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Old 12-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #21
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well worth the extra $$$

I was able to buy a new 2011 F350 a few months ago...My first Lariat! Couldn't be happier.A long boring story about the hitch but ended up with Reese R20 mounted using vehicle specific under bed brackets.Make sure to use these!!! Makes all the difference in the world. Dealer supposedly was not even aware of thesebrackets (?) but they make it solid! The R20 is likewise awesome for the 3000# I haveon it with the 36CKTS. Get them!
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #22
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If you buy it and are planning on keeping it a while, see what they will sell you a Ford Diesel Extended Warranty for. These things can get crazy expensive out of warranty, like all the newer modern diesels. Here is one of the better sites some of the ones on the Ford-Truck site like. Ford Extended Warranty
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #23
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Well we did it. A 2011 F350, KR, 4x4, 6.7L PSD, Crew Cab, 60,000 km is sitting in the driveway. Won't fit in the garage unfortunately. Will send pictures once the blizzard outside lets up.
Thanks to the tips received here and on a few other forums I was armed with my notebook filled with questions and things to look for. Didn't get them down in price cause we almost got caught in a bidding war with another interested buyer. Based on other trucks listed for sale, but located 7-8 hrs away, the truck seemed to be priced competitively. Checked Kelly Blue Book prices and this one was priced in the range for a clean truck and keeping in mind Kelly's prices are US$ I think we did ok. Original build sheet shows sticker price of $85k with a long list of options so $48k seems, choke, reasonable! Has new 20" Michelins, would have preferred 18" for ride quality and replacement cost but they sure look good. Has a PTC Supplemental Heater, not sure what that does but have a ton of manuals to read. Has a steel cable mounted in the box to tie down loads, FX4 off road, buckets, moon roof, nav, PTO provision, dual alt, roof clearance lights, heavy duty service suspension, factory remote start, and of course it's the new diesel.
It has the 5th wheel hitch prep package so will be researching Reece and B&W hitch options. We have the short box so not sure if a slider is available or will be required for whatever 5th wheel we end up with.
Got the Car Fax and Oasis reports plus the required Manitoba Safety Cert. There was some comments about wear on the front tires and the reports show work done 2 weeks ago on the front end (steering linkage, drag link, tie rods, ends) which was required to pass the Safety. Thus the new rubber all around. The kicker on the deal was the Ford Premium Care ESP which is good for another 4 yrs and another 90,000 km. this seems to cover almost everything with $0. Deductible. Thanks to the original owner for purchasing this and the fact it is fully transferable.
The interior of the King Ranch was in great condition. A few wear marks on the drivers seat and centre arm rest but was otherwise pristine. Don't think the back seat was ever used.
The exterior had a few small stone chips and tail gate has a rub mark on the exterior but the rest looks like new. The box is a bit banged up but plan on a LineX bedliner and tonneau cover eventually so that will cover it up nicely.
There is 970 hrs, 230 idle hours on the engine and the engine bay and underside is clean with no obvious leaks, even after the test drive. Weighed the truck on the trip home and it came in at about 8000lbs so after adding about 500# for hitch! DW, Dog, etc that leaves about 3000# for payload. GVWR 11,500#. The motor is so quiet and ride so smooth as compared to our previous 2008 Ram 2500. The truck bucks a bit on a rough road but certainly more than acceptable given the size of the truck. The creature comforts inside are impressive.
So we are set for the TV, now to get my drivers license upgrade, shop for hitch and upgrade 5er and we will be able to drive off into our retirement lifestyle.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:21 PM   #24
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That should be a very nice truck for any trailer you want to pull.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #25
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Here is a link for you..!

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Old 12-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #26
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I have a 2012 F-350 Power Stroke. Mine is a long box with the fifth wheel prep package and I just bought a B & W hitch that fits the four pucks. The B & W is nearly half the money of the Reese hitch that fits the prep package and IMHO is a better hitch. So check out all your options before you buy. You have a great truck enjoy it!!!!!!
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #27
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Congratulations in your new truck! Change the oil every 5k miles and fuel filters every 10k and use ONLY Motorcraft filters. As for the hitch, I prefer B&W but that is personal. If you buy a non-slider, it will limit you to 5th wheels from about mid '09 and up with the 'clipped' corners so you will have clearance while turning. That said, lots of the newer ones you can turn 88* with short box trucks. Again, congrats on the truck and happy camping!
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #28
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Just an added note, I have a 2011 F250 with the 6.6' box and the 5th wheel prep package. I bought the B&W hitch, and pull a Flagstaff 26' 5er. Works perfectly, and I don't have to use the revolution wedge, lots of clearance. The hitch is great for installing and removing, I can take it out in about 2 minutes, and I'm a relatively weak senior.

I also have the PTC heater, it's a supplemental electric heater that works instantly so you don't have to wait for the motor to heat up. The diesel engines take a while to heat up, so on a cold prairie day, you'll be happy for the PTC.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:28 PM   #29
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At or about 2011 Ford started offering a factory installed goose neck/fifth wheel.
Every now and then I saw a truck at the dealer with this option.
Rare camels they are so the owner would have to find one or order it.
I think they were set up for the Reese hitch.

Reese 30142 Elite Series Fifth Wheel Kit Trailer RV Camper

If the owner did not order it or buy it installed you can pick what you want.

Is this a long or short bed?

Look for oil under where it is parked, is the motor clean or oily?
Here is the Ford in-bed 5th wheel hitch on my 8ft bed.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:05 PM   #30
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The Reese Elite or the B&W 3300 fit into the Ford 5th wheel prep package. Here's the link for the B&W, Canadian cost assembled and installed about $1100. This hitch is rated for 20,000 lbs tow rating, a quality item.

Companion™ OEM - 5th Wheel Hitch | B & W Trailer Hitches
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