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JKfromNH

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2020 Raptor
Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. Currently we have a '20 Raptor and are looking at 5th wheels so, naturally back to the Ford trucks we go. Now, we may trade the Raptor in on a 350 Tremor, but wanted to ask few questions first. First, just how jumpy or harsh is the ride of the Tremor in reality? I know it won't be the same as the Raptor, but some reviewers say its harsh, others say it's just fine. Second, would it be better to pick up a leftover '21 or wait for a '22? The bigger screen and the Sync 4 are pretty intriguing options. Anyways, just wanted to say hello..oh and the only way to get a SD is with a 6.7 lol.

Just kidding, the 7.3 is a beast of a motor.

P.S couple weeks ago test drove a '21 F350 Dually and it seemed to ride pretty damn good imo..
 
I would characterize the ride as 'firm' but not unpleasantly so.
You know you're in a heavy duty truck. I've already done some
dirt driving and hit some good bumps so I was glad to have
that stout suspension.

Oh, pardon my manners - Welcome!
 
If you can wait until August when the 22s start rolling out I would suggest that. You'll have better resell value with the sync 4 as well.

Make sure you take a look at the tremor payload tread regarding what GVWR sticker you want from the factory. Seems some people's truck auto derate to a lower GVWR and you may not want that, depending on your state.
 
If you can wait until August when the 22s start rolling out I would suggest that. You'll have better resell value with the sync 4 as well.

Make sure you take a look at the tremor payload tread regarding what GVWR sticker you want from the factory. Seems some people's truck auto derate to a lower GVWR and you may not want that, depending on your state.

Yeah I'm in Texas, so no worries down here. No derated down here. I have been looking into the payload on the trucks I have seen and it looks like a 11400 is the most on a 350? Dealers for the most part have no clue what they are talking about lol.
 
I've never been in a raptor, but I suspect the ride in an F-350 will be significantly different/stiffer than a 1/2 ton. I don't mind, I want my truck to ride like a truck. after all I didn't buy a car...
 
I've never been in a raptor, but I suspect the ride in an F-350 will be significantly different/stiffer than a 1/2 ton. I don't mind, I want my truck to ride like a truck. after all I didn't buy a car...
The Raptor is buuuuutttter smooth. Lke, seriously the smoothest ride in a truck I have ever been in. Plus it's an off road monster. I know a SD won't be the same and thats why the Raptors payload sucks ass. I just don't want to be having a teeth chattering experience when its to under load that's all. I want to retain some off road ability and the Tremor does that or it would seem without sacrificing payload.
 
The Tremor is a beast, in a good way; but take one for a ride before you pull the trigger so you know what you are getting in to. I'm not trying to scare you, just want you to know what you are getting before you sign the papers.
 
The Tremor is a beast, in a good way; but take one for a ride before you pull the trigger so you know what you are getting in to. I'm not trying to scare you, just want you to know what you are getting before you sign the papers.

Yeah I will for sure. I might even do that this week. Ford dealer right down the road has a KR Tremor so I might look at that.
 
The Raptor is buuuuutttter smooth. Lke, seriously the smoothest ride in a truck I have ever been in. Plus it's an off road monster. I know a SD won't be the same and thats why the Raptors payload sucks ass. I just don't want to be having a teeth chattering experience when its to under load that's all. I want to retain some off road ability and the Tremor does that or it would seem without sacrificing payload.
Swap the rear suspension with air bags, will improve your ride quality in the SD.
 
Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. Currently we have a '20 Raptor and are looking at 5th wheels so, naturally back to the Ford trucks we go. Now, we may trade the Raptor in on a 350 Tremor, but wanted to ask few questions first. First, just how jumpy or harsh is the ride of the Tremor in reality? I know it won't be the same as the Raptor, but some reviewers say its harsh, others say it's just fine. Second, would it be better to pick up a leftover '21 or wait for a '22? The bigger screen and the Sync 4 are pretty intriguing options. Anyways, just wanted to say hello..oh and the only way to get a SD is with a 6.7 lol.

Just kidding, the 7.3 is a beast of a motor.

P.S couple weeks ago test drove a '21 F350 Dually and it seemed to ride pretty damn good imo..
Welcome to the forum @JKfromNH - I think the ride is excellent for a HD truck. Much better than my RAM 2500 Diesel before it. For me it would depend on the deal. If there wasn't much of a price difference I would go with the 2022.
 
Welcome to the Tremor Forum. I think I would snatch that KR up if it meets your requirements. BTW if you are talking fifth wheel you really can't afford to worry too much about ride quality, and you need at least a 350 if you are getting a Tremor. Your payload limit is your weak link with these trucks. If you get a 6.7 that will also reduce your payload slightly. Some builds with all the options added barely break the #3000 mark, some are even less. I would look at the door sticker on the KR just for reference. A #12500 GVWR fifth wheel will weigh #2500 at the hitch. That would probably leave less then #1000 for passengers, fuel, hitch and misc. gear in the truck. Just something to consider.
 
I just picked mine up this afternoon. I went from and F150 Lariet. I literally just came back 30 minutes ago from a long drive with the wife to check out the new truck. It is definitely a different ride and F150. I don’t know what the Raptors Dr., like but I can only assume that they are just as soft as an F150 or perhaps even softer. That being said I was not disappointed at all but it is definitely the feel of a much more sturdy stout heavy duty truck. That being said what a blast! I am so happy I purchased this truck and I haven’t even had it for more than three hours LOL. I would definitely go and take one for a test drive if you can. I do think he will be impressed though. Anyways happy hunting LOL
 
Welcome to the Tremor Forum. I think I would snatch that KR up if it meets your requirements. BTW if you are talking fifth wheel you really can't afford to worry too much about ride quality, and you need at least a 350 if you are getting a Tremor. Your payload limit is your weak link with these trucks. If you get a 6.7 that will also reduce your payload slightly. Some builds with all the options added barely break the #3000 mark, some are even less. I would look at the door sticker on the KR just for reference. A #12500 GVWR fifth wheel will weigh #2500 at the hitch. That would probably leave less then #1000 for passengers, fuel, hitch and misc. gear in the truck. Just something to consider.
Yeah, the 350 is what we are looking at. I've seen some payload stickers here in the 3500 pound range. Also, I thought payload was calculated with a full fuel load already. Want to stay away from the dually if we can.
 
I read a lot of these posts about ride quality and I now know it's a matter of subjective perspective. I don't own a Raptor or a F-150 but friends do and I have driven both. I DD a 2017 Rubicon 4 door jeep with 37's and a 4" lift. So 3 weeks ago I test drove a Tremor 250 SD. I was taken on a busy city route on skinny not well maintained roads. All I can say is I was pleasantly surprised by the nimbleness and comfort this BEAST gave me. Ordered mine last week! Good luck.
 
Yeah, the 350 is what we are looking at. I've seen some payload stickers here in the 3500 pound range. Also, I thought payload was calculated with a full fuel load already. Want to stay away from the dually if we can.
Not 100% sure but I believe they work from dry weights, kind of like RVs. They never tell you that filling the holding tanks puts you over the limit on some RVs. It's not a big issue with most trucks but you can eat up your payload capacity real fast when adding people, luggage, coolers etc. These trucks have plenty of towing capacity but the payload capacity is what trips everyone up.
 
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