Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fulltime RVer
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DKR, Like Sportscraft we insured our 2009 F450 through USAA who sent us to Progressive for insurance. Our 2009 GVWR was 14,500 lbs. As the 2017 (and the 2018?) F450 pickup GVWR is 14,000 lbs, you may not have an issue with insurance. The F450 does have larger brakes from the F350 (which we now have.) We sold our F450 at 158,000 miles and it still had the original brake shoes on it. If you were OK with the ride and handling of the commercial tires during your test drive, I wouldn't let the fact that it has commercial tires stop you from a F450.
Truth in advertising: We're not truck people. We chose a F350 over a F450 when we purchased in 2017 and specifically chose the F350 looking for a better ride. We ordered our F350 set up to pull a potential 20-22,000 lb GVW of any future 5th wheel. We miss the brakes, but the exhaust brake makes up for that. Turning radius only affects us when I forget and park it thinking I still have the turning radius of our 2009 F450.
Have fun deciding! David
2001 F250 7.3L PSD Lariat CC 4x4; Sold Jan 2009
2009 F450 Pickup Lariat Plus w/Nav, 4X4 Off-Road Pkg; Sold Feb 2017
2017 F350 6.7L PSD CC DRW Platinum 4x4
2011 MS 36RSSB3 w/vanity slide and a nice 4,285 lbs of hitch weight
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