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Old 06-09-2017, 07:34 PM   #11
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It's decision time regarding my 3 year old TV, a 2014 F-150 with 3.5 EcoBoost just hit 37k. When I first got it we were avid tent-campers for the first couple summers. Last year we got our first TT, and this year upgraded to an even larger TT. I am considering a trade for a F-250 or F-350; the truck isn't paid off but has a decent amount of equity.

So why get rid of a relatively new truck? First, the new TT is heavier, about 7300k loaded but within towing limits for the truck and cargo is tighter, about 400lbs overhead hitting the limit. Second, I am in need of new brakes, tires, and transmission and axle service. I could put the $2k towards maintenance, or towards a down payment. Finally, having the heavier suspension and cargo capacity of the bigger truck will certainly be nicer for towing not that the EB has been a slouch.

The single biggest drawback I can come up with at the moment is I don't have access to my ex's X-Plan PIN as I did three years ago.

What would you do? Keep and fix, or trade?

I am staying with Ford no matter what, so please let's keep it popcorn-free!
Man, you must run the crap out of that truck. I have a 2011 Silverado 4x4 and just put the first set of new tires on at 84000 miles. My Chevy dealer says the brakes, drive train and tranny are great shape for having that many miles on it. It was my daily driver, 56 miles round trip until I retired. Now it gets 100 - 200 in 3 months.
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