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Old 11-05-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Upgraded - 2019 F250SD 6.2L gas

Traded in the Tundra due to inadequate capacity to tow our new Wolf Pack 24pack14+ toyhauler for a new Ford F250 XLT. I got the gas engine with some nice upgrades like NAV, moonroof, heated seats, etc. Used USAA car buying service to negotiate the price. Probably got stung on the trade as they only gave $32,200 for my 2017 Tundra Limited in excellent condition with only 21k miles. Such is life when you make big boy toy mistakes...
Anyway, liking the new Ford and looking forward to see how it does with the trailer. Need to set up my WDH and then test it out. Thanks to all here who pointed out truth about my Tundra's lack of capability. With little towing experience, I want to be as safe out there as I can with my equipment so I can get experience. Question for Ford SD owners, what kind of mud flaps do you run to protect the trailer? Are these good enough?
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:11 PM   #2
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Way to go, Thats a Nice truck! Congrats! I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:13 PM   #3
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Nice truck. FYI, I have the extended length duraflaps on my Ram. Check those out if you want to look around.
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:32 PM   #4
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Nice looking Truck...Congrats
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:48 PM   #5
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Very nice truck and near and dear to my heart because we towed our travel trailer and fifth wheel for 3 1/2 years with our 2015 F250 4x4 Lariat 6.2L gasser. Yours is more powerful than mine was and I hope you are very happy with it. I'm convinced this is the best gas heavy duty truck in existance. I added timbrens and devices called Torquelift stabiloads to level out the truck under a load.

As much as we loved this truck we traded it for a 3500 diesel to make it easier to tow our heavier fifth wheel. I hope we don't regret this decision. I loved my f250 and I hope you do too!

Good Luck! Rick
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I did the same thing. I traded in my Tundra for a gas F250 Platinum. The Tundra could pull my TT but it came up way short in the payload capacity. It's my first Ford and so far so good. I hope it is reliable for many years to come. I have owned 3 Tundras and they are excellent trucks.

I used Weather Tech mudflaps and they work great. Very easy to install as well. No drilling of holes.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:46 AM   #7
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I have a 2017 250 diesel and love it. Second the weather tech mud flaps. They work well for us.
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:27 AM   #8
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Best mudflaps are Rock Tamers. Google them, or Amazon. Great system.
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I did the same thing. I traded in my Tundra for a gas F250 Platinum. The Tundra could pull my TT but it came up way short in the payload capacity. It's my first Ford and so far so good. I hope it is reliable for many years to come. I have owned 3 Tundras and they are excellent trucks.

I used Weather Tech mudflaps and they work great. Very easy to install as well. No drilling of holes.
I can't say enough good things about our gas f250. In it's standard bed form, it's probably the most versatile and reliable heavy duty truck on the market.

I've read hundreds of references to the 6.2l engine being "bullet proof". We had "zero" problems with ours in 3.5 years of service. Our only expenses were gas, oil changes. and tire rotations. Our lifetime combined mileage was 11.1 mpg. Not bad when you consider my towing miles with travel trailer, boat, and 5th wheel. We could average 8.5-9.0 mpg towing the 9500lb(verified) 5th wheel. My truck was not as powerful as yours and with the the 3.73 gearing and 20" wheels it started to become a chore pulling our 5th wheel. We coped by using the manual shift feature, which works great. At 62 mph the truck lived in 5th gear and sometimes 4th on the overpasses. We operated the truck exclusively in the flat lands of the Southeast. Careful fuel stop planning became more critical for the 5th wheel because of its height. With great trepidation, we decided to trade our f250 for a 1 ton diesel because we wanted to tow just a little bit easier and venture into more mountainous parts of the country with our 5th wheel.

You will hear lots of references to resale value on gas heavy duty trucks being poor. We absolutely did not find this to be the case. I calculated the total usage cost in the 3.5 years was a mere $7,000. This was a calculation of our original purchase price difference against an already heavily discounted new truck.

If I ever go back to a gas truck, towing what I am towing, I would seriously consider a 1 ton Ford with 4.30 gearing over our 3.73's.

Oh, I also use the weathertech no drill flaps. They have worked fantasticly on my last three trucks.

I wish you the very best!!!
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:42 AM   #10
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Thanks so much for the feedback. I have 18" wheels with the 4.3 rear. I don't know if that's a strange combination, but I guess I will have easier hill climbing, albeit with higher RPM and lower MPG?
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