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My 6.0 does just fine for me.


Yep,it's a great engine as well as the Ford 6.2 gas..Matched with these new transmissions they perform great with a TC on..I used my son's 6.0 HD 2500 all the time..Pulled a 30ft 8500# TT all over these hills around here..It did great..

I never have understood this posting hp/tq of a pickup like it was a '56 chevy/327 and still in high school..LOL..It's a pickup and any of these engines will work just great with any of the TC's out there..


Of course, ‘56 Chevies didn’t come with 327s... those were six years later.


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I can only wonder how the new 7.3 would carry a 4950# camper up and over the Sierra’s Hwy 80...This is the BIG unknown to me...

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jefe 4x4 here.
I have not been on here for a few years, but am on here to add to my extensive research for a talk I'm presenting at the Truck Camper Adventure Rally next week, and a subsequent article for the on-line magazine.


Good to see you back Jefe, please stop in more often I miss your wisdom and advice from years of actual experience!


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3 tons wrote:

I can only wonder how the new 7.3 would carry a 4950# camper up and over the Sierra’s Hwy 80...This is the BIG unknown to me...

3 tons


?? Umm, for sure as good as any gas pickup and likely a little better than all of them, by the numbers.


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3 tons wrote:

I can only wonder how the new 7.3 would carry a 4950# camper up and over the Sierra’s Hwy 80...This is the BIG unknown to me...

3 tons


I have no complaints about how well my 6.0L gasser did hauling my 4000 lb camper + my ATV and trailer, another 1200 lbs.

Yes, a diesel would have gone faster and that's OK.

With where the new gas engines, Ford's 7.3 and GMs 6.6 I would never consider a diesel, but then I never have.


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jefe 4x4 - thanks for the info

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I picked up my custom orders Ford F-350 4x4 dually with the new 7.3 liter gas engine!

My 2013 RAM 350 4x4 diesel with 130,000 miles will be leaving me on Tuesday.

My reasons for going back to gas:
Diesels are for pulling, gassers are for hauling cargo in the bed.
Diesel maintenance costs are exhorbantent.
Lost the turbo at 110K, dealer cost would have been $6,000! I got a rebuilt put in for $3,000.
Really hard to find good diesel mechanics...
No more carrying diesel additives, including DEF!

My cargo capacity in the old 2013 was 5,250lbs
The new Ford's capacity is 5,916 lbs!
With that capacity I am hoping I will need no aftermarket suspension equipment.

I am a firm believer in low rear end ratio's, the RAM had a 4.10 and I got the 4.30's in the new Ford. You are not buying this kind of truck if you are worried about gas mileage. You will regret getting higher gearing when city stop and go driving or up mountain passes. Just not worth wishful thinking of getting better highway mileage.

Drives like a dream, it has a 1.000 mile break in, so no truck camper for the rest of the month.

Manual says it can run on 87 octane BUT will perform under load and hot weather better if running 91 octane.

Darn thing has a 3" trailer receiver on it, I have never seen on so big. Had to order a cool adapter from E-Trailer so I can put my bike rack on it.

I got the camper package, but of course the dealer can't find the camper certification paper, they have contacted Ford to get another.

I'll start my own thread after I get the truck broke in and the camper in the bed and let you know how this truck is performing.

Cheers,
Eric


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Eric, where's the like button?

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My cargo capacity in the old 2013 was 5,250lbs
The new Ford's capacity is 5,916 lbs!
With that capacity I am hoping I will need no aftermarket suspension equipment.



Sweet new truck I'm sure, and comparing the rear suspension of 2 totally different trucks to each other is not apples to apples, but this is part of the misconception.
Camper puts most/all it's static weight on the rear axle, right?
Engine puts most/all of it's weight on the front axle, right?
Payload = gvwr - curb weight. Right?
If you have same gvwr and 700lbs more "payload" due to a lighter engine, that doesn't help the actual payload of the rear axle where the additional load is applied.
Kayteg will say its because the Ford Al bed is 500lbs lighter, lol, but you understand the principle.

Nothing against your truck, but it's really about how stiff the rear springs are. Swapping a heavy engine for a lighter one doesn't really help the situation at all in the real world.

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egarant wrote:

I picked up my custom orders Ford F-350 4x4 dually with the new 7.3 liter gas engine!

My 2013 RAM 350 4x4 diesel with 130,000 miles will be leaving me on Tuesday.

My reasons for going back to gas:
Diesels are for pulling, gassers are for hauling cargo in the bed.
Diesel maintenance costs are exhorbantent.
Lost the turbo at 110K, dealer cost would have been $6,000! I got a rebuilt put in for $3,000.
Really hard to find good diesel mechanics...
No more carrying diesel additives, including DEF!

My cargo capacity in the old 2013 was 5,250lbs
The new Ford's capacity is 5,916 lbs!
With that capacity I am hoping I will need no aftermarket suspension equipment.

I am a firm believer in low rear end ratio's, the RAM had a 4.10 and I got the 4.30's in the new Ford. You are not buying this kind of truck if you are worried about gas mileage. You will regret getting higher gearing when city stop and go driving or up mountain passes. Just not worth wishful thinking of getting better highway mileage.

Drives like a dream, it has a 1.000 mile break in, so no truck camper for the rest of the month.

Manual says it can run on 87 octane BUT will perform under load and hot weather better if running 91 octane.

Darn thing has a 3" trailer receiver on it, I have never seen on so big. Had to order a cool adapter from E-Trailer so I can put my bike rack on it.

I got the camper package, but of course the dealer can't find the camper certification paper, they have contacted Ford to get another.

I'll start my own thread after I get the truck broke in and the camper in the bed and let you know how this truck is performing.

Cheers,
Eric


That is fantastic, I’m looking forward to your report, particularly info relating to climbing the mountain passes...

3 tons

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