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Old 04-04-2016, 09:47 PM   #61
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I get 6,300 miles on a tank of DEF.

You won't have 3850 payload.. it will be about 3,100 payload. Then add your family, hitch and any other gear in the truck. Then take your pinweight and add a few hundred more to that since you will have gear in the 5th basement and front room.

If you are going to have your dealer do all the services, I'd recommend buying the maintenance plan. It is cheaper then paying for each service separately and my contact will sell them for $100 over cost.

Why the short payload when Ford says 3850? The trailer I am looking at is 2000 hitch and 9980 dry weight. The FDW and I and some gear we do not carry much but once I get the F350 I have less to worry about then my F150 which would be at max Payload and little wiggle on towing max.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:04 PM   #62
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I get 6,300 miles on a tank of DEF.

You won't have 3850 payload.. it will be about 3,100 payload. Then add your family, hitch and any other gear in the truck. Then take your pinweight and add a few hundred more to that since you will have gear in the 5th basement and front room.
If syou are going to have your dealer do all the services, I'd recommend buying the maintenance plan. It is cheaper then paying for each service separately and my contact will sell them for $100 over cost.
3100 may be a little low. My 2016 F350 Lariat has a payload of 3573 lbs. a platinum may be slightly less because it has a few bells and whistles my Lariat does not, but it's still an awesome truck. You are correct about subtracting passengers and gear from the payload. Also back out the weight of tools and whatever hitch you choose, which is another reason I like the B&W turnoverball in the truck, and a Goosebox on the fiver. Solves a lot of issues.
You will really enjoy the truck.
With 30,000 miles on it, you have 6,000 miles of bumper to bumper remaining. You might ask the dealer to pull the maintenance records before committing. Just to see if anything has happened. Not 100% but still good info.
The def is no big deal as long as no one has put def in the diesel tank. I buy my def at Sams Club where it is a little over $10 per 2.5 gal. The truck will use a lot more def when towing. The DIC will give you a warning when there is 800 miles worth of def remaining. Ford really should have a gauge showing def levels.
Good luck
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:20 PM   #63
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Why the short payload when Ford says 3850? The trailer I am looking at is 2000 hitch and 9980 dry weight. The FDW and I and some gear we do not carry much but once I get the F350 I have less to worry about then my F150 which would be at max Payload and little wiggle on towing max.
Which Crusader are you looking at?
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:39 PM   #64
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I bought a 2012 F-250 with a 6.7 3 years ago. I usually get about 13 - 14 around town and 16 - 17 running at about 65mph. I have had a few 20mpg trips on stock wheels and tires but ended up switching to something snowflake rated and a bit wider since the stock Michelins were horrible in the snow here.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:43 PM   #65
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I was also going to mention anyone with a newer truck should really look into an Edge Insight. They are just monitors and plug into the OBD II port and show whatever sensors you want to see. Best $300 I have spent on my truck.
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Yea, all RAM MPG dash readouts lie also. I calculated it once and it's about .5 mpg less than the readout. Since the readout is higher, I choose to go with that, ha.
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I was also going to mention anyone with a newer truck should really look into an Edge Insight. They are just monitors and plug into the OBD II port and show whatever sensors you want to see. Best $300 I have spent on my truck.
Yes, I have one also. Love the info. I wish they'd do away with the pith and roll on every screen. No sure what's useful about that. My screen could be brighter but the thing reads every PDI in the computer.
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:14 AM   #68
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Why the short payload when Ford says 3850? The trailer I am looking at is 2000 hitch and 9980 dry weight. The FDW and I and some gear we do not carry much but once I get the F350 I have less to worry about then my F150 which would be at max Payload and little wiggle on towing max.

Payload for every configuration is different, my 2014 f350 is 3451


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Don't believe any payload or " dry" weights of either the truck or tailer.

Weigh them yourself. You will find, everything weighs more than they say.


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Which Crusader are you looking at?

2015 315RST same layout as the 295 but getting better shower for the Future Wife, she just got into Camping bc of Me, I was willing to give it up for her but we found a happy median
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