I'm just a little curious,because I will not be camping or hooking up my trailers till March. I guess I'm just feeling a little guilty not putting it straight to work. Just wondering if anyone just bought their truck because of looks,extra room,or whatever and not towing with it?
2015 F250 Platinum 4X4 6.7L Powerstroke
Loaded with every option I could find
I'm the same. 10-15% towing. In the summer its about 50% towing though because I drive a car to work. That's getting ready to change though depending on the outcome of Ford's helpfulness in determining why my mileage in the 14 is soo much lower than my 11.
2014 F-250 SB CC Platinum 6.7 4x4: FX4, sunroof, Ruby Red Metallic, REV Tonneau cover, bedrug, under steps LED lights, LED interior lights, Husky Floor Mats and mud flaps, Rancho 9000XL shocks, Bilstien 5100 steering damper, bed mat bed liner, cab lights
2012 VW Golf TDI 6MT 4Dr Tech
I would guess that app. 20% of my miles are towing but my 5th wheel is a 31 footer therefore I feel I do need the diesel. App. 1/2 of those tow miles are in the Eastern Sierras where a gasser would be at a serious disadvantage.
2015 Platinum F-350 loaded with White metallic ext. and Pecan int.
2005 F-250 Lariet-SOLD
"69 Mustang, Mach 1, 428 CJ, Ram Air, Stock
2007 FHLP H.D. Road King
2007 Thor Jazz 5er, 11k dry weight, 31'
173rd Abn. RVN.
I use my truck to tow my boat..which is about 10 times a year. And the boat weighs a huge 4500 pounds. I bought the truck for the future purchase of a 10k+ boat. My little hyundai gets driven daily. When I do drive the truck most of it is not for towing.
__________________ 2012 F-250 XLT CC 6.7-XLT premium package, Line-X premium bedliner, OEM Nav w/ lockpick. Front and rear cameras. Rigid D2's and Dually's. tailgate step and tint, Infinity reference 6832cf 2012 Hyundai Elantra-The daily 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe- Corsa track exhaust, K&N intake, B&M shifter
I'm the opposite. When I'm working my normal schedule I'm towing a work trailer about 1,000 miles/week on average. We used the camper last week for a cool 900 miles.
Sometimes I think back and realize there's a trailer on my truck almost every day.
But, it's business for me. That's why I have it and why I like it so much. If I didn't need one for work I'd probable have a used one anyway to use like y'all do, weekend stuff and a few Rv trips throughout the year.
The only thing that bugs me are all the high school kids with these diesels making 500+ hp. I pray they keep them under control.
2015 F350 CC KR SRW LB 4x4, 3.55ELD, ordered 9/4/14, home 10/24/14. Factory 5th wheel set up, VIAIR #10009 kit, train horns, ride-rite air bags, CB, Strobe lights, BedRug, BakFlipG2, TransferFlow in-bed 50gal tank, 2 Kicker 10" subs, Polk 1" tweeters, tinted front windows, Tuxedo Black Monotone option
I personally wouldn't have my truck if it wasn't for towing/hauling/plowing. I'm with Scott at about 80%. Sure, I like the torque, but I can get my kicks from my wife's Hemi SUV in the winter and my car in the summer.
I have a TT that weighs around 10k that I may pull at some point, but in 14 months and 15,000 miles, I have yet to tow anything. It is my DD and work is 27 miles each way. I bought it because I wanted it - not because I needed it. I hope to someday be able to trade my TT for a fiver. Either way, it will be nice to have enough truck when the time comes.
__________________ Doug - 2014 F-350 Platinum CC/LB, 6.7 PSD, 4x4, 3.55 ELD, Kodiak Brown Metallic, Factory 5th wheel prep, Heated steering wheel, Husky floor mats, Pace Edwards Jackrabbit retractable bed cover, Dieselsite fuel/water separator, Rancho 9000xl shocks, a really nice tuner and lots of delete stuff sitting in a box just waiting...
2011 Harley Davidson FLHTK Electra Glide Ultra Classic Limited - Black with lots of chrome and LED's, Baker reverse, iPod adapter, integrated dash mounted GPS, Rinehart True Duals
32k non towing miles and it is my Daily Driver. Will I eventually tow something with it? Yes, but I got it after I got back from my deployment. I always wanted one. I hope to eventually get a Fver that me and the wife can enjoy in a couple of years.
-2013 F350 SRW XLT 4x4 3.31 ELD Crew Cab Short Bed 6.7 Tuxedo Black Metallic - H & S, 5" Flo Pro, Dual Zone Climate Control Heated n Cooled Seats, TSP Toolbox.
I bought my truck for the utility and because I like to drive it. 20%-25% of the miles I am towing a 8500 lb TT. I make a number of road trips into the mountains or badlands by myself each year to fish and explore. I sleep in the shell .... the wife and the trailer stay home. Glorious alone time of 3-5 days at a time! My volunteer work sometimes requires space for 4 passengers into the high country. I use it and work it.
I haven't picked up the 6.7 yet, it is ordered though. When I get it I will only be towing occasionally, and usually one of my boats. I still want the diesel and the 3/4 ton rating to be able to actually load heavy items in the bed, Nothing worse than having a bunch of brick or bags of motor in the bed of a 1/2 ton with the front end pointing skyward.
I currently drive a 2001 f250 with a 7.3 diesel, I am the second owner and the first owner never even put a receiver in the hitch. He did use the 4x4 though. I would rather have too much truck most of the time than not enough when I really need a truck. I also no longer like keeping spare trucks around for the needed job. To much maintenance, and insurance that way.
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