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18) I don't like the lack of clear instructions on using the exhaust brake. Although the exhaust brake gives very good added braking, it doesn't always know when to let go and let the transmission upshift.

19) The optional loading ramps rattle like hell.

20) The cruise control buttons were better on the 2011 F150.

21) It might be nice to have a window button that lowers the windows an inch or two and stop without having to hunt up and down to get the right spot.

22) It would be appreciated to have an oil dipstick that was a little easier to reach - these rigs are tall.

23) There is no "current oil life" information. It would be nice to know where in the algorithm the oil life is before leaving on a long trip.
My trick here is i reserve 'trip one' solely for oil life. Everytime i change oil i reset trip one so i always know where I'm at. Trip 2 is for whatever. Trip 1 is dedicated to oil life only.

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I don't have any major complaints other than the cost and my driveline vibration issue at 75 and over. With the interior, I just groove into the layout. I could do without the sunroof on my ultimate lariat package. Towing a 40' 5vr on a regular basis with the higher bed rails is sketchy. I have to be very careful where i enter and exit with angles. I love the feel, the power and the look of the 17's.

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Love my 17 F350 CCSB Platinum.

I would have to say the only thing that I feel needs changing is the location of the remote tailgate release button. It's quite sensitive and right near the parking brake release.

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Pipeliner345 nice level ride. I going to with have to raise the trailer at the suspension or switch the trucks rear blocks to get closer to level.
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It's difficult for Ford to meet everyone's needs and wants. I guess some are easier to please than others. I've been very pleased with the option, styling and ergonomics of my 2017 Super Duty Platinum FX4.

I think the only disappointments I've had is the receiver safety chain holes are not large enough and I don't particularly like a sunroof in a pickup. Other than those couple of things I think it's a great truck.
Here's how I solved the safety chain issue! Used 1/4 inch plates top and bottom with another sandwiched in the oval an opening. Maybe over engineered, but what can I say.
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Here's how I solved the safety chain issue! Used 1/4 inch plates top and bottom with another sandwiched in the oval an opening. Maybe over engineered, but what can I say.
That's a great idea. That's for the pictures.


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The OP says he is 6' 2" but has trouble reaching the oil dip stick, and is so tall in the seat that part of his vision is cut off due to the windshield being too low? Go figure...only had mine since yesterday and have only driven it six miles from dealership to the house...so can't even react at this point.....just hoping this one is as good as my 2003 6.0L parked next to it with 515,000 miles completely stock and never touched the engine or transmission except regular recommended service. If this 2017 is as good...I could careless where the buttons are located but I think I will like the ultimate trailer tow cameras. I, like the OP, have been backing up to trailers and hooking them up for 40 years and can match ball to hitch perfect every time but always wished I could see what I was doing...should be a handy feature.

I suggest OP check out the Dodge and Chevy versions of the heavy duty pickups they may fit his liking much better.
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Got to be real tall to reach those dipsticks. That's one of the reason I always have a 2 step ladder in the box. For that and to reach over the higher bedrails to get something out of the box.
I'm 6' and thought the windshield was a little low. Then I lowered the seat with those magic buttons on the side of the seat. Problem solved.
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I agree completely.

As someone who has a casual interest in the new Super Duties, I find posts like his both interesting and illuminating.
I do as well. I am going to buy a Ford or a Dodge this year for my work truck and I am trying to determine which might be best. I LOVE my '13 F-150 STX short box/standard cab no-frills truck that is still steel...I am leery about these latest Ford Super Duty aluminum bodies and after all the 6L engine issues (we have a '99 7.3L), it has made me nervous about buying another Ford diesel. I did once buy a Dodge tho (not a truck)...still have it, but I hesitate to buy another.

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