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Old 02-27-2016, 11:38 AM   #631
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The make and model are in my signature; I have considered buying a new truck many times, even gone as far as sitting down at the dealership and throwing numbers back and forth on a power wagon. Ended up walking out and sticking with this trusty girl. She is paid for, gets better mileage than most expect, has managed to get me into and out of many sticky situations, and mechanically is very sound.
Power Wagon is a NEAT truck. But it isn't for towing/hauling. The payload and towing capacities are abysmal at best. Would be a fun "toy" though!
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:10 PM   #632
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Power Wagon is a NEAT truck. But it isn't for towing/hauling. The payload and towing capacities are abysmal at best. Would be a fun "toy" though!
Exactly! which is why we ended up not buying it. The more I looked at the numbers, my 2004 had power to weight ratio and towing than the 2015 power wagon. That and with the factory lift, the truck would not fit in my garage. As it is right now I only have 2 3/4 inches of clearance underneath a center beam in my garage.
You are right when it comes to off road capability the Power Wagon is a purpose built awesome rig.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:15 AM   #633
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My 07 F350 srw just wasn't up to the task of our 38FLSA....so the boss told me to get a new t/v...really had to twist my arm. Upgraded to 2013 F450.....no problems now!
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I replaced all the lights on top, they Leak. When I took the truck to the shop, the mechanic screwed the screws in sideways. went to put the headliner back in it was leaking had to take it over to my late husband glass shop, and they redid them and sealed them.
Took my brother over to Gibson's a couple of years ago, from Ontario
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My 07 F350 srw just wasn't up to the task of our 38FLSA....so the boss told me to get a new t/v...really had to twist my arm. Upgraded to 2013 F450.....no problems now!

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Debating on selling my 2015.5 2500 Duramax and going with an older (relatively) 2006-2007 3500 Duramax. Thinking about simplifying the life a little bit.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:24 AM   #637
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...snip As it is right now I only have 2 3/4 inches of clearance underneath a center beam in my garage.

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That's PLENTY of room. I think I've got about 1/2" ... maybe. It's a close shave, but it fits!!

Hitting the radio antenna on the garage door is getting old, I'm looking for a shorter replacement....
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That's PLENTY of room. I think I've got about 1/2" ... maybe. It's a close shave, but it fits!!

Hitting the radio antenna on the garage door is getting old, I'm looking for a shorter replacement....
We hit our antenna for the Excursion on the garage door too. I didn't know you could replace them. Hmmmmm.
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We hit our antenna for the Excursion on the garage door too. I didn't know you could replace them. Hmmmmm.
Yup! You can find them all over Amazon. They used to come with adapters so it didn't matter how the original mast was mounted, I think most still do.

Only downside is loss of reception, but I'm about to re-up my Sirius XM (they really roped me in with the 1-yr free thing, I can't stand listening to regular radio now) so I don't worry about reception too much. It's only occasionally I use the FM receiver anyway, only when I "lose my satellites" as DW says.
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This (assuming the pic loads) is a 2008 Ford F150. It tows pretty well, but if/when we replace it we'll go for a 250.
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