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Old 09-28-2016, 02:45 PM   #111
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Just to close the loop, I placed my order today with a local Ford dealer. Finally decided on a 2017 4x4 Lariat 3.5EB w/10-speed transmission; 3.55 e-lock rear end, 6.5' bed, Max tow package (includes 36 gal. tank & brake controller). Splurged and added electric, folding tow mirrors and both side steps and tailgate step. Thanks once again to each of you for your valuable contributions on this thread!
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:47 PM   #112
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Just to close the loop, I placed my order today with a local Ford dealer. Finally decided on a 2017 4x4 Lariat 3.5EB w/10-speed transmission; 3.55 e-lock rear end, 6.5' bed, Max tow package (includes 36 gal. tank & brake controller). Splurged and added electric, folding tow mirrors and both side steps and tailgate step. Thanks once again to each of you for your valuable contributions on this thread!
Sounds like a two year newer version of my truck. Congrats, it will do you great.
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:01 PM   #113
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Just to close the loop, I placed my order today with a local Ford dealer. Finally decided on a 2017 4x4 Lariat 3.5EB w/10-speed transmission; 3.55 e-lock rear end, 6.5' bed, Max tow package (includes 36 gal. tank & brake controller). Splurged and added electric, folding tow mirrors and both side steps and tailgate step. Thanks once again to each of you for your valuable contributions on this thread!
Seriously equipped Rich. Nice truck.

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Old 09-28-2016, 04:59 PM   #114
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Sounds about perfect.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:49 PM   #115
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BTW, I asked the New Truck Manager how long the wait would be; his reply: "I have no idea." Oh well, bound to be off the line before the 5.0
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BTW, I asked the New Truck Manager how long the wait would be; his reply: "I have no idea." Oh well, bound to be off the line before the 5.0
Yeah, you'll get a chance to break it in before you pick up. If I'd had a couple more months to wait for the trailer, I'd have ordered the truck too, and there might have been a few things I'd have added. As it was, the truck made it to the dealer a couple days before we had to head to Canada for the trailer. Here's hoping you aren't sweating it as much as we were.

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Old 09-28-2016, 09:07 PM   #117
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If you can buy a 2016 off the lot that fits the bill right now, you will save a horde of money. I was shocked at the deal I made on my 2015 a year ago now.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:44 PM   #118
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If you can buy a 2016 off the lot that fits the bill right now, you will save a horde of money. I was shocked at the deal I made on my 2015 a year ago now.
No kidding. My dealer told me rebates for 2016 F150's on his lot (about 20 of them) average $3000.00. He checked on the rebates for 2017 models for me and Ford is offering $0.00
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Yeah, you'll get a chance to break it in before you pick up. If I'd had a couple more months to wait for the trailer, I'd have ordered the truck too, and there might have been a few things I'd have added. As it was, the truck made it to the dealer a couple days before we had to head to Canada for the trailer. Here's hoping you aren't sweating it as much as we were.

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I have 12 months to wait for my trailer so I'm not too worried.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:22 PM   #120
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No kidding. My dealer told me rebates for 2016 F150's on his lot (about 20 of them) average $3000.00. He checked on the rebates for 2017 models for me and Ford is offering $0.00
I know sticker price does not mean a lot, but I got my truck at $15k CAD less.

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