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#39 of 768 F-250 SB or LB?
Jul 10, 2000 (3:42 am)
I posted this in another area but I see these may be newer postings.
I am planning to purchase a 2001 F-250 SD 4WD (probably diesel) to replace my faithful 1988 suburban. We plan to switch to a 5th wheel camper from our tow behind camping trailer. My question is: can I tow with the short box F-250? Is there enough room for the hook up or does it have to be the long box? I have never towed a 5th wheel at all, and I see that many of you tow regularly. It would only be several times a year but I think they look and sound like awesome trucks.
I have been reading with interest the many postings here about the Ford Super Duty's and am becoming more convinced that this is the truck for me.
Any help would be appreciated. This is my first time (well second now) in the town hall forum.
#40 of 768 2001 F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab MSRP
Jul 12, 2000 (7:12 pm)
I just ordered a new F-250 XLT Super Duty 4X2 Crew Cab from local dealer. Dealer told me that order is for 2001 model, but he doesn't have MSRP yet. Don't want "sticker shock". Has anyone got a feel for the 2001 MSRP for these vehicles yet? Dealer info welcome if you are reading.
#41 of 768 2001 F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab MSRP
Jul 12, 2000 (7:41 pm)
Oh, didn't mean to forget the great folks at Edmunds. Have any of you gotten info on the MSRP for the 2001 F-250's yet?
#42 of 768 2001 f250
Jul 14, 2000 (9:17 pm)
I ordered my f-250sd v-10 cc on june 5th and the dealer just called me and said it would go on the line July 31st. I should have it the second or third week in Aug. I am paying $100 over invoice. I talked to him and he said that the price increase would only be a couple of hundred bucks. but for those of you who choose to get one after Oct. 1st will see a big increase.
Jul 15, 2000 (4:14 pm)
WHERE DID YOU ORDER YOUR 2001?
#44 of 768 2001 F250 (OAKRIDGE)
Jul 15, 2000 (7:44 pm)
I bought it at Anderson Koch Ford in North Branch,MN The Salesman was Bill Young. Retail on the truck was 35026 and invoice with all the goodies was 30312
#45 of 768 Just took delievery with flat mirrors
Jul 29, 2000 (8:26 pm)
I ordered an F250SD SC XLT v10 4x4 With standard mirrors. 500 over invoice 12/23/99 deleveried 6/27/00. Gets 12mpg, rides like a truck,and fun to drive commuting 22 miles to Cleveland each way. The problem is the standard right side mirror is flat, not convex like every other standard right side mirror.
The standard mirrors are not adequate for the safe operation of my vehicle. The right side mirror is flat and the driver can not see enough area on the right side of the pickup to drive safely. The dealer and Ford Motor Company’s Customer Assistance Center told me “that is what Ford puts on that truck, get over it-no one else has complained.” This is a knowing disregard for my safety. I believe this is called a negligent design defect.
I bet I can find a few opinions.
#46 of 768 New Navistar Diesel?
Jul 30, 2000 (8:42 pm)
I recently read that Ford has a contract for a new Navistar diesel for the next 5 years, can you give me any information regarding this? When will this new engine be available?
#47 of 768 gas mileage?
Jul 31, 2000 (2:56 am)
I am interested in the gas mileage that you are getting with the power stroke. I will be in the market for a new truck in a about a year. I am anticipating a power stroke with the 3.73 rear end. I have always been a Ford man, and currently drive a F150 with a 302, but I am anticipating having to pull a trailer/boat occasionally. How is this engine compared to Dodge's? I also heard that Chevy struck a deal with Isuzu and will be putting out a new diesel. The stats on it is impressive.
#48 of 768 Basecircle: flat right side mirror
Jul 31, 2000 (3:24 am)
I recommend you check out the Ford Superduty thread on this site. It's currently topic 1849. This issue has come up at least a couple of times. The dealer and customer service were'nt fooling ya, that's how the standard mirrors come on the Super Duty (go figure). I've heard one person ordered a right hand mirror for an Excursion (it has the convex mirror) as it is pretty much a direct bolt on replacement on the Super Duty. The excursion mirror is heated and therefore there is some wiring that you can't use, but other than that it's the same exact mirror physically. I recommend you search through the Super Duty topic as the writer provided a pretty thorough explanation of his experience. Seems Ford can put a convex mirror on the Excursion but can't put it on a Super Duty even though it's the same mirror on both vehicles (I don't get it). Another writer on the Super Duty topic indicated he took his ride to a glass shop and they installed a convex mirror in place of the flat mirror. This option was also a heck of a lot cheaper than procuring a whole new Excursion assembly. Whatever option you chose, I wish you good luck.