Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-18-2016, 02:12 PM   #1
Ambassador
 
Ken K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: EBF NC
Posts: 278
What do you pull with your F250 6.2 Gasser

Just upgraded my TV, now it has me thinking about upgrading my TT. Wondering what people pull with Trucks similar to mine.
__________________

__________________
2016 Ford F250 Crew Cab 6.2 L w/Ride Rite Air Leveling System.
2017 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8335BSS

Ken K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016, 02:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,363
I pull a 38 ft Keystone Outback 325BH travel trailer. Weights almost 11k lbs fully loaded.

I have a 2016 F250, 6.2, 4x4, CC, 6.5 ft bed. It tows the trailer nicely. I have a Reese SC WD system (15,000/1,500) and a Reese dedicated anti-sway bar.

Three add-ons I have done to the truck are:

TorkLift overload spring pads. I have the camper package, which gets you the overload springs. These TorkLift pads are just thicker and cause the overload springs to engage immediately, rather than wait for a 1k lbs first.

TorkLift Superhitch Magnum 30k. Probably the beefiest hitch I have ever seen. My hitch is no longer my truck's limiting factor.

TorkLift Superhitch double bar shank. A big shank designed for the double receiver Superhitch.

With the 6.2, I don't worry about revving it. Pulls hills just fine. I don't tow every day, so a gasser made sense for me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

325BH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016, 04:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Frederica DE
Posts: 1,178
See signature
__________________

2016 Ford F250 XLT 4X4 6.2L
2015 Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8329SS
Hensley Arrow
uhduh camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016, 05:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Learjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 217
12,000 lbs. 5th wheel. Timbrens added. 8000 miles of towing. Happy 🍻
__________________
-2017 Ram Cummins, Aisin DRW 3.73, 4x4
-2015 Wildcat 317RL
-B&W Companion , MorRyde pinbox
Learjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 01:06 PM   #5
Member
 
TomnGerri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Central North Carolina
Posts: 81
We took a 2014 F250AS 6.2 gasser to sturgis last year from NC with a 20ft enclosed trailer $1400.00 for fuel with two bikes & trike also took 08 Ram 3500 with a 40ft gooseneck with 6 dressers $800.00 for fuel bought a Ram 2500 diesel as soon as we got back. The gasser just didn't cut it!
__________________
Live, Laugh, Love to Camp
2018 Sandpiper 38 FKOK
2012 Ram 2500HD Crew Cab 4WD 6.7 Cummins 3.73
18k Pullrite Autoslider
2014 Harley Davidson FLHTK
Day Camped: 2015 - 45 2016 - 4
TomnGerri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 02:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Learjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 217
Good luck 😄
__________________
-2017 Ram Cummins, Aisin DRW 3.73, 4x4
-2015 Wildcat 317RL
-B&W Companion , MorRyde pinbox
Learjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 04:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
DouglasReid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Maurice, LA
Posts: 2,977
See Signature

We pulled a 2001 Cougar 281EFS for years. We just recently traded for a 2013 Wildcat Sterling 32RL (GVWR about 12400). Both pull just fine unless going up a steep hill, the 5.8 Triton will maintain about 40-45 is all. It does not accelerate like a diesel but that is not very important to us so the gasser gets the job done.
__________________
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL, Gladiator Qr35 ST235/85R16 Load rating G, TST 507 TPMS w/ Flow-thru Sensors & Repeater, Reese Sidewinder 16K Pin Box, PI EMS HW50C
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Diesel, Fumoto Oil Drain Valve, Turbo Brake activated, 39 gal Aux Tank W/ Fuel Pump transfer, Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 air bags.
DouglasReid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 04:58 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Denton, Texas
Posts: 61
Just pulled our new, (to me), Puma 26RLSS trailer home on a 400 mile trip. The route was through rolling Kansas and Oklahoma hills and a pretty steep mountain climb in Oklahoma. Trailer weighs about 8000#, loaded.
My 2015 F250, 6.2 gasser, handled it with no problems. I had the cruise control set for 75mph most of the time. Average fuel mileage for the 400 mile trip home was 7.1 mpg.
mowingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 05:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Retired JSO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 746
I am now pulling a 2016 Work and Play 25 WB with a 2016 F250 6.2 with 373 rear. While I would love to have a diesel, the difference in price kept me in this range. We are in the Smokey Mountain area and on one 8% grade! I was in 2nd gear but at 40 MPH and could have run over the semi in front of me . We average 8 mpg at 65 MPH.
Retired JSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 05:39 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
MarkyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 198
Just got a new F250 6.2L. Haven't towed yet, but we have Wildwood 31KQBTS that is 36ft and around 10,000 lbs. (haven't weighed yet either)
I'm curious about what kind MPGs people are getting.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
16 F-250 Lariat 6.2 -- 16 Wildwood 31KQBTS
Nights Camped in 2016 : 25
Nights Camped in 2017 : 20
MarkyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 06:06 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
northstar1960's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: in my new 29hfsxlr
Posts: 1,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken K. View Post
Just upgraded my TV, now it has me thinking about upgrading my TT. Wondering what people pull with Trucks similar to mine.

If you do it right you'll get the biggest TT your truck can barely handle heading down hill and then you can get a bigger truck .
i would get a tt that's well below what the truck can handle why max it out you'll have easier towing better mpg and less wear and tear on on the TV
northstar1960 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 06:44 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Phillipsburg, mo
Posts: 51
Town a xlr hyperlite 30hds. Truck pulls it great. Heading to Colorado in a few weeks. Trailer weighs around 9400lbs. I get around 8 or 9 miles per gallon. Truck is a 2012 f250 with 6.2, crew cab 4◊4
__________________
Xlr hyperlite 30hds couch, party deck, pass thru dinette.
2012 f-250 crew cab 4x4 6.2 v8
dennismo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 08:58 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
CaptnJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 3,782
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkyB View Post
Just got a new F250 6.2L. Haven't towed yet, but we have Wildwood 31KQBTS that is 36ft and around 10,000 lbs. (haven't weighed yet either)
I'm curious about what kind MPGs people are getting.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

MPG should not be considered while towing with a gasser. There are 2 reasons ~~ you saved $8K by not purchasing the diesel and it is not going to be very good. Nothing wrong or bad about towing with a gasser but depending on weight and configuration being towed MPG will not be great. Terrain and driving habits differ and will make every driver different. I see TTs and 5ers towed by gassers all the time and $8K buys a lot of gas. FR states dry is right around 8000# loaded around 10K is about right. Have fun.
__________________
2019 Montana 3761 FL
2019 F350 6.7 4X4 LB Dually
Edgewater 205 EX 150 Yamaha
CaptnJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 09:00 PM   #14
Member
 
5thwheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: 2 miles from Shelby Forest State Park.
Posts: 77
Agreed

Quote:
Originally Posted by northstar1960 View Post
If you do it right you'll get the biggest TT your truck can barely handle heading down hill and then you can get a bigger truck .
i would get a tt that's well below what the truck can handle why max it out you'll have easier towing better mpg and less wear and tear on on the TV
I pull a 7,500lb, 28 ft. 5th wheel. I have plenty of truck left. Gasser works fine for me. 8 to 9 mpg when towing at 65 mph.
5thwheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016, 09:16 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Lloydg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 698
Send a message via AIM to Lloydg Send a message via MSN to Lloydg Send a message via Yahoo to Lloydg
I'm pulling around 10K with my 6.2. (See my signature) No problems and have been from Michigan to Florida 3 times. I know it gears down on steep hills much more than a diesel would, but for $8K I can handle it! Happy camping to you!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20151030_113917631_HDR.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	274.4 KB
ID:	111630  
__________________

Heartland Big Country 3150RL
2013 Ford SD F250 4x4 SC; 6.2
Reese 18K Elite w/slider - Rockford, Michigan
Lloydg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2016, 04:56 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
DouglasReid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Maurice, LA
Posts: 2,977
Quote:
Originally Posted by mowingman View Post
Just pulled our new, (to me), Puma 26RLSS trailer home on a 400 mile trip. The route was through rolling Kansas and Oklahoma hills and a pretty steep mountain climb in Oklahoma. Trailer weighs about 8000#, loaded.
My 2015 F250, 6.2 gasser, handled it with no problems. I had the cruise control set for 75mph most of the time. Average fuel mileage for the 400 mile trip home was 7.1 mpg.
Please check your tires on the camper. If they are "trailer only" tires they are most likely supposed to be pulled at a maximum speed of 65. You can research that online if you wish. A good source is etrailer.com

Speeds in excess of that will cause excess heat to build up leading to premature tire failure and possible blowouts.
__________________
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL, Gladiator Qr35 ST235/85R16 Load rating G, TST 507 TPMS w/ Flow-thru Sensors & Repeater, Reese Sidewinder 16K Pin Box, PI EMS HW50C
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD CCSB LTZ Diesel, Fumoto Oil Drain Valve, Turbo Brake activated, 39 gal Aux Tank W/ Fuel Pump transfer, Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 air bags.
DouglasReid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2016, 07:31 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Benbrook, Tx
Posts: 506
When I had mine I pulled a 10000lb bumper pull. Did a great job. Burned through the gas though.
__________________
Dwayne and Susan
Jiro and Phoebe-4 legged family members
Mike and Dana - Traveling buddies
2016 Ford F350 XLT 6.7 Powerstroke DRW 4X4
2016 Brookstone 395RL
dwayneb236 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2016, 08:34 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Denton, Texas
Posts: 61
Thanks, you make a very good point here. The previous owner of this trailer junked the original tires and upgraded with good high quality tires. He also had the tires filled with nitrogen gas.
I am not sure I believe in the proclaimed benefits of nitrogen in tires, but it is supposed to be more stable when hot, or so they say.


Quote:
Originally Posted by DouglasReid View Post
Please check your tires on the camper. If they are "trailer only" tires they are most likely supposed to be pulled at a maximum speed of 65. You can research that online if you wish. A good source is etrailer.com

Speeds in excess of that will cause excess heat to build up leading to premature tire failure and possible blowouts.
mowingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2016, 09:06 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 1,065
I am towing the rig in my signature. Just returned from a 900 mile trip from northern VA to southwestern VA and back. We do about 63-64 mph on the interstate. I lock out 6th gear and use tow/haul mode. At the base of a long hill I will manually downshift to 4th just to keep the rpms up. The truck rarely downshifts to 3rd doing this. The biggest difference can be seen by using 93 octane fuel. The small amount of power increase reduces downshifting and actually gained us .5 mpg - going from 8.1 to 8.6 mpg.
__________________
Lee and Anne

2016 F250 2WD CC SB XLT 6.2 3,295 lb payload cap.
2014 Salem Hemisphere 282RK 8k lbs loaded, Equal-i-zer WDH, TST 507 TPMS
2020: 14 nights camped with 20 planned
Teamfour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2016, 11:17 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
jheacox1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 117


All loaded up before our last trip. Hit the local scales before hitting the road.



Happy Camping! :-)

2015 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8281WS
2015 F250 Crew Cab
__________________

jheacox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
f250, gas

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 AM.


×