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Old 12-07-2019, 01:29 PM   #1
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2019 Ford F250 6.2. What are you towing with it?

Hey everyone. New member and I currently own a 2019 ford f250 lariat sport 6.2 373 4x4. What are you f250 gas truck or even diesel truck owners towing? I'm rv shopping and well aware of my limits but am interested to see how far you guys take your trucks. Thanks for your responsed in advance. Cheers!
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:57 PM   #2
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Not an F250 but a 2018 Ram 2500 6.4, 4.10. I tow a 31' 9500 lb TT on the west coast.
Been all over the west with it. Did a 3200 mile trip up thru WY, UT, NV, CA and back to Oregon late this summer. I had a 2012 non DEF diesel before with a 9300 lb 5er and I missed the diesel on that trip. I don't miss the diesel when not towing. Kind of a wash.
I figure I got about 8.5 mpg on that trip. Lots and lots of high altitude climbs and a fair amount of just cruising on interstates. Overall a good mix of conditions.
I know the trucks aren't exactly the same, but for the most part close enough. I needed to lock out 6th most of the time and 5th gear when in the mtns. Your gearing's a little different but I think you might need to do the same towing 8,000 lbs and up.
Power was fine but like all gassers they need to rev and sometimes it got old.
Would a lighter trailer make a difference? Yes. With that being said I don't really have any qualms about towing 9500 lbs. Only draw back is the 8-9 mpgs and the 32 gal fuel tank. I have to be a little more aware of how much gas is left in the tank and where the next gas station is.
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:05 PM   #3
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We have a '19 F-250 XLT SC LB w/6.2L, 4x4 and 4.30 gears. Towing a '19 ORV Timber Ridge 23DBS. We are west coast as well and most anywhere we head there are mountains. Put about 5500 miles on this combination earlier this year and I've been really pleased with the whole setup. Trailer is close to 8500lbs loaded and we averaged just over 9mpg over that 5500 miles. On the flats it will cruise ~62 in 6th gear. No problems at all with the passes. The GVWR on the ORV is 9995 and I'd have no problem running with it fully loaded.
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:55 PM   #4
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2019 f 250 crew cab 4x4 fx4 xlt. With 3.73 gears 6.2 gas engine. I tow a2018 keystone outback 325 bh. 38 ft long and gross close to 11,000 lbs. I have gone all over the south and east. Climbs mountains ok. Climbs them slow but does climb them. Interstate I set the cruise on 70 mph and have the trans in manual no problems. Had a diesel before no comparison but this truck is way cheaper to run day to day. I put 50,000 miles per year on my truck. A diesel is just not worth it. So I live with gas and less power. Works just fine. Just can not accelerate as fast or climb hills as fast but works very well for me.
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2019 f 250 crew cab 4x4 fx4 xlt. With 3.73 gears 6.2 gas engine. I tow a2018 keystone outback 325 bh. 38 ft long and gross close to 11,000 lbs. I have gone all over the south and east. Climbs mountains ok. Climbs them slow but does climb them. Interstate I set the cruise on 70 mph and have the trans in manual no problems. Had a diesel before no comparison but this truck is way cheaper to run day to day. I put 50,000 miles per year on my truck. A diesel is just not worth it. So I live with gas and less power. Works just fine. Just can not accelerate as fast or climb hills as fast but works very well for me.
Is your outback the toy hauler style?
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Is your outback the toy hauler style?


No it is not. Mine is the bunk house model. But the gvwr is within 500 lbs on the ones that I have seen.
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:52 PM   #7
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'19 F250 STX 6.2 with 4.30's. This is my daily driver. I've been towing RV's for almost 40 years and have never had a diesel and probably never will. TT is a '19 Rockwood 2902WS. 34' and probably about 9K lbs. Haven't weighed it.
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:06 AM   #8
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I will be selling my 20k original mile 88 XLT Lariat F250 460 4x4 and buying a new truck within 3 months, so Iíll be watching this thread.

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Kylemcmahon1, why did you feel diesel was not worth it for you?

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Old 12-08-2019, 05:03 AM   #9
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I went from a 2012 super duty diesel that I had for 6.5 years with out any problems to a 2017 F-250 6.2 gasser for piece of mind. I always hated when towing and my diesel truck would go into regen mode. Oh sure it was a great powerful engine for towing but man is it complex.

Read up on the EGR, SCR, DEF and pressure of the fuel system or just look at the exhaust system on any diesel truck. Try to count the sensors. They are all the same. Read up on the regen process. I felt after 6.5 years it was time to get rid of the ticking time bomb.

If you are going to buy a brand new truck you will have some great options. I test drove the 2020 Chevy 2500HD 6.6 gas truck. That truck drove very nice. Nicer than my 2017 F-250 6.2 gasser by a little bit. I am waiting for the new Ford 7.3 liter gas engine with the 10 speed in a F-350 SRW truck to compare it with the 2020 GM 3500 with the gas engine.
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6.5 years of trouble free and you wouldn't do it again ? Wow.
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Got to remember my 2012 super duty diesel was the 1st gen 6.7. Ford has since changed and beefed up the turbo.

Watch YouTube to help understand SCR, DPF, DEF etc.

By ticking time bomb I mean if something goes wrong with a diesel engine or complex exhaust system it will cost thousands of dollars to get it fixed. I heard it costs $8,000 to have a old diesel particulate filter replaced.

I hope that is not true and the cost is more like $800 and someone just read that cost wrong.

The most common problems I think are clogged EGR, clogged DPF, bad fuel injector, bad (old) DEF. I would want to understand how much it costs to fix these problems.

I had my oil changed like clock work every 5,000 miles. If I happen to buy a new diesel and plan to keep it a long time I would change oil every 3,000 miles.

I would also drive the truck harder and not baby it like did.
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We have a 2018 F250 XLT Crew Cab with the 6.2 and pull a 11500 gross fifth wheel up and down the east coast from the Florida Keys to Toronto, and it does fine. The sweet spot for cruising is 64 mph and averages just under 10 mpg. The only mountains we do are the Poconos in Northeastern PA, and while it will maintain 64 mph on the hills, it downshifts and revs up to about 3700 rpm, so I usually back down to about 55 and hang with the faster semis. My only complaint is that the truck is so high, it is difficult to get the trailer to tow level and still have adequate rail clearance.
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I will be selling my 20k original mile 88 XLT Lariat F250 460 4x4 and buying a new truck within 3 months, so Iíll be watching this thread.



Curious,

Kylemcmahon1, why did you feel diesel was not worth it for you?



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Because of the amount of miles I was putting on it a year just driving no towing. If I was towing a trailer everyday no doubt diesel for sure. But driving a 3/4 ton diesel 50,000 miles a year with the cost of diesel then the cost of maintance the math proved it is cheaper to have a gas then diesel. Math does not lie. In the last year with a gas engine my maintance cost have decreased by around 500 to 600 dollars a year. As well as gas may not get as good mileage but with the cost of gas being cheaper my gas cost are cheaper as well.

With all that said. If I ever get to a point where I put the same miles on a truck as the average person I would go back to a diesel in a heart beat. But with all the miles of not towing it is just not worth it.
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Because of the amount of miles I was putting on it a year just driving no towing. If I was towing a trailer everyday no doubt diesel for sure. But driving a 3/4 ton diesel 50,000 miles a year with the cost of diesel then the cost of maintance the math proved it is cheaper to have a gas then diesel. Math does not lie. In the last year with a gas engine my maintance cost have decreased by around 500 to 600 dollars a year. As well as gas may not get as good mileage but with the cost of gas being cheaper my gas cost are cheaper as well.

With all that said. If I ever get to a point where I put the same miles on a truck as the average person I would go back to a diesel in a heart beat. But with all the miles of not towing it is just not worth it.
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