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Old 08-27-2016, 01:09 AM   #1
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Got my Tow Vehicle

Spent a good part of the day today at the Ford dealership and came away with a new TV. Been debating between the 2016 Ford F150 2.7L Eco and the Chevy Colorado Diesel. Main reason i was interested in the Colorado was the diesel. After checking both of them out we just liked the F150 better, mainly because it has much more space and love the sweet back seat that folds up out of the way leaving a large flat floor for hauling camping gear you don't won't to put in the truck bed. The F150 will be a great vehicle for both towing (torque) and everyday running around (gas milage). This is my first Ford ever but am really impressed with all the features it offers so now that we got that done we just gotta wait our turn for our trailer and it's going to be a while.
For anyone looking for a TV I would highly suggest that you at least check out the F150 Eco's. When the 2017 arrives in a month or so the 3.5L Eco will come with a 10 speed transmission. I though about waiting but it was more than I really needed to pull an Escape 19 so we took advantage of the end of model year sales.
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:25 AM   #2
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Nice! We love our F150, and it tows our 19 like a dream.

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Old 08-27-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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That is one thing about buying a new trailer. In a lot of cases you have to go out and get a new tow vehicle also. And then all of the accessories for both. Loren
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:24 PM   #5
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Donna, you got it in one!

I would tell my dad, "You spend your money, because if you don't, I will. And I won't spend it on things you approve of!" He'd laugh!

Unfortunately he didn't really pay attention, then it was too late. I'm not going to make that mistake.
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:31 PM   #6
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Did you get the trailer backup assist? Has anyone tried it? (Just curious.)

I was just looking at my two neighbors who have nice shiny Ford F150s and wondering about them.
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I taught my kids a very important lesson.
It's only money and you can make more.
Man can they ever spend money.
Eat your dessert first and don't buy any green bananas. There's no pockets
On a casket and the Brinks truck ain't gonna follow you to the cemetery.
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Old 08-27-2016, 02:15 PM   #8
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Did you get the trailer backup assist? Has anyone tried it? (Just curious.)

I was just looking at my two neighbors who have nice shiny Ford F150s and wondering about them.
Yes, it came with that option. Don't have a trailer to back up to yet so can't comment on how wheel it works.
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I taught my kids a very important lesson.
It's only money and you can make more.
Man can they ever spend money.
Eat your dessert first and don't buy any green bananas. There's no pockets
On a casket and the Brinks truck ain't gonna follow you to the cemetery.
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Amen.

While I believe in being financially responsible, I also believe in work to live, and not live to work. At some point you're supposed to enjoy the fruits of your long labor. How many times have we seen on the forum, folks who said "some day" and then waited too long to do the things they really wanted to do? I can think of 3 or 4 who purchased an Escape for instance, only to not be able to use it for health reasons. Life is short. I don't want to go to my grave thinking "I wish I had done that earlier".
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:03 PM   #10
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ditto-ditto, re: Amen... "...I don't want to go to my grave thinking "I wish I had done that earlier."
If Looie Mayer was alive to hear you say that he'd be rolling in his grave.
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