The full-size revolution is upon us as many overlanders embrace the additional running costs of bigger trucks in exchange for a plethora of benefits. The transition from mid- to full-size rigs has been a hot topic within the overlanding community and has been discussed at length on the Overland Journal Podcast. In recent years, full-size trucks have been closing in on the running costs of mid-size equivalents, and now the difference is often so marginal that it just makes sense to go bigger. So, what are the key advantages? A superior payload and towing capacity, more power and torque, better equipped and larger interiors, greater versatility, and in some cases, improved capability. The Ford F-450 is a popular choice on our forum, with recent examples including this 2019 DBL Severe Duty with Autarky camper, a 2008 expedition camper, and a 2019 custom overland build. If you’d like a better idea of how this platform can be outfitted for travel, check out this fully-equipped F-450 Nitro Gears Ford truck camper or this minimalist ultimate Ford F-450 overland build. Today’s low-mileage (75,000 miles) Limited Extreme Duty showcases the desirable Power Stroke diesel motor, a luxurious interior, and premium aftermarket modifications from DBL Design.
From the Seller:
“For this truck, I decided to start at the top trim level and go from there. My friends and I go to SEMA every year to look for inspiration, and this is what happened. So began the build of what we call [the] Betty White Truck. I just happened to buy this rig around the time actress Betty White passed away, so the name stuck. With supply chain challenges for shocks, lifts, and almost everything else, it took a while to build my dream truck. We’ve recently moved, and for now, Betty doesn’t fit into our lifestyle, so we must let her go.”
2019 Ford F-450 Limited
The F-450 is fitted with a 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel motor that produces 450 horsepower and a monster 935 pound-feet of torque. A powerful engine is matched with impressive capability thanks to 4WD, high and low range, Super Single beadlock wheels, and aftermarket upgrades from DBL Design. Inside, the F-450 showcases a luxurious interior with driver comforts that include:
- Heated, cooled, and powered leather seats
- Remote start
- Speed adaptive cruise control
- Panoramic sunroof
- Power retractable steps
- DBL Design Super Single wheels with Continental tires
- Fox suspension
- Baja Designs lighting
- Bodyguard Stealth front bumper with Warn winch
This 2019 Ford F-450 Limited Extreme Duty SRW is listed for $130,000 and is currently located in Gilbert, Arizona. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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