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Old 08-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #21
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Congrats and you will be alot happier with that than what you were planning on getting. I have a 2012 SWD F350 with the 6.7 and Steve 7575 is right, they are workhorses. A longtime friend of mine who is a Ford diesel mechanic told me to do the scheduled maintenance, oil every 5,000 and fuel filters every 10,000, drain the fuel separator every month. Don't do any "tuning" and the scorpion motor has been very reliable for Ford. As far as the IBC goes, I have a 30' tt and I set mine at 5.5. It is very smooth stopping in city or highway. You set it and forget it. I believe you made a good choice and will be happy with it. Can't tell from pics, is that a short or long bed. Mine is short and has a 26 gallon fuel tank which is the only gripe I have.
Its a 6 and 3/4 bed..the 26 gallon tank should get me far enough for a pit stop...stretch the legs ...and refuel after 2-3 hours of driving
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #22
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I think you will be happy with your choice. I hear from many regarding the new Ford Econo, but I still think that they may not be that good with a 10 or 11 thousand pound 5er. I have a F250, 2011, CC, diesel, 2WD, longbed and I remain very pleased with its performance. Good luck and happy trails. Glad you got a good deal.
That would surprise me... My truck is rated for 14,000 lbs conventional trailer and 16,300 lbs 5th wheel towing...with 3,900 lbs of payload capacity
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #23
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After much research ...and thought.. a deal came along i couldnt pass on. I was almost going to buy a new F150 4x2 ,supercrew.6.5 box .xlt trim , 3.73 limited slip rear axel, Heavy duty payload package , Max towing package. 11,300 lb towing capable and 2,300 lb payload capacity.....BUT ..a 2012 F 250 Super Duty, XLT ,Supercab, Diesel , 4x2,.appeared on Autotrader..It was a Ford Executive vehicle that had 3,300 miles on it. This truck should handle whatever our next 5th wheel is going to be in the future. any one with experience using the integrated brake controller .please let me know. i will try and post a pic or 2 soon ..thanks
Congrats on the new truck! Looks great! Having bought a new dually myself last week I understand that new truck euphoria!
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:01 PM   #24
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I think you will be happy with your choice. I hear from many regarding the new Ford Econo, but I still think that they may not be that good with a 10 or 11 thousand pound 5er. I have a F250, 2011, CC, diesel, 2WD, longbed and I remain very pleased with its performance. Good luck and happy trails. Glad you got a good deal.
They are perfect for a 5er that size. My 5er grosses at 11,600, but as we load it, it's about 10,500. It does beautiful. I did put air bags on to level it a bit and help with the ride on the concrete jungle. But wow...it pulls it great. Set the cruise at 65mph and forget it. Never even drops out of 6th gear while in tow/haul. What a joy to drive!
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Very jealous.....Congrats on your new truck. Prepare to be "awed"
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #27
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Looking to get something similar next year. Have to ask you if you looked into the Eco boost, and what you thought of it.
I currently have a 2004, F150, 5.4 XLT super cab w/ 6.5 bed. Towing capacity of 9800, w/towing package. It's basically everything a F250 is, except for the sticker.
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I went with the 2012 F-250 also. I love it and agree I don't even know my camper is in tow. Echoing what others have said it also a move towards the future, our daughter is getting bigger and will eventually have friends tag along i assume as well if we ever decide on a 5th wheel we have the the horse before the cart now. I love the built in trailer brakes and the electric mirrors! no more "who didn't put the mirrors out"
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:30 PM   #29
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Looking to get something similar next year. Have to ask you if you looked into the Eco boost, and what you thought of it.
I currently have a 2004, F150, 5.4 XLT super cab w/ 6.5 bed. Towing capacity of 9800, w/towing package. It's basically everything a F250 is, except for the sticker.
i had a 2010 F150 supercab 5.4 engine,3.55 rear axel limited slip ,6.5 box...rated for 9,800 lbs ..it towed my 7,700 lb fifthwheel from Michigan to St.Augustine ,florida and back this last winter...i want to see the rest of our country in the next few years..and not be concerned about putting to much stress on ME or my tow vehicle...as far as a ecoboost goes..nice truck... but if we decide to go with a little bigger 5th wheel later ???
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We also have the 6.7L PSD in our 2011 F250. We have been towing the Cougar 24RLS with the IBC set at 4.5. When we got the 290RLT I moved the IBC up to 5.5. It seems to do a good job there.
That truck set-up is a dream as others have said.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:17 PM   #31
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... and the electric mirrors! no more "who didn't put the mirrors out"
The power mirrors are one of my favorite features, and the backup camera in the mirror
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:19 PM   #32
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True Believer,

How do you like the 6.2L in your F250?
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:23 PM   #33
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I went with the 2012 F-250 also. I love it and agree I don't even know my camper is in tow. Echoing what others have said it also a move towards the future, our daughter is getting bigger and will eventually have friends tag along i assume as well if we ever decide on a 5th wheel we have the the horse before the cart now. I love the built in trailer brakes and the electric mirrors! no more "who didn't put the mirrors out"

Awesome setup! Im going F250 next too..
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:50 PM   #34
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Its black ...with the adobe (tan) interior.. I would have prefered a lighter color..(easier to keep clean) but couldnt pass the price up ! having the dealer install the contoured mud flaps tommorow...
Nothing sharper then a clean black vehicle. I agree, you got a great deal.
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Looking to get something similar next year. Have to ask you if you looked into the Eco boost, and what you thought of it.
I currently have a 2004, F150, 5.4 XLT super cab w/ 6.5 bed. Towing capacity of 9800, w/towing package. It's basically everything a F250 is, except for the sticker.
Uh, really? The Eco boost, and the F-150 is nothing like the F-250. Please don't get me wrong...I think the Eco boost is a great truck, especially given its capabilities. But it is not a SuperDuty. Where you will really see the difference is heading up the mountains. The diesel will really shine then, along with the Torqueshift transmission.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the F-150 Ecoboost for many trailering options, even smaller 5th wheels, but when it comes to the big boys, or lots of mountain/hill trailering, you need the right tool for the job.
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I went with the 2012 F-250 also. I love it and agree I don't even know my camper is in tow. Echoing what others have said it also a move towards the future, our daughter is getting bigger and will eventually have friends tag along i assume as well if we ever decide on a 5th wheel we have the the horse before the cart now. I love the built in trailer brakes and the electric mirrors! no more "who didn't put the mirrors out"
Heh...looks just like my truck! Nice. And yes, those tow mirrors can't be beat. Electric folding/extending, heated. The first truck I looked at were the manual mirrors. I was already looking to replace them. But someone snatched that truck before I could get it. And it was for the better anyway. The truck I ended up with had the good mirrors already.
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Holy Hype on that Ecoboost... Eco is nice and will get you more power in lower RPM's but it's not going to get you more payload, bigger frame, bigger trans, bigger axels, bigger body, etc...

The Superduty is made to haul... If you want to compare the two "apples to apples" you'd have to get the max tow on an F150 which is still a couple thousand #'s less towing capacity. (and less payload). It's also probably going to end up with a higher sticker price at that point.

That diesel will get you power all the way through the power band... Not just down low.
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Holy Hype on that Ecoboost... Eco is nice and will get you more power in lower RPM's but it's not going to get you more payload, bigger frame, bigger trans, bigger axels, bigger body, etc...

The Superduty is made to haul... If you want to compare the two "apples to apples" you'd have to get the max tow on an F150 which is still a couple thousand #'s less towing capacity. (and less payload). It's also probably going to end up with a higher sticker price at that point.

That diesel will get you power all the way through the power band... Not just down low.
1... The reason for me personally ..is the ability to go to a 10,500 - 11,500 lb 5th wheel in the future ( when one of those deals... that are too good to pass on.. come along ) AND... pretty much load the stuff in the truck and coach that we want to take with us ..on any given trip. 2. what i would have paid for a 2012 F 150 Ecoboost equipped to the Max..would have been 3k-4k more.. than what i paid for my 2012 F250 diesel..
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Uh, really? The Eco boost, and the F-150 is nothing like the F-250. Please don't get me wrong...I think the Eco boost is a great truck, especially given its capabilities. But it is not a SuperDuty. Where you will really see the difference is heading up the mountains. The diesel will really shine then, along with the Torqueshift transmission.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the F-150 Ecoboost for many trailering options, even smaller 5th wheels, but when it comes to the big boys, or lots of mountain/hill trailering, you need the right tool for the job.

No, I don't HAVE the Eco boost, but was thinking when I get a new truck, hopefully next year, I will get the Eco boost, for the better gas mileage. Was wondering why, did he not get the Eco boost.

Was just saying that my current truck has the upgrades that make it the same as the 250. Should also correct my error that it has the 3.73 axle, and 139 wheel base. I have the same towing capabilities as a F250 that has the smaller 5.4 engine.

Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm certainly not a truck expert.
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those 5.4 f250s were anemic at best for towing....that just wasnt enough motor for the truck....i had a tuned 5.4 fx4 supercab f150 that cried towing a 24ft trailer...yeah it did it....and a lot more it probably shouldent have.....lol...but i digress

while your towing numbers may be similar, the tow QUALITY of the f250 still would have been much nicer without a doubt....remember, properly equipped (ie more power) those trucks were in the 14k range max towing...so while the 5.4 was weak and the limiting factor in the advertised numbers, the truck still had all the underpinnings of a 15k tow vehicle...brakes, tranny, frame....in the end it would have been a much better tow if you were comparing max vs max on the 150 and 250....

the ecobeast is in another world as far as numbers go, but even then with max pay and tow its no where near the 14k rating the max 2004 f250 would have been with the diesel...but it sure does tow like one....the fuel economy is overrated if you ask me, because no one can drive the things and stay out of boost..LOL....
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