The Brute is a 2012 Ford F350, with following specifications:
- Max 11,500 lbs GVWR
- Lariat, Crew Cab
- 4 x 2 SRW
- Airlift 5000 Air Bags and on-board compressor
- Spray-in bed liner
- Reese 25K Elite hitch with Ford prep
The Redwood loads even this truck to the maximum – we are within 100 lbs of max load on rear axle. So, a new F350 dually or F450 is on the horizon in 2016 or 2017, when we return from the World Cruise.
March 2015 – New 2016 F350 dually ordered for delivery in December, when we return from the World Cruise.
August 2021 – New 2022 F-450 King Ranch ordered, with delivery hoped for early in the New Year. Actual delivery May 2022.
Lovely seeing Oriana at the top of the page! My first ever cruise!
Hi Robin – You made it home safely. We are certainly missing you on board. The other day when walking on the treadmill, I saw a manta ray/sting ray jump out the water and do a twirl before landing. Also got a couple of photos of a bird chasing a flying fish.
Oriana was my favourite ship, having sailed on her twice – October 77 to April 78 and then again in October 78.