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Old 09-24-2015, 07:42 PM   #41
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Wow, a good 1 ton truck....
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:05 PM   #42
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step on F150

Hi Jim,

We have a '14 F150 Lariat (Supercab) for our 5.0TA. A little over 1,000 miles on the TA since pickup on 9/8 and 5,300 miles since leaving NH for pickup at ETI. In Cloverdale CA in a nice park, Dutcher Creek, and this is our first use for the A/C. 95 degrees. Yesterday in Fort Bragg CA it got up to 66 degrees.
Anyway, I put on a Trek fold down step I found on Amazon that I love. Easy to use and folds up out of the way. I don't thing you will miss the Ford tailgate step.

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Old 09-24-2015, 08:28 PM   #43
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Wow, a good 1 ton truck....
Yeah, won't have to worry about overloading like a few pickups do.
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Hi Jim,

We have a '14 F150 Lariat (Supercab) for our 5.0TA. A little over 1,000 miles on the TA since pickup on 9/8 and 5,300 miles since leaving NH for pickup at ETI. In Cloverdale CA in a nice park, Dutcher Creek, and this is our first use for the A/C. 95 degrees. Yesterday in Fort Bragg CA it got up to 66 degrees.
Anyway, I put on a Trek fold down step I found on Amazon that I love. Easy to use and folds up out of the way. I don't thing you will miss the Ford tailgate step.

Charlie
I like the 66° much better than the 95° stuff. Thanks for the endorsement on the Bestop TrekStep. It is one of the few I am considering.

One other one I can across is The SlideStep. It is a bit more under the truck, but you don't get the benefit of using the box side as a grab bar.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:52 PM   #44
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Congrats Jim, looks beautiful
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:51 PM   #45
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Jim. Congratulations on getting the new truck. There is just no substitute for having extra cargo and towing capacity in reserve. My GMC knew there was something behind it on the 6 and 8 % grades. As for the price of the new pickups these days, I sure know what my old grandfather would have said in his broken English. "To much coins". Loren
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:58 PM   #46
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I sure know what my old grandfather would have said in his broken English. "To much coins". Loren
LOL... Even getting a good deal, it still cost a lot. I have to agree with your grandfather.
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Good for you, Jim. Enjoy!
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:57 PM   #48
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Is the payload rating you've quoted off the door sticker?

I am asking this as I would be amazed that your truck carried a full 2000+ lb payload particularly with the Lariat model which is a relatively heavily optioned truck, the aluminum body notwithstanding.

My 2012 has barely a 1200 lb payload, as the door sticker indicates.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:03 PM   #49
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We should know soon, I believe he is picking it up today.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:01 PM   #50
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Is the payload rating you've quoted off the door sticker?
Yeppers Jim, I just picked it up an hour ago.

No, I got it from the manual. Mine is on the top rating in the bottom right box. It is a 157" wheelbase 4x4, with a 7,050 GVWR, thus the 2,010 Payload Capacity.

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