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Old 01-03-2016, 05:11 PM   #11
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Can I ask a few questions?

1) you had a 12 passenger van. Do you have a large family?

2) have you ever weighed your current set up? Don you know your loaded weights and have an idea of how much weight you add to your T.V.?

My feeling is the Ecoboost has a better usable power band than the 6.2 in the SD. The GM 6.2 is the most powerful gas truck motor and gets decent mileage with 8sp. But if you have a large family packing into a crew cab, a half ton is going to sag quickly and run out of payload and possibly exceed axle ratings. A lot of 1/2 owners add bandaid like airbags and LT tires but now that cost difference between 1/2 and 3/4 is erased
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:54 PM   #12
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As the creator of the thread yes I know people do it which doesn't make it safe. Also I know this gets to be a touchy subject so not looking to get that going. We are a family of six 4 kids (girls of small size who are 10 to 15) Wife small me the biggest. We pack around 1500 1700 pounds of payload people (estimated a few times) one of our kids is off to college and most of the time we will have 3 kids my wife me and the dog. Having the 1 ton van made towing easy that's my main question I know my 6600 lb trailer ends up being 8100 to 8300 total weight. So as I think about it more I'm leaning to the 3/4 ton truck vs the 1/2 ton
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:56 PM   #13
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I went from a 2011 F250PSD to an Ecoboost to a 2015 F250 PSD, so not always going bigger on TV.

Looks like the Ecoboost didn't do the job! 😵
That's 3 trucks in 4 years.
Did you install air bags, springs or any other items to help with the weight on the Ecoboost?


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As the creator of the thread yes I know people do it which doesn't make it safe. Also I know this gets to be a touchy subject so not looking to get that going. We are a family of six 4 kids (girls of small size who are 10 to 15) Wife small me the biggest. We pack around 1500 1700 pounds of payload people (estimated a few times) one of our kids is off to college and most of the time we will have 3 kids my wife me and the dog. Having the 1 ton van made towing easy that's my main question I know my 6600 lb trailer ends up being 8100 to 8300 total weight. So as I think about it more I'm leaning to the 3/4 ton truck vs the 1/2 ton
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Looks like the Ecoboost didn't do the job! 😵
That's 3 trucks in 4 years.
Did you install air bags, springs or any other items to help with the weight on the Ecoboost?


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Old 01-03-2016, 06:29 PM   #15
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With that much packed in I would go with the 3/4 or 1 ton option. You could go gas or diesel with that option and be ok. Pay attention to the payload sticker inside the door of any truck you look at. Another option is the 2500 suburban If you need more space.
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With that much packed in I would go with the 3/4 or 1 ton option. You could go gas or diesel with that option and be ok. Pay attention to the payload sticker inside the door of any truck you look at. Another option is the 2500 suburban If you need more space.
X2 - Sometimes you can find a better deal on 1 ton so don't rule it our either. Yep, 250/2500 would probably be the best and don't have to a weight watcher.
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$6500 cheaper to go Ecoboost vs PSD F250? How much is the PSD option as the OP wants to go with 6.2 gas.
I paid right at $32K plus TT&L for the EB. My similarly equipped 2015PSD was $43800. So, $11,800 difference. $800 for LT tires, $400 for air bags, $200 for shocks, $1500 for used ProPride. $8900 price diff. Assuming a 2013 PSD might have been a little less expensive, I estimated a minimum savings of $6500. Didn't compare to the 6.2 gas because I knew I wouldn't be satisfied with the towing ability of the engine or the fuel mileage.
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You seem to be ignoring many facts in a vain attempt to discredit the capability of the Ecoboost. You aren't a politician, are you???
You must not realize that to everyone else, you completely contradict your self by talking the eb up so much and then having switched BACK to a superduty!
Its pretty comical!
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You must not realize that to everyone else, you completely contradict your self by talking the eb up so much and then having switched BACK to a superduty!
Its pretty comical!
Another child with more stuff to carry. A larger camper with more weight. And a business opportunity that required a larger truck. Yessir, comical indeed. What's funny is when people make an assumption about someones decisions without knowing all of the facts. I left an F250PSD and went to the EB and it served me very well for the 2 years I had it (only had the first PSD 8 months-how's that for "comical"). The original post asked about towing a 6600 pound travel trailer with an EB. That's easily accomplished without the need for a Superduty. HOWEVER, the OP has since added more information indicating he hauls a LOT of people with a LOT of stuff and apparently loads well over 1K into his trailer- with this additional info, I too would probably lean heavily toward the SD.

Edit: Upon further consideration- per your logic, if you ever begin hauling heavy enough to need an F450, you will have been a complete hypocrite for ever using a 350!!!!!! And you would have been contradictory for ever recommending its use in towing. Is that what you are trying to imply???????
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Another child with more stuff to carry. A larger camper with more weight. And a business opportunity that required a larger truck. Yessir, comical indeed. What's funny is when people make an assumption about someones decisions without knowing all of the facts. I left an F250PSD and went to the EB and it served me very well for the 2 years I had it (only had the first PSD 8 months-how's that for "comical"). The original post asked about towing a 6600 pound travel trailer with an EB. That's easily accomplished without the need for a Superduty. HOWEVER, the OP has since added more information indicating he hauls a LOT of people with a LOT of stuff and apparently loads well over 1K into his trailer- with this additional info, I too would probably lean heavily toward the SD.

Edit: Upon further consideration- per your logic, if you ever begin hauling heavy enough to need an F450, you will have been a complete hypocrite for ever using a 350!!!!!! And you would have been contradictory for ever recommending its use in towing. Is that what you are trying to imply???????
You don't have to convince me.
I have a 1ton, 2 ton and i had a class 8, i sold it when i was done heavy trucking otr, but will get another as soon as i need it.
The thing is I'll never try to convince someone to get the smaller truck that is in their proposed lineup.

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