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Old 10-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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6.2 or 6.7

On the fence here guys. Looking at a 6.2 gas vs 6.7 diesel in a F250. Most of my towing will be done in the lower elevations in Louisiana through Florida. I would like to head up in to Tennessee and Arkansas eventually. Right now my travel trailer weighs in at about 7,500 lbs. I do plan on getting a fifth wheel down the line that's gonna weigh a little more. What's some real world numbers on how much the 6.2 can tow?
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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I've heard a lot of good things about the 6.2L, but exact numbers, I haven't heard. I know people have towed (and are towing) with it, but I'm not sure. Properly outfitted (4.30 gears), it is a quite capable truck.

Now that being said, I really do love my 6.7L. It tows my 5th wheel (around 11,000 as we tow it) beautifully. I am completely satisfied with it...even with the disparate price of fuel.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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On the fence here guys. Looking at a 6.2 gas vs 6.7 diesel in a F250. Most of my towing will be done in the lower elevations in Louisiana through Florida. I would like to head up in to Tennessee and Arkansas eventually. Right now my travel trailer weighs in at about 7,500 lbs. I do plan on getting a fifth wheel down the line that's gonna weigh a little more. What's some real world numbers on how much the 6.2 can tow?
I have a 2011 6.2L gas, with 8ft bed 2 wheel drive.
I had a 5th wheel that was close to 10,000 lbs loaded and had no problems where ever I travelled. I used to have a 6.0L Ford Powerstroke diesel and decided to switch to gas because of the diesel prices and just didn't need it to haul my 5th wheel. Fuel mileage was close and didn't have to worry about expensive oil changes and diesel fuel additive you need.
I have driven many mountain and hills without any problems with my 6.2L gas.
With only 7500lbs you shouldn't have any issues and you should be ready for your 5th wheel in the future.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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The problem may lie in the next camper you have. Lots of people are happy with the gasser, but it depends on how big of a 5er you want. Remember too, the 5er will have more wind resistance. I just bought a 6.7 on Friday but had a '10 6.4L for 3 years. It is nice to have the power to pull just about anything at highway speeds. That being said, consider at least an F350 SRW for your truck as the payload runs out quick with 5ers. Also, the price is only around $800 more than an F250 and gets the same mileage. Plus, whichever engine you decide on, you will have the payload capacity to carry it. Just my thoughts on the subject. But congrats on which ever truck you want!
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The problem may lie in the next camper you have. Lots of people are happy with the gasser, but it depends on how big of a 5er you want. Remember too, the 5er will have more wind resistance. I just bought a 6.7 on Friday but had a '10 6.4L for 3 years. It is nice to have the power to pull just about anything at highway speeds. That being said, consider at least an F350 SRW for your truck as the payload runs out quick with 5ers. Also, the price is only around $800 more than an F250 and gets the same mileage. Plus, whichever engine you decide on, you will have the payload capacity to carry it. Just my thoughts on the subject. But congrats on which ever truck you want!

I agree! LOL
If you plan on pulling a 15,000 -16,000 lb 5th wheel yes you must get a diesel. Oh the difference between the gas and diesel F-250 is between $8,000 and $10,000 dollars more on the sticker price. I can buy lots of gas with that savings.
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Totally agree with Iggy. I love our 6.2 and not to forget the maint costs of a diesel on top of the 8 to 10k the power train adds to the total. FWIW we went down through Tennessee this summer and had issues at all hauling 8500lbs + 4 adults in the truck.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:26 PM   #7
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What about the rear end? 355 or 410? What's your thought on this?
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I do not believe a 4.10 is available in the newer gas trucks. I think you can only get a 3.73 or a 4.30. Depending on which configuration you get, 2WD or 4WD, and cab design, the 3.73 can pull up to 12,500 pounds conventionally and fifth wheel up to around 15,300 pounds. That is a LOT of camper. Remember though the GVWR is at 19,000 for the 3.73 and 22,000 for the 4.30. Some people pull over the GVWR all the time. I used to as well. With the truck weighing around 7k, without anyone or anything(fuel, gear, family etc.) in it will quickly pull down the maximum trailer weight allowance. That is if you care about staying within the specs. I have one dually, an 8.1L Chevy that cannot pull our 15.5K fifth wheel on the interstates due to not having enough torque, but can pull it on most 55 MPH roads anywhere around with relative ease. Yes, the other guys are correct, you can put a LOT of gas in one for the $8000 price difference. That was my philosophy as well, until I got a camper right on the line of what it was rated to pull. Then became unhappy with the performance on long trips. Buying the correct truck the first time alleviates that. The new Fords are great in any package. I'm not trying to get you to buy a diesel or talk you into a gasser, just trying to point out the differences so you can make an informed decision. And yes, the F350 is available in SRW with a 6.2L gas engine. Just watch your payload ratings as you don't want to max out your truck from day one. Happy hunting for your new truck!
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I own a 2011 F250 6.2, 3:73 gear ratio SRW and pull a 2014 Silverback 33RL. I just got back from Kentucky and had no problems, I went up and down a lot of steep hills and the truck lacked nothing. I am going to upgrade to the 4:30 gear ratio next year, which should make it more towable with little MPG increase.
Just so you know there is little difference between the F250 and the F350, and they are rated the same. With the F350 you can get the DRW which is always a good upgrade.
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"Just so you know there is little difference between the F250 and the F350, and they are rated the same."
Nope.
The truck I ordered is being built right now.
The max GVWR for an F250 is 10,000 lbs.
The SRW F350's start at 10,000 lbs.
2014 Ford Super Duty | View Payload Specifications | Ford.com

Real world numbers are given on the Ford web site.
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