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Old 03-12-2019, 05:36 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by b17drvr View Post
I’ve owned 3 different ecoboost F150’s and get 14 miles per gallon. I’ve never seen 20 mpg. Highway I get 18.
That puts the numbers even more in my favor. I was just using the numbers that my fiend claims to get from his ecoboost.
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:33 PM   #30
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I purchased a 2017 Ford F-250 for less than a 150. It makes the 150 feel like a toy. Size does matter.
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:23 AM   #31
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Payload will be your downfall.
Sure it might pull it, will it stop it? Can you limit it to just yourself in the truck? Payload is the determining factor often forgotten and not discussed by a salesman.
Turbo..........nice for that "kick in the pants" when needed. BUT have a turbo go bad and you will probably be buying a new engine or the price equivalent to fix one.
With what you are wanting to do you are clearly in the F-250 and F-350 world.
The F-250 is your starting point, it will get the job done SAFELY. The 6.2 is a workhorse but thirsty. Life is a trade off.
If you can hold off a bit longer (2 years) the 7.3 will have better horse, better torque, better MPGs. I would hold off on this engine though as reverse engineering will correct any initial problems once they are put out in the real world for use.
The Good News...........Once the 7.3 are out, there will be a bunch of nice two-three year old F-250's for sale for the guys that want the new 7.3 F-250's
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:21 AM   #32
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I may be one of those guys. I have a nice 2017 F-250 gas truck and am waiting to see the numbers and a test by Fast Lane Trucks. If the 7.3 is a lot better than the 6.2 then I will make the jump. But if not that much better but just slightly better I will stick with my 6.2 F250.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:58 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by lwmcguire View Post
Same here, milage goes South when towing with the Eco boost
Best deal is 6.7 F250 for towing 10k

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Old 03-27-2019, 06:47 PM   #35
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Well the debate over how much you can or should tow with your half ton pickup surely isn't over it seems. All I can add is this, I also have a 150 with the 5.4l and the tow package etc, and I pulled the trailer in my signature for one year. While the 150 pulled admirably, it had its tongue hanging out on any real long grade and going down was a bit dicey at times. What you're missing is that most of the folks hauling heavy with a 150 are dealing with a TT that weighs half again as much as the TV or more so the tail WILL wag the dog and if you encounter a situation where evasive action is needed you are in trouble at best. I now pull our camper with my 250 2wd diesel and have ample margins for my family's safety and I am not towing at or near the limits of my TV any longer. The difference in accelerating, braking, cornering, and overall handling is like night and day and after a long day of travel I don't have near the fatigue I had with the half ton. Only issue I have now is running up a decent hill behind the bozo with too much trailer and not enough truck and having to click off my speed control or find another lane.
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