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Old 11-14-2013, 03:33 PM   #21
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I also have a 2011 F250 XLT, CC, diesel, longbed, RWD, and I fully agree with EdJunior posts. I also live very close to him. Good Luck
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:17 PM   #22
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Consider how you are using the truck, tow only, daily driver and tow etc and also how long you might keep the trailer/5er. For example my first trailer was a 27VFK V-Cross approx 7000# my truck is an F350 Diesel Dually (dedicated tow) way overkill for that rig but less than two years later we upgraded to a much bigger 5er. An F250 would have been a better unit with the V-Cross but no way for the "upgrade"

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Old 11-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #23
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I have a 2013 F-350 6.7. No smell and it can almost sneak up on a glass of water.

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #24
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Traded a 2007 1500 Ram for my Ford in march. 2012 F-350 CC long bed with 6.7 Powerstroke. Great truck and we run about $30 to $40 less fuel through it each week with about the same amount of driving. Gotta love the diesel!!!!!
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #25
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I have a 2008 F350 6.4L Diesel and love it. We just returned from northern Ontario and I think that the diesel will get better mileage pulling 5er and quite often with the price of fuel in Ontario the diesel is close to or lower than the gas and you'll be getting better mpg. We get normally 10.0-10.5 pulling 9000 lbs but have got as low as 8.5-9.0 with a head wind. So I think diesel is the way to go for pulling, mpg and longevity.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:44 PM   #26
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I still drive my'97 F-250 Powerstroke (one owner). There is not a day that goes by that I don't regret getting the 250. A lot of 1/2 trucks are rated for certain payloads and towing capacity but I don't believe in maxing out an engine or tranny. Yes, they are a little more expensive upfront but if it outlasts a 1/2 ton truck then it's well worth it. That's my 2 cents.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:55 PM   #27
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If I could do it over again I would spend the few extra bucks and get a F350 6.4.
Drive mine everyday, let it warm up in the mornings now and before I leave work.

Get the heated seats and supplemental cab heater if you can.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:14 PM   #28
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I still drive my'97 F-250 Powerstroke (one owner). There is not a day that goes by that I don't regret getting the 250. A lot of 1/2 trucks are rated for certain payloads and towing capacity but I don't believe in maxing out an engine or tranny. Yes, they are a little more expensive upfront but if it outlasts a 1/2 ton truck then it's well worth it. That's my 2 cents.
Boy that was confusing. "not a day that goes by that I don't regret getting the 250" Does that mean you don't like the F-250? or did you just mistype?

FWIW, I am the original owner of a '01 F250 7.3L Powerstroke with 80K miles. Great truck, great engine. Very glad I didn't go F-150 or buy a gasser.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:31 PM   #29
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Ford vs Chevy

Being able to drive each and every model of the two company's mentioned and having owned a 6.0 2500HD and tow a Crusader 270RET (8890)#, the chevy has done a great job and never let us down at anytime and we have been in some interesting places. The Ford to me lacks the looks as the chevy, even the new 2014 GMC or Chevy. On the interior, just recently I drove brand new F250 gas with clothe interior rather than leather, man what a difference in comfort, could not believe how much better than the chevy. Given just comfort alone, I would take the Ford, but for power and acceleration, I would have to go with the GMC or Chevy 2500HD 410HP V-8 Gas.
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