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Old 03-22-2015, 01:19 PM   #21
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I think you can get close to the payload of a 250 if you get a 150 with ecoboost and max tow package. The advantage would be better daily driving mileage and handling if you do not tow a lot or tow heavy. Otherwise, especially if a heavy trailer or 5th wheel may be in your future, I would get a 350. My 6.2 F-250 CC 2WD has a payload of about 3300 lbs and easily handles my 7000 trailer with tongue weight of about 900 lbs.

Keep in mind that a diesel is going to cost $8K more, requires more maintenance and you have to deal with DEF and periodic regenerations (read the diesel forum!). A diesel will also reduce your payload significantly. I looked at a diesel F250 4WD CC that only had a yellow sticker payload of 1300 lbs! If you go the diesel route, I would get a 350. I would also consider a diesel if you are towing more than 10K or you tow a lot.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:20 PM   #22
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I will try that again. Glad we upgraded the truck to a f350. NO REGRETS!!!
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:29 PM   #24
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Too bad your Car/Truck salesperson didn't read his sales info.
If your EcoBoost had the HD Tow and Heavy Payload options you'd be good for about 2,300 passengers/cargo and around 11,000 TT with 1,100 tongue/weight distribution hitch. Even with just the HD Tow you'd be in better shape.
My 2011 F150 Super Cab EcoBoost LB has the 8,200# package, HD Tow, HD Payload and LT E tires. The sticker on the door post 2,393 passengers/cargo. The Owners Manual TT 11,200 with weight distribution hitch max on ball 1,120. I wanted to find out what it was made of - one ton of pellets (many times) is a breeze. The 10,000 5er pin weight is 1,750 - good to go with pounds to spare is the best decision I've made.
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:01 PM   #25
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Just checked my figures in the Owners Manual, they're OK. The Super Crew 2WD 6.2L Harley and Lariat with out Max Tow 7,500. SC 2WD EcoBoost with Max Tow 11,300.
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:01 PM   #26
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f 150 work truck 8ft bed 11,300 towing 2680 payload with max tow heavy duty springs and 7 lug axle. cheaper than a 250 and will pull almost as much. my motorcycle goes in bed, tail gate up and still under my max be almost 800 pounds. and that little half of an engine with the turbos has mucho power
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:58 PM   #27
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I agree with mr shuler, your platinum doesn't have the max tow. If it did you would have 3.73 gears and bigger payload and tow capacity. A new 2015 f150 with max tow has a tow capacity of over 12,000.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:52 AM   #28
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An electric golf cart weighs about 500# PLUS 6 batteries of about 80# each. Don't forget to add the weight of fuel. Most places will have a golf cart concession that will deliver a cart to you for your use. Daily rentals are expensive. Long term less per day.

I am from the camp that believes you can almost never have too much truck. Growing kids? Kids that weigh 50# or less now will be 150# or more EACH in a few short years. Big kids means larger campers. And maybe 'toys' for each of the kids too.

The 350/3500 would be my recommendation.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:57 AM   #29
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I think Ford is marketing themselves out of the 3/4-ton market. F150 optioned right can handle close to the F250 capability. If I needed to tow something that a F150 with max tow couldn't handle, I'd be getting an F350 anyway, to protect for the pin weight of an unknown/potential 5th wheel.

Another option you might consider is a pull-behind toy hauler. With the cart's weight behind the rear trailer axles, and not in the truck-bed, TW becomes manageable, and should be more than fine with the F150.
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An electric golf cart weighs about 500# PLUS 6 batteries of about 80# each. Don't forget to add the weight of fuel. Most places will have a golf cart concession that will deliver a cart to you for your use. Daily rentals are expensive. Long term less per day.

I am from the camp that believes you can almost never have too much truck. Growing kids? Kids that weigh 50# or less now will be 150# or more EACH in a few short years. Big kids means larger campers. And maybe 'toys' for each of the kids too.

The 350/3500 would be my recommendation.
These were the exact thoughts that I had over the weekend - growing kids and the toys that go with them.

We live at the beach, so we've been wanting a golf cart for a while and we camp at Fort Wilderness fairly often and they have recently disallowed outside rental delivery. I've been reading around and it sounds like there is a good chance of fitting a GC in a 6.5' bed with the tailgate removed.

Definitely looking towards a 250/350 now.

Any advice on the 6.2L gas or 6.7L diesel? I'm leery of the diesel only because I need to educate myself further.
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