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Old 06-11-2015, 06:08 PM   #21
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Welcome to the "d"ark side. It's always amusing to read all those threads about how the F150 Eco's are the end all. I just smile and nod... they just don't know any better.

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Old 06-11-2015, 06:13 PM   #22
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Congrats on the upgrade and I'm like Yarome there is no such thing as to much truck. More truck = better control and handling. I have been towing with a big diesel 1 tons for a very long time and just now upgraded from a 2001 F350 7.3L I had since new in 01, to a 2015 Ram 3500 6.7L just thought I'd try Ram this time don't think you can go wrong with any of the new 1 ton trucks. I tow anything from a cargo trailer, 16' dual axle trailer, to my 42' 5er 18,000 lb. toy hauler. This weekend will be my first time towing the big 5er with the Ram and I'm excited to see how much better it does over my old 2001 F350 that didn't have the engine brake.
Congrats and enjoy, Happy Camping as always.
You will love that truck I have a 2014 it's a pulling beast.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:24 PM   #23
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I owned my f250 diesel for 6 months, loved my gasser F250, however there is no comparison. The power, the stability, the engine braking I could go on and on. I must admit I now find myself speeding more, I don't even feel my TT back there. I have officially converted to diesel forever. My f250 gasser towing 9-10mpg the diesel 14.7 average.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:28 PM   #24
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A must have for towing had one on my 98.5 Ram it was a ad on worked best with torque converter locked out. On the newer trucks it's intergraded and does work best with the tow haul mode on. Some run with both on all the time.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:50 PM   #25
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I pulled out first toyhauler all over the country with an F250 PSD. That thing was a mule in the mountains, never broke a sweat. I traded it in after selling the first camper, and miss it now with our second.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:44 AM   #26
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Completed our 4 hr tow last evening. Other than stopping and starting, 99% of the trip was spent cruising along in 6th. As usual, zero sway with the propride hitch. An excellent towing experience. Ram 1500 gas could have done this trip, but not as easily. And, now I know I have what I need for upcoming trips towing to national parks out west, to the smokeys here in the east, and to Disney next spring. No way the 1/2 ton would have done any of those without lots of white knuckles and/or a breakdown.
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Old 06-13-2015, 02:01 PM   #27
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I went from a 2013 F150 Heavy Duty, Ecoboost to the 2014 F350 PS. It is a huge difference, even though I thought the Ecoboost did a great job. The trailer was fairly stable behind the F150, but with the Superduty, the trailer is super solid. I really do forget it is back there when running down the highway. In town it is funny to see the little import punks get their feelings hurt when the "old man hauling his RV" (I am all of 41, LOL) can keep up light to light, .
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:49 PM   #28
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Very happy we went with the F250 PS. The fiver we had maxed at 9,900 #'s. Too much truck? NO. loved it and now have a 13,800# fiver still have enough truck. Always better to go big.


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When you hook up your new 5er at 13800# does the truck squat at all? I have a 15 f350 looking to get a 5er a little heavier than yours and wondering if the weight will make it squat too much.
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This is kinda of stupid question, but when you guy's with the new truck are talking about breaking, are you just using your toe haul engaged or is there something new that they have came out with. Can someone PLEASE give me an idea of what this is? and how it works.
Above they mentioned the exhaust brake which on the new trucks is a button you push and it restricts the flow of exhaust causing the vehicle to slow down.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:05 AM   #29
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Yes, the F250 would squat about 3". I had airbags installed to solve that. It did not seem to affect towing, but I am sure that during night towing my headlights were pointing way too high.

Tow/Haul mode. No nothing new, just the button to turn it on/off. I leave it on all the time while towing.


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Old 06-21-2015, 06:03 PM   #30
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Yes, the F250 would squat about 3". I had airbags installed to solve that. It did not seem to affect towing, but I am sure that during night towing my headlights were pointing way too high.

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What airbags did you install? On board compressor? If so where did you install it?
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