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Old 05-30-2015, 09:42 AM   #11
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Isn't it funny how the old TV was the greatest truck ever and did it all. But after the first trip with an upgrade you think "Why did I wait so long?"
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:57 AM   #12
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The DW knows if we are just going to look at a vehicle its over.......... something new is coming home......


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Old 05-30-2015, 12:08 PM   #13
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All very wise words on the Upgrade. There is one but with the whole deal though. Is it enough? With the camper package and heavier springs I only get 2400 lbs CCC, doesn't matter of it is a 250 or 350. If we get a larger fifth wheel lets say in 6-8 years this truck is too small. To top if off the dealer made a 2 k mistake, in my favor, I found they are looking into, Web vs Dealer showroom price.

The Eco is still capable and hauls the trailer fine but...
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If you love the truck get it but tell the salesman he has to convince the DW, this worked for us on DH's camaro that we were just looking on. They had to convince DH on the truck and me on the color of my truck (i really didn't want white but last similarly equipped 2014 in 500 mile radius and saved us $$). My experience is the diesels are happiest when towing. The 2500 lbs payload will absolutely limit you on a future fiver purchase. If you really want more payload go look at Chevy duramax 3500 SRW. I have a 2014 with the LT package, 4wd, crew cab long bed and lawyer sticker reads 4000 lbs payload. Whatever you decide, you will love towing with the new diesel.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:39 PM   #15
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With the camper package and heavier springs I only get 2400 lbs CCC, doesn't matter of it is a 250 or 350.
I have been looking at Super Duties. The 1s I have been seeing list 10,000 lbs. GVWR for the 250s, and 11,500 lbs. GVWR for the 350s with SRWs. There are some options to lower the GVWRs on the F350s, but standard it comes with the 11,500 lbs GVWR. I think the slide in camper option lists heavier rear springs and with front and rear sway bar upgrades, but does not increase the GVWR on the F350 SRWs.

We plan on going with a F350 for the added GVWR.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:27 PM   #16
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If you love the truck get it but tell the salesman he has to convince the DW, this worked for us on DH's camaro that we were just looking on. They had to convince DH on the truck and me on the color of my truck (i really didn't want white but last similarly equipped 2014 in 500 mile radius and saved us $$). My experience is the diesels are happiest when towing. The 2500 lbs payload will absolutely limit you on a future fiver purchase. If you really want more payload go look at Chevy duramax 3500 SRW. I have a 2014 with the LT package, 4wd, crew cab long bed and lawyer sticker reads 4000 lbs payload. Whatever you decide, you will love towing with the new diesel.
Hello, DW sold on color now. We had a massive rain storm and the truck was washed up removing the tree sap and other niceties. They parked it beside a F150 that was red but orange red, easier sell.

I went by the GMC dealer, they had no stock, unable to order or deliver till November. Went by the Chevy dealer, stock but price was way out there. Almost 25 k more than my deal.

We love Provincial Parks, 90% of our time isn in the woods. The maximum length we can fit is 36 ft, limited upgrade choices to the payload we have.

We will find out Monday if our deal is acceptable.
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Good luck, you will really enjoy that Power Stroke.
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