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Old 03-14-2014, 01:25 PM   #11
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As I mentioned above. The f150hd Eco isn't really a 1500 in my mind.
Im sure that f150hd eco is a awsum truck from what I read about.
Many folks are doing remarkable things with them when it comes to towing.
But that said I still think you are better off with the GMC 2500HD D/A or any 2500hd / f250 set up.
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
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Better off is a relative term though Platokidd.. Just playin' devils advocate here. Better off from a pure towing standpoint, you are most likely right. Even though I am within all ratings etc, I am still in the 100% club. What I mean is very near my ratings. A 3/4 ton would alleviate that straight away.

From a daily driver standpoint. Totally dependent on what the OP needs the truck for and how they use it.

From a dollars and cents standpoint, again very situation dependent.

Impossible to find just one answer to the question. I thought long and hard about my truck (I came from a 08 XLT Triton) this time around. I evaluated all the angles I could think of at the time and my ultimate decision was my current truck. It has worked out pretty much exactly as I thought. However each and every situation is different.

With all that being said any discussion is mute if you blow your ratings IHMO because in that situation you have the wrong truck.

Great discussion...
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:51 PM   #13
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another_newfie, Yes, Im talking from purely a towing perspective.
And from that view point more is better. I have to agree that doesn't fit everyone's budget or needs for a daily driver.

In no way am I trying to heat this up into another towing thread.
They are good reads but a very split on opinions.

Today I see birds in the yard and the snow is melting! Cant wait to get out there and camp again!
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:10 PM   #14
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I had a 09' F150 with the 5.4 Triton and max tow package on it (11,300) and pulled a 8,000# trailer. The motor performed well w/o any struggles but I did not like how the TT pushed it around. Even added air bags, but there were times when I put scuba gear in the bed and I could really feel it. I currently have a F350 diesel (daily driver) and love it. Like it was said above, it is what fits the individuals situation and what you are comfortable with.
As far as what gear to pack. I believe someone had a post on here before that covers that. Just do a search.
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