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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: guardrail22</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Go TIGERS

Its almost hockey season </div></div>

Go Tigers is right! The Tiger logo is everywhere on campus! What fun being back in the college environment.

Got a fax from my dealer today with an ETA on our new 6.4 for the week of November 5. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img] With the shutdown, we didn't expect it quite that fast. Order was placed on 9/12 because of anticipated rebates.

My bride has already informed me she would prefer not to have the new truck on Rochester's salted roads this winter. Sure don't blame her but I don't know if I'll be able to look at it sitting in a driveway somewhere waiting 5 months for the snow to melt. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif[/img]

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re: '2008 F450 Pickup Ordered on 9/12/07

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RVrsRUS</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: guardrail22</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Go TIGERS

Its almost hockey season </div></div>

Go Tigers is right! The Tiger logo is everywhere on campus! What fun being back in the college environment.

Got a fax from my dealer today with an ETA on our new 6.4 for the week of November 5. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img] With the shutdown, we didn't expect it quite that fast. Order was placed on 9/12 because of anticipated rebates.

My bride has already informed me she would prefer not to have the new truck on Rochester's salted roads this winter. Sure don't blame her but I don't know if I'll be able to look at it sitting in a driveway somewhere waiting 5 months for the snow to melt. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif[/img]

Dave</div></div> That problem (Salty roads) is easily solved,just move farther South... [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]


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You got that right! And Texas is the place we're headin' right after we stop in Florida for the 2008 winter so I can take my bride on a cruise to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

If Momma ain't happy then nobody's happy! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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Sounds like you will be headed to Galveston Tx then RVrsRus! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img] Enjoy that Cruise!!


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I'm looking at two in NC

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Truck came in yesterday while I was playing bailiff according to the message left on my cell from my cousin (the Ford dealer). Truck was ordered on September 5 so it took only a little over 8 weeks to produce and deliver.

Now, would you believe I'm retired and Thursday is the first day I can get away to see it? Tania and I will be driving to Java Center, NY (with camera in hand) to check her over.

Truck showed up exactly the week my cousin said it would and he says "she's beautiful, beautiful". Now I'm excited! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]

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It's getting a bit nippy in the Rochester area about now. So you'd better hurry up and hook up and head southwest for the winter. Not too many full time RVers hang around Rochester to get snowed in after Thanksgiving. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif[/img]

BTW, if you head to the Rio Grande valley in south Texas this winter, along with a few thousand other snowbirds, stop by here and I'll burn you and your Sweetheart some cow.





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I think you'll be happy but at $3.30 per gal drive it like theres an egg under your shoe.

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2012 F150 SuperCrew Lariat 157" VWE
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Traded March 2013
2008 F450 CC Lariat White/Gold, JAD Solutions Lights, 62 Gal Titan, B&W Hitch, Gold Remote Start, TruckTrunk box, Viair 550+2x2.5gal receiver, 2010 NAV and Sync
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Although these trucks are not fuel efficient, good mileage can be had.
Just keep it at 65 mph.
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SmokeyWren</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's getting a bit nippy in the Rochester area about now. So you'd better hurry up and hook up and head southwest for the winter. Not too many full time RVers hang around Rochester to get snowed in after Thanksgiving. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif[/img]

BTW, if you head to the Rio Grande valley in south Texas this winter, along with a few thousand other snowbirds, stop by here and I'll burn you and your Sweetheart some cow. </div></div>

Nippy is right! 27 degrees at 5:30 this morning. My first job (after making the coffee) was to bring in the brass monkey! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif[/img] I'd love to head south now but I promised my Sis In Law, the court administrator, that I'd help her out until the fall of 2008. Plus, I've got to get the aftermarket goodies for towing our fiver installed on the truck.

And Smokey, if that invite to burn some cow extends to the winter of 2008/2009, you've got yourself a date.

Diesel prices in the Rochester area are running around $3.50/gallon. I'm getting around 12 MPG on our '99 F-450 around town using the egg under shoe method. It's the towing mpg that scares the heck out of me.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RVrsRUS</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And Smokey, if that invite to burn some cow extends to the winter of 2008/2009, you've got yourself a date. </div></div>

You're on, provided I'm still alive and kickin' by then. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]



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Well, Tania and I finally found time to drive to Java Center, NY on Monday, November 19 to see and test drive the new "Beast". All I can say is WOW!

Some initial first impressions:

The white over silver exterior (matching our Fiver) with chrome package turned out very classy. The Lariat interior with the gray leather looks super.

The 6.4L diesel purrs like a kitten and has tons of get up and go to boot.

The Audiophile sound system and the backup camera system (the only options I had time to test) work great.

Dealer is installing some aftermarket items and the truck should be ready for delivery on December 10.

Dealer calculated $3500 in rebates will apply and this was an X Plan order.

Here is a link to my post in Blue Oval Forums requesting process dates and window sticker PDF Blue Oval Forums

And yup, "my bad". I forgot my camera so pictures still to come.

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can't see the PDF unless you are logged in

New Truck
2012 F150 SuperCrew Lariat 157" VWE
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Traded March 2013
2008 F450 CC Lariat White/Gold, JAD Solutions Lights, 62 Gal Titan, B&W Hitch, Gold Remote Start, TruckTrunk box, Viair 550+2x2.5gal receiver, 2010 NAV and Sync
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2003 F250 CC LB XLT 4x2 PowerStroke, Captains Chairs, White/Parchment, Torqshift, Heated Mirrors, Trailer hitch
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: guardrail22</div><div class="ubbcode-body">can't see the PDF unless you are logged in </div></div>

Sorry 'bout that. If anyone wants to see the PDF, I've got it saved on my computer and will send it to you if you send me a PM with your E-mail address.

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Well, she's home! Click here to see her pictures!

I've been reading my butt off for 2 days and aren't half way through the literature! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif[/img]

Yup, that's 6" of snow on the ground in Rochester, New York!

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