First Tow with 2016 F250 6.2
I'll weigh in here with my first review of the truck and trailer in my sig. To put my comments in context, I recently had the 250 built after selling my 2011 F150 EB maxtow tuned by 5 Star. That was a beast.
Anyway, the 6.2...I am running the 5 Star 87 daily/tow. This past weekend we hitched up the trailer and made a run from DC to Williamsburg and back on I-95. Traffic is typically stop and go for a good many miles outside of DC. This meant many standing starts at the bottom of a decent grade. The 6.2 with 3.73s worked great. Pulled strong with shifts around 3700 rpm under load using tow/haul. Had no trouble accelerating right along with the cars. Cruised at 64 mph with 5th locked out - 2200 rpm. A real sweet spot. Occasionally had a downshift to 4th on a long grade, but the upshift came back around the 3k rpm mark.
There is no doubt the 6.2 is a capable motor, made even more so by 5 Star. I think I could tow around 10k-10.5k comfortably. After that I think a diesel would be better.
Now if Ford would just drop the EB 3.5 in an F250...
Lee and Anne
2016 F250 2WD CC SB XLT 6.2 3.73 3,295 lb payload cap.
2014 Salem Hemisphere 282RK 8k lbs loaded, Equal-i-zer WDH, TST 507 TPMS
2016: 33 nights camped; 5 nights booked