Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
Member
 
Lynkage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,149
Talking My new truck makes coffee (I think)

Just got my new 2012 F-450 Lariat.

WOW! Just a really nice truck IMO. My other truck is a 2006 F-350 Lariat SRW but it will only tow 12,500lbs.

The new 5er we bought is a Crusader 355BHQ and wet comes in about 14,000lbs, so I was looking for a safer vehicle for my family and I, so as not to have any worries out on the trail. We also have a short (10') toy trailer on the rear of all that so I was very concerned as to how my SRW would do. So I just decided that there was no way I needed to even try to tow with the 350 and went with the F-450.

Being that I am in Denver and head west most every time we go camping I feel this should be our safest TV we could own within reason and the F-350 DRW's were just about the same price as well.

This truck has almost all the bells and whistles and is REALLY nice, no it does not make coffee but sure seems like it should.

Not sure what else to say at this point as I am still just looking it over and being dumbfounded by all the gizzy's it has over my once new 2006 F-350.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1531.jpg
Views:	936
Size:	49.0 KB
ID:	19337   Click image for larger version

Name:	int 3.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	48.0 KB
ID:	19338   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1534.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	48.0 KB
ID:	19339   Click image for larger version

Name:	int 4.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	46.7 KB
ID:	19340  
__________________

__________________
Lynkage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Twisty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,138
Very nice!!
__________________

__________________
FOR SALE 2014 BOSS 6.2L F350
2012 Surveyor SV264
NW Oregon
Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
Trailer Trash
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 608
Nice truck and an ugrade for sure. I have the 2006 dually.

Now to piss in your oatmeal.................Your truck, RV, and 10' trailer behind the RV is well over 60' long and may be over 70' long. As a triple rig, you are illegal in many states.

Read this.
2011 Driving Laws for the US and Canada

As many states, town, cities, etc. are under budget.........You are a prime target to get pulled over, measured for total length, and fined. And as long as the cops have you pulled over, may as well check for stuff while they are at it.

I know I sound like a weenie however, If I can save guys on the road a ticket/fine I'm all for it.
__________________
joelek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 04:54 PM   #4
Member
 
Lynkage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,149
It is 70' in Colorado and I am at 69' total. I made everything fit for CO because that is where I play. Otherwise bicycles on the back of the 5er for the other states!

BTW the toy trailer is 10' total length.

Thanks for the lookin out tho!!
__________________
Lynkage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
RollingDownTheHighway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 624
nice rig, I just test drove one of those yesterday.
__________________
2013 Prime Time Tracer 3200BHT
2016 Chevy 3500 CC, DRW (aka: bigbootyjudy)
Ribs in the smoker and Whiskey in hand
RollingDownTheHighway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,028
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynkage View Post
Just got my new 2012 F-450 Lariat.

WOW! Just a really nice truck IMO. My other truck is a 2006 F-350 Lariat SRW but it will only tow 12,500lbs.

The new 5er we bought is a Crusader 355BHQ and wet comes in about 14,000lbs, so I was looking for a safer vehicle for my family and I, so as not to have any worries out on the trail. We also have a short (10') toy trailer on the rear of all that so I was very concerned as to how my SRW would do. So I just decided that there was no way I needed to even try to tow with the 350 and went with the F-450.

Being that I am in Denver and head west most every time we go camping I feel this should be our safest TV we could own within reason and the F-350 DRW's were just about the same price as well.

This truck has almost all the bells and whistles and is REALLY nice, no it does not make coffee but sure seems like it should.

Not sure what else to say at this point as I am still just looking it over and being dumbfounded by all the gizzy's it has over my once new 2006 F-350.
I know what you mean here. We brought a new 2012 Ram LongHorn 3/4 ton with the Cummins 6.7 L engine. Our first new vehicle in 10 years and I am amazed at the features in it, including the new style (to me anyway) ignition key. I think it will shine my shoes if I can find the right button.
__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,359
Nice 5th wheel and Ford!
By goinf to the F-450 you get so much more than a F-250.
Your brakes are much much larger and the suspension id much better as well as the rear truck rear end.

Good luck and I'm sure you will enjoy the ride.
What truck hitch do you have? The one that mounts to the holes in the Ford Bed? or an air ride hitch

I just notice you even have the indash Navagtion System... WOW!
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
GASPEDDLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 755
Nice rig!
__________________

2012 F-350 4x4 King Ranch Super Duty CC 6.7 Turbo Diesel 3.55 e-locker
2011 Palomino Puma 30KFBDS with Side Paw Kitchen and Bunkhouse
Equalizer E2 Hitch
GASPEDDLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #9
Trailer Trash
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 608
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynkage View Post
It is 70' in Colorado and I am at 69' total. I made everything fit for CO because that is where I play. Otherwise bicycles on the back of the 5er for the other states!

BTW the toy trailer is 10' total length.

Thanks for the lookin out tho!!
A man with a plan. Atta boy!
Now get the magnetic mount bumper sticker "I'm spending my kid's inheritance"
__________________
joelek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #10
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Trucks cool ......jury is out on the drw fenders tho !
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 AM.