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scottz 08-15-2019 09:33 AM

New Rig
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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)

mlh 08-15-2019 09:49 AM


Marilynd 08-15-2019 10:57 AM

Awesome! Congratulations!

PNW Fireguy 08-15-2019 11:16 AM

Congratulations Scott. Very nice looking truck.

AZ Traveler 08-15-2019 11:47 AM


Congrats, looks great!

I know you can not replace Kodiak but have you started to look for another best friend?

Hope all is well with Alta and you.

Sparatacus 08-15-2019 12:06 PM

Congrats! Man that sucker is big, think you are going to need a bigger truck lol.

DQDick 08-15-2019 01:55 PM

Nice looking truck, enjoy!

Rondo 08-15-2019 04:34 PM

Congrats Scott and Alta! That is one nice looking tow vehicle. Looking forward to seeing it in Goshen! See you in three weeks or less!

MidMOTraveler 08-15-2019 04:38 PM

We love our F450 we’ll be at Goshen, hope to meet.

1retired06 08-15-2019 07:38 PM

Great truck!!

Slow Hand 08-15-2019 11:14 PM

I would like a new truck like yours. I'm jealous LOL

Theunz 08-16-2019 07:35 AM

You should be proud!

philiprmcgovern 08-21-2019 02:20 PM

Congrats on your badass truck. If you can’t tow it with that beast, it must be a house. We got our new F350 DRW a couple of weeks ago and can’t wait to see how she tows. The salesman said that, if GM or Dodge comes out with more hp or torque, Ford can just tweak that 6.7 to get whatever they need to stay ahead. Happy trails.

Hedgehog 08-21-2019 02:44 PM

Beautiful rig, what trim level did you get? I have the exact montana but a 2016 and I’m thinking about upgrading from my current 2016 crewcab shortbed f350. Keep me posted on how much better the towing experience is.

LindaV 08-21-2019 02:50 PM

Congrats!! We love our Ford! The F350 dually was a world of difference in towing vs. the F350 SWD that we had originally and traded in because of being over on payload.
(Hubby would have loved to have had the F450 version because of the better turning radius!:socool: he loves to make comments like "you know I could have made that turn easier if I had a 450!" which I tell him NO MORE TRUCKS!

scottz 08-21-2019 02:58 PM

I have the Lariat trim. I went with the F450 because it was about the same price as the F350. It is hard to find the F450 in stock (did not want to wait on special order), but we found a dealer that had about 10 F350's and 3 F450's; made the deal. The turning radius is amazing. It tows very nice, but so did my F350 SRW. The DRW may be a little more stable, not sure yet. Please, let's not get into a discussion about the merits of each; they are both capable vehicles and this has been beat to death multiple times. My main concern with the SRW was being over the load rating on the rear tires. We also wanted to upgrade to the all the new navigation and camera systems. Everyone enjoy your truck, whatever it is.

Sandra_David 08-21-2019 03:00 PM

Congrats on the new truck.
Not sure the stated rational of the old 350 was struggling...but I understand if you want to sign that story to the other half. ��

Hedgehog 08-21-2019 03:04 PM

My reasons that I want to upgrade is the same as you. I love the new electronics and cameras in the 2017+ models. Also, I currently have the 6.2 gasser with 4.30 gears, it does ok but it certainly isn’t no diesel. One of my biggest complaints with the gasser is actually finding pumps to accommodate a big rig with a gas engine. At this point, I am just gonna wait until the 2020’s hit the dealership and see how they are working out. Not in a rush.

scottz 08-21-2019 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by Sandra_David (Post 1156679)
Congrats on the new truck.
Not sure the stated rational of the old 350 was struggling...but I understand if you want to sign that story to the other half. ��

My F350 SRW rear tires were rated at 3195 each. I had 3950 on each of them; everyone make their own decisions. She loves the new truck, especially the heated & cooled seats!

Creeker 08-21-2019 03:43 PM

Congrats on the new Truck!

She's a beauty.

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