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Old 10-16-2016, 03:01 PM   #11
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how does the 3.75 handle the hills. will it hunt in overdrive on the flat highway? did you consider the 4.10?
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:21 PM   #12
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Thanks. We were there in 2010 for the last two weeks of August and wondered if the road conditions had changed. How many days did you take to get to AK?
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:08 PM   #13
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The 3:73 rear is the only draw back. Instead of towing flat in 6th, you will tow in 5th. About the same mileage but more RPM. OUR 6.2, 3:73 hauls out 25' TH giving about 8.2 MPG at 65 MPH. What I do is use auto shift in tow haul around town but, on the road, use manual set in 5 the cruise control on the flats. Allow me to disengage cruise and shift down on the hills. Over 9,000 miles towing so far. If your truck has a built in break controller, you can set the dash Info to show trailer miles when you connect the trailer brakes.
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:23 PM   #14
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I too, own a 2016 F-250 with the 6.2 and 3.73 axle. Only obvious difference is mine is white. We installed the sliding hitch for the fifth wheel, using the conveniently located factory attachments, and hooked up our 11,000 pound trailer. It pulled the trailer pretty good, but didn't have the torque our previous 6.0 diesel had, with the same gear ratio. We should have gone with the 4.30 ratio. I didn't know at the time the transmission is overdrive in both 5th and 6th gear.

End observation: Should have listened to the salesman in reference to axle ratios, and couldn't see the extra cost of a diesel. Very nice and comfortable truck however, and it does have a 200 amp alternator.

In the end, we decided to go with a smaller unit than the Cougar, and traded it in on a barely used 2014 Sunseeker on the E-350SD chassis with V-10. Definitely will keep the pickup though!
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:48 PM   #15
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Went truck shopping yesterday wasn't really planning on buying was just looking. After looking at all the Big 3 Trucks decided on this, Chevy 2500 didn't seem to have it (smaller engine, and package wasn't as good for same money) Ram was close second( had similar features but weren't giving as good rebates). Had been looking on line at all three and just looking there was liking the Ford best.
My trailer is around 7500 lbs and while at the dealer he showed me a 150 with same options as the 250 but with a 3.6 l engine was surprised they claimed it would pull 11000 lbs. Was really surprised that it had as much pick up as my 1500 Chevy I traded.
Think I made the right choice though because I want to go on longer trips now that retired.
We have the same power package in a 2012 F150 and love it. ( no longer avail). We pull a heavier trailer (about 9200 lbs ready for the road) and have towed in pretty tough terrain with happiness!
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:52 PM   #16
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Congrats on the new truck. I got mine a couple months ago. It's definitely more stable than the '09 F150 CC I had before. We were 600# overweight with all 5 of us onboard. If I were towing a lot I would have opted for the diesel but can't justify it for the CDN$9000 cost. The 6.2L gas engine pulls our 7300# TT just fine. A pleasant surprise was that the hitch ball sits further away from the tailgate than the F-150 and I can now open the tailgate with the TT connected.
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:27 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the good Info appreciated it all. Can't wait to try the towing and to figure all the new options out. The 3.73 should be ok my trailer is max 7500 lbs and this beast can tow 19000 lbs. Will be nice to get rid of some of the sway because coil rear springs on my Avalanche and now leaf springs on the Ford. Like the information panel on this too transmission temp an added gauge is nice.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:38 PM   #18
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Think you should double check your tow rating. You are somewhere around 12,500.


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Old 10-16-2016, 10:46 PM   #19
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Went through the book says 19000
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:11 PM   #20
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New Tow Vehicle 2016 F 250 6.2 l 3.73 rearend

I'm thinking that 19000 is Gross combined weight, which is not how much it will tow, but the maximum your truck and trailer combined are allowed weigh.
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