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Old 02-02-2016, 05:19 AM   #31
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Thanks for the responses to my question and apologize if I hijacked the thread. I was curious as from a power standpoint, my 5.0l seems to do just fine- especially here in Florida. If I want to, I can accelerate and merge just fine....albeit with a bit of noise. So, if the main advantage to the higher capacity is just power and not comfort or stability, I'll hold off until it's time to trade up to a 250 4x4. Although, I do wish I had a bigger fuel tank. Pretty much limited to 2 - 2.5 hours. And no, I'm not going to spend $1,500 to upgrade it. Might as well pop for a new rig at that point.

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Old 02-02-2016, 09:54 AM   #32
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Thanks for the responses to my question and apologize if I hijacked the thread. I was curious as from a power standpoint, my 5.0l seems to do just fine- especially here in Florida. If I want to, I can accelerate and merge just fine....albeit with a bit of noise. So, if the main advantage to the higher capacity is just power and not comfort or stability, I'll hold off until it's time to trade up to a 250 4x4. Although, I do wish I had a bigger fuel tank. Pretty much limited to 2 - 2.5 hours. And no, I'm not going to spend $1,500 to upgrade it. Might as well pop for a new rig at that point.

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Old 02-04-2016, 07:03 AM   #33
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never seen anyone not want fuel capacity before. Everyone else is trying to find a way to add more.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:55 PM   #34
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never seen anyone not want fuel capacity before. Everyone else is trying to find a way to add more.

I didn't really think about it when I bought the truck but Fuel was costly and it was costing me $120.00 per week at the time, but more capacity meant less stops and I like that now. It only costs me like $60.0 to fill it but I am sure that won't last for long as OPEC is looking to cut production


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I believe we will see oil at $30 - $60 a bbl for at least 2 years UNLESS obama is able to get the $10 per bbl tax he wants. it is going to take that long for supply already above ground to catch up ~~ probably longer as obama's Iranian friends and family will be adding to the supply.


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I didn't really think about it when I bought the truck but Fuel was costly and it was costing me $120.00 per week at the time, but more capacity meant less stops and I like that now. It only costs me like $60.0 to fill it but I am sure that won't last for long as OPEC is looking to cut production


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Old 02-07-2016, 06:23 AM   #36
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I just picked up a used 2013 f150 Screwcab friday. 25000 miles we sold our 2010 1 ton chevy express van that towed our 8316 trialer with no problem. The trailer is 6600 dry. Our new f150 has the echoboost 6 1/2 bed and max trailer tow with the 3.73 axle. I too am curious how it will tow our trailer it's rated at 11000 I don't think I would tow that but from driving it now two days I'm very surprised in the get up and go of the turbo v6
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campfirefun, get out and tow with it and report back what you think. As impressive as the engine is without a load, you will be more impressed with the trailer behind you.
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campfirefun, get out and tow with it and report back what you think. As impressive as the engine is without a load, you will be more impressed with the trailer behind you.
I will as soon as the roads Thaw up here in michigan and are not mud. I live on a gravel road and it's a mess. Both trailer and camper are tucked away in the barn until spring. Well at least the trailer the truck may get some drive time just have to keep some quarters around for the car wash
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You are more of a man than I, pulling a 42 footer with a half ton truck.
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