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Old 06-20-2016, 04:21 PM   #21
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Something wrong here. Dont you usually decide first on the TT to be pulled and then buy something that will do the job proberly based on some of the foregoing advice?
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:49 PM   #22
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Just upgraded my TV, now it has me thinking about upgrading my TT. Wondering what people pull with Trucks similar to mine.
2016 Forest River VFKSS. We love it so far EXCEPT the radio reception! Especially AM. (Talk radio junkie). Other wise it's great.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:49 PM   #23
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Something wrong here. Dont you usually decide first on the TT to be pulled and then buy something that will do the job proberly based on some of the foregoing advice?
Either way, but if you by the camper 1st buy the TV oversize. Many buy the TT and a short time later want a bigger one or a 5er. Don't ask how I know ~~~
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:54 AM   #24
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2013 F250 6.2 extra cab 6.5 foot bed 4X4, tows a 2015 Flagstaff 8328RKS 5th wheel around 8K pounds loaded with no problems in California Sierra mountains and through out the Rockies. Average MPG around 9. We tow very comfortably around 65 MPH.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:36 AM   #25
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You have probably heard enough; but here is one more. Tows great, empty weight about 8900. Heaviest we have pulled so far is 10200 which is just under max axle weight. We are in the West so we see lots of mountains and 45mph. Since we only travel 3-4000 miles a year a gasser made sense to us. On the flat, 65mph is a comfortable ride.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:56 PM   #26
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I pull a 13k 5th wheel. with my 7.3 F250 SD.
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Old 06-22-2016, 06:51 PM   #27
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We pull a 351 39 1/2' Crusader 5th wheel with our 2011 6.2 F-250 2 wheel drive Lariat and like most of the people who responded to the post I couldn't justify the $8000+ additional cost for the diesel. I a mechanic with over 40 years working on both gas and diesel trucks and equipment and know how much it costs to maintain them which is far more cost than a "gasser". Don't get me wrong there is a time and place where a does makes sense and is definitely am asset however for me and my recreational lifestyle I do not need a does. The gasser flattens the hills and mountains with very little effort and often I find myself passing both recreational and commercial diesel rigs. But to each their own
There was a time back in the 90's and earlier where it would have been more practical to have a deisel but the emissions regulations have changed that
Whatever the choice so long as the engine isn't being run into the ground and you aren't maxed out on the power you are good. Average MPG loaded around 9 at 65-70 empty around 15 - 17 @ 70-75mph
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:33 PM   #28
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We pull a 2016 Vengeance 29V with a Spyder on board. The 2013 F250 4x4 6.2 does an excellent job.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:18 AM   #29
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MPG should not be considered while towing with a gasser. There are 2 reasons ~~ you saved $8K by not purchasing the diesel and it is not going to be very good. Nothing wrong or bad about towing with a gasser but depending on weight and configuration being towed MPG will not be great. Terrain and driving habits differ and will make every driver different. I see TTs and 5ers towed by gassers all the time and $8K buys a lot of gas. FR states dry is right around 8000# loaded around 10K is about right. Have fun.

My thoughts on buying the 250 went like this:
1. Diesel would be ideal but, priced out of my reach right now. Plus CCC on Diesel 250s is only 400lbs or so over my F150.
2. Ecoboost only got 9MPG towing, so if I'm going to get 9MPG towing, might as well tow with some margin, 250 gassers have much better CCC (2700 lbs for the one I got.)

Since I haven't towed with the 250 yet I wanted to confirm my assumption that I would get roughly the same mileage that the Ecoboost did.



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Old 06-23-2016, 12:08 PM   #30
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Since I haven't towed with the 250 yet I wanted to confirm my assumption that I would get roughly the same mileage that the Ecoboost did.
I went from an EB to the F250 6.2 - same mpg. Like you said, more CCC, I have almost 3300 lbs. Other than camping, I only drive the truck 2 miles a day to and from work, so a diesel was out.
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