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Posted: 01/12/19 04:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just traded my 07 F150 for a 2016 F250 crew cab with a 6.2L gas. My first 3/4 ton PU. Haven't towed with it yet, but the F250 feels like a lot more truck to me.

12,500 lb tow
3200 lb payload

F150 was a good truck for sure, but always felt a little light when towing our 27' bunkhouse at 6800 lbs.

Towing report coming in near future !


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Congrats on the new to you F250! The 6.2 is a great engine, that pulls strong, and is smooth running, even at high rpm. You will really like the 6-speed transmission, with double overdrive, and lockout capability. I lockout 6th, when towing.

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We really need a picture! Sounds like a nice new vehicle.


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rhagfo wrote:

We really need a picture! Sounds like a nice new vehicle.


Agree...without picture, it is like it never really happened! [emoticon]

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Congratulations. You have made a big step forward.

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Yup it is. Congrats!


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You're going to like everything except the gas mileage. I know, I have one.

I think you'll really see the difference when towing. The F250 should handle your camper with ease.

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2 many 2 wrote:

I looked at several other brand trucks and the Ford Diesel trucks too and I could not find a payload over 3K like the 250 gasser. The 250 was well over a 1000 pounds better in payload than anything else I looked at.

The diesel engine weighs about 800 lbs more than a gas engine. 3/4 ton trucks are arbitrarily limited to 10,000 lbs to stay in that 2B class. A gas 3/4 ton truck with 10,000 lbs gvwr will ALWAYS have more payload than a heavier diesel. Its simple math.

If you want diesel and more payload, get a 1 ton. Essentially the same truck with no arbitrary GVWR.


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spoon059 wrote:

If you want diesel and more payload, get a 1 ton. Essentially the same truck with no arbitrary GVWR.


Sometimes still with an arbitrary GVWR, just a higher one. [emoticon]


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