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Old 12-31-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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6.2L Gas towing 5th wheel rv

First off Happy New Year and New member here. Recent purchase a 2014 Sabre Silhouette 5th wheel. Towing with a 2012 Ford F350 4x4 xl FX4 SD Sc long bed with 6.2L gas and 4.30 gears. Our purchase involved a road trip of there and back of 1800 miles. Camping about a week along the way Missouri to Minnesota through Iowa, Kansas and Illinois. The Sabre 5th hand figured came up with 10009 gw. Truck and trailer combined 20189. Averaged 9/10 mpg. Impressed on the performance of the truck and trailer. I am glad we bought F350, I believe the platform of the truck itself feels very secure. My truck is a xl but came with the xl premium package and this gave you extra options sof 4x4, pos rear e-locker, trailer sway, hill descent, upfitter switches, heated/adjustable mirrors, select shift/manual mode, cruise, am/fm/cd/mp3. Plow package(will never use), but give a beefed up front end and believe bigger altinater. Also saved money when I added the oem fog lights and remote entry. Don't miss the carpeting and I got cloth seats. Came with the 5th wheel/goose neck prep package. I just ordered up the reese elite 5th wheel hitch and she dropped right in the puck system setup installed in 20 minutes. Purchased the 2014 Sabre Silhouette mid profile, 3 slides, rear entertainment, residential shower, 35' long, 37' with folding bike rack. Dry she was 9100, Gvwr on it is 11769. We are hoping in a couple of years to go camping for weeks, month at a time and believe we have a pretty nice setup. This is our story, curious how many others are towing with the 6.2 Gas and how you like it.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
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Was towing with the older V10 until Friday. F250 pulling a Sabre 34TBOK. It pulled great, but unfortunately, rolled in an accident due to ice. I'll be truck shopping, hopefully soon, And camper shopping this late spring
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:35 AM   #3
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I tow a 290RLT with a 2011 F250 and am very happy with the results. We gassers get flak from the diesel boys but as they say in the car business (there is a butt for every seat).


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Old 01-01-2015, 09:01 AM   #4
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With our current excessive Diesel prices my Ecoboost looks pretty good for a TV for what I have. Cost of purchase/ maintenance/ fuel price make gas a easier decision for me currently. I am too looking at F350 when I replace my F150.
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:08 AM   #5
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I tow a 290RLT with a 2011 F250 and am very happy with the results. We gassers get flak from the diesel boys but as they say in the car business (there is a butt for every seat).

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Old 01-01-2015, 11:35 AM   #6
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Happy for you, especially with gas prices below $2.00 here in LA. Love my gasser too.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for the indepth info. Looking for a replacement for long hauls. Happy new year to all.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:46 PM   #8
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Just to let everyone know B&W makes a hitch to fit the factory 4 puck hitch system in the Fords. It's cheaper by almost half the price of the Reese hitch and I believe it's a better hitch at least I like it better.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:57 PM   #9
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If your going FT I sugest diesel for the mountains and big hills. My duramax 3500DRW 2w drive gets 13 to 16 mpg with my 42' Sierra BH and 23 without on the hwy. Dually more stable when windy and sway I also have firestone 5000 air-bags
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:01 PM   #10
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Hi, I tow a 2013 Sabre 32 RCTS with a 2011 Ford F250 6.2L gas, supercab w 8' bed. When I first got the Sabre I did a couple of trips to the local weigh scale. The truck with a full gas tank and 2 people on board weighed in at 7862 lbs. The Sabre empty is listed at 9831 lbs. The sabre with full fresh water tank, 1/3 full grey tank, 2 full 30 lb propane tanks and loaded for a trip weighed in at 11,600 lbs, which is 700 lbs below the max loaded trailer weight listed for towing a 5th wheel with the F250. In 2013 we towed, for a month, through Alberta, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana with no problems. Obviously the Gas engine doesn't have the torque of a diesel, but if you take it steady it easily does the job. I was thinking about changing the truck for a diesel F350 this year, but cannot justify the expense.

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