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Old 08-15-2018, 04:31 PM
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Anyone go from a 15+ max tow to a 17+ Super duty

I tow a 32ft TT with my 16 Max tow package F150. Love the truck, honestly no complaints. Trailer loaded is around 7k lbs. Our family is growing and we have talked about possibly going to a bigger trailer. Im wondering if anyone went from a newer 3.5 F150 to a 6.2l F250 and if so how you liked it for daily use and towing.
 
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:37 PM
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I will let you know as soon as my 2019 f250 6.2l gets in. I currently have a 2017 f150 max tow and pull a 29' TT with zero issues, but we are looking to move up to a 5er.
 
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Not the answer you are looking for but I went from 7 previous F150's to a 6.7 17 250. Last truck was a 16 Platinum 3.5 max tow. For me it was no payload in the F150. They claim big number for towing and have no payload in the higher trims. I went with the 6.7 because after 3 previous 3.5 ecoboost I wasn't wanting to go back to a high revving V8 again. Not saying bad things about the 6.2. From what I hear is it's a great motor. That said it would be a big change from the 3.5 that gets its torque down low.
 
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:44 AM
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If there is even the remotest possibility of going to a 5th wheel, consider going to the F-350. It has more cargo capacity than the F-250. If you put a diesel in the F-250 it eats up the cargo capacity. It isn't much more money to step up to the F-350.

I went the F-350 route even though I have a bumper pull trailer. I went with the diesel because I tow in the Rocky Mountains where almost every trip involved at least one mountain pass to get to my destination.
 
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:02 PM
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I pull about the same size trailer and was pulling it with a 2013 F150. I now am pulling it with a 2017 F250 6.2 and it is a big difference. Not so much with the pulling but the stability especially on the interstate and windy days. I am surprise at well this huge thing rides and handles. Yes it drives like a truck and you know your are in a truck; yet it handles and rides every bit as good as the half tons from 10 years ago. This truck has grown on me the more I drive it the better I like it.
 
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:33 AM
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For two years my daily driver was a '15 F150 3.5 EB CCSB Lariat. It was not a max tow. Nor was this truck my primary tow vehicle, I had an '07 F350 CCLB 2wd 6.0 PSD for towing my 24' car hauler (weighing just under 9K lbs). However, I did tow the car hauler a few times with the F150 as an experiment and I have driven '15+ F150 3.5 Max Tows that friends own and am familiar with them. I had considered buying a '17 F150 Max Tow when I bought my current '17 F250.

I chose the '17 F250 (CCSB FX4 6.7) over the F150 because the F250 was a step function in stability and capability towing the trailer. The Super Duty is absolutely rock stable at any speed towing my trailer (which is heavier but shorter than yours). The F150 did the job adequately but the trailer pushed the F150 too close to the edge of its comfort zone. I was fine with it but the F250 is just effortless. And I don't use a WDH either.

And its also worth noting that the Super Duty gives up little in comfort as a daily driver. Yes, the F150 EB will get better mileage and unless you get the long bed its easier to park but the Super Duty is very good as my occasional daily.

I have the 6.7 PSD but the 6.2 is plenty capable for your trailer. The 6.2 would have been fine for me but the 6.7 is such an amazing engine and the additional cost is offset at resale.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Barney1234 View Post
I will let you know as soon as my 2019 f250 6.2l gets in. I currently have a 2017 f150 max tow and pull a 29' TT with zero issues, but we are looking to move up to a 5er.
Did your 2019 truck come in yet?
 
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:01 AM
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You have to be careful going to a F250 and diesel. If you get a 4x4 and CrewCab in say a Lariat trim package, your payload is going to be really low.....possibly less than a F150 Max Tow. My 2011 F250 diesel 4x4 CrewCab XLT had 2148 lbs of payload. I agree with others who have suggested just going with an F350 .....you'll pick up an additional approx. 1000 lbs of payload for another $1000-1500.
 
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by barry1me View Post
Did your 2019 truck come in yet?
Not yet. It has been built and on it's way to the dealership now.
 
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by barry1me View Post
I tow a 32ft TT with my 16 Max tow package F150. Love the truck, honestly no complaints. Trailer loaded is around 7k lbs. Our family is growing and we have talked about possibly going to a bigger trailer. Im wondering if anyone went from a newer 3.5 F150 to a 6.2l F250 and if so how you liked it for daily use and towing.
I changed trailers at the same time I changed tow vehicles so I can't compare. However I tow a similar sized TT with my F-250 and I'm very happy. No drama on the road, 3,000 lbs of payload and plenty of power from the 6.2 to move the 8K (11,200 GVWR) trailer.

I don't daily drive mine so can't help you there, but even living in Houston parking lots can be a bit tight. I have a commuter car that is more enjoyable to drive IMO, so the truck is mostly weekend/road trip only. I will say the ride is really quite good, which I aimed for when I ordered. No camper package, no diesel, F-250, no plow package, etc. We had our last camper for 12 years, we don't have the camper size creep syndrome.
 
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:20 PM
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I moved from a 2012 F150 EB max tow CC to an F250 CC 6.2 about 6 weeks ago. It's been an adjustment for sure. I wood still have the 150 but I was so close on payload I switched because I felt it was the safer way to go pulling my TT. The only complaints I have is the fuel gauge is messed up in that it dosen't show exactly how much fuel is in the tank and my back up camera is pitiful. But those are issues the dealer will fix. Parking can be a challenge but that's something I just need to get used too. Other than that it's a great truck with twice the payload.
 
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:20 AM
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I came from a 16' Max Tow SCREW Long Bed to a 2018 6.2 SD - I haven't towed my 7k trailer yet with it but as far as daily driving it's not too bad. Definitely more road noise and it tends to bounce around a little on big bumps but overall it's not too bad for what it is.
 
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:19 PM
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Went from a 2012 F150 3.5EB CCSB (non HD) to a 2012 F250 CCSB 6.2L to accommodate a new travel trailer. Loved the wide power band that the 3.5EB turbo provided but the payload was insufficient for the new trailer (10K loaded with heavy tongue weight). The naturally aspirated 6.2L engine has similar torque and HP but the power band is narrower and at a higher RPM. You have to accept that this is what it is designed to do; however, it is only on the steep sections of passes or accelerating on an onramp that high RPM is needed. The F250 is very stable in crosswinds and passing trucks compared to the F150.
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by barry1me View Post
Did your 2019 truck come in yet?
Truck arrived late yesterday. I should be getting tomorrow.
 
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:56 PM
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I had a 2015 F150 3.5 CCLB until recently. I pull a 27' TT weighs about 6500lbs loaded up. I used a Blue Ox sway pro hitch. It did ok, but felt like I was always adjusting the steering to keep it in a straight line. Every semi that passed sucked me in really bad. My payload was 1800. I was actually overloaded with the truck stripped and bed empty, just my family of 5, hitch and tongue weight. I had upgraded the truck with airbags and LT tires, which did help the ride a lot.

Just purchased a 2018 F350 6.2 gasser and am on my first camping trip. WOW! Literally like night and day. For this leg of the trip I didn't use any special hitch, just dropped it on the ball and went. It towed like a dream! I should have done this a long time ago. My payload on the door sticker is 4290. Filled the bed with bikes, firewood, grill, etc. Going to use the Blue Ox on the way home to compare.
 

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