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Old 08-21-2019, 03:01 PM   #21
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We pulled the trigger on a new F450 last week. Traded our 2014 F350 SRW which was a great truck, but it was a slightly overloaded; mainly the rear tire specs. We enjoy the new rig, especially all the cameras and navigation system; Alta is becoming a pro with it. (I know, still have to adjust the hitch; this photo was taken first time out)
Beautiful set up. Love the truck and the RV. I've been a Ford guy all my adult life. The 6.7 is probably the best, or at least equal to the best, diesel currently available.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:07 PM   #22
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More people going to the F-450 it seems. What a animal. You can tow anything that they build. What rearend gears are you running, and aproximate fuel mileage. Should make a great rig and better turning radius to top it off. My 2007 Chevy 3500 long box extended cab turns worse than a Freightliner.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:34 PM   #23
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I can tell you that the only axle ratio available on the f450 is 4.30ís
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:44 PM   #24
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More people going to the F-450 it seems. What a animal. You can tow anything that they build. What rearend gears are you running, and aproximate fuel mileage. Should make a great rig and better turning radius to top it off. My 2007 Chevy 3500 long box extended cab turns worse than a Freightliner.
A 4.30 rear end is the only thing available. I have not noticed much difference in RPM's from my F350 that had a 3.55 rear end. However I don't have much time on it. Monitor says almost 15mpg (empty). No date on towing yet.
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Old 08-21-2019, 05:54 PM   #25
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Has Ford upped the GVWR on the 450 yet?? Last I knew it was the same as the 350, which meant that the 350 could actually carry more weight than a 450 because the 450 was a heavier Truck overall.
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Dumb question. I'm not a Ford guy. Dif between 350 and 450? Please and thanks.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:32 PM   #27
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Here is a little of the research I did. I compared the F350 super cab to the F450 crew cab (F450 only available in crew cab). The weights listed for the F450 are my specific truck; it has heavier than standard front springs, so I don't know what the standard front axle rating is. The 5th wheel towing capacity is a hitch limitation not a truck limitation so they are all the same.

You can see all the specs here: https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content...DtyPU_May4.pdf
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:24 PM   #28
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Dumb question. I'm not a Ford guy. Dif between 350 and 450? Please and thanks.
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The 450 has a tighter turning radius, a little more towing capacity; not much else.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:52 AM   #29
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Good looking set up....congrats Scott and Alta!!!

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Old 08-23-2019, 11:43 AM   #30
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Very nice
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Plus you get the bigger wheels!
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