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Moon Roof vs. Hail?

I've been shopping for a new SuperDuty and everyone I find with the options I'm looking for all have the twin panel moon roof on them also. Personally I don't want the moon roof, and its not tied into the Lariat Ultimate Package.

My biggest concern is, living in Texas (DFW area) and the hail storms we can get. Last year was a decent year for hail storms, and I can't always have the truck in a covered environment. Does anyone know how the twin panel moon roof holds up to hail?

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Well.....what size hail are you thinking you will have problems?? Pretty sure it's going to hold up to "normal sized" hail. Getting over golf ball sized hail I would expect to have body damage for sure.

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I ordered mine without the moon roof for that reason, and also because I didn't want to deal with any seal problems down the road.

On past cars, I've had plenty of hail damage without any damage to any of the glass, moon roof included.

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Good luck finding anything without that damned rattle glass roof panel. They are troublesome. Hail is the least of my worries, hit bumps, rattle, stop quickly, rattle. Had it repaired twice, rattle.

If you want a truck without it you are better off ordering one. Thats a $1300 option too. As for hail, anything that hits at just the right angle can crack it. Had dime size hail crack my windshield in Colorado, one hit the very edge at the bottom.

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As HeavyAssult pointed out, you will likely have body damage before it will break. BUT there are extenuating circumstances where that doesn't apply.

Or..


which I believe is a TX based co.

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Were getting stuck with the Lariat Ultimate Package because we want the the adaptive cruise control. Can't have one without the other. The SP we spoke to said the Moon Roof came with the ultimate package. Is this true? We don't want one and if there is a way to delete it, please share it with us.
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I've had issues with my moonroof which i never use but came with the ultimate lariat package. Carwash seems to penetrate moonroof seal or clearance lights. Water dripped out of overhead console controls and shorted all that out. Going down the road the roof woukd open on its own at 70 mph. Then it wouldn't close. Then it would close on its own. Open back up, and when i pushed the driverside cablight switch the roof would open up instead of the light coming on. They installed a new control board and sealed the clearance lights and so far has not repeated.

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Were getting stuck with the Lariat Ultimate Package because we want the the adaptive cruise control. Can't have one without the other. The SP we spoke to said the Moon Roof came with the ultimate package. Is this true? We don't want one and if there is a way to delete it, please share it with us.
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I have a 2019 Lariat Ultimate on order and it doesn't have the moon roof. It was part of the ultimate package up to 2016, I think.

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My 2017 has the ultimate lariat package and i do not have the adaptive cruise control.
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Were getting stuck with the Lariat Ultimate Package because we want the the adaptive cruise control. Can't have one without the other. The SP we spoke to said the Moon Roof came with the ultimate package. Is this true? We don't want one and if there is a way to delete it, please share it with us.
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Big Hail = broken moonroof. At least on just about every super duty in College Station a few months back. Luckily my truck was parked in the garage at the time.
I went by the dealership about a week after the hailstorm and almost every vehicle on the lot had a shattered moonroof with a sheet of "emergency" plastic covering the hole.

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What did the body of the trucks look like?

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If that's a panoramic roof like some of the other vehicles out there, my sister just bought a Grand Cherokee and was warned against it due to flexing and squeaking issues. When you think about it, it is an awfully big hole in the structure, how can it not affect structural integrity of the cab...IF the SD option is a full panoramic roof, (I haven't looked at them so I don't know) I don't see why it wouldn't suffer the same issues unless Ford added additional structure similar (but to a lesser degree) to what is done for convertibles.

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What did the body of the trucks look like?
Dented! Not good, but the steel-bodied vehicles I looked at were also dented. A couple of the SD trucks were holding water on the hoods because of denting.
The hail was baseball + in size. The roofers had a hay day in town for months after the storm.

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you are the first person I have heard of that has a moon roof rattle. I live on a nasty rough paved / dirt road rittled with pot holes and mine doesn't rattle. Have had it since April 2017.

has anyone else had this?
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you are the first person I have heard of that has a moon roof rattle. I live on a nasty rough paved / dirt road rittled with pot holes and mine doesn't rattle. Have had it since April 2017.

has anyone else had this?
No issues at all with moon roof rattle. I have several friends with 2017+ SDs; no one is complaining about moon roof rattle. No wind noise at highway speeds either.

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