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Old 03-12-2018, 02:15 AM   #1
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Been looking @ the new F-250's, even the 2017 used models. Finding the long wheel base is like finding a needle in a haystack. I used my company's xplan webpage to find one, and they are few and far between. Looks like i'll have to order one, or buy an F tree fity
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:25 AM   #3
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Just go for the 350, having more when you need it can't hurt.


BTW, I like the ~6'9" bed on the "short" bed 250's.
perfect compromise for what I use it for and still provides a decent turning radius.
(at least for the previous body style anyways)

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Old 03-12-2018, 09:26 AM   #4
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Texas Truck Deals in Corsicana has a silver 2017 XLT F250 on the lot with 14,000 miles if you go used.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:34 AM   #5
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Been looking @ the new F-250's, even the 2017 used models. Finding the long wheel base is like finding a needle in a haystack. I used my company's xplan webpage to find one, and they are few and far between. Looks like i'll have to order one, or buy an F tree fity
drove by one on the lot in mineral wells yesterday
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:13 PM   #6
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Should have mentioned i’m in the Houston area
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:29 PM   #7
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:40 PM   #8
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This is the reason I buy SRW F350s. F250 is enough truck, the bed just ain't long enough!
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:44 PM   #9
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This is the reason I buy SRW F350s. F250 is enough truck, the bed just ain't long enough!
I don't understand this. Do they not make 8' F250's anymore? I have a 2015 F250 4x4 long bed (eight foot) so this would be news to me.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:14 PM   #10
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I don't understand this. Do they not make 8' F250's anymore? I have a 2015 F250 4x4 long bed (eight foot) so this would be news to me.
I never said they didn't make them, just every where I've looked so far, they have the 6.75 beds and no 8 footers.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:03 PM   #11
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Just get a Chevy
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:42 PM   #12
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chevy, like a rock. just sits in the driveway
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:43 PM   #13
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my gheybor, swampranger, drives a chevy
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:42 PM   #14
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Appel Ford in Brenham usually has a good selection off long wheel base F250/350 in stock. I bought my '17 right off the lot.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:43 PM   #15
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You checked on car gurus yet ?
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:16 PM   #16
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He's more of a Prius guy...but boy does he want to be a man when he grows up
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:21 PM   #17
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Prius/smartcar.... **** cheese..

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Old 03-12-2018, 11:21 PM   #18
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Been looking @ the new F-250's, even the 2017 used models. Finding the long wheel base is like finding a needle in a haystack. I used my company's xplan webpage to find one, and they are few and far between. Looks like i'll have to order one, or buy an F tree fity
Id jump up to a 350, I had a 16 250 long bed and it could pull anything but you felt any bump you hit with it, suspension was just too soft for that long of a wheel base to me. My short bed 2500 duramax handles the weight better than the long bed did. But that ford sure was fast!
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:22 PM   #19
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Check Vernon Auto group. Im in the greater Houston area, but they were the best deal I could find anywhere, and theyll deliver it to your door step.

http://www.vernonautogroup.com/new-i...vernon-tx.htm#


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Old 03-13-2018, 12:15 AM   #21
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:23 AM   #22
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Legacy Ford in Rosenberg has a pretty good selection of 8 foot beds.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:57 AM   #23
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chevy, like a rock. just sits in the driveway
My company truck is a 2011 Chevy 6.0, 3/4 ton long bed 4x4 with 335,000 miles...how does yours compare??

I noticed it missing a little & took it to my mechanic today after leaving the shop in Alice. I jumped in it only a couple years ago when it had 180k & my mechanic said we have never done plugs / wires & getting that done tomorrow to hold me over.

Finally Slated to get a new truck hopefully before May...I'm not brand picky per say, just saying. Not many folks who toot brand flavor actually see what a truck can do long term. I'm just curious to understand all the personal on hand horrible GM stories of not being able to leave the driveway. My experience is the counter.

I've also owned two prior F250's with no issues but they never made it past 60k miles before being traded so not fair to pass judgement.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:14 AM   #24
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My company truck is a 2011 Chevy 6.0, 3/4 ton long bed 4x4 with 335,000 miles...how does yours compare??

I noticed it missing a little & took it to my mechanic today after leaving the shop in Alice. I jumped in it only a couple years ago when it had 180k & my mechanic said we have never done plugs / wires & getting that done tomorrow to hold me over.

Finally Slated to get a new truck hopefully before May...I'm not brand picky per say, just saying. Not many folks who toot brand flavor actually see what a truck can do long term. I'm just curious to understand all the personal on hand horrible GM stories of not being able to leave the driveway. My experience is the counter.

I've also owned two prior F250's with no issues but they never made it past 60k miles before being traded so not fair to pass judgement.
Are you in the blue party?
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:28 AM   #25
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This is the reason I buy SRW F350s. F250 is enough truck, the bed just ain't long enough!
Same here. Much better selection of F350 long beds than F250's.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:59 AM   #26
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I never said they didn't make them, just every where I've looked so far, they have the 6.75 beds and no 8 footers.
That's why I quoted CJ7. I agree with you. Long beds are harder to find than short. I have also found that to be the case for F350's and F250's. Maybe I read his post wrong, but I read he was saying you couldn't get the 250 in a long bed. Just checking since it has been a couple years since I bought mine. And yes, I did order it.
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This is the reason I buy SRW F350s. F250 is enough truck, the bed just ain't long enough!
I'm not saying that they don't make 'em, but you can wear out a set of tires driving from dealership to dealership trying to find a decent selection of them. Buy a 350 and be done with it.
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