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Old 09-16-2020, 06:48 AM   #1
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Too much truck

Bet you've never seen a post like this before....!

Background: Just traded my 2012 F150 XLT with HDPL for 2020 F250 Lariat (7.3L) and now thinking I have too much truck. Hauling a 2015 Flagstaff 8528IKWS, pin weight between 1500 - 1700# depending on length of trip. Only me and wife in cab. Have traveled across Canada but most trips are within a few hundred kilometres. Average about 4000 Km per year towing.

Thoughts: The F150 Ecoboost will pull all day and night, ride with payload was a little hard but never felt white knuckled or tired at the end of a run. Wanted a new truck and thought the F250 would be even better, well....., think I should have got another F150 HDPL. Ride unloaded is rougher (to be expected), burn more gas unloaded (double the engine, but not HP/Torque).

Why the F250 then? I did my research and found my wants out weight my needs. Can't get a F150 Lariat with HDPL package and wanted more bells and whistles.

Conclusion: If your hauling under 10,000#, as a daily drive (less that 50km) the F250 is too much truck and the F150 HDPL would have been better. Only saving grace is my second vehicle is electric.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:00 AM   #2
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Well you never know you may up grade to a bigger trailer so now you saved some money. Never to much truck. Later RJD
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:06 AM   #3
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Don't you know ? Everyone eventually buys a 50' triple axle Toy hauler............eventually.

I bought more truck than I needed and then we sold the TT this year and I downsized.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:15 AM   #4
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Now that you have `too much truck' I bet you will be taking more and probably longer trips.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:27 AM   #5
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Too much truck, what's that mean?
It's like too much money, there's no such thing
It's like a girl too pretty with too much class
Being too lucky, a car too fast
No matter what they say, I've done
But I ain't never had too much truck

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Personally, I don't agree with you.. maybe it comes from having too little truck/tow vehicle. I also (normally) drive an F350 CC LWB Dually 50 miles per day into and out of Atlanta traffic.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:29 AM   #6
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It's FAR better to have too much truck then not enough.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:30 AM   #7
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:34 AM   #8
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You have joined a rather large club here, with 'too much truck'. They also have too much trailer as well so they need a lot of truck capability. You have a good truck that will cost you a little more and a bit harder to fit in all those small parking spots. Just keep it as long as you did the old one and buy better the next time.

There is that electric car you have that you can just drive more.

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Old 09-16-2020, 07:35 AM   #9
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Too Much Truck.

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Old 09-16-2020, 07:38 AM   #10
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I currently have a truck I use primarily for pulling my RV and a different vehicle I use as my daily driver. I, too, am trying to figure out how to combine the two into one vehicle. I will admit to wanting a "Cowboy Cadillac" that will pull my RV and still give me a plush ride with bells and whistles. The research I've been doing shows that there are ways to upgrade the ride quality on the F250/F350 trucks to be better than stock. Of course, that will cost some extra $'s, but because I tend to keep my vehicles a long time, I would probably make those upgrades.

As for the gas mileage - I'm old school enough that I still just don't trust a turbocharged engine to last as long as an engine such as the 7.3L unit that Ford is building now, especially when used a lot for towing. I expect the next truck I purchase to be my last one, so I want it to last a long time without the hassle of major repairs.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:59 AM   #11
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Too Much Truck.

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Old 09-16-2020, 08:24 AM   #12
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Yes, I get what you mean. The SD is a beast compared to the F150. And I bet you miss that Ecoboost I also went from a F150 Ecoboost to a F250 SD with a 6.2. I swear the Ecoboost would pull better at lower RPM. It was also smoother and quieter. I think Ford views the HDPL F150 as a work truck; therefore no Lariat available. The demand is probably not there to justify its production.
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I would have phrased it, “way more truck than is actually required for the jobs I currently ask it to do.”

To me, that is a good thing.

I asked Tim Taylor. He agreed.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:24 AM   #14
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Can’t get involved.

DW wanted a hd Ram with a diesel that sounds like a diesel.

Discussion of separating her from it would not go well. No one bluffs her.

Drives to school daily, 1.5 miles each way.

Tows like a dream #16,000. 4-6,000 miles per year. 11 mpg.

The high payload Ford is the only half ton I would consider to pull a fiver your weight.
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Can’t get involved.

DW wanted a hd Ram with a diesel that sounds like a diesel.

Discussion of separating her from it would not go well. No one bluffs her.

Drives to school daily, 1.5 miles each way.

Tows like a dream #16,000. 4-6,000 miles per year. 11 mpg.

The high payload Ford is the only half ton I would consider to pull a fiver your weight.
A wise man once told me.. Happy wife, Happy Life.

Couldn't agree more.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:38 AM   #16
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Can’t get involved.

DW wanted a hd Ram with a diesel that sounds like a diesel.

Discussion of separating her from it would not go well. No one bluffs her.

Drives to school daily, 1.5 miles each way.

Tows like a dream #16,000. 4-6,000 miles per year. 11 mpg.

The high payload Ford is the only half ton I would consider to pull a fiver your weight.
Phffffft ! you can do it with a Mid-size.

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Old 09-16-2020, 09:57 AM   #17
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Beautiful truck!!!!! Any more pics?? Want one one day. Lol
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:09 AM   #18
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Beautiful truck!!!!! Any more pics?? Want one one day. Lol

May be able to grab some more pics later today. I know of two in my local area and see them all the time.
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I'm a paid member of the too much truck club.
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I'm a paid member of the too much truck club.
X2.
Makes for a *much* more relaxed trip.
I'm no more tired trailering then I am driving a car.
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