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Old 10-16-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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New Tow Vehicle 2016 F 250 6.2 l 3.73 rearend

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.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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Congratulations on the new ride, I just bought a 2016 last month tows like crazy.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:49 AM   #3
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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.
Congratulations on the new Ford Super Duty! You will not have any issues towing your trailer with the 6.2 l.

I am on my maiden voyage with our new 2016 SD F350 Crew.

Have fun!!
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:56 AM   #4
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Congrats on your new truck. I have the 2015, tows excellent.
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Great Choice!!!
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:30 PM   #6
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Yup, a great truck you have. I pull an 8,000 lb fifth wheel with my 2014 150 ecoboost with that rear end, and have about 15,000 two miles in two years without a hiccup. I average around 10.5 towing through all kinds of terrain, including over mountains. Have passed many an RV going uphill with this truck towing my fiver. You will love that truck, especially with that rear end you got. Have a blast!!
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:42 PM   #7
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We have taken the 2005 GMC 6L 4WD to Alaska twice. Drops down a gear on the hills.
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:45 PM   #8
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Retired at last - when was your last trip to AK? How long did you stay in the state? What time of year did you go? What were the roads on the Alaskan Highway like? Thanks!
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2005 and 2008. Roads were in good shape. Get the Milepost. Went June-July back in August both times. Wonderful weather. Daylight or dusk 24 hours.
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Just ordered the 2017 Milepost for next year. There are some new roads in Alaska we have not traveled.
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