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Initial Thoughts F250 vs F350 DRW

First, it's hard to believe that I did it: I traded up 2 years, and 2 wheels, and my payment ended up lower.

Next, I don't know if it's my imagination, but the 2019 F350 seems like it's made of slightly cheaper materials. Something about it feels like 10% less...rich.

The dually seems to transmit little vibrations from the road. No doubt it's a stiffer ride than the F250. I like it. It feels like a truck.

My 5vr hitch took some sweat and a little persuasion to get seated and locked... it was close... like I was about 5 minutes away from loosening things up and adjusting it.

As it happened, my wife asked me to run out and get some cash and pick up a bucket it chicken. No time like the maiden voyage to test out a drive up ATM and KFC's drive thru.

I'm happy to report that both were no problem at all.

I really feel like I'm driving a real truck! I've wanted a dually for 30 years... it feels amazing.

And for the pilots here... you know how when you're taxiing you're always looking out for the wing tips?

Same feeling driving the dually.. except I'm looking out for the truck hips!




 
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Nice!! And welcome to the “Big Hips Club”!! LOL
I figured the AlumiDuty wiuld have MORE payload capacity????? My ‘16 KR is lised at 5515. I didn’t think there would be that much weight difference between the KR and the Platinum. Not that I worry much about it, either one has plenty for what I do (reason for having a dually)! The internet camper cops can’t yell at me!! Unless it is for not having a 450!! LOL
 
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How would you compare the empty ride quality? 250 v. 350 DRW
 
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Originally Posted by Garyl53 View Post
How would you compare the empty ride quality? 250 v. 350 DRW
Honestly, I have two different answers. When I first started driving it, it seemed stiffer and bouncier. However after driving around today, itís hard to tell the difference between this and my 250. I think my first impression is right, but Iím getting used to it very quickly, and itís not annoying.

The 410 gearing, makes for about for 500 RPM higher on the interstate at 80 miles an hour, not sure how I feel about that. The flipside is the 40,000 pounds combined weight rating, and Iím very happy about that.

And I miss a little locking differential switch which I always thought was cool for sand.

However, I donít think Iím going to be taking this in the sand anyway. Just figured Iíd throw that in.
 
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Very nice!! Any plans to install red and green "hip lights"
 
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500rpm higher??? Wow.
I'm glad I got the 3.55 gears.

Very nice truck.
You will love towing with it.
 
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Honestly, I have two different answers. When I first started driving it, it seemed stiffer and bouncier. However after driving around today, itís hard to tell the difference between this and my 250. I think my first impression is right, but Iím getting used to it very quickly, and itís not annoying.

The 410 gearing, makes for about for 500 RPM higher on the interstate at 80 miles an hour, not sure how I feel about that. The flipside is the 40,000 pounds combined weight rating, and Iím very happy about that.

And I miss a little locking differential switch which I always thought was cool for sand.

However, I donít think Iím going to be taking this in the sand anyway. Just figured Iíd throw that in.
what's your rpm at 70? I'd like to know how it compares to the 4.30 in my 450.

Nice ride, btw. I don't worry about the hips any longer. If the mirrors fit so will the hips.
 
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Nice!! And welcome to the ďBig Hips ClubĒ!! LOL
I figured the AlumiDuty wiuld have MORE payload capacity????? My Ď16 KR is lised at 5515. I didnít think there would be that much weight difference between the KR and the Platinum. Not that I worry much about it, either one has plenty for what I do (reason for having a dually)! The internet camper cops canít yell at me!! Unless it is for not having a 450!! LOL
Agreed, Don! Thanks for welcoming me to the club! I weighed it today and sure enough, with the Reese Hitch it comes in at 9 and change. I guess I just pick heavy options... LOL.
 
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Very nice!! Any plans to install red and green "hip lights"
That would be a fun mod!
 
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Originally Posted by motocamper View Post
what's your rpm at 70? I'd like to know how it compares to the 4.30 in my 450.

Nice ride, btw. I don't worry about the hips any longer. If the mirrors fit so will the hips.
I'm going to have to look, which I should be able to do tomorrow. I took ownership of my 395RL today, but not possession as I had to deal with my puppy getting neutered.

Hopefully tomorrow... and I'll have some interstate time to get some exact numbers.

Thanks. I guess what is nagging me is getting the mirrors past something and turning a corner too tight.
 
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Originally Posted by N2dunz View Post
500rpm higher??? Wow.
I'm glad I got the 3.55 gears.

Very nice truck.
You will love towing with it.
I'm not gonna lie. On the Interstate, the higher RPM's are not as nice...
 
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I got rid of my 2017 drw 4.10 because of the higher rpmsís. Well, mpg to be honest. Thereís about 3 mpg difference between my drw and my srw. At 50k a year it adds up.
 
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Welcome to the big booty club!! Yes they have a thread on this...

Dually owners...show your booty's!!

 
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Originally Posted by motocamper View Post
what's your rpm at 70? I'd like to know how it compares to the 4.30 in my 450.

Nice ride, btw. I don't worry about the hips any longer. If the mirrors fit so will the hips.
Here you go brother!



 
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Welcome to the big booty club!! Yes they have a thread on this...

Dually owners...show your booty's!!


Here is my Big Booty!
 

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