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joebedford

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Posted: 11/01/19 12:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jayco-noslide wrote:

Post not clear. What is a GD and do you plan to tow the truck behind it?
Sorry - your question is not clear.

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I've had both. 450 is no doubt a better towing experience.


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Posted: 11/02/19 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jayco-noslide wrote:

Post not clear. What is a GD and do you plan to tow the truck behind it?


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Posted: 11/04/19 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After 9 years of driving F450's, it is amazing the places you can put them in with better turning radius. Having said that the Property tax in SC is bad on the new 2019 F450, almost $2,750. This is caused by the classification of the truck.

The weight on DRV Fullhouse JX450 loaded is close to 24k ish, 21,500 dry weight, the Ford F450 is a beast for towing. It takes a 2+% grade before the truck even downshifts at 65 mph. It also looks like I am getting 8.7 mpg at 65 mph.


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Both will do the job. Larger brakes on 450,insurance may be higher,taxes ,etc,however the wide track front end is THE most important asset when backing in to Bolsa Chica or any parking lot style campground.My understanding it is not available on 350 anymore. Hope I'm wrong but dealer said none around.To me the steering radius is the deal breaker when I boondock. I'm also the only one I know with a 3 ft skid plate on the rear of 5th !


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Ford F-350 is plenty of truck to pull the Momentum.
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Newer F350 will have plenty of tow capacity/rating to tow about any big 5er out there.
F450 is quite a step up in price.


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Posted: 11/13/19 06:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The F450 was only about $2,500 increase over an equivalent F350

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go right to the f450, it doesn't ride any rougher than the f350 imo. get the wheel balancers for it, they help a lot https://www.centramatic.com/centramatic-balancing-rings-on-a-F450.rhtml you will have the better brakes, betterturning radius and better payload from the f450 drw vs the f350. i have seen some nice f450's for the same money as the f350's just fewer options.

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Posted: 11/15/19 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the bear II wrote:

Look at the youtube channel for Keep Your Daydream
They recently did a review of their F450 used to tow a heavy 39 foot toy hauler

Here's the youtube link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFM5zkB2gqA


Ditto on checking out their YouTube channel.

They really like the F450.


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