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Old 08-07-2016, 02:40 PM   #1
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F250 6.2 gas towing

Anyone towing fifth wheel, 31feet, 9995 gvwr with a F250, 6.2 gas engine, trailer is 1450 pin weight dry, guessing it will be close to2000- 2200 when loaded, is this to much trailer to pull through mountains? I'm not sure where the limits of gas is vs needing diesel to pull. also considering 32 feet travel trailer.
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I think you'd be ok. Option with 4.30 gears. Guess it depends which mountains. As long as you have the mindset that it wont pull like a diesel and know going in that she needs to rev a bit I think you'll be fine.
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:51 PM   #3
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What year f250?
What trim level (cap/bed etc), 4x4/4x2 etc

Do you know what trucks payload (cargo carrying capacity) is?

Truck needs to 'carry' the pin weight of a 5vr.
10,000# FW will have a 2000-2200# pin weight so truck needs enough payload to carry that weight PLUS all passengers, stuff in truck and bed (hitch etc)

What is rear axle rating?
How much weight on trucks rear axle vs rating.......enough capacity for pin weight?
How about rear tires......load rating.........got enough ?

F250 should be capable of handling a 10,000# FW -----------
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Old 08-07-2016, 03:18 PM   #4
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2016, crew cab 4x4, 3100 payload, 5600 front axle, 6200 rear, 12100 w/3.73 or 15000/4.30 tow rating, info from brochure so not positive on actual numbers. I tow with gas now F150, so I know it will be slow in mts, I just want to have a combo that will work and be able to get there. May consider a diesel but price for the gas truck is good,
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:54 PM   #5
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2016, crew cab 4x4, 3100 payload, 5600 front axle, 6200 rear, 12100 w/3.73 or 15000/4.30 tow rating, info from brochure so not positive on actual numbers. I tow with gas now F150, so I know it will be slow in mts, I just want to have a combo that will work and be able to get there. May consider a diesel but price for the gas truck is good,
Very capable truck for a 10,000# 5vr.

Enjoy!
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:57 AM   #6
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with the 4:30 gears.. you will be GOOD in the mountains. maybe a little down on power over 8,000 feet.


remember the 6.2L is 385 hp... but needs to SPIN.. so 4,000 rpms and up is OK...


I do not have a 5'r.... but 9k plus trailer (loaded) with tongue of 1,200 and I carry 2,000 in bed of truck..
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thanks to all for the info, I will be shopping around the next couple of months before making any decision
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My concern would be range on a tank of fuel. What is typical mpg and size of tank?

When towing NW Colorado pulling a 10k lb TT i get 10-12mpg w/Diesel/ 32gal tank. That yields 300+ on a tank.
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My concern would be range on a tank of fuel. What is typical mpg and size of tank?

When towing NW Colorado pulling a 10k lb TT i get 10-12mpg w/Diesel/ 32gal tank. That yields 300+ on a tank.
with my 2012 F 250.. it has a 35 gallon gas tank... and I average 9 to 10 miles per gallon towing my setup.

so 300 ... but my wife said 200 MAX... happy wife = Home Cooked meals.
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I'm in the same boat! I want a 250 Super Duty but I'm waiting until the end of Sept to get a 17 model. The first redesign since 1999. So many changes to the old model. They are giving deals on the old models because the new ones are so much better and they want to get rid of the old model. 24 times stiffer frame, larger brakes, stronger and bigger axles and complete drive line, even the driveshaft, 5 inch longer cab, more power and torque, the list never ends, up to seven cameras, etc.
Go with the new model you won't be disappointed.
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