady in my dashboard who talks to me, access to my wallet, just another way for hackers to get into our pockets, but I sure wish she would warn me of low clearances, etc. Maybe if enough of us asked for it, Ford would come up with an update to their existing navigation systems . Does anyone know which office at Ford to contact that might have the best chance of getting this done? Who knows, it might be worth a try.

porthole
04-21-2018, 09:16 AM
If Chevy can figure out a way to pay for your gas without getting out of your car, then I am sure Ford could figure out how to warn us of upcoming obstacles in our path, especially since other GPS systems are already doing it.





Buy a 2017 or newer Volvo 700 or 800 series !

The new technology in HDT's is amazing, past our consumer pickups.

Keeping in mind that this is a truck that may be bob tailing or maxed out at 80,000+
Adaptive cruise control on the Volvo's is tied into the engine controls and the GPS navigator.

If the cruise is set at 60 it will do 60, flat land, up the hill, cresting the hill, down the hill. Using elevation numbers from the GPS the system increases or decrease power - in advance to maintain speed.

If it wasn't for the $150K for a decked out VNL 740-760-860 I would have one in my driveway.

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If it wasn't for the $150K for a decked out VNL 740-760-860 I would have one in my driveway.




Although a Platinum F-450 is closing the gap, and you still have to add air bags and a larger tank (the Volvo VNL's have air suspension, air ride and air seats - and big tanks)

porthole
04-21-2018, 09:56 AM
Link to Volvo Predictive cruise (https://www.volvotrucks.us/powertrain/i-shift-transmission/i-see/)

Geodude
04-21-2018, 07:13 PM
Having just switched from a 2011 Ford F-350 to a 2018 GMC Denali 3500, that DEF tank on the GM seemed to be a bit of a head scratcher for sure. What we did is instead of getting the default "flat" running boards, we ordered the 4" tubular version. Not only are they more rare, they do a good job in helping hide the DEF tank.

I prefer the GM DEF fill location. I don't have to fill very often and it's nice that it's not near the fuel tank, just to make any risk of confusing the two a bit non-issue (not that it was ever an issue for me).