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    We have moved to the dark side! Replacing the Ecoboost F150 HDPP after 43,000 towing kms. (27,000 towing miles)
    The new TV is a 2022 F350 Lariat SRW Diesel CC SB.
    It was time for a new truck and our travel plans will take us through country with much steeper grades than our annual trips back and forth from Canada to Florida.
    The two truck are very similar in physical size (first picture) but I have not yet hitched the Reflection to the new truck to sort out towing level.
    The (new for 2022) 12" center screen in the Superduty and all the cameras are simply amazing. They knit together to give an overview as if there was a drone hovering above. (second picture).
    Payload is just over 3400 lbs. (An F250 version would have had barely more payload than the HDPP F150 . . . so, that was not an option.)

    Rob
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    Last edited by Cate&Rob; 10-10-2021, 06:41 PM.
    Cate & Rob
    (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
    2015 Reflection 303RLS
    2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package (retired)
    2022 F350 Diesel CC SB SRW Lariat
    Bayham, Ontario, Canada

  • #2
    Looks like in your first picture that the new truck is gathering lots of attention!. Looks pretty sweet, now time to accessorize. Are you coming out west to try the hills our here?
    2019 Imagine 2400bh
    2019 f150 XLT Crew, EcoBoost, 6.5' box, 3.55 ratio

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    • #3
      Jerry and Kelly Powell, with Halo, Nash, Reid, and the baby kitty Cleo.
      Pilot (Zebulon), NC
      2020 Solitude 390RK-R

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      • #4
        Very nice. I hope that you enjoy yours as much as we enjoy ours.
        Tom and Janice (also known as Richter on the “Other” forum)

        First came the 18' Comfort bumper-pull, was great for 20 years.
        Now a 2019 Reflection 303RLS, second air, double glass, table and chairs
        2019 F350 Lariat 4x4 Crewcab with lots of goodies
        Andersen aluminum with the puck system holding it all together
        Cranberry Twp. PA, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post
          (An F250 version would have had barely more payload than the HDPP F150 . . . so, that was not an option.)

          Rob
          My 2020 F250 diesel has 3166# payload
          Momentum 21G

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          • #6
            Originally posted by acoleman43 View Post

            My 2020 F250 diesel has 3166# payload
            Ford payloads are complicated to figure out. The “close to what I wanted” comparison F250s that I looked at, were all well under 3000 lb payload.

            Rob

            Cate & Rob
            (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
            2015 Reflection 303RLS
            2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package (retired)
            2022 F350 Diesel CC SB SRW Lariat
            Bayham, Ontario, Canada

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post

              Ford payloads are complicated to figure out. The “close to what I wanted” comparison F250s that I looked at, were all well under 3000 lb payload.

              Rob
              Yup, I looked in Austin, Houston, San Antoni and Dallas to find mine.

              Congrats! More awesome adventures, without struggling TV, ahead!
              Momentum 21G

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post

                Ford payloads are complicated to figure out. The “close to what I wanted” comparison F250s that I looked at, were all well under 3000 lb payload.

                Rob
                You certainly do need a decoder ring for their payloads. TBH, when shopping for my truck, 90% of my time was browsing dealer websites for units with the features I wanted, or for that matter didn't. When one fit the build, it was emailing the dealer asking for a picture of the payload sticker. The most frustrating part was the canned response of "it can tow 11k lbs!" with no pictures included.
                2019 Imagine 2400bh
                2019 f150 XLT Crew, EcoBoost, 6.5' box, 3.55 ratio

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                • #9
                  StephenO
                  Even crazier now . . . the dealer lots are empty because of the computer chip shortage limiting production. No “demos” to even look at. Most of what I learned was by looking at similar trucks in their service department. My plan was to buy an end of production 2021. None of those available so I ordered a 2022.

                  And . . . yes . . . our travel plans include crossing all the mountain ranges in North America (several times) .

                  All the Ford Order Guide info is focused on trailer weight . . . assuming a calculated % pin weight. Nothing useful for real world pin or tongue weights.

                  Rob
                  Cate & Rob
                  (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
                  2015 Reflection 303RLS
                  2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package (retired)
                  2022 F350 Diesel CC SB SRW Lariat
                  Bayham, Ontario, Canada

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post
                    StephenO
                    Even crazier now . . . the dealer lots are empty because of the computer chip shortage limiting production. No “demos” to even look at. Most of what I learned was by looking at similar trucks in their service department. My plan was to buy an end of production 2021. None of those available so I ordered a 2022.

                    And . . . yes . . . our travel plans include crossing all the mountain ranges in North America (several times) .

                    All the Ford Order Guide info is focused on trailer weight . . . assuming a calculated % pin weight. Nothing useful for real world pin or tongue weights.

                    Rob
                    The chip shortage will be with us for the foreseeable future I suspect. I've even heard in some cases that there is over two years of backlog.

                    Anyways, enjoy the new truck! If you need any campground recommendations for Alberta, feel free to contact me. Although TBH, you can't go wrong with any of the camping available in our mountain parks!
                    Last edited by StephenO; 10-10-2021, 10:36 PM.
                    2019 Imagine 2400bh
                    2019 f150 XLT Crew, EcoBoost, 6.5' box, 3.55 ratio

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post
                      StephenO
                      Even crazier now . . . the dealer lots are empty because of the computer chip shortage limiting production. No “demos” to even look at. Most of what I learned was by looking at similar trucks in their service department. My plan was to buy an end of production 2021. None of those available so I ordered a 2022.

                      And . . . yes . . . our travel plans include crossing all the mountain ranges in North America (several times) .

                      All the Ford Order Guide info is focused on trailer weight . . . assuming a calculated % pin weight. Nothing useful for real world pin or tongue weights.

                      Rob
                      This past summer we pulled our 21G up and down the Rockies with grades as steep as 14%. It was great to have a vehicle that pulled the trailer without issue. You will certainly enjoy it. The exhaust brake has been a tremendous feature in the mountains as well.
                      Momentum 21G

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by StephenO View Post
                        If you need any campground recommendations for Alberta, feel free to contact me. Although TBH, you can't go wrong with any of the camping available in our mountain parks!
                        We have family in Calgary and the Vancouver area. We will be criss-crossing your backyard and may be able to cross paths.

                        Rob

                        Cate & Rob
                        (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
                        2015 Reflection 303RLS
                        2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package (retired)
                        2022 F350 Diesel CC SB SRW Lariat
                        Bayham, Ontario, Canada

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                        • #13
                          Cate&Rob

                          Congrats on the new wheels! Love mine. This was the first season towing the 303 and it was great.

                          Couple things I really like:
                          - bed camera - perfect for hitching up the fifth wheel. If you turn on the guidance lines, it will give you a centre line guide that you can line up directly with the fifth wheel pin - as with the other lines, it turns as you turn. And, then you can zoom in the view by hitting the "+" sign on the screen when you are close.
                          - Diesel exhaust brake (two modes, "On" or "Auto") - works really well when in Tow/Haul mode. We travelled most of this summer back and forth through the mountain passes (Kananaskis, Banff, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Coquihalla (BC5), and BC Highway 3). Took some practice, but once I figured it out, most of the "reasonable" downhills were managed using only the Exhaust Brake. Sounds like some of these roads are in your future

                          One downside: - fuel economy or more specifically fuel range. This summer I was only getting about 500 km's on a tank (128L capacity) when pulling the 303, mostly in mountains (we are averaging about 18-19L/100kms). I am hopeful this will improve on some flatter roads.

                          And as others have offered - happy to provide any experience in this part of the world (Alberta/BC) if you have any questions (we are based in Calgary).

                          Ken & Sandra
                          2021 303RLS | 2020 F350 Lariat 6.7L 4x4 SB SRW

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                          • #14
                            Congratulations, Rob and Cate ! In reading some other posts over the last few weeks, I wondered when you were going to share pictures and details. You know in our communications over the years that both you and I are partial to how good black looks. Nice to see this continue......good looking truck and ordered/equipped right with your knowledge and expertise. Share a picture of the window sticker here or PM or txt if you would. I am not planning on ordering a blue oval for our new truck as you know I'm a GM guy (right Jim MidwestCamper ) but ?

                            By the way, did you and Cate move ? Looks to be a different home.

                            Dan
                            Dan & Carol
                            2014 303RLS Reflection #185 (10/2013 build)
                            2012 Silverado LTZ Crew Duramax 2500HD - 2700/16K Pullrite Superglide

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KSC_Travels View Post

                              One downside: - fuel economy or more specifically fuel range. This summer I was only getting about 500 km's on a tank (128L capacity) when pulling the 303, mostly in mountains (we are averaging about 18-19L/100kms). I am hopeful this will improve on some flatter roads.
                              18L/100km.....I wish for that. Pulling our trailer to Kananaskis and back, I average about 20-25L/100km. I know we were not comparing apples to apples, but still.

                              Originally posted by KSC_Travels View Post

                              And as others have offered - happy to provide any experience in this part of the world (Alberta/BC) if you have any questions (we are based in Calgary).
                              I think I found that roudy group at Mount Kidd from a couple weeks ago . Kidding of course!
                              2019 Imagine 2400bh
                              2019 f150 XLT Crew, EcoBoost, 6.5' box, 3.55 ratio

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