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Old 05-14-2016, 01:14 PM   #31
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I have a 2504S and am current pulling with an 07 F150. All loaded for a week in the mountains I am 2-300 pounds over the trucks gvwr, all of that on the trucks rear axle. My F150 has a 1850 pound payload capacity as per the yellow sticker.

That being said I have looked at 334 ton diesels, but most only have a 2400 pound payload capacity. Since I am already 200 pounds over my 1850, that will only leave me within 400 pounds of the upgraded trucks payload. That leaves no room for upgrading anything, and my 2 and 4 year old boys will only grow and their toys/bikes/etc will only get heavier.
To me this means I either need a 1 ton SRW diesel or if I wanted to stick with a 3/4 ton then I would need to get a gas job to get be e additional payload. Since I want diesel I will probably have a one ton SRW pulling my 2504S in the next year.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:32 PM   #32
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I have a 2504S and am current pulling with an 07 F150. All loaded for a week in the mountains I am 2-300 pounds over the trucks gvwr, all of that on the trucks rear axle. My F150 has a 1850 pound payload capacity as per the yellow sticker.

That being said I have looked at 334 ton diesels, but most only have a 2400 pound payload capacity. Since I am already 200 pounds over my 1850, that will only leave me within 400 pounds of the upgraded trucks payload. That leaves no room for upgrading anything, and my 2 and 4 year old boys will only grow and their toys/bikes/etc will only get heavier.
To me this means I either need a 1 ton SRW diesel or if I wanted to stick with a 3/4 ton then I would need to get a gas job to get be e additional payload. Since I want diesel I will probably have a one ton SRW pulling my 2504S in the next year.

Just talked to my dealer today and am buying a F350 diesel to pull my camper. So excited and I cannot wait. We went on another family trip to the mountains 600 miles away in June and traveled with some family members, one pulling with an ecoboost and the other a diesel. Well they got to the campground about two hours before us and we're way more relaxed.
The truck I am buying is a crew cab short box F350. It is an XLT with the XTR plus package, rear view camera, fifth wheel hitch prep, tailgate step, bucket seats, and factory spray in box liner.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:55 PM   #33
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Your going to love your diesel Kevin.

I really think so. We looked at the F250 a lot, and it would be perfect for our current use with the 2504S. But decided for the small amount more to be future ready and get the F350
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Just talked to my dealer today and am buying a F350 diesel to pull my camper. So excited and I cannot wait. We went on another family trip to the mountains 600 miles away in June and traveled with some family members, one pulling with an ecoboost and the other a diesel. Well they got to the campground about two hours before us and we're way more relaxed.
The truck I am buying is a crew cab short box F350. It is an XLT with the XTR plus package, rear view camera, fifth wheel hitch prep, tailgate step, bucket seats, and factory spray in box liner.
You'll love your diesel. I never knew how pleasant a great TV could make the trip until I got my diesel. As for me, I won't have another gas truck. We're on the road right now and today's tow from the Tampa Bay area to Quincy, Florida netted us 16.6 MPG. With our gasser we could only manage 10 and below.
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:31 AM   #37
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I agree on the boosted option. Turbochargers overcome the lack of oxygen in the higher altitudes and will outperform the NA counterparts. I'm a GM guy but in the 1/2 ton group, the 3.5 Ecoboost outperformed the V8 NA trucks from Dodge and GM in Colorado. After all these years though, I stick with s turbo diesel. You can't beat the truck all around. I daily drive a 3500 dually. Love it. For you, a nice 3/4 ton TD would be great and leaves room to upgrade.
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I really think so. We looked at the F250 a lot, and it would be perfect for our current use with the 2504S. But decided for the small amount more to be future ready and get the F350

As a note to the original poster, I am by no means saying you need a one ton diesel to pull the 2504S. I a just saying that for my purpose the one ton made the most sense in the long term for my family. One of the big things I never mentioned is we haul all of our water to our house and the water station is twenty miles away. For the water hauling we wanted to be able to upgrade our hauling capacity to reduce trips. This is one of the main reasons for the F350.
As for mostly camper pulling I think an F150 Max tow max payload would be perfect.
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I'm only pulling a 2104 with the RAM 2500 diesel and IMO, it is by no means too much truck. On a recent camping trip west of Albuquerque on I-40, we ran in 4th gear for hours bucking a strong head wind and constantly climbing in altitude. And that was at 55 to 60 mph. I'm not as aggressive as most and tend to take it easy on my truck as much as possible. I was sure glad I had a little bit reserve.
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