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Old 03-01-2016, 07:57 AM   #11
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I towed my 295 with a F250 6.2 gasser for about 10k miles before going diesel. I cannot imagine pulling it with a F150 no matter what engine.


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Old 03-01-2016, 08:54 AM   #12
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If you go to the powerstroke forum, you will see that folks are getting 10k off of the F350's at higher volume/discount dealerships. 60k IS a good deal for the dealer but not buyer.

A couple of weeks ago I did a google search and found several new left over '15 that were being blown out for 13k below MSRP. Not sure if they are around or not but I'm sure you may be able to find a very low mileage '15 and get that or more off of one.

I wouldn't use a F350 as a daily driver unless you have a decent highway commute. Diesels are better suited for long drives and being worked hard. Short trips don't mix well with the complicated emissions system and will cause you lots of grief!

I don't think maintenance is worse than a gasser. My other 2 vehicles are both diesels and I don't do much different than a gasser except I drain the water fuel separator monthly. Turbos get a warm up of 30 seconds to 1 minute and a 1 minute cooldown (5 minutes towing). Not sure where people think that diesels are complicated to maintain. They may be more expensive to repair if something goes wrong but regular preventative maintenance is no big deal.

My daily commute is 95% highway 100 miles per day 2 weeks a month, the rest of the time it sits at home and used for running errands. I am also looking at a slightly used 2015 I figure I should be able to get a 2016 roughly $66K for mid $50K range I would be fine with that Diesel by me is $1.52 per gal


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Old 03-01-2016, 11:34 AM   #13
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That 1300# pin weight is very misleading. My 2013 295RST has pin weight of over 2200# with the trailer loaded and ready to camp. Add, that, hitch weight and passengers and you are WAY over GVW for your truck.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:51 AM   #14
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The biggest problem with towing a fifth wheel with a half ton is the pin weight. You will always end up using up or going over your payload capacity before you exceed your towing capacity or GCVW. It's one of the reasons I have a bumper pull trailer.

Airbags don't increase your payload. You are then still overloading the rating of your brakes and axles etc.
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I get it problem is I can not justify the cost of a F series Diesel using it 30 nights a year to pull a 5er and a Daily driver. $10-20K less I can keep my EB F150 SCREW and just stick with my Roo. I hardly doubt there will be much of an MPG gain in a diesel driving 1,000 miles per month on the highway, my F150 is getting 21.5 on my 500 mile commute every two weeks so and paying $1.27 per gallon for reg unleaded I can't beat it.


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For reference I am pulling a 295RST with my F150HD. It has a payload of 2177. I am 100% stock and have over 20,000 towing miles. Zero issues. My truck is Max Tow + HD Payload.


IMHO your truck is not suited to this combo. Your payload is your limiting factor largely speaking and there is nothing you can do to increase it. If you are determined to pull with a EB then I'd search for a truck better suited to haul the 295.
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What's Payload ?
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What's Payload ?
Well, I'll assume that was in jest. Just don't want this thread to get WAY off track.
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For reference I am pulling a 295RST with my F150HD. It has a payload of 2177. I am 100% stock and have over 20,000 towing miles. Zero issues. My truck is Max Tow + HD Payload.


IMHO your truck is not suited to this combo. Your payload is your limiting factor largely speaking and there is nothing you can do to increase it. If you are determined to pull with a EB then I'd search for a truck better suited to haul the 295.

Do you have the bench seat in yours I can not order a new F150 with Max Payload and Max tow without getting a bench or 40/20/40 seat, I like the center console with shifter in the middle.


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