2014 F250 SD King Ranch

2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:03 pm

Well my brother stopped by the shop to show me his new ride.

This new truck sure is a lot quieter than his or my 2000 7.3 liter diesel.

Nice interior as it should be for $60k. Seems to be plenty of room in the back seat area. Hook ups in the dash and rear of the console for 110v at only 500 watts. Top of dash has inlet plugs for audio and video inputs. There is an SD card for the gps mapping system, a couple of USB outlets to hook up additional gadgets.

The dash is that new SYNC system. Last night when he first texted me, I replied and it popped up on his dash via his Bluetooth connection to his cell. Supposedly the truck becomes a mobile hotspot for the 'net. Don't know if that also is due to the Bluetooth or not. Voice command for the radio and climate control system.

Since it is a King Ranch, each seat has it's own heat control switch. There is a real nice compartment under the rear seats that appears to be able to house some long guns. And it even comes with a lock for the upper lid. Should satisfy most concealed carry laws.....

Supposedly it has instant glow plugs which allow it to be remotely started.

The urea jug cap is located right alongside the fuel filler neck. Supposedly there are sensors to tell you the level of the jug since it will shut the truck down if it becomes empty. :mad:


Since we are headed to Maine next weekend for our annual sled trip, I'll be able to report on just how well it handles pulling the 4 sled trailer, sled fuel and all our gear.


It really is a sweet "looking" truck. Since I started this new thread, I hope to be able to keep everyone updated on the good and bad.



Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: Berlin On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:12 pm

quieter, but not better ;)
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Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:33 am

We've done this run to Maine for several years in a row. Only difference will be having 1 or 2 extra people in the cab. Should be close to the same as far as the load in the trailer and bed of the truck. So we should be able to do a comparison on years past.

But I do know one thing, I would sometimes have to sit in the back seat of the 2000 extended cab. At least if I'm getting rear seat time this year, I should have more leg room. :clap:




Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work


Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:56 am

I loved our F-250 when we had it but living in the city and not being hunters or running a commercial enterprise it just didn't make sense to keep it. I swear DK cried when we sold it. That was before coal. We are actually considering getting another F-250 so we can carry a full ton of black rocks.
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Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:34 am

I did carry a few pallets of coal with my 1500 before I sold it. If I ever get a truck again it will be a 3/4 or 1 ton.

Keep us posted Rick, especially at warranty expiration time.
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Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:29 pm

Keep us updated. i'm all ears! Even if my post about purchasing a Diesel truck led to 6 pages of people telling me not too! :D ;) :D

JUST KIDDING! I asked for opinions. Obviously most everyone feels it is not a good investment.

On the WIFI, I believe the truck itself has no hotspot built in but it allows you to use a Cell phone to connect to the SYNC system in the truck. Of course your cell phone needs a data plan and you need to be in range of a cell tower also! but it will channel all the requests for WIFI thru your phone. This would not use blue tooth per say as the backhaul on bluetooth is I think about 1 MBPS or so. But then. this is alot of speculation on my part as I don't really know how the system works for sure.

Anyway hope your trip in 2 weeks goes well. Anxious to hear about it. The Ford heavy duty I understand is supposed to get about the best MPG of any but the truck being not broken in may give some misleading numbers on your trip I guess this year.

Thanks!
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Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:35 pm

AVG fuel economy 10.8 mpg

That is with all our gear and pulling a 26' 4 sled Worthington Trailer with 6' inside height.

Truck handled the load well. I only spent about 3 hours total seat time in it as I rode up with the other driver. Back seat leg room was great. Sat radio was good. Hands free calling by voice is a nice feature. But as we discussed, all this extra amenities are great as long as they work.......




Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:53 pm

Thanks for the update Rick, do you happen to know what the gross weight was? From what I can see the ride in the truck was the best part of your trip ;) :D .Keepaeyeonit
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Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:41 pm

Nope we never weighed it.

But I think the trailer is somewhere near 2100 lbs dry. But we added 1/4" plywood to the sides and roof, 3 wall cabinets, then put in 3 Polaris 600 sleds, 1 Artic Cat 800, and about 60 gallons of gas in cans. Plus about 100-300 of spare parts, etc.

I think gross on the trailer is supposed to be 6000 lbs.

In the truck, we had all our gear, plus coolers with food, cooking stuff, and started with about 7 cases of beer and several bottles of additional hi powered "joint lube" as the locals like to call it.

The 8' bed with cap was pretty damn full.


Rick



Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:00 am

How did that MPG compare to the old truck with that same load and trip?



My buddy has that fancy getup in his F-150 Ecoboost. He paid almost $60 LARGE just for that half ton! Thing is ridiculous though. Steps automatically roll out from underneath the chassis whenever a door is opened ... AND they're lighted .... the seats blow cool air right up your ass in the summer! :lol: I guess today's society demands such things in their trucks. Heated in winter too.

Yeah that SYNCH just synchs up to the fancy smartphone - downloads all your pics, music, and contact info when you first set it up. Then you can have a pic of your kids ... or a *censored* *censored* ... on your monitor while you drive. :D You can basically call out commands hands free an have it call someone, turn up the heat, or play a certain song.

Pretty soon we'll all be broken down on the side of the road once the government mandates Microsoft WINDOWS be installed in every vehicle. "Your vehicle has performed an illegal operation. Shutting down."

Urea .... only a government entity could engineer an engine requiring stale piss to run .... :roll: :mad:
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Re: 2014 F250 SD King Ranch

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:17 am

At 60 large for a half ton, Bring back the 7.3, stuff an Allison behind it, remove the Fix or Repair Daily Blue Oval, and forget the Panther urine in the 'self-healing' cat cycle. Hopefully most of us will be dead before the next huge changeover to 'Pixie Dust' direct injection. :shock:
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