Adventure with F-250/350 Tremor "for the first time", and need help to start...

jaimeleebang

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Hi all, I am looking into new outdoor off-road adventure with F-series truck loading camper.
I am just retired and live in Phoenix AZ.
I am planning to load Alaskan camper (max 2000 lbs) and 6 passengers to my F-250/350 going to off-road camping.
After looking into many sites, still I have questions.
(1)
In order to accommodate "payload" for camper and passenger, I do not know whether I have to get base "F-250 XT" or "F-350 XT"
As I see in many posts in here, it is not clear the payload of F-250 tremor vs F-350 tremor when I select below configuration:
==> 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel, 4x4, Crew Cab, 6.75' box, tremor package, srw, red exterior w/ gray interior.
==> XLT base because i need to have "cloth split bed bench 40/20/40 Front Seats".
Some said F-250 with "some" option is same as F-350, and some configuration of F-350 can have actually lower payload than F-250. Towing capacity is not important for my purpose since even F-150 can accommodate my purpose.
(2)
I have to order Ford to build, and I see in many posts "-10% below MSRP" is the best deal and "x-plan" can be used.
I always purchased existing car at the dealer lot, and this ordering is new to me.
I am willing to travel anywhere in US west to get the Truck.
I hope to get help on this ordering process deal.

Thanks you. I hope to be helpful to others in near future with my experience.
 

JC_Tremor

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My xlt 7.3l:
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Depends upon how much extra weight you add with options, engine choice...excluding 250 or 350. Do you need the diesel?
 
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jaimeleebang

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After the investigation, I learned that I need F-350 at least for the required payload.
So I decided to order F-350 7.3L gasoline V-8 tremor.
Now, I have to find the dealer to order one from Alaska, since we are moving to Alaska to live for a while.
Please recommend the dealer (or salesman) from Alaska whom can provide me the best deal.
Thank you all.
 

Greggg2018

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you lose about 600 lbs of payload with the diesel motor.
F350 diesel payload- 3600#
F350 gas payload- 4200#

Also depends on extras too but gives you an idea of the payload penalty. I'm going gas with a slide in camper
 

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Hi all, I am looking into new outdoor off-road adventure with F-series truck loading camper.
I am just retired and live in Phoenix AZ.
I am planning to load Alaskan camper (max 2000 lbs) and 6 passengers to my F-250/350 going to off-road camping.
After looking into many sites, still I have questions.
(1)
In order to accommodate "payload" for camper and passenger, I do not know whether I have to get base "F-250 XT" or "F-350 XT"
As I see in many posts in here, it is not clear the payload of F-250 tremor vs F-350 tremor when I select below configuration:
==> 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel, 4x4, Crew Cab, 6.75' box, tremor package, srw, red exterior w/ gray interior.
==> XLT base because i need to have "cloth split bed bench 40/20/40 Front Seats".
Some said F-250 with "some" option is same as F-350, and some configuration of F-350 can have actually lower payload than F-250. Towing capacity is not important for my purpose since even F-150 can accommodate my purpose.
(2)
I have to order Ford to build, and I see in many posts "-10% below MSRP" is the best deal and "x-plan" can be used.
I always purchased existing car at the dealer lot, and this ordering is new to me.
I am willing to travel anywhere in US west to get the Truck.
I hope to get help on this ordering process deal.

Thanks you. I hope to be helpful to others in near future with my experience.
Welcome to the forum @jaimeleebang -

Be sure to check out the payload thread here:

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