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Old 07-23-2013, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just ordered 2014 F-450

Just order the below spec'd 2014 F-450 to replace my 1999 7.3 F-350 DRW with 111,500 miles which I will put up for sale shortly.

After testing driving both the F-350 and F-450, the turning radius really made a big difference for me.

Expected Delivery is some time in October which gives me plenty of time to read up on all the features.

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Congrats. I ordered 6/5 and the dealer told me today that I'm scheduled for 8/2 build. That's a Friday. haha. Oh well, I bet the engine and transmission aren't built the same day, which is why I always laugh at the Monday and Friday build superstition.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was told it will take about 1 week to get the vin#, from that I hope to get a more accurate build date...

Congratulations, I see you are moving up from a F-350 as well.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Got my VIN and build date, 8/19/13 was told I would have it by the end of September?? Does it really take that long to get it to Arizona?

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Congratulations! I know what you mean about the turning radius. That is what prompted me to buy a used 2011 F450.
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...After testing driving both the F-350 and F-450, the turning radius really made a big difference for me...
Interesting...

I'm currently driving an F-250 4x4 pulling a 5th wheel RV. Thinking of trading the RV for a heavier RV, which will require me to upgrade to either a 350 or 450 dually.

I'm curious what the difference in the turning radius could be between the F-350 & F-450? Care to educate me?

Thanks...
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Interesting...

I'm currently driving an F-250 4x4 pulling a 5th wheel RV. Thinking of trading the RV for a heavier RV, which will require me to upgrade to either a 350 or 450 dually.

I'm curious what the difference in the turning radius could be between the F-350 & F-450? Care to educate me?

Thanks...
Its a huge diffeance, go test dvive a F450 it turns pretty sharp, could be a good thing , i still bought a F350 after i did test them both, the 450 does look better so i did a few changes
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You will get better fuel mileage with the F350 vs the 450; but that turning radius of the 450 makes it worth it for me.
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I had read about how the F450 turned much better than the F350 but until you drive both you wont believe the difference.

The F450 has a wider front track and a different steering ratio in the wheel which improves the turning radius by 6ft over the F350. Compared to my 1999 F350 it is probably closer to 10ft.
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I went from a 2000 F350 dually to the 11 450. I agree with you on the 10 ft.
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Another question for you dually guys pulling 5'ers... just curious what kind of fuel mileage are you getting?

With my F-250 diesel, I'm currently only averaging between 7 - 8 mpg pulling a 15,000 lb. 38-foot 5th wheel toy hauler... and having to start looking for places to fill up about every 150 miles (26 gal tank)

Although I'm not really happy about that, I'm not necessarily complaining either... just curious about what to expect if I go to an F-350 or 450 dually with that 4.30 rear end.
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My '12 F-450 gets around 8-9 mpg pulling that kind of weight. It will get 15-16 mpg interstate driving, even better at slower speeds.
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I am getting about the same on my 11 450. I pull 17,000 pounds.
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Towing at 65 mph I am getting around 10-10.5 mpg. That is with a 3:73 and 14,000 lbs.

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