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Sheriff's Office using 4 door, F-150s

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by hikerduane, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    hikerduane

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    Reading the short, online version of our county rag, that the Plumas Co., California Sheriff is moving up to F-150's, more versatile than the Explorer I believe it is that they use. More suitable to some of our terrain, transporting people. Down side was poorer gas mileage. They have been testing them before now getting permission from the County Supervisors to buy more once other vehicles mileage out.
    Duane
     
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  2. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    The agency I work for (U.S Fish & Wildlife Service) has been using F-150s with pretty good success for quite sometime. We even have a few Raptors floating around.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    Our county/city and surrounding counties/cities use a plethora of different vehicles.
    Ford Explorers
    Ford F-150s
    Ford Mustangs
    Chevy Tahoes
    Chevy Silvarados
    Chevy Camaros
    Dodge Durrangos
    Dodge (RAM) Pickups.
    Dodge Chargers
    Some even have the occasional old Crown Victoria or Police Interceptors
    Was this just supposed to be a regional post letting your area know?
     
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  4. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    What the heck do they need a Raptor for? Illegals, drugs?
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  5. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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    No.
    Don't see any Crown Vics anymore. Your area sounds like the rest of the country, mix of different brands, models.
    Also, thank you to the rest of the USA for your tax dollars to support our county schools and roads, Plumas County is mostly public land so a low tax base.
    Duane
     
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  6. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:26 AM
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    It’s interesting. FWS unlike some other federal agencies purchase vehicles as real property while some lease them through GSA. So if you could get a bone stock F-150 XLT for $28,000 or a Raptor for $35,000 it’s an easy choice. After the modifications to the F-150 to get it up to the level of the Raptor you have surpassed the cost of the Raptor.
    But yeah a lot of our LE vehicles are used off-road and in the woods.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    Our Sheriffs Office uses Dodge 1500’s and chargers I believe, Fish and Game use F 250’s I believe and Forest Service uses a variety of vehicles.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Around here, I see the Game Wardens in 4x4 Rams.
    Duane
     
  9. Jan 6, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    In my town, they run a mix of Fords and Mopars. Mostly Explorers, Rams, and Chargers. I’ve seen a Durango running around, too.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    The only reason I bring this up is the SO is switching over to all pickups. Thought it might of some interest on this very snowy day.
    Duane
     
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  11. Jan 7, 2019 at 4:16 AM
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    Good friend of mine has a new 2018 F150 3.5 Ecoboost.

    He now has over 5k miles on it and usually drives it like he stole it.

    Overall average MPG so far? 18.8 mpg.

    He's done several multi-hour road trips but that is still an impressive average MPG for a full size truck with that much power (he has intake and exhaust, not chipped yet)

    Yes, I hate him and his truck.

    If they made a 5/8 scale F150 with an Ecoboost V6 I would have one today (the new Ranger is more like 7/8 scale, so not interested)

    When you factor in how much more practical a pickup is than a sedan, I can see why many departments would switch over to them.
     

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