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Old 05-24-2014, 09:58 AM   #1
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Arrow Ford 6.2 SuperDuty owners - please chime in

Hi folks...

New guy here - just not new to forums..

I also posted in the 2015 Ford Superduty thread..

The missus and I are a few years out from retirement yet, but are looking to get the truck and fifth wheel Toy Hauler (35-38' tandem axle) while still showing a positive cash-flow..

I am looking at the F350 SD SuperCab & CrewCab with 6.2 gas rather than paying the additional 8k for the diesel only to have to pay more for joy-juice and fuel..
From what I'm reading so far on the internet, most guys think the 6.2 is pretty capable with the new 6 speed automatic trannies.

The deals for the 2014's are pretty good right now and I am wondering if there is really any difference between the 2014 & 2015.

My old truck (99 SD V10) is getting on a bit with 177k on it. While it still looks great and runs better, I don't know if I can trust it to be trouble-free much longer..

Also curious if anyone has any real heavy towing experience with the new 6.2 gas engine?

I am not interested in charging up mountain roads at 70 mph.. 45-50 yes..

Our mileage is pretty much going to be limited to 10k year or less (plan on Snow-Birding) while pulling the trailer.

Thanks folks...
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Interested in the response...we're thinking about 250 6.2 as well...
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:00 PM   #3
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Seems like I heard that they are dropping the 6.2 for 2015?
Or maybe just in the F150?
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I just ordered a f-350 srw fx4 with all trailer packages ans suspension. I ordered the 6.2 liter with the 4.30 ratio with elockers
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I must be thinking of the 150--will be very interesting to hear how it pulls. What do you tow?
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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I tow a 2014 cougar high country 327ret. About 13,000 fully loaded. I have a 05 f-250 powerstroke. The costs of everyday driving with only tow on weekends and 4 to 5 weeks out the year don't justify having a diesel. When I bought the diesel it was way cheaper than gas.
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Sounds like you're thinking along the same lines as me. The biggest issue I've found is that the trucks you're looking at have a max 5er GVW of 15.6k and 15.4k, and lightest TH with a floor plan I like is the Floorplan Detail Voltage Haulers which has a gvw a few pounds north of 16k.
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dbear,
I hate to bust your bubble, but you are looking at way too much trailer for a 6.2L gas, and even for a SWR truck/ In fact I would be looking for a triple axle unit due to the length and weight of the toy hauler.
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I hate to bust your bubble, but you are looking at way too much trailer for a 6.2L gas, and even for a SWR truck/ In fact I would be looking for a triple axle unit due to the length and weight of the toy hauler.
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Not bursting nothing of mine here. If you re-read my post, you'll notice I pretty much said it wasn't possible. If anything, I already burst the OP's bubble with my post.
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Wow, personally i wouldn't tow that much trailer with the 6.2L. Is it possible, yes. Will it get you from point A to point B, yes. But i just don't think it's anywhere near as capable of doing it like a diesel will. A diesel will most likely give you better fuel economy while towing as well.

The 6.2L only has 405 ft-lbs of torque, and 385 horsepower.
Your 1999 Super duty V10 has 425 ft-lbs or torque and 310hp.
A diesel now has 440hp and 860ft-lbs of torque at a very low 1600rpm.

If you're towing a toy hauler that size and full timing in it. I would personally just get the diesel F350 with dual rear wheels.
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Thanks for the thoughts guys..

I'm really hoping that the guys that have dragged e heavy loads with the 6.2 will chime in.
I had an 8.1 in. 2002 Avalanche 2500 that had much more power than the V10 has in my SD.. For dragging my 10k racecar trailer, it was the best tow vehicle I ever owned. If that engine was still made, I'd be buying a GM truck..

I've no problem with Diesels except for the buy-in price. If I was planning on keeping the truck for a couple hundred thousand miles, It wouldn't be so bad..

Dbear - that voltage is a very nice trailer and one that we ae also looking at. I don't want a triple axle unless there is some sort of lifting action to pull up the wheels on one of the axles when doing low speed manuvers. I've seen too many torn up and blown tires on conventional triple axle trailers..
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I'm sorry dbear, I meant that for the OP don't know how I put your name down, I guess I had one of those senior moments. Again I apologize.
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Big-Foot (and I...lol) are still waiting to hear from those who have actual experience towing with a 250/350 6.2 gasser. I'm interested generally, but only intend to have a 24'-26' TT of medium sort of GVWR, and NOT intending to be a full timer. It would be 'nice' to have deep enough pockets to just opt for a 350 DRW and a huge 5er, but that's just simply not in the cards for this old boy.

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I think the Ram with the 6.4 hemi is rated for 17K. I would never tow that much with a gas. But I do understand the desire for it. You're not going to like long trips through the Rocky Mtns with it unless you like the sound of 4K RPM's and more. Good luck, do lots of homework before you lay the money down.
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