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Old 07-16-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Buying a Ford F-150

Well I can't swear on the forum and you can't hear me yelling but trying to decide what options to order on a F-150 is making me crazy.

I could live with the most basic truck without any bells and whistles. To me, a truck is something that I throw stuff in the back and generally don't expect it to be car like in anyway. But I do want the 2.7 and the 10 speed. OK, no problem adding that.

But my wife loves the idea of the memory power seats. She thinks that'll make it easier to pry my out of the driver's seat so she can share the driving. Whoa, now we're getting into bells and whistles and have gone from base to a Lariet. I'm pretty much resigned to that's where we're at.

But so many packages and options, my head is spinning.

So, we seem have lot's of members with F-150's. The first issue is the mirror options. I'm leaning towards believing that with my Classic 19 I don't really need the extending mirrors. Anyone with Classic and non-extending mirrors have a comment?

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Old 07-16-2018, 01:46 PM   #2
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No comment on the mirrors, but if you are ordering it, don't count on the "30 day" delivery. Day 48, and the rumor is the truck is in Ohio...
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:48 PM   #3
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I have the manual extending mirrors, all the way in works just fine for the 5.0TA, I would think the regular mirrors would work for the 19, unless you want to change to the 21 or 5.0TA someday.

As your bride has already said she want the memory seats, debate on that is a moot point.

If one has the extra $, get the decked out more comfortable truck, your worth it aren't you?
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:55 PM   #4
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My new Escape is the same width as my stick trailer we went across Canada with and I had/have no problems with the normal mirrors on either trailer with my 2017 f150.
One option I really like is the opening rear window. Countless times on this truck and my last ecoboost I opened the rear window to carry very long lumber...if you need to use it like a truck.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:58 PM   #5
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I have a Lariat, 2.7, 4wd, crew cab, 5.5' bed with regular mirrors. I tow a 21' without any problems. I haven't found any reason to pay $500-$600 for tow mirrors.
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Well I can't swear on the forum and you can't hear me yelling but trying to decide what options to order on a F-150 is making me crazy.

I could live with the most basic truck without any bells and whistles. To me, a truck is something that I throw stuff in the back and generally don't expect it to be car like in anyway. But I do want the 2.7 and the 10 speed. OK, no problem adding that.

But my wife loves the idea of the memory power seats. She thinks that'll make it easier to pry my out of the driver's seat so she can share the driving. Whoa, now we're getting into bells and whistles and have gone from base to a Lariet. I'm pretty much resigned to that's where we're at.

But so many packages and options, my head is spinning.

So, we seem have lot's of members with F-150's. The first issue is the mirror options. I'm leaning towards believing that with my Classic 19 I don't really need the extending mirrors. Anyone with Classic and non-extending mirrors have a comment?

Ron
Hi Ron , don't know if this helps but with our 19 and full size f-250 with a 8 ft bed , don't need mirror extensions . Also don't need a sway or any weight hitches . We do have air bags on truck from the camper days though . Filled 5-10 lbs . Our trailers are only 7 ft and the truck I think is 6 ft about in widths . Pat
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:38 PM   #7
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But so many packages and options, my head is spinning.

So, we seem have lot's of members with F-150's. The first issue is the mirror options. I'm leaning towards believing that with my Classic 19 I don't really need the extending mirrors. Anyone with Classic and non-extending mirrors have a comment?

Ron

Ron, we had a Ram with their fold out mirrors, and they were a PITA, big blind spots, too small. Then, we went to the F150 with extra payload/towing packages which included the manual tow mirrors. Best rear view I have ever had. Top 2/3 is a bog flat mirror and the bottom is curved mirror, same on drivers and passengers side. Real easy to see vehicles coming up on the right side few if any blind spots. I am able to see the trailer tires in both mirrors. Good value for money. I have yet to extend them.
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Ron, we had a Ram with their fold out mirrors, and they were a PITA, big blind spots, too small. Then, we went to the F150 with extra payload/towing packages which included the manual tow mirrors. Best rear view I have ever had. Top 2/3 is a bog flat mirror and the bottom is curved mirror, same on drivers and passengers side. Real easy to see vehicles coming up on the right side few if any blind spots. I am able to see the trailer tires in both mirrors. Good value for money. I have yet to extend them.

Chris, checked out your blog and the beautiful modifications you've made to your trailer! Maybe ETI could hire you as interior designer?
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:28 PM   #9
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There are a lot of features on my truck that I don’t absolutely need but I sure like and would miss if they were gone . My Ram truck rides better than my wife’s car and since we travel long distances with the truck and go on short shopping trips with her car it kinda makes sense . Ford makes a great truck so I don’t think you can make a bad choice.


I agree with your wife the memory seats and mirrors are really nice !!
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:46 PM   #10
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No comment on the mirrors, but if you are ordering it, don't count on the "30 day" delivery. Day 48, and the rumor is the truck is in Ohio...

We are expecting that if we custom order that there'll be about a 3 month wait and the truck will come from either Dearborn or Kansas City. That's partly caused because we want a Supercab 4 x 2 and despite huge inventories of Crewcabs and 4 x 4's there's not much available.


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I have the manual extending mirrors, all the way in works just fine for the 5.0TA, I would think the regular mirrors would work for the 19, unless you want to change to the 21 or 5.0TA someday.

As your bride has already said she want the memory seats, debate on that is a moot point.

If one has the extra $, get the decked out more comfortable truck, your worth it aren't you?
Absolutely, if she wants memory seats, she gets them.
Goodbye base truck.

Even the color, "Lightening Blue" which she likes much better than "Denim Blue".
OK, I have trouble with that one. I mean really, $1900 more. But I guess Lightening Blue it is.


I guess it's back to the dealer, my very favorite place to hang out, and ask more question to sort out all the options and groups. One problem is that some sales folks don't really know the ins and outs of the different packages. My old Ranger is looking better and better.

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