2015 F250 Lariat 6.2l 4x4 with 3.73's pulling 2016 Micro Lite 25dks. I just upgraded from a 2005 Nissan Titan 4x4. Even though CAT scales indicate that my loaded trailer weight is just under 5,000lbs, I did not like the way my rig got pushed around on the interstates with the lighter Titan. After much consideration (and debate with others including my son who has a 2015 F250 6.7l), my decision to buy gas verses diesel boiled down to the fact that I only have a 3.7mi commute to work each day and I worried about being able to keep a diesel hot enough in that short distance. Also, considering that it is just my wife and I, we are very comfortable in this size trailer and doubt seriously that we will ever get a larger one.
Pros: There are so many.... The F250 has heavy duty everything and is priced very closely to a similarly equiped F150. The F250 is definitely the "Boss" of our trailer compared to the lighter Titan. CAT scales say the new truck, passengers, gear, and trailer weigh a combined 12,800lbs compared to the F250's rated combined max of 19,000lbs. With this combination, payload is an absolute "non-issue". Unloaded fuel economy averages 11mpg around town, which is slightly better than our Titan. On a recent unloaded highway trip of 600mi, mpg averaged 16.8mpg.
Cons: The F250 crew cab is a big truck and noticeably more difficult to whip around shopping center parking lots. Towing fuel economy of 10mpg with the new truck, though expected, is only slightly better than the old Titan.
2016 Micro Lite 25DKS, 2015 F250 6.2l Lariat 4x4 3.73's