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Old 02-25-2015, 11:34 PM   #1
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Ford 6.7 vs 6.2

Any experience with the Ford 6.7 diesel? Seems like before April 2011 there's problems with exhaust valves, anything else I should be looking for? I'm still on the fence whether to get a diesel under 140000km or a 6.2 under 60000km. For the diesel, I have to get a F350 to get the payload I want (2400lbs) but with the gasser I could get a F250.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:09 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with either but I will say there probably isn't much comparision between the two if you are going to be towing heavy at or near the limits of the gas truck. I prefer a gas pickup but once you get to pulling 12-13K trailers you may be at your limit maintaining highway speeds.

The 6.7 powerstroke is supposed to be one of the best diesels ever put out and I hear of guys pulling at 30k GCWR without a problem. That's just not going to happen with a gas job. You need to decide what kind of weight your going to be pulling to make this decision, because gas vs modern diesel is really two different animals with different benefits.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:31 AM   #3
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I have a 2012 Ford diesel with 22,500 trouble free miles. Not enough miles to really rate reliability but before I bought I asked people with as much as 60,000 miles w/o any issues.

But what scares me are all the doodads that could go wrong. Plus the engine is really packed into to engine bay.

Oh...the pulling power now. Don't really notice the mountains as much.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:01 AM   #4
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Go diesel. Though gas can carry more due to the engine weight, the rear axle will have the same load. Disadvantage F250. Though my F250 does well with my 15000 lbs unit, not all unit have light pin load and you will be limited.
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You could go the 6.2 gas engine if you limited your trailer weight at 10K and if you were not towing very far. If in a high mileage situation or towing over 10K, go diesel. And the 6.7 Ford diesels are the way to go.

If towing a full size fifth wheel with 2500 lbs. pin weight or 13K total weight, go with a 1 ton dual rear wheel truck.
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:28 PM   #6
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Sorry I just noticed you needed 2400lb payload. How heavy is the trailer a fifth wheel with a 2400lb pin weight shouldn't be that long. Is that the dry pin weight? A dry pin of 2400lb could be like 3500lb easy when you are loaded up.

As I have and others have said 10K and under gas. I would stretch it to 13K with the new 5-6speed auto's, and I would not consider a 3/4 ton in gas or diesel unless I had no choice. The srw 350 even if it only has an extra 800lbs of payload will be worth it in the long run.
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Old 02-26-2015, 03:22 PM   #7
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Take a look here:

6.7L Power Stroke Diesel - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Lots of info on what your looking at.
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My TT tongue weight is 850, plus the hitch, plus a 300 lb dual sport bike, plus the genny plus extra fuel and 3 adults in the truck...then there's a small BBQ, chairs, etc... I'd be right on the payload limit for a f250 diesel. The gvwr for the TT is 7000lbs.
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This is not exactly what you're asking but,I have a f250 2004 6.1 with over 50,000 miles and not had any problems and I use to tow a toyhauler 32ft.with 2 Harleys in the back and never had any issues at all.Good Luck and Safe Travels.
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This is not exactly what you're asking but,I have a f250 2004 6.1 with over 50,000 miles and not had any problems and I use to tow a toyhauler 32ft.with 2 Harleys in the back and never had any issues at all.Good Luck and Safe Travels.
Not many 2004 diesels with only 50K miles.

You may be okay with your 2 Harleys in the bay of your towhauler lessening the kingpin weight. You're good for about 13K total trailer and cargo lbs.

Sometimes RV'ers find their tow vehicle's limitations in hard situations--like a panic stop on a curvy road.
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My TT tongue weight is 850, plus the hitch, plus a 300 lb dual sport bike, plus the genny plus extra fuel and 3 adults in the truck...then there's a small BBQ, chairs, etc... I'd be right on the payload limit for a f250 diesel. The gvwr for the TT is 7000lbs.
Sounds ok. You can get away with much more TT than FW when you don't have to carry as much trailer with the TT.
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So I ended up with an F250 CC SWB 6.2L. I was able to test drive both diesel and gassers on the same roads on the same day. The 6.2L required about 10-15% more fuel. Granted while towing mileage will suffer, but that's only 5000-6000 km per year. Payload capacity is 2700 lbs with the gasser and 1900 lbs with the F250 6.7L. I would have had to go with an F350 6.7 to get any usable payload. I drive 15000-20000km per year. Calculating the price of fuel, annual safety inspections for the f350, oil changes, def, and the extra $8000-10000 premium for the diesel engine , it never would have made economic sense for my needs.

Looking forward to the upcoming camping season!
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Sounds like you got what you needed. Good luck down the road. Hoping all goes well (it should).
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