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Old 03-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Bought our new TV Yesterday

We finally decided on our new TV. After looking through about 1000 or more listings in the Ford X-Plan Inventory we found a truck that would be exactly how we would have ordered ours from the factory. The only thing we had to settle for was our 4th choice in color. It is being delivered on Wednesday since it was built, but not in inventory yet. We saved over 4 grand with incentives, and another 4 grand from X-Plan.
2013 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew 4X2 5.5ft box with the EcoBoost.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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Congrats on your 2013 Ford F-150 XLT Super Crew. I'd take 4th color choice any day to save 8 large.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Congrats on the purchase!!! Enjoy!
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #4
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Congrats...good job on the savings, means more $ for camping trips!
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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Hey SPPD, congrats on the new TV. I hope you have many miles of enjoyment. I do have a question and I'm sure you have good reasons. Did you consider an F250? How much more $$ was it compared to yours with the Eco-Boost? I ask that because you may want to trade up into a larger trailer one day and find your TV is limited. Btw, I see in your signature you owned a 1995 Jayco 304BH. Wifey and I owned a 1998 Jayco, same model for 10 years and hauled it all over the east coast. It was perfect for us with three kids when they were young. We literally had ZERO problems with it. Many fond memories in that trailer. Once again good luck and happy camping!
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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RATTLE,

The Solaire in my sig will be our last Towable Unit. We are planning on keeping it for a minimum of 10-12 years and by then all of our children will be pretty much grown or in college. Our next rig will be a Motor Coach of some kind most likely a class C. We will only be towing around 1000 miles a year in the midwest so we really didn't need anything larger than the 150. When not towing I almost never drive my vehicle because I have a company car that handles all of my work commuting. I just sold my 2008 vehicle that had less than 20k on it so I did not really even consider anything larger. Parking in Chicagoland is also a consideration for us and the 150 screw is already pushing the boundaries with the 5.5 box. We chose the EcoBoost after originally deciding on the 5.0 V8, but the Ford Incentives changed making the EB more affordable, and I have really become a huge fan of forced induction after my last 2 vehicles were SC and TC respectively.
Our old Jayco was a great unit and held up amazingly for 18 years and someone else will certainly get a few more years out of it. We have 4 kids and it was just too small. The Solaire will take us through the rest of our years with the kiddos and then we get our driver without a bunkhouse for our empty nest years.

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Congrats...good job on the savings, means more $ for camping trips!
You hit the nail on the head!!!

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Yeah, with no slide outs the Jayco was perty tight. Enjoy the kids SPPD, they grow up real fast. Luckily our baby daughter(now 20) still enjoys camping with us. She even puts up with the 'bed-in-a-bag' inflatable in the sofa bed.
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Hey SPPD, congratulations on your new truck. I to just ordered a2013 F150 supercab with ecoboost and max tow package with 302a pkg in ruby red. I have a ? .Do you know if the mirrors are power telescoping and folding or Manuel. I heard they changed them in 2013. Good luck with your new ride.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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Jdefeo 1,

The mirrors are power adj/heated/signal. Manual telescoping and folding according to the build sheet, but I am seeing a lot of videos that show them being power telescoping and folding. I will know for sure on Wednesday when I pick up the truck from the dealer. I will post again on Wednesday when I know for sure.

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