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Old 08-22-2014, 10:26 AM   #21
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I can understand that. I have a '13 Explorer Limited and it's got a lot of the bells and whistles. Heated and cooled seats. MyFord Touch with Nav and backup camera. Moon roof. Dual zone auto Heat/AC. Blind spot notifications. The list goes on.

Now, on my truck, in it's day, it was pretty optioned out. I've got heated but not cooled seats... Just recovered them with new leather. I have installed a new stereo with 7" touch screen with nav and back up camera.

I also added a Ford AIS intake, MBRP 4" exhaust and PHP tunes.

To me, the new Super Duty trucks, while updated, are just not changed enough for me to jump on. The 2016 or 17 that they are testing looks to maybe be something new with aluminum biody and a larger cab.


If you do decide to get new, do a private party sale. It will sell quick.
Watch out for the 16. The prototype just burned to the ground during hot temp testing...
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:34 AM   #22
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I think some of desire is all the new creature comforts.
Friends of ours have a new 2014 Ram Laramie Longhorn with the premium leather interior & all the gadgets. I admit, I am envious every time I look at it. However, it costs 3X what our (slightly used) 2500 ST cost and they scold their kids every time they get it a little dirty.

In comparison, we got caught hiking in the rain requiring all 5 of us & 1 dog to quickly jump in the truck muddy & wet. No problem. The next morning I just washed-off the vinyl floor & seats with some soapy water & we were good to go. Also, sand is no big deal; it sweeps right-up in comparison to plush carpet where it gets trapped forever... On one trip our dog barfed all-over the vinyl seats & floors. Again, no problem except arguing over who would clean it up!

I like the latest tech, but don't really miss it in the truck since the tech typically becomes obsolete well before I plan to get rid of the truck... My Smartphone, $35 GPS, and kids' handheld tablets provide all the latest tech & entertainment the expensive built-in systems provide...
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:39 AM   #23
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we got caught hiking in the rain requiring all 5 of us & 1 dog to quickly jump in the truck muddy & wet. No problem. The next morning I just washed-off the vinyl floor & seats with some soapy water & we were good to go. Also, sand is no big deal; it sweeps right-up in comparison to plush carpet where it gets trapped forever... On one trip our dog barfed all-over the vinyl seats & floors. Again, no problem except arguing over who would clean it up!
This is the main reason I got the WeatherTech floor protection and I have the rear seat covered!!! Kids and animals are dirty!!!
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:32 PM   #24
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:05 PM   #25
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Man I miss my old dually. Rubber floors and vinyl seats with the 6 speed standard. Didn't mind getting in it dirty. This new one, I find myself wanting to change clothes before I get in. It's really too nice. I kind of freaked out at the temps on the 6.7, loaded or unloaded. Definitely higher than the older PS, but come to find out, it's all normal.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:16 PM   #26
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Man I miss my old dually. Rubber floors and vinyl seats with the 6 speed standard. Didn't mind getting in it dirty. This new one, I find myself wanting to change clothes before I get in. It's really too nice. I kind of freaked out at the temps on the 6.7, loaded or unloaded. Definitely higher than the older PS, but come to find out, it's all normal.
I never worry about getting in mine dirty, leather wipes up pretty easily (even spilled cheetos) and rubber floor mats pretty much keep everything off the carpet.
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Yep, I got the weather tech mats, or something like that. Have had our share of Cheetos, French fries and who knows what else in that back seat. And of course, 2 kids foot prints all over the back of the black leather seats. I know it's just a truck, but, I've never spent that much on one either. Guess I'll pay my kids back one day, and prop my redwings up on their new leather seats.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:38 PM   #28
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I have a 2002 F250 7.3L, I wouldn't sell/trade my truck for a new one. I sure do like the new trucks, they are great lookin, great running trucks, but sure is a lot of new emissions items to be a problem. Having said that, you have to do what's best for you in your situation, my personal experience is the 7.3L is enough for what I wanna do!


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You guys are talking me out it "Damn You"
I'd recommend not taking a new one for a test drive than!
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One more question, what is your fuel mileage like? I currently get 16 around town and 20 highway and 10-12 towing the Crusader. I run a Bullydog GT Tuner also SB Air box and 4" Exhaust.
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