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Old 03-11-2019, 07:23 PM   #1
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Stepped Up - F150 to F250

As the story goes, we've been out of RV'ing for about 7 or 8 years and decided now's the time to get back into camping. We started off looking for a TT in the 23' to 25' range to safely tow behind our '11 F150 S-Crew 5.0. Well, we ended up getting a '19 Rockwood 2902WS that I knew would be pushing the limits of the TV. After a lot of soul searching and crunching the weight numbers, I knew the right thing to do was step up. As others have wisely advised, with the half tons, you'll run out of payload long before towing capacity. That was the case here as my F150 had a payload of 1,383 lbs. while the F250 is almost a ton more at 3,261 . Wasn't too hard to convince the DW as the last rig we had was a F350 V10 pulling a 28' fifth wheel with a 23' boat behind that.

Being a gasser type (vehicle wise, not gastronomically), we just purchased a '19 F250 CCSB 4X4 STX FX4 6.2 with the 4.30 E-locker off the lot. Tons of other options including the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera, Power Equipment Package, Ford Spray-in bedliner, and more. If anybody in So Cal is looking for a similar TV, Colley Ford in Glendora has two more identically equipped trucks in stock advertised with a dealer discount of about $2,500 plus $2,250 in rebates.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:19 PM   #2
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Wow, I could have almost written this post myself. Just about to pull the trigger on a similar truck. The old 1/2 ton has been great, but we were pushing it.

Best of luck and happy camping.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:20 PM   #3
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Congratulations. The '19's are beautiful trucks. That STX is pretty loaded. I test drove an STX, but just couldn't come to grips with many of the standard items on the XLT. And for what I was looking at, the price wasn't such a big difference to not go with the XLT. But it sounds like you got a beauty. Pics??
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:17 AM   #4
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Congrats on the upgrade. I was in your shoes last fall and went from an '11 F150 with 1529 payload to a '16 F250 with 2766 payload. The difference in towing was night and day. Knowing my family is safe in our travels is the best part of it.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:04 AM   #5
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We went from a 2015 F150 to 2017 F250 shortly after getting our TT. For us it was the right choice.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:39 AM   #6
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Congratulations. The '19's are beautiful trucks. That STX is pretty loaded. I test drove an STX, but just couldn't come to grips with many of the standard items on the XLT. And for what I was looking at, the price wasn't such a big difference to not go with the XLT. But it sounds like you got a beauty. Pics??
I preferred the XLT especially after coming out of a Lariat but we just couldn't find a gasser with any towing options, specifically the 4.30's. Most dealers stock Lariat's, KR's, Platinums, and Limiteds and the dealer was saying Ford is forcing allocations of the high-end trucks in SoCal right now. Not sure if that's true or not.

This STX has $7,500 in options and nearly everything that comes standard on an XLT short of a couple of luxury items yet it was $3K less than a XLT. STX's have an additional $1K rebate right now.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:58 PM   #7
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As the story goes, we've been out of RV'ing for about 7 or 8 years and decided now's the time to get back into camping. We started off looking for a TT in the 23' to 25' range to safely tow behind our '11 F150 S-Crew 5.0. Well, we ended up getting a '19 Rockwood 2902WS that I knew would be pushing the limits of the TV. After a lot of soul searching and crunching the weight numbers, I knew the right thing to do was step up. As others have wisely advised, with the half tons, you'll run out of payload long before towing capacity. That was the case here as my F150 had a payload of 1,383 lbs. while the F250 is almost a ton more at 3,261 . Wasn't too hard to convince the DW as the last rig we had was a F350 V10 pulling a 28' fifth wheel with a 23' boat behind that.

Being a gasser type (vehicle wise, not gastronomically), we just purchased a '19 F250 CCSB 4X4 STX FX4 6.2 with the 4.30 E-locker off the lot. Tons of other options including the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera, Power Equipment Package, Ford Spray-in bedliner, and more. If anybody in So Cal is looking for a similar TV, Colley Ford in Glendora has two more identically equipped trucks in stock advertised with a dealer discount of about $2,500 plus $2,250 in rebates.
We have the 2902WS also. Bought it in 2017 and have had a great time with it so far. We love the layout and all that storage! I hope you enjoy yours as much as we have ours! We managed to tow it with a Tundra for many miles. I cannot say it was a comfortable TV for that trailer but it is what we had at the time. Thankfully, our payload was not much of a problem since it was just the DW and the dog. We did seem to be really pushing the Tundra to its limit and have recently upgraded with a new to us 2016 SuperDuty F350 LB Lariat 6.7. We haven't had the chance to tow with it yet but cannot wait! We hope to be heading for the mountains in the near future and I believe the upgrade will be well noted!
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:41 PM   #8
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Congratulations on the new truck. I knew the payload on a F250 gasser was significantly higher than a 1/2 ton but never looked at one seriously and didn't realize it was that much higher. Nice!
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Made the switch from F150 to F250 in 2015. Never regretted it. The towing life is so much finer.
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