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Old 03-29-2019, 10:57 AM   #11
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Diesel is the only way to go, especially if going up any hills. The thing most people never calculate is how much junk you fill the travel trailer with . Water weighs 63 pounds a square foot, so ice, fresh water, holding tanks alone add a lot of weight , now add guns ammo beer, food, tools, soda, food, and before you realize what happened you got 2000 pounds of stuff .
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:02 PM   #12
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Agree 100%, but not for a trip to Vegas and back, plus the other 15 trips a year. That's lots of towing!
Yup.... Been out to Vegas. I don't think I'd enjoy hauling that rig through the mountains with a gas motor.

It'll do it, but it'd be much more enjoyable and easier with a diesel. It wouldn't break a sweat.

Better yet.. step your game up to a Duramax/Allison
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:46 PM   #13
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With a gasser you are probably looking @ 7-10 mpg that is lots of stops other than that
I wouldn’t think twice about a 6.2 being capable
But a diesel would surely be less stressful mentally and physically if you get heavy headwinds
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:56 AM   #14
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Get the 1 ton because you just never know. Or, if you don't mind the constant up and down shifting go with the gas, if you want a constant rpm and constant gear get the diesel. 10k lbs is not much for a diesel but a lot for a gasser. If you decide to get a bigger trailer (and most do at some point) then you're already set up for it with the 1 ton deez.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:46 AM   #15
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Appreciate all of the comments. I just downsized from a 40 motorhome to the 28.5RSTS Jayco fifth wheel. I do believe this will be my final RV. Purchased a 2017 F250 Lariat, 6.2L, 4X4 for the tow vehicle. Compared to my Ford Edge and other 1/2 ton trucks I'm previously own, this is a beast from my view. To quote the President, "This is huge."
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Congratulations. Looks like a good choice and bet you’ll be real happy. Although I Drive a Dodge 350 a f250 is a workhorse. Should be no problem at all towing and stopping. The stopping part is important and hard to achieve with a undersized vehicle. Best of luck
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Do yourself a favor and get the diesel and never look back. It will eliminate the headaches. I tow my 40ft fifth wheel with ease. A dually wouldn’t be necessary as I got out of mine and went back to the single wheel. These new fords do everything with ease!


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Don't only look at the weight of the trailer but you must also consider everything you will be packing. It all adds up pretty quick.
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F450!!!!!!! Enough said
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:21 PM   #20
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I too was shopping for a more efficient tow vehicle for our 32' bumper pull. I initially started looking for a 3500 SRW, and I couldn't decide between a gasser or a diesel either. I felt the 3500 was too much, but I didn't have to question whether or not my vehicle could tow anything safely. Plus the prices are basically the same. Like the saying goes: It's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. Of course, the irony is I ended up with a 2500. No 3500's in the style I could live with.
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