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Old 06-07-2016, 08:04 PM   #1
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Ford f250 lariat 6.2 gas

Anyone have experience with this tv thinking about upgrading from a yukon denali 6.2 the yukon had more hp and higher torque but not as heavy as the 250 which has better gvcr and towing capacity. Pulling a cherokee 274dbh. The yukon has max tongue weight of 1000 pounds with wdh. The f250 is a 2013 yukon 2011 both have 50k miles. Yukon is the short one not xl
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:23 AM   #2
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Can't comment on Chevy because I have never owned one, however I have an F250 XLT (lower trim than the Lariat) with the 6.2. Tows my 12k lb TT just fine.

Mileage sucks when towing. Mileage really, really sucks when towing above 65 mph. Like 6.8 mpg sucks.

Truck alone on the interstate gets 13+ mpg.


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Old 06-08-2016, 09:37 AM   #3
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Take a close look at the payload capacity on the yellow sticker in the driver door jamb. F250 Lariat's suffer from low payload capacities due to all the bling in the Lariat package. As I have said numerous times, does one want a true heavy duty tow vehicle or a luxury truck? You can rarely have both unless you move up to a 350/3500 level truck.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:51 AM   #4
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Take a close look at the payload capacity on the yellow sticker in the driver door jamb. F250 Lariat's suffer from low payload capacities due to all the bling in the Lariat package. As I have said numerous times, does one want a true heavy duty tow vehicle or a luxury truck? You can rarely have both unless you move up to a 350/3500 level truck.


If you're concerned about that yellow sticker, true.

If you're concerned about the trucks capabilities, not so much. There is zero difference between a newer F250 and an F350 SRW except for rear spring blocks... and a GVWR which is capped at 10,000 on the F250. That cap is there purely for truck classification; it is not because of a mechanical limitation. A 10,000 GVWR can come in handy regarding CDL issues, which is why they are so popular among trailer haulers (non-Rv).


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Old 06-08-2016, 09:52 AM   #5
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Not positive but I think your camper is near the same dry weight as mine. Obviously after loading up numbers go up. Its a starting point to compare though. I've had no problems at all towing my camper with my F250. Can't even tell its back there....lol. As was mentioned, mileage is always something to think about. I'm around 10.8 when pulling my camper. Of course I'm also driving 65mph. I'm not in that much of a hurry these days.....
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If you're concerned about that yellow sticker, true.

If you're concerned about the trucks capabilities, not so much. There is zero difference between a newer F250 and an F350 SRW except for rear spring blocks... and a GVWR which is capped at 10,000 on the F250. That cap is there purely for truck classification; it is not because of a mechanical limitation. A 10,000 GVWR can come in handy regarding CDL issues, which is why they are so popular among trailer haulers (non-Rv).
I agree. The sticker however is a good starting point when comparing theoretical capacity.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:28 PM   #7
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I pull with a 2013 F250 XLT 6.2 liter, 4X4 short wheel base. It does an amazing job and typical gas mileage in the mountains while towing hovers around 9 miles per gallon. It has gone as low as 7 on pretty steep grades in the Sierra of California. Our 5th wheel loaded weighs in just a tad over 8K pounds. We typically do not tow with tanks full. Fuel economy averages 14.5 per gallon around town and some highway when not towing. Great pickup!
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Like this one? It has been down through Tennessee and everywhere in between hauling a 30WRLS V-Lite with 4 adults (over 17,000 GCWR) and never an issue. Yes this one has pretty low payload 2268lb because it has the 9600lb GVWR rating (No Aux Springs) I have added Tuff Country Add a Leafs to raise the rear up where it should be and they add an addition 1200 lbs of payload (ya I know not legally) I had a King Ranch 350 6.7 for a few days to test drive and took it back as I just was not blow away with what I use the truck for.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:27 AM   #10
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"Take a close look at the payload capacity on the yellow sticker in the driver door jamb."

I looked at a F-250 diesel 4X4 CC which had a payload of a whopping 1300 lbs! My F-250 XLT CC 2WD gasser is 3300 lbs. Those trucks with diesel engine, 4X4 and lots of amenities can lower payload significantly.
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Had a 2011 F250 Lariat 6.2. Pulled a trailer that weighed around 10000 loaded. Pulled it great, mileage was pretty bad. I could squeeze a bit over 8 out of it but not much. I really did like the truck though. Very nice and did it's job.
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Anyone have experience with this tv thinking about upgrading from a yukon denali 6.2 the yukon had more hp and higher torque but not as heavy as the 250 which has better gvcr and towing capacity. Pulling a cherokee 274dbh. The yukon has max tongue weight of 1000 pounds with wdh. The f250 is a 2013 yukon 2011 both have 50k miles. Yukon is the short one not xl
We have a GMC Yukon Denali. The XL (long version) has auto leveling air bags in the back. We were unable to use it for towing the Work and Play because of the overheating of engine and transmission. It had the standard 355 rear end which did not cut the mustard. You would need the 373 or the 401 rear end to make it useful.

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Forgot to mention I bought a Ford F150 Ecoboost with the Max Tow package (11,300 towing and 1130 tongue weight). The MAX tow package also includes an electronic sway control and I added air bags in the rear) What a world of difference. I can park it in my garage at home and I get 19mpg on the highway and 10.8 towing. Very happy with this truck.

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