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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Might buy New F-150 diesel?

Hi all...

I've owned many ford trucks...

1975 F-100 5.0L, 1996 F-150 extended cab 5.0L, 1998 F-150 extended cab 4.6L, 2002 F-350 Crew Cab diesel 7.3L, 2013 F-150 V-6 Ecoboost, 2014 F-150 V-8 and I currently own a F-250 6.7L.

I've also owned many ford cars (and other brands too) along with these trucks...I'm 52 years old. My point is I've ALWAYS been a Ford truck fan/owner.

I traded my FAVORITE 2014 F-150 w/5.0 V-8 for my current F-250. I SO MISS my F-150...

I own a 28ft 5th Wheel (weighs 7650lbs) and I tow my fishing boat 17fter (2000lbs?) behind the 5th wheel. I had a similar set up when I owned my 2002 F-350.

My question...Do you think a new F-150 diesel will pull my current set up? the 8000lb 5ver w/a 2000lb boat behind it? My F-250 pulls it like a dream.

I just HATE my F-250 as a daily driver...it rides rough, it's SO tall that my 5th wheel has to cranked up almost all the way to hook it up. It's hard for me to get in & out of...I just had rotator cuff surgery. I loved my 02' F-350...what gives?

What do ya'll think? Can I tow the above with the lil Lion 3.0 V-6 F-150?...I could downgrade the size of my 5er too.

I just absolutely loved my 2014 V-8 F-150 (Had exhaust upgrade to make it sound louder w/o being too loud)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2019, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well bought a New 2018 F-150 diesel today! It’s a platinum white, black interior - long box with the 502A pkg. The only thing I don’t like is that it has the twin panel moonroof. I had my sunroof just randomly crack on my last truck and it cost $1100 to replace it. I’m near Sioux City, IA and the truck has to be picked up from another dealer in Jamestown, ND. They will drive it back tomorrow. I wanted the FX4 package but the F-150 apparently only adds skid plates and a sticker - no shocks or suspension upgrade. I’m having the dealership do the interior & exterior application that will supposedly help keep the paint, leather and winshield last longer? We’ll see if it’s worth it. It’ll be nice to ride in comfort again vs a lumber wagon - lol.
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Congrats Sgtwalleye and welcome to the forum. Interested to hear how the new Powerstroke handles your trailer setup. Will you be trading in the 250?
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Sgtwalleye is referring to the color of his new truck: White Platinum Metallic Tricoat, which is the same color I have on my 2018 F150 KR 3.0.

Agree with you jmperlik that it appears he is in a Lariat trim level.
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Picked it up tonight! I love this truck!
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@Sgtwalleye - Your dealer might want to read up on the FX4 package in the 2018 Ford F150 Ordering Guide, as the FX4 package comes with more than just the decals & skid plates.

Pretty sure this is the only way you can get the Hill Descent option and it does come with different tires depending on what Trim Level your order.

I factory-ordered my 2018 F150 Platinum with the FX4 package.
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