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Old 03-05-2015, 11:14 AM   #101
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You have a lot invested in this new rig...both money and thought. Stick to your original plans or you will probably have regrets. This may interfere with your Escape pick-up but have the dealer give you a loaner at little to no cost.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:17 AM   #102
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Go with ur orig plan, just push back ur pick up date.

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Old 03-05-2015, 11:26 AM   #103
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Delay your pick up date for a couple months. That way you can take in the Osoyoos Rally like we are.


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Old 03-05-2015, 11:37 AM   #104
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:50 AM   #105
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:31 PM   #106
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I'd go with "wait 'till yours comes in", you could end up kickin' yourself in the butt by accepting a 4X4 you don't need or want.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:31 PM   #107
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Robert, I take the KC Star and I think it was a couple of weeks ago that I read where the Ford plant here had just finished retooling and were in the process of retraining the workers to handle the new trucks. I don't know, but I would be a little leery of getting one of the first few trucks to come off the line in a major retool like this. I thought about you when I read that article. I wish I could have waited an extra year for GM to produce on their new line but needed a new truck. They had been running them 8 or 9 months when I got mine and so far, so good. You've got a lot to think about. Good luck Loren
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:38 PM   #108
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Having owned both 2wd and 4x4 Fords, my next truck will be 2wd. I have used the 4x4 feature on my trucks exactly 3 times in 10 years. I would stick with your original choice. You put a lot of time into the decision. If your dealer is willing to give you a more expensive vehicle in exchange get him to spend the money on a rental or, as has been suggested, a loaner to pick up the trailer. You could advise him that any delay will incur substantial storage fees at the trailer factory and that you will be sending them an invoice, along with a pound of warm butter.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:42 PM   #109
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All good things come to those who wait....or have patience, in this case. Cool it. Stick with your original decision/choice. Your baby will be here soon enough.
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As for 4x4, I can see not getting it if you don't need it. Up here it is something that gets used a lot, but down there, you would not have snow to deal with. Maybe the dealer will lend you a loaner to go pick up your trailer.
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Wow - that's a ton of money (to me) to not get exactly what you want...
Doesn't you dealer have a demo (like his truck) that would work to pick up your new Escape while you wait for the one you want?
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You have a lot invested in this new rig...both money and thought. Stick to your original plans or you will probably have regrets. This may interfere with your Escape pick-up but have the dealer give you a loaner at little to no cost.
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I'd go with "wait 'till yours comes in", you could end up kickin' yourself in the butt by accepting a 4X4 you don't need or want.
Again, the 'leveling' influence of this forum. Thanks all. I'm gonna sit tight. If it takes away some of our vacay time, I guess it was meant to be. I simply don't want a 4x4. Will check into a loaner.

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I would be a little leery of getting one of the first few trucks to come off the line in a major retool like this.
It isn't one of the first, but the 2nd round. The fact that they are holding trucks that were already finished and passed is proof enough that they take the build quality seriously. I did read some of the same things you mentioned Loren. Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:58 PM   #110
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I would say if this is the truck, wait for it and try to get a loaner. There were a lot of good suggestions out there. When I ordered my truck, it took three weeks longer than they said it would. Sound familiar? Wait time was two months. Loren
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