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Old 11-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #11
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And I'll chime in as well. I pulled my Wildcat (roughly the same as what you're looking at) home with my 5.4L F-250. I immediately started looking for a diesel. The 5.4L is a great engine, but it's just not enough for the size trailer you're looking at. The 6.8L would be fine I think. But as Oakman mentioned the 6.2L in the 2011 and up would probably be a much better choice.

I pulled my 5th wheel for a year with a 2008 6.4L and it did great. But I was able to work a pretty good deal on my 2011 and that turned out to be a great choice. The 6.7L pulls circles around the 6.4L. If you could get into one of these, I think it would be your best bet.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #12
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The 6.7L pulls circles around the 6.4L.
Dang it Ed, I've been resisting the temptation to look at the 6.7's and now you have to go and post this. You're killing me here Ed, you're killing me.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #13
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i have always been a Chevy guy. Since they early 2000's when they changed the body style on the pick ups they also played with the engine. In 2006 i traded in my chevy in for a FX4 F150 and a now have a ford expedition EL edition and I love them. I think the expedition pulls a trailer better than the 3/4 ton chevy I used to have. I would recommend the F250.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #14
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Dang it Ed, I've been resisting the temptation to look at the 6.7's and now you have to go and post this. You're killing me here Ed, you're killing me.

Heh...you better not go test drive one then. If you do, it'll be all over. Seriously, it is a fine engine. The 6.4L was a beast pulling my 5th wheel, but the 6.7L really is that much better.
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Here goes the screaming for sure, I pull a CC 36RE (5,200 miles last year) from FL to MA and back with a 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.2 Gasser. The truck has a few mod's not found on most trucks with heavey duty springs and air bags. extra towing pack 12,000 gvwr (truck plus RV total out at 22,175 loaded, truck 7,250 RV 14,925) It is loaded with everything that can be put on a 2010 plus some. Heated and cooled seats, nav you name it its there. On average for a tirp to Fl from Tn I get somewhere between 8.5 and 10 mpg, now thats not to say that sometimes it dropes to 6 or so but on the average 9.5. (that is hand cal not truck gauges). I have never had any problems at all, sometimes a little slower up big hills but who cares. The main reason I have never bought a desil was the nosy and extra cost of manitance plus my wife hates the order. Now would I buy it again I really don't know but it has givening me great service and we really enjoy the ride. Thats my 2 cents worth.
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Here goes the screaming for sure, I pull a CC 36RE (5,200 miles last year) from FL to MA and back with a 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.2 Gasser. The truck has a few mod's not found on most trucks with heavey duty springs and air bags. extra towing pack 12,000 gvwr (truck plus RV total out at 22,175 loaded, truck 7,250 RV 14,925) It is loaded with everything that can be put on a 2010 plus some. Heated and cooled seats, nav you name it its there. On average for a tirp to Fl from Tn I get somewhere between 8.5 and 10 mpg, now thats not to say that sometimes it dropes to 6 or so but on the average 9.5. (that is hand cal not truck gauges). I have never had any problems at all, sometimes a little slower up big hills but who cares. The main reason I have never bought a desil was the nosy and extra cost of manitance plus my wife hates the order. Now would I buy it again I really don't know but it has givening me great service and we really enjoy the ride. Thats my 2 cents worth.
Good report Forbes, but need to clarify a couple of things. 6.2L gas wasn't available until the 2011 models. Can you confirm the 6.2L V-8 as a 2011, or 6.8L V-10 in the 2010.

And you can let your wife know that the 6.7L in the 2011+ has virtually eliminated both the noise and the odor of diesel. The extra cost is there, but when it comes to the pulling power, it is worth it...at least to me.
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I don't have a Ford, but do have a sensitive nose. My 2012 Ram doesn't smell. Noise-wise, I do wish it were quieter outside, but inside the cab- it's really quiet. Heck, as quiet as my car is.
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I can only speak from my experience. We had a 2008 f250 in diesel. That hing towed two different toy haulers, 18ft and 32ft. Towed them no problem and I think our 32ft would go past the limit of 12k lbs. The only issue we ever had was a thermostat went out.

This was also my wife's DD. she had no issues and I think we were getting like 13 MPH.

The only regret was BUY 4x4. Even if you think you will never use it. I thought I would never use it and that kept us from going camping at certain times as I knew we may need it.
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Good report Forbes, but need to clarify a couple of things. 6.2L gas wasn't available until the 2011 models. Can you confirm the 6.2L V-8 as a 2011, or 6.8L V-10 in the 2010.

And you can let your wife know that the 6.7L in the 2011+ has virtually eliminated both the noise and the odor of diesel. The extra cost is there, but when it comes to the pulling power, it is worth it...at least to me.
Sorry about that the fingers don't always hit the right key it is a 2011 Ford F-250 Super Crew Cab
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:26 AM   #20
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Here's a good forum for Ford's.

Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums - Ford truck and SUV owners and enthusiasts Community And Information Source.
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