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Old 06-27-2014, 07:49 AM   #21
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Awesome video. Very insightful!


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Old 06-27-2014, 10:11 AM   #22
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My 2cents...
The F-350 Single Rear Wheel is less than $1000 sticker price over the 250, and gets the higher payload ratings.

Now, the actual truth of the matter is, other than the higher payload rating and a 4" rear axle block vs 2" in the 250 is what you get for the additional money. Everything else ends up being the same on a properly equipped 250.

The cab and bed are the same. Same frame. Same engine and transmission. Same axles. Same brakes. Same wheels and tires. Same accessories.

Where the sticky issue us is the springs, the block and the sticker that lists payloads. The sticker does not help payload nor does the block. But, if you have or find a 250 properly optioned in the spring area, they can end up the same as a 350.

My 250 has the optional camper package and ended up maxed out in the spring department... VB code springs with sway bar and rear overloads, and the same as I would have gotten with a 350.

Now, had I known what I know now, I would have spent the extra $500 in 2001 for the sticker and block, and the legal capability to pull the weight I pull. As some have said, it's very easy to go over the ratings on the F-250. For my model year, 8800lbs was the GVWR.

The first ticket is unloaded.
The 2nd is loaded with the TT and ready for a week. I think I need to tighten up the WDH and put some more weight up front.

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Old 06-27-2014, 10:18 AM   #23
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And from what I can tell the dual axle is not much more money than the single axle in the 350. Might as well go w the dually. Never driven one though. I imagine they are a bear to park and maneuver though.


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And from what I can tell the dual axle is not much more money than the single axle in the 350. Might as well go w the dually. Never driven one though. I imagine they are a bear to park and maneuver though.


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Old 06-27-2014, 03:14 PM   #25
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On the 6.2 gas f 250 what was your gas milage towing ?
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:05 PM   #26
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:21 PM   #27
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I have a 2011 F250 4X4 6.7 diesel, pulls great and I haven't had a speck of trouble with it. I bought it new and pull about 9K 5th wheel, and have the 6.6 box with the B&W hitch for the 5th Wheel prep package. The truck pulls like the trailer is hardly there, has 3.31 locking axle and most bells and whistles. Without the trailer I can get about 11 Litres per 100 KMs or about 25 mpg (UK) or 21 mpg (US). Pulling the trailer I average about 19L per 100 kms (15 mpg UK) or (12 mpg US). I'm a happy camper so far.
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I have a 2011 F250 4X4 6.7 diesel, pulls great and I haven't had a speck of trouble with it. I bought it new and pull about 9K 5th wheel, and have the 6.6 box with the B&W hitch for the 5th Wheel prep package. The truck pulls like the trailer is hardly there, has 3.31 locking axle and most bells and whistles. Without the trailer I can get about 11 Litres per 100 KMs or about 25 mpg (UK) or 21 mpg (US). Pulling the trailer I average about 19L per 100 kms (15 mpg UK) or (12 mpg US). I'm a happy camper so far.
That sounds about right I get 11.5 MPG with the trailer and 17 on the highway without towing. If I combine city and highway without towing I get about 15.5 no better. It is the price you pay that's all. If I had to worry about the mileage towing then I shouldn't have got into camping. It cost money to do what you want. That is just fact. And I accept it. They are really all the same no matter what brand. But lets all be honest here they all get between 10.5 to 11.5 period. I'm talking about a 5th wheel and not a tag along a frame....
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