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Ford LT275/65R20E package

looking at a new loaded 2012 F350 that includes the LT275/65R20E package and a 3.55 electronic locking axle. The truck will be a daily driver and tow a 5th wheel RV.

What makes the Ford LT275/65R20E package worth $1375?
And what advantage would a locking axle give me, given my intended use?

(Just trying to figure out how much negotiation room the dealer may have. Could they substitute stock tires and rims?)

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looking at a new loaded 2012 F350 that includes the LT275/65R20E package and a 3.55 electronic locking axle. The truck will be a daily driver and tow a 5th wheel RV.

What makes the Ford LT275/65R20E package worth $1375?
And what advantage would a locking axle give me, given my intended use?

(Just trying to figure out how much negotiation room the dealer may have. Could they substitute stock tires and rims?)

Thanks.
Less common tire sizes are more expensive, and the 20" Rims are more expensive. Is it worth $1375? I don't think so.

Does that price include the electronic locking rear too? I didn't think I would use it either, but I have used it quite a bit.

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electric diff is awesome its one of things that you think you will never use but once you use it once or twice and figure it out its a handy thing to have around . but if you dont have a preference for the 20s ide see if you could swap them out .

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electronic locking axle is another $330 (msrp)

and pardon the newbie question, but it's been a long time since I've been around a 4x4 (cabover Jeep with Warn front hubs), when would the locking axle been an advantage for RV towing?
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Probably nothing to do with towing but good in snow. If you start to spin, stop, lock it and move forward.
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Probably nothing to do with towing but good in snow. If you start to spin, stop, lock it and move forward.
It only locks till 20 MPH and then disengages. I have found it useful in very low speed, low traction situations.

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Clarify for me please....so it's locking the rear axle? Like a true-trac would? Or is it locking the front two to help pull along.

Also, we are talking about when you pull out the 4wd selector knob, correct?


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Clarify for me please....so it's locking the rear axle? Like a true-trac would? Or is it locking the front two to help pull along.

Also, we are talking about when you pull out the 4wd selector knob, correct?


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It locks the rear axle, so both rear wheels are getting power. And yes, when you pull the 4wd knob straight out.

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It locks the rear axle, so both rear wheels are getting power. And yes, when you pull the 4wd knob straight out.
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