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Old 02-05-2016, 11:16 AM   #1
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Ford Superduty 6.2L or 6.7L

So I'm looking for feedback from some folks who have the Ford Super Duty 6.2L Gas, and 6.7L Diesel trucks.

I'm looking to replace my 2010 F-150 and will mostly likely stick with travel trailers loaded between 8000-10000 lbs. Is the 6.7L worth the extra $8K, and maintenance costs for a trailer of these weights when it would be my everyday vehicle? We are hoping to do one big trip a year with the trailer. We live in the Chicago area, so We'd love to go to the Florida Keys, Colorado, East Coast. But a majority of our trips will be relatively local within a couple hundred miles from home for weekend trips.

Our 2015 F-150 Ecoboost will do the job for local stuff, but I think it would be more comfortable in a 3/4 ton Gas, or 1 ton Diesel.

A 250 Diesel just doesn't have the payload we need for 2 Adults, and 2 high school aged kids. So We'd have to go a 350 diesel, or a 250 gas.

So being an everyday truck with the occasional long trips, is the 6.7 diesel just all out "you have to have it!" for comfort, or is the 6.2 just fine for the long trips, and more comfortable for everyday driving?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! =)
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:16 PM   #2
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I upgraded to diesel and I will never go back. Best upgrade I did. Also don't go for the 250, Get the 350 for only a couple thousand more. I know you say you don't plan to haul more trailer, but if your going to upgrade get something that will allow your trailer to be upgraded in the future. I started with a 150 and a 21 foot trailer, then a 32 foot trailer and now a 350 with a 5th wheel. The 5th wheel pulls better than any trailer I had and the living space is awesome.
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:25 PM   #3
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I have the 6.7 diesel, I haul a 30 foot Cruiser Aire 5th wheel. I can literally, pass cars with that truck, pulling a trailer. Consistently 12.8 average per the gauge, may go up or down depending on wind.
I talked to a guy with a Dodge F250 gas and he was very disappointed. Said every incline, overpass, the truck would drop down in gears and the engine rpm's jumped up.
Just my 2cents. Good luck
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Once you get the hankering for a diesel, nothing else will be good enough

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Old 02-05-2016, 01:53 PM   #5
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it's not just the pulling weight, but the CARRYING weight you should be considering...

a diesel will typically PULL anything you want just loping along AND get 20 mpg when not towing... but a gasser has limits, will be screaming when towing, and strain to get 10 mpg when NOT towing...

just do some searches on ford-trucks.com - there's MANY opinions... good luck on your decision...
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:21 PM   #6
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We bought a new F250 6.7 liter diesel in June and love it. It has a lot of power, gets good fuel mileage and is a very comfortable vehicle to drive. We got the crew cab and 8 foot box.

Correct me if I'm wrong, guys, but isn't the only difference between the 250 and the 350 the payload you can take in the box? A friend of ours has an F350 diesel and has the same size engine we do. If you haul a travel trailer, then the payload in the box shouldn't be an issue, right?
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the primary difference is the RATINGS - some have gone so far as to state that they are the same underpinnings just rated differently

All I know is that my 350 platinum had a higher rating for my 5er cuz I paid more at the tax office
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:32 PM   #8
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Faced with the same question in 2014, I bought a F-250 gas truck to pull a 33 ft. 12,500 lb fifth wheel trailer (Cruiser). Big mistake as I was not happy especially hauling uphill. So then I did what I should have done in the first place, traded in for the right truck, a F-350 Diesel. What a difference. For me that question is a no-brainer. I love my new truck, even though I wasted money getting it right.
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Have had both chev 2500 gas and diesel. Even with just a truck camper on top last summer , the gasser was laboring up the hills compared to the diesel pulling a 30 TT.
I think the only major difference between the 2500 and the 3500 is in the rear suspension, the 3500 has both upper and lower overload springs where the 2500 only has the lower overloads. Hence the difference in payload.
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We bought a new F250 6.7 liter diesel in June and love it. It has a lot of power, gets good fuel mileage and is a very comfortable vehicle to drive. We got the crew cab and 8 foot box.

Correct me if I'm wrong, guys, but isn't the only difference between the 250 and the 350 the payload you can take in the box? A friend of ours has an F350 diesel and has the same size engine we do. If you haul a travel trailer, then the payload in the box shouldn't be an issue, right?
With the diesel option, there is very little difference between the F250 and F350. Leaf spring pack, tires and wheels. The F250 will have a rear GAWR around 6100 lbs and the F350 around 7000 lbs. The F250 can even be optioned with everything that the F350 has (i.e. springs, tires and wheels) and therefore while technically identical, the door sticker will still have the lower GVWR and GAWR ratings of regular F250's. Seems like a dumb move to have the capabilities of an F350 but still legally just an F250, but maybe it saves on registration fees or something.
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