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Old 03-04-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Ordered 2013 F450 Lariat

Well after a lot of discussions and opinions I decided to order it. I have a columbus 385bh and I could not decide between the 2013 F350 Lariat SRW, the 21013 F350 Lariat DRW or the 2014 F450 Lariat to tow it. My friend owns a ford dealership and gives me dealer cost on vehicles. The difference between the 2013 F350 Lariat DRW and the 2013 F450 Lariat was $2000. Since i thought i needed the stability i chose the dually. Since I don't see too many F450's on the road and not much difference in price I ordered it. 8 weeks before it comes in.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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Congrats! Is the difference in the 350 and 450 in the frame and 3.73 vs 4.3 rear, larger brakes and wider axle? I had read payload capacity in the 450 was slightly less than the 350 but tow capacity was higher....any way you go it's gonna be a nice TV!! Hard to beat the Ford Lariat pkg unless you go with the King Ranch..Enjoy
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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i think the power rating of the 450 is less than the 350 since they seem to be bought more for the commercial market. i recall reading that somewhere, but it still has plenty of power to get the job done.

congrats on the new truck tho. i think you are going to be very happy.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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Congrats on ordering your 2013 F450 Lariat. Hope your wait time goes quickly.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
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Congrats!! we just got our new TV!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:05 PM   #6
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Wow! I've never seen an F450 pickup. I've seen F450 chassis that were part of a Class C motorhome. Didn't know there was such a thing. Post a picture when you can. I'd like to see it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:36 PM   #7
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Dealer cost?!!??! WOW!!!
Even at full MSRP a 350 or 450 is such an incredible deal. The work that truck will do compared to a 150 or 250 is...

Bob, I see a couple of them in town. You know how a dually 350 looks like a bull dog pickup?
Well...
A 450 looks like it eats 350's for snacks!
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #8
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Well after a lot of discussions and opinions I decided to order it. I have a columbus 385bh and I could not decide between the 2013 F350 Lariat SRW, the 21013 F350 Lariat DRW or the 2014 F450 Lariat to tow it. My friend owns a ford dealership and gives me dealer cost on vehicles. The difference between the 2013 F350 Lariat DRW and the 2013 F450 Lariat was $2000. Since i thought i needed the stability i chose the dually. Since I don't see too many F450's on the road and not much difference in price I ordered it. 8 weeks before it comes in.
Congrats on the new 450. You will be much hgappier with the 450 as it is a whole new animal comapred to a 250 or a 350. Axles, brake size and rear end can haul a tank. You were right with the dually's will help you a bunch.
Did you get the inbed 5th wheel mount and Reese 18K hitch or do you plan to mount something else?
Columbus 385bh is about 12k dry and 16k max correct
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Excellent, you will be very happy and the dually is a good choice..!
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I think you got a great truck. I don't see a MSRP of over $60k being a bargain... What kind of price is dealer cost? Does Ford have a deal right now on trucks at almost 10k off MSRP?
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