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Old 08-13-2018, 07:24 PM
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Anyone regret getting a 6.2l?

Curious if anyone got a 6.2l and wish they went a 6.7l powerstroke? I currently have a 16 F150 max tow package 3.5l EB but wanting something a little bigger for towing our 32ft 7k lb travel trailer. Considering lots of options right now.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:33 PM
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Not me. Most days of the week I have a 4 mile round trip commute but wanted something that could pull our travel trailer around after our previous 1/2 ton rusted apart. 6.2 pulls just fine and I don't have to worry about the additional maintenance of the PS. We had a 7.2K lb travel trailer and you could hardly feel it behind our 250. We have a 10K+ trailer now and I know it's there, but it still pulls great. Only downside...gas mileage, but when you only drive 4 miles a day doesn't matter much to me.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:35 PM
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A 6.2 will do just fine for what you have, according to what everyone says on here. I don't have the 6.2, but it is well represented and well liked on this forum. To that end I will get some haters with this, but (tongue-in-cheek) the 6.2 is basically a gateway motor to the 6.7. Let the hating begin.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:09 PM
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Not trying to be a hater but some of us are actually moving away from the modern diesels. They have their place and if you need one you need one, there is no substitute for the torque a diesel engine provides.
I actually came from a ram 6.7 diesel to my 6.2 and I'm loving the simpler life of the gasser. It pulls my 10k lb travel trailer effortlessly. I'd say the weak point of my f250 would be the suspension before the engine. This power plant has handled everything I've thrown at it. I would recommend getting the f350 if you choose the diesel option for the heavier suspension and added payload capacity. I too have a short commute and only tow occasionally so the gas is a perfect option for me. My ram lifetime average was 14.5 mpg and my f250 is at 12.5 lifetime average. But with the higher cost of diesel fuel it averages out about the same for me every week when I fill up. Everyday driving unloaded the 6.2 will outrun the 6.7 cummins 0 to 60 and give the powerstoke a run for it's money as well.
Maintenance is also much cheaper and easier. No DEF, no regens, no fuel filter replacement. Just change the oil and air filter when recommended and drive it. These are my opinions based off my experience so I hope you find this helpful.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:21 PM
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No regrets at all.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:23 PM
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I left my Powerstroke behind for a 2018 6.2. Had a heavy trailer but now the only one I pull is maybe 5k tops so when it came time to replace the truck, I really didn’t have a reason to go diesel again. If I still pulled heavy I’d go with a 6.7 without hesitation but for my current needs the 6.2 is more than capable. Towed about 4000 miles with it already and it’s been great. Saving $9k was a nice bonus too but since I didn’t blow it on a diesel I didn’t need I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before I blow it on something else I don’t need. There’s a shiny new CRF down at the Honda shop with my name on it.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:25 PM
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My only regret is I did not get one sooner.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:28 PM
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No regrets at all either. Love the damn thing. I too didn't want (nor need) a modern emissions based diesel.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:39 PM
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Not one single regret, could have bought a diesel but chose the 6.2.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:48 PM
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Nope, not a bit. With 4.30 gears my DRW is a brute...
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:51 PM
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No regrets

I am absolutely loving my 17 6.2 CCSB F-250 w/3.73. I used to have a 99 CCSB with the 7.3 and I loved the sound of the diesel and the torque, and loved being in a big truck rather than a little car with all the idiots on the roads. That truck's life with me came to an end after found off the road and side swiping some trees.
I then got a 29' fifth wheel and a 12 6.2 CCSB F-250 w/3.73. It pulled the camper fine from Michigan down to Cave City, KY 3 years back and then from Michigan out to Rapid City, SD last summer. The exception on that trip was the wind West of Wisconsin. In that wind I averaged mid 6 mpgs and felt it while towing.
In December I picked up my 17 SD, and then in July I got a 38 1/2 foot mid profile fifth wheel, 10,600 dry and 2,000 pin weight. Was worried about suspension and towing something that big.
This newly redesigned everything and new engine programming is nothing short of impressive. First, the truck only squats about 2-1/2 inches when hooked to the camper. Second, with the fully boxed frame, this thing is extremely stable. Moreso with this bigger camper than my old 12 and the 29' camper. Lastly, towing capability and mpgs with the new programming and lower rpm torque.
I just finished a 1400 mile trip from Southwest MI, though the UP, and back to Southwest MI through WI and around Chicago. I averaged 8.7 mpg with all of the mixed highway and freeway driving, 150 miles were without the camper attached.
I only drive 4 miles each way to work and do not to things for a living, I only tow my camper and a 20' trailer with some toys and do not need a diesel bad enough to afford one, even though I would really like one. And I completely understand that a 6.7 could blow the doors off my 6.2 while towing my fifth wheel, but my recent trip was definitely not a white knuckle nightmare with a screaming gasser drowning out the peace. I also admit that by putting the truck in manual shift mode that I had to pay more attention for if a bigger hill is coming up unlike a set it and forget it diesel.
Towed mostly in fifth gear, some sixth, a few fourth gear hills, usually around 2000 rpms while cruising. I was impressed to be honest.


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Old 08-13-2018, 08:56 PM
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I think of it kinda like muscle cars and family cars.

a gas super duty srw can pretty much do everything the diesel will. It just wonít do it as fast.

Iíve driven all kinds of expensive trucks and other vehicles. Butt loads of torque is fun... but unnecessary, except when you get to truely heavy trailers. I canít see myself buying a diesel SRW ever given this...

DRW... different story.



 
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:14 PM
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So - I was in the F150/SD debate about a year ago, sure glad I went with the SD & 6.2.. Look at the frame, under the hood, tires - anything and you see that the F150 is a toy, compared to the 6.2 SD.. I pull our 5ver with about 2400 lbs pin weight, and only 3 inch sag, and can pull onto any entrance ramp and hit speed limit in no time..
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:16 PM
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seeing long tt with F150, looks like they get blown around
 

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Old 08-13-2018, 10:17 PM
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2012 F250 6.2L and 3.73 gears towing 10K travel trailer. Over 15K towing miles with plenty of mountains in WA, OR, ID and MT. As others have stated, this engine is very capable, It is not a diesel so expect to let it rev when accelerating quickly on an onramp or the steepest parts of mountain passes. Engine temps are always normal even on the hottest days and no concerns over expensive repairs due to bad fuel.
 
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