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F350/250 crew-cab w/short box - a family car or not - looking for input

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  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,496
    There are a few companies that take standard Econolines (and Chevy/GMC and Dodge full size vans as well) and convert them to four wheel drive.

    Check this link:
    http://www.quigley4x4.com/4wdvans.htm

    KCRam - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Moderator

  • One thing to consider when comparing the "future" Excursion and the 4x4 Crew Cab...I've heard that the MSRP of the Excursion fully loaded will be around $50K - I don't know what the invioce will be. I ordered my F250 CC 4x4 Lariat V10 with just about everything on it for just under $30K. If you want some extra windows, a third bench seat, slightly better cargo access, and more weight to pull, and are willing to pay $20K for it than wait for the Excursion.

    Still waiting for delivery.
    Mike
  • tnt2tnt2 Posts: 115
    I've had 2 Crew cabs & 1 extended cab in the last 3 years. The CC is the way to go. I currenty have a '99 F350 4x4 CC Lariat Dually with the powerstroke diesel and a 97 E.B. Expedition 4x4 with the 5.4. The F350 is our economy car. I have 2 kids and we go camping every weekend in the summer. With my wife the 2 kids and 110# Mastiff inside, we have plenty of room. I prefer the diesel over the v-10, but that's a different argument. My previous CC was a Chevy and it seemed to have slightly more leg room in the back seat than the Ford. I also have a fiberglass topper on the back that locks up tight. One good thing of the Ford is that the tailgate locks with the door key, which helps keep things secure and prevents someone from stealing the tailgate altogether. The duals tend to get in the way, especially in tight drive-thru's, but don't let the long bed scare you off, mine has followed me all over.
  • singer4singer4 Posts: 43
    Thanks for affirmation on SD F250 to Larry----glad to hear you camp..wife and I just started 2 yrs. ago. Modern-day style, grant it, but lots of fun. We were in receipt of an F250 CC, but handed the keys back, because there aren't any young children around anymore--boys are 23,21. So we went with ext.cab., del. est. 2/1/99 per dlr. Maybe we'll catch you on the road someday. Any opinion on Rhino Lnr. Thnks., JB
  • tnt2tnt2 Posts: 115
    Can't say that I do. Have seen them but never had one. Mine have all been drop-ins. Just something permanent about the Rhino that doesn't appeal to me.
  • wandrrwandrr Posts: 13
    You might want to look at topic 252 for considerable pro/con discussion about liners, both spray on and set-in.

    All kinds of brand names too, on both types.
  • i like trucks...big trucks....with big engines
  • could anyone help me out with a good price to pay for a F-250 power stroke crew cab. i couldn't find the invoice for this truck. i wanted a fully loaded pickup. it would be great to have some help before the dealer dig's my grave for me
    please help
    dunlay
  • stanfordstanford Posts: 606
    Both KBB and Edmunds (here) have invoice prices for that truck. So does carpoint for that matter... What are you having trouble finding?
  • I finally traded my SD 4x4 f250 super cab for a crew cab diesel. Best move ever. We have four kids, two in car seats and the extended cab was a contorsionists nightmare in hell. Plus when the kids get rowdy, they are yelling right in your ear.

    With all the towing and building we do, the pickup was the only option. If you are ever going to carry plywood, or long lumber, the full bed is the only way to go.

    I also got very tired of 7mpg with my 460 gas. The used crew cab didn't cost that much extra to go diesel, and I believe it is worth it, now that I can actually pass a filling station.

    The only problem I had in getting a Crew cab, was that it is a family vehicle, which means my short wife will drive it. To ask her to lean over and unlock a huge plain jane truck without power locks was too much. Finding an XLT loaded vehicle was tough to do as there are a lot of plain jane ones out there (contractor type) but not comfortable ones, and the loaded ones disappear fast.

    Just my two cents.

    John
  • harrybharryb Posts: 1
    Hi. Some help please...
    I am thinking about an F150 Supercab XLT Flareside but am a little worried about the back seat size...we have three kids.
    Does anybody out there recommend a F250 Crew Cab instead? D o you think Ford will come out with an F150 Crew Cab? I am not pressed for time so could wait a model year (I guess).
    What do you think?
    thanks.
  • stanfordstanford Posts: 606
    Ford is coming out with a half-ton short-bed crew cab. The advantage of the F250 CC is that its here now, is relatively affordable, and can do a lot of work. The disadvantages would be mainly focused towards comfort -- it rides like a nice truck, not like a car. The F150 CCs are probably going to be tough to get when they come out, and priced accordingly.
  • todlaketodlake Posts: 48
    Not to mention that the bed is only 4' long according to what I've read. I had the same concerns re: family hauling and opted for the F250 cc sb. Now I just have to wait a few more weeks.
  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,496
    close, tod

    The Lincoln Blackwood is the one with the 4 1/2 foot bed. The F150 Crew Cab, which shares its cab with the Blackwood, will have a modified 5 1/2 foot bed. The F150 Crew Cab is also smaller than the Super Duty Crew Cab in terms of additional length. The F150 CC only gains 12 inches over the F150 SC, while the Super Duty adds over 15 inches from its Super Cab.

    KCRam - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Moderator

  • bigfur1bigfur1 Posts: 34
    At the Minneapolis Auto Show I saw a Dodge Dakota CC and a S-10 CC both with fake(4') beds. I would be interested in one if it had a larger bed.
  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,496
    the production Dakota Crew (called Quad Cab), will also be a 5-and-change foot bed, but slightly narrower than the F150. The real sin is the Nissan Frontier Crew Cab - the bed ends at the wheelwell.

    KCRam - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Moderator

  • cdd2cdd2 Posts: 2
    We decided to go with the crew cab too - ma, pa, and 4 kids ages 6mo to 11 years. We will be adding a camper, so we're also going with the F350.

    Question: Can I get the limited slip 3.73 in CA? F350 4x4 CC SWB SRW V10, Auto, cmpr pkg
    Towing a 3300# boat short distances

    I read the delivery bulletin board archives and there were contradicting answers. Not a surprise, because I got three different answers from three different dealers: NO, Yes, Yes-custom order.

    If any one has a definitive answer, I would appreciate it. Thanks - cdd2
  • cdd2cdd2 Posts: 2
    We decided to go with the crew cab too - ma, pa, and 4 kids ages 6mo to 11 years. We will be adding a camper, so we're also going with the F350.

    Question: Can I get the limited slip 3.73 in CA?
    F350 4x4 CC SWB SRW V10, Auto, cmpr pkg
    Towing a 3300# boat short distances

    I read the delivery bulletin board archives and there were contradicting answers. Not a surprise, because I got three different answers from three different dealers: NO, Yes, Yes-custom order.

    If any one has a definitive answer, I would appreciate it. Thanks - cdd2
  • Any idea when we might see a 150 Crew Cab?
  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,496
    the F150 Crew Cab is scheduled for this fall.

    KCRam - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Moderator

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