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Old 10-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #15
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After towing a 25' with a 6.2L F250 with the new 6 speed for a couple of years now, I think it remains an often overlooked TV.

I do not miss our 3/4 ton diesel. The 6.2 motor combined with superb engine/tranny controller provides ample power and torque. Mountain towing is a pleasure with well placed upshifts, downshifts and torque converter lockup. Our XLT model was $27K.
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I completely agree. While I love my Tundra 5.7L double cab, the first TV that I would consider if I had to replace it now would be an F250 with the 6.2L gasser and 6 speed tranny.

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #16
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There is nothing wrong with a gasser unless you tow at really high altitudes a lot. The Ecoboost is going to work well at high altitudes as well.

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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I would tend to agree that for a difference of $2K, in my mind there is not much to consider, notwithstanding the good info posted earlier regarding non-towing use.

One of the things that I really like about the diesel is that I have equipped my truck with an auxiliary fuel tank, giving me a capacity of 80 gallons. This is so great on any kind of long hauls, not having to worry about fueling up all the time, and quite frankly provides an ability to more carefully shop for price. We still stop every few hours to stretch or eat, but more often than not it is at a rest area or the side of the road.

And I have really enjoyed the F250 - love the ride. Having said all this, I just spoke to someone last night with the F150 Ecoboost (towing a 25) and he thought it was a fabulous machine and great towing.

I am currently at about 107K miles on my 2008 F250 and expect to keep it towing for many more years - certainly at a minimum don't expect to even think about another vehicle until at least 200K and probably much higher. Plus, we load up when we go camping, with a generator, sometimes firewood, kayaks, and as a result don't have to think too much about load limits. To me, one less thing to worry about.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #18
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When we voted with our checkbook, the F150 seemed to be a bit under-torqued pulling up mountain passes; so, we opted for a 2500 diesel. Seems to have better load rated tires, brakes, and, of course, the diesel compression brake. Both are good choices. Fuel mileage is slightly better with the diesel, but the diesel price per gallon is higher ... maintenance items are muuuuch higher.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:37 PM   #19
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What 'bout size?....

I've got the F250 with 7.3 diesel which tows like a dream.

But I've got to admit, that when I go the the store, grocery shop, whatever, I take the smaller Expedition.

Now I bought the CrewCab to have more interior space which is nice, but we don't really use it for extra people. Still, I like the extra *dry* space. (The Lear pickup cap doesn't keep it totally dry.)

Many people have commented about parking the longish vehicle. And this is not the looong bed....

So no doubt the extra $2 big ones seems chunk change for more vehicle.

In my mind it all boils down to the % use one does towing. (Don't we all wish it were a higher % )

How do you feel?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:48 PM   #20
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When we voted with our checkbook, the F150 seemed to be a bit under-torqued pulling up mountain passes; so, we opted for a 2500 diesel. Seems to have better load rated tires, brakes, and, of course, the diesel compression brake. Both are good choices. Fuel mileage is slightly better with the diesel, but the diesel price per gallon is higher ... maintenance items are muuuuch higher.
Interesting. I have a 2012 EB and I can't believe how much torque it has. Over 6k towing all in the rockies, over many passes above 10'000 feet and not once have I thought "I need more torque". I haven't even had to depress the gas much beyond my typical cruising speed, except in the steepest sections.

I'm pulling a 23D international. Last trip I went to a scale with my whole rig with all the gear and I was at about 13k lbs GCW, so could easily be towing a larger rig. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:45 AM   #21
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One advantage to an F-250 is you can get it in a long bed crew cab. You can horde all you want with a bigger truck.

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In my mind it all boils down to the % use one does towing. (Don't we all wish it were a higher % )
LOL - for us, the % towing is pretty high, but that's because we also have two cars so the truck tends to sit (it's 15 mpg on $3.95/gallon fuel, or 25 mpg on $3.55/gallon fuel...the choice is not hard, unless we need the truck specifically for towing or hauling).

One other advantage of the diesel: You can fill it up at truck pumps. Much easier to get in and out of, and larger nozzles so the fuel flows faster. Additionally, they have higher credit card limits so you don't run into the automatic shutoff like I used to with gas pumps and the B190.
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