You ALL make valid points and I appreciate each of them. It seems as though each has a different reason as to preference and they are all good. The "why buy a dump truck when all you need is a wheelbarrow" was great. while the 250 seems the "safer" bet. The cost may be prohibitive. I haven't talked numbers with a dealer yet. I did some looking after reading your responses and was surprised that the capacity gains were as small as they are with the 6.2 gas burner. Diesel is a whole different animal. Thanks to each of you, I now have some thinking to do:-)
Retired Fire Dept Battalion Chief
2016 Ever-Lite 232RBS
2012 F150 FX4 W/Max tow & Ecoboost
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