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Old 03-25-2013, 06:27 PM   #661
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Hi All. Quick question. I am looking at two different F250's that are 2012 leftovers. One is an XL with a 3.73 gear ratio the other is an XLT but the ratio is 3.55. I understand the 3.73 is better for towing but how much difference would you thinbk there would be? I purchased a 295RST dry weight is 8800 pounds. They both have 8 foot boxes. (I would have preferred the shorter bed but there were no leftovers in that size.
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Is the XL a gasser? I'm thinking the 3.73 was offered only with the 6.2 Gas engine, but as DW will quickly tell you, I've been wrong before.

The 3.55 is usually matched to the 6.7L Diesel with 6-speed auto. That is the setup we have and we're very pleased with the performance. It towed the 295RST quite easily during our extensive test pull...

You'll be well within GVWR and GAWR specs either way. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #662
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Is the XL a gasser? I'm thinking the 3.73 was offered only with the 6.2 Gas engine, but as DW will quickly tell you, I've been wrong before.

The 3.55 is usually matched to the 6.7L Diesel with 6-speed auto. That is the setup we have and we're very pleased with the performance. It towed the 295RST quite easily during our extensive test pull...

You'll be well within GVWR and GAWR specs either way. Good luck with your decision.
Ahhhh. You are correct sir! it is a diesel and thanks for the input. I will check it out tomorrow!
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #663
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We also have a 2012 F250 Lariat with the 6.7 and it pulls our Sandpiper 315re very well. I haven't weighed my setup yet but I am sure it is well within the 16,000 pound towing limit. I do want to find out exactly what my hitch weight is since we did go with optional washer and it is all way forward in nose area. Enjoy your new camper.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #664
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With 150s and 250s- you generally are fighting pin weight and staying within GVWR more than anything else. Generally speaking- plan for 20%-25% of king pin weight when calculating if the truck can handle the weight. Couples are at an advantage compared to families (2 bodies vs. 3, 4 or 5) and the stuff they carry.

Just do the numbers, estimate reasonably and you should be set with what you go with!
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #665
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:07 AM   #666
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Thanks all for the advice! I really appreciate it...
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:39 PM   #667
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We got the call today that our 2013 Lacrosse 327 RES had pulled into the dealership this morning. Headed over to the dealer to sign the paperwork, now just waiting for the slide toppers to arrive so they can put them on and then we'll do our walk around and drive off with it. Our seasonal campground opens in just a couple weeks so it's just in time! Can't wait for our first weekend!

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Tomorrow morning DW and I pick up our Crusader 260RLD. Dealer has all the bugs fixed and the slide toppers on. State parks open next weekend and it looks like the snow has finally quit for a bit! Anxious to get it in the driveway, sort thru all the camping stuff, whittle it down a bit and be ready to go. Will post a picture when we get a chance!

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Took delivery on 3/27/13, slept in the driveway 4 nights. Just waiting till my days off so we can really go camping.
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Tomorrow morning DW and I pick up our Crusader 260RLD. Dealer has all the bugs fixed and the slide toppers on. State parks open next weekend and it looks like the snow has finally quit for a bit! Anxious to get it in the driveway, sort thru all the camping stuff, whittle it down a bit and be ready to go. Will post a picture when we get a chance!

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