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Old 09-28-2016, 10:30 PM   #121
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I know sticker price does not mean a lot, but I got my truck at $15k CAD less.

The 2017s have a nicer nav system.
And Pro Trailer Backup Assist. Can't wait to try that on my 2018 when my current truck goes bye bye.

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Old 09-28-2016, 10:41 PM   #122
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Pro Trailer Backup
I have that feature in every vehicle I tow with.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:27 PM   #123
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I wonder what features they'll have in 2021 when my estimate tells me it's time for a new tow?

Edit: guesses: autonomous towing? automatic stopping at microbreweries?

Edit #2: If the computer is driving, does it matter what You drink?
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:22 AM   #124
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I have that feature in every vehicle I tow with.
Me too, but under pressure, she sometimes has difficulty distinguishing left from right. Despite hitting the reset button several times, the problem continues to persist.
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Me too, but under pressure, she sometimes has difficulty distinguishing left from right. Despite hitting the reset button several times, the problem continues to persist.
LOL. Ever tried ripping a piece of plywood on a small table saw with said assist? A few buttons get pressed there too.
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LOL. Ever tried ripping a piece of plywood on a small table saw with said assist? A few buttons get pressed there too.
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My Pro Assist points left with an extended left middle finger and right with an extended right middle finger. I don't dare risk pressing reset
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:03 PM   #128
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Was the dealer able to tell you what the payload printed on the yellow sticker (driver side) would be??

If you can I would appreciate knowing what it is when it arrives.

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Old 10-04-2016, 06:23 AM   #129
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[QUOTE=Little Richie;162890]Was the dealer able to tell you what the payload printed on the yellow sticker (driver side) would be??

If you can I would appreciate knowing what it is when it arrives.

Thank you.

He told me that the payload specs were the same as the 2016 models. This chart
2017 Ford F-150 Full-Size Pickup Truck | Payload Specifications | Ford.com shows the payload for my truck at 2060 lbs. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:30 PM   #130
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To echo what others have said:

Tow package
Payload package
Integrated brake controller -(it's the best one out there)
Towing mirrors
36 gallon fuel tank (500+ miles between fuel stops when towing)
Ecoboost V6 - (Ours is a 2.7L, which would get maybe 1 to 2 mpg better mileage than the 3.5, but a little less horsepower)

Other items we like:
BLIS
Sirius Travel Link (for weather radar, etc)
Integrated step in tailgate
Super Crew

And, if I'm going with the 5.0TA, I'd switch from the 5.5 foot bed to 6.5 foot.
Hi! I'm seriously considering the 2016 Ford F150 Supercab XLT with a 6.5 foot box and the extended range fuel tank. I've always been a Toyota guy, but the F150 just looks too good and practical for towing a 5.0 TA that we're getting next August. The year end deals are very attractive, for sure. Trying to decide if the Payload Package is necessary. The payload specs are showing 1,660 lbs. for the 2.7L 4X4 (which seems adequate). Do you know if the tow package and larger fuel tank reduces that payload and, if so, by how much? Any other helpful hints would be appreciated. Thanks!
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