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.
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.