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Old 07-15-2012, 03:13 PM
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Review of the 2011 Ford F-250 with 6.2L

Hello everyone. New member here. I've owned my 2011 F-250 since last September and have put 7,100 miles on it through a combination of city and freeway driving. I thought you might be interested in my review of the truck and engine.

Mello Mike's Truck Camper Adventures: Review of the 2011 Ford F-250 XLT
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:58 PM
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Thanks for the writeup and welcome to FTE.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:59 PM
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Very nice Mike. Looks like you do both slide-in and 5th wheeler campers. Thanks for the write up and congrats on the truck. On a side note i definetly would've bought a 4x4.
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Very nice Mike. Looks like you do both slide-in and 5th wheeler campers. Thanks for the write up and congrats on the truck. On a side note i definetly would've bought a 4x4.
I wish I did, too. I went with a 4x2 to increase the payload because I wanted the biggest camper possible, but with the camper I chose I would've been fine with a 4x4.
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Thought your writeup was neat since i have a 2012 F 250 XLT crew cab short bed 2 WD on order. I have less options and the price out the door is going to be 36,929.25. Only options I ordered was the 4.30 rear locker, factory spray in bed liner, 6" running boards., upfitter switches and side mouldings. I have absolutely no reason to have 4WD and will never regret it. I drove the last F250 for 13 years and never regretted not having 4 WD. By the way I am getting the same color since I could not get the grey interior in the autumn red exterior.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:52 AM
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Thought your writeup was neat since i have a 2012 F 250 XLT crew cab short bed 2 WD on order. I have less options and the price out the door is going to be 36,929.25. Only options I ordered was the 4.30 rear locker, factory spray in bed liner, 6" running boards., upfitter switches and side mouldings. I have absolutely no reason to have 4WD and will never regret it. I drove the last F250 for 13 years and never regretted not having 4 WD. By the way I am getting the same color since I could not get the grey interior in the autumn red exterior.
That's a great price! You'll love the truck.

Your list of options reminded me of a few options I left out of my article. My truck also has the spray in bed liner and it also has nerf bars.
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Cruise Control Engine Braking

The specs discuss the engine braking with Tow/Haul and actually it works great. I haven't seen anything discussing the cruise control engine braking.

In previous cars & trucks I complained to myself that the cruise control was no help downhill. My 2011 XL (really lower case xl) 6.2L works pretty hard to supply engine braking if the cruse control is engaged. To be clear, that is with Tow/Haul off. Sometimes I turn the cruise control off downhill to avoid a shift to 2nd gear and 5,000+ RPM. Grudgingly I confess to 1) complaining of no engine braking with other cruise controls and 2) complaining of (severe) engine braking with my F-250s cruise control. Am I the only one??
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It is kind of annoying on steep hills, but I gave up fighting it and just let it do its thing.
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I read your write up over in the Super Duty forums, very nice. The only thing is you did not say if you had a 4x4 or 4x2, if you did I could not find it.
Everything you said is exactly what I would have. This truck is awesome, and the power that it achieves up around 3300 RPM's is great. I was always trying to avoid the higher revs but the last trip I let the transmission do all the work and just mashed the gas pedal more, it downshifted and just took off with the 9000 lbs in tow. I wish I had the money to not worry about the extra diesel cost, but this truck is the next best thing.

Thanks for the very good review. Reps sent.
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I read your write up over in the Super Duty forums, very nice. The only thing is you did not say if you had a 4x4 or 4x2, if you did I could not find it.
Everything you said is exactly what I would have. This truck is awesome, and the power that it achieves up around 3300 RPM's is great. I was always trying to avoid the higher revs but the last trip I let the transmission do all the work and just mashed the gas pedal more, it downshifted and just took off with the 9000 lbs in tow. I wish I had the money to not worry about the extra diesel cost, but this truck is the next best thing.

Thanks for the very good review. Reps sent.
Thanks. I appreciate that. My truck is a 4x2. I'll put that in the writeup.

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Great write up! I have the same truck and couldn't have said it better. Thanks!
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