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Old 01-13-2018, 03:15 PM
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2009 F250 5.4 or 2013 F150 5.0 for this load?

2009 F250 5.4 with 4.10 gears -v- 2013 F150 5.0 with 3.73 gears. Both 4X4.
6,000 pounds fully loaded TT and 1,000 pounds in the bed .
Which would you rather tow with? We like back roads and rarely go
over 60 MPH .
Also will there be much difference in real world MPG ?
 
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:00 PM
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I would normally pick the F-250,but would consider the F-150 if it was expected to be a daily driver 95% of the time.
 
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:05 PM
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Between tongue weight, bed load and passengers, the F-150 could be beyond maxed out on its payload, depending on its spec.
 
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:55 PM
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I have a 25ft Jayco TT with an 8200 GVW. Fully loaded with approx. 1000 lbs of gear in the bed, I'm still 2000 lbs below the GCVW rating of my 2011 F-150 SC Ecoboost with 3.73 gears and the Max Tow package. However, on the advice of this forum I got my set up on the CAT Scale and discovered that I'm over the GVW rating on the rear axle by about 200lbs. I've since upgraded to a 15k rated Reese Strait Line hitch that should theoretically transfer more weight to the front axle. However I haven't gotten back to the scale yet. Anyway my point is...my F-150 handles this load fantastically. Plenty of pulling power, plenty of stopping power and minimal trailer sway.
 
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This is a tough one, I have had the 5.4L engine 3 times, and I'm hoping never to make it 4.

For sure that newer F150 will be better unloaded, and the 5.0 engine has an excellent reputation.

If it's 100% for towing, it's a toss up. If you do much unloaded driving, the 2013 5.0L engine would win no problem.
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:37 AM
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250 for sure.
 
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