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Old 09-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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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:-)
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #12
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So after much research and talking to owners I got an F150 FX4 with the max tow and the ecoboost engine. Taking a chance for sure. But the truck is a towing animal. I never would have believed it. But what everyone said appears to be true. I did take the extended warranty for safety sake. So far all is well.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:54 PM   #13
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Did you get the Max Payload also?
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:26 AM   #14
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I once saw a Freightliner Conversion RV Hauler hooked to a 32 ft Fifth wheel. Just above the running boards was written in large "biblical" looking font:

It's better to have more truck than you need than to need more truck than you have!

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #15
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Yep, if it had max on it I got it. Going by the ratings it should be able to tow two 23ss trailers at the same time. Or get close to it. I talked to one guy that tows his 5th wheel with one. I don't know that I would try that but it was interesting to hear him talk. So far I'm very happy with the truck. But as with anything time will tell.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #16
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Easy enough to tell if it's got the max payload package. If it does the plate will show a GVWR of 8200 lbs...if it has max tow but doesn't have max payload the GVWR will show a GVWR of 7750 lbs.

With a GVWR of 8200 lbs, you'll have a true payload of close to 2000 lbs as the numbers I've seen indicate a truck weight of around 6200 lbs with full fuel and a couple of people.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:20 PM   #17
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I checked and apparently it does not have max payload. Until now I didn't know about max payload. I guess my friend "tiny" will just have to stay home. Less groceries to take along. If you look hard enough you can usually fine a silver lining. :-)
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I have pretty much the same truck and tow a 318 Lacrosse and the truck does great. It is a big trailer but for the amount I tow, a 250 is just too much truck.

Good luck with the new truck
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #19
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I once saw a Freightliner Conversion RV Hauler hooked to a 32 ft Fifth wheel. Just above the running boards was written in large "biblical" looking font:

It's better to have more truck than you need than to need more truck than you have!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:19 PM   #20
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At one time I had a tow unit. Before you make a decision try a 5th wheel unit on the highway with 18 wheelers passing.

Then you will know what to buy.

Go for the f250. My f250 with the complete tow package and the 6.2 gas and 6 speed transmission does the job. I pull a 30 foot Crusader.
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