What're You Getting Rid Of ? - Ford F150 Diesel Forum
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2016, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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What're You Getting Rid Of ?

Just decided to start a thread to see what everyone will be getting rid of in order to get the F150 Diesel. Me personally am getting rid of a Jeep GC. Going to need the bed and I'm sure the efficiency of it will be a lot better too ! Will you guys just be adding to the stable or will you be replacing ?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-24-2016, 11:12 AM
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Depends on how much the F-150 diesel will cost. I would like to add it to the stable beside me sedan daily driver but if I have to let something go, it may be the sedan as it just doesn't have enough space to fit my gear. Camping, winter sports, etc.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-24-2016, 01:43 PM
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The wife and I are sharing a 2006 Toyota 4Runner and it's our only vehicle. Whatever truck I end up getting will be our 2nd vehicle, my personal vehicle (she doesn't like pick up's for some weird reason, don't ask).

No real need for a truck right now but once we start looking for a cottage next year, trailers, boats, etc. will be hauled with the truck I choose.
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Hopefully, the F-150 diesel will be out in time for your big cottage move next year. We know it's coming out next year as a 2-18 model, just don't know when.
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I was hoping the F150 hybrid was released by now or soon enough but although we saw a test mule there's still no word on when it will come out, nothing definite.



For the sort of towing I need to do I bet that hybrid will be great getting that load off the line.
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What kind of towing do you do ? I've heard that hybrid trucks have a greatly reduced towing capacity which is why they're not recommended as workhorse trucks. They do have great fuel economy though (obviously)
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A small trailer along with a loaded bed should be fine for a hybrid powertrain, but if you want to tow a trailer or boat along with a full bed, then a diesel is going to be the better choice.
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What kind of towing do you do ? I've heard that hybrid trucks have a greatly reduced towing capacity which is why they're not recommended as workhorse trucks. They do have great fuel economy though (obviously)
Light trailers, small boats, etc. overall medium duty towing and it should at least be good for that since the overall demo will want to do some light-medium duty towing. Anything more and its completely understandable to go upsegment a bit just to be confident in towing capabilites.
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A small trailer along with a loaded bed should be fine for a hybrid powertrain, but if you want to tow a trailer or boat along with a full bed, then a diesel is going to be the better choice.
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Light trailers, small boats, etc. overall medium duty towing and it should at least be good for that since the overall demo will want to do some light-medium duty towing. Anything more and its completely understandable to go upsegment a bit just to be confident in towing capabilites.
Once it's medium-duty you definitely should be fine. People tow things of that sort with SUVs even. We used to use my Jeep (4.0L straight-six) to haul our trailer and boat all over the place and it did it relatively easily. That's with like 190hp and 230lb-ft of torque (brand new, now it's obviously greatly diminished)

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Really depends on the final tow rating of the diesel F-150, but I assume it could handle most hings you throw at it as long as the weight is balanced.
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