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Old 08-27-2018, 10:48 AM   #1
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Out with the F150 and in with the F250!

I pulled the trigger on a 2016 F250 6.2l gasser! My F150 EcoBoost has served its purpose as a daily driver that could tow. With 193,000 miles she owes me nothing. The 2016 F250 has 26,000 and the 4:30 rear. Now to get it dialed in to the camper and the E4 Equilizer.

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Old 08-27-2018, 10:53 AM   #2
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Congrats!! I got the 2018 with 4.30's and love it. Hope you enjoy yours!
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:11 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new truck Let us know how it pulls your 2703
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:37 PM   #4
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What year is your F150 and which engine?
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:56 PM   #5
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What year is your F150 and which engine?
It's a 2011 with the 3.5L Ecoboost. Now for sale

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Old 08-27-2018, 02:40 PM   #6
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It's a 2011 with the 3.5L Ecoboost. Now for sale

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193,000 is amazing and gives me hope for my 3.5 EcoBoost.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:10 PM   #7
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You'll like towing so much more with the more muscular F-250. More power, better brakes, more stability, better gearing. It's just a safer truck to tow with. Why we all skimp on the TV at the beginning I don't know but many if not most of us do it.

I started with a short bed F-150 with the 4.6 litre V-8 to an 8.1 litre Suburban 2500 to an Excursion (F-250 diesel) to my current Dodge RAM 6.7 litre Cummins Turbo Diesel Megacab dually. I guess I am a really slow learner!
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:29 PM   #8
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You will be glad you did. Makes towing so much easier . No more white knuckle towing. I tow with a K - 2500 Silverado Crew Cab . 6 Lit engine with a 3.73 gear. Did pull a 85 Yellowstone 23’ that weighted 5700 lbs. would run speed limit in mountains all day and didn’t have to worry about stopping. Now pull a Rockwood Freedom PU weight’s in at 3300 lbs loaded. It is now on vacation. Truck gets 17 mph not pulling and 13 to 14 pulling .
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:57 AM   #9
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You'll like towing so much more with the more muscular F-250. More power, better brakes, more stability, better gearing. It's just a safer truck to tow with. Why we all skimp on the TV at the beginning I don't know but many if not most of us do it.

I started with a short bed F-150 with the 4.6 litre V-8 to an 8.1 litre Suburban 2500 to an Excursion (F-250 diesel) to my current Dodge RAM 6.7 litre Cummins Turbo Diesel Megacab dually. I guess I am a really slow learner!
I appreciate the response and vote of support. I will say for the record though that I didn't get the F150 because of it's towing capability. For me it was a daily driver that could tow. I used that truck to surf fish at Assateague, to haul a Boy Scout trailer, to haul scouts, to take LONG road trips, to take the family tent camping etc etc. The current camper is a recent decision (2.5 years ago) and to be honest the F-150 truck handled the camper just fine. I do have a calculator always rolling in my head though with payload and tongue weight along with fuel capacity (26 gal). I also was not a huge fan of the Supercab set-up. So for me, the F250 with it's 3,000lb payload, 36 gallon tank and crew cab are the major pluses. The fact that it's specs (wider, longer, heavier, rear gears etc) are all way in the green is gravy. I leave on a 1,000 mile round trip from Central MD to Pigeon Forge in 10 days and I am looking forward to the experience.

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Old 08-29-2018, 10:42 AM   #10
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