Crew cab long bed (8ft) for overlanding??? Is this viable or realistic?

Grassland

Well-known member
I just looked up a 2021 Ford F350, SRW, Crew Long bed, 4x4, MSRP...$89,000! Ouch!
What trim??

I just built an XLT cclb 4x4 with options I'd choose and am just over $65k not including my upfit. My 2018 Transit 250 was $40600 or something before upfit which has a lot to do with it being purchased instead of a super duty.
 
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AbleGuy

A Son of the Purple Sage
It was the “limited” model, but I think would be better named the “unlimited” model because you’re gonna need unlimited funds to buy this beautiful rig!

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Jsweezy

Explorer
I just got mine decently optioned XL for 50k and I didn’t get any kind of discounts other than the $500 military one.
 

RangeDrive

Observer
8ft isn’t that bad. I’ve got a 2014 Ram 2500 double cab 8ft bed and most of the time it’s more of a blessing than a curse. I’m in the South West, buts it’s always great to have tons of room in the cab for the family, plus plenty of room for a toolbox, dog crate, dirt bike or whatever I want in the back. Yeah it’s a pain to maneuver in town sometimes, and it can get tight in some wooded areas, but if your not too scared of scratches, you’ll be just fine.
 

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1000arms

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Using Ford's "Build and Price", a 2021 (new) (and with the right factory options ordered) F-350 XL 4x4 SRW Crew-Cab Long-Bed, 7.3L gas engine, "Fx4 off-road" package skidplates, 4.30 locking rear axle, snow-plow/camper-package, 397 amp alternator, dual batteries, block heater, XL value package (for cruise control), 18" steel wheels + LT275/70Rx18E BSW A/T, 4x4 Tires, and Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, has a MSRP of about $48,320.

Please keep in mind that the 18" rims were chosen to help achieve the highest payload possible for the 4x4 SRW CCLB F-350XL. Double check, but, without a bunch of other options eating in to the payload, the above truck should have a GVWR of about 11,900 pounds, and a payload of about 4,730 pounds.

One could go with DRW if a greater payload 4x4 CCLB F-350XL is desired.
 
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