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Old 03-18-2011, 10:37 AM   #1
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Thumbs up F150 to F250 Had to!

Well I took the new TT over the hill last weekend from Vegas to Bakersfield. It was very hard on the motor and the tranny (shifting?). I really wanted to keep our F150 but I learned it just wouldnt pull the 29' Eagle. Sooo, picked up the new F250 deisel last night. Love the truck! Will test it on the same trip in a couple weeks.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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You made a good move. With a 29ft trailer you need a 3/4 ton truck.
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:01 PM   #3
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Congrats Jeff! You will enjoy traveling just about anywhere now! No more bog-down for you!
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You will love the benefits of a 3/4 ton even if it is a FORD...:hihi:
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You will love the benefits of a 3/4 ton even if it is a FORD...:hihi:
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You will love the benefits of a 3/4 ton even if it is a FORD...:hihi:
Agreed. And I don`t have a 3/4 either, but maybe someday!
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Not exactly true. He has the RES model- which is at least 7300lbs- which is heavier than my 33' long 6500lb 303RKS. My 1/2 ton pulls is beautifully. BUT......I would sure love to pull it with a 3/4 ton to see what all the fuss is about!
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An old RVer's Proverb...

"You can NEVER have too much truck."
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An old RVer's Proverb...

"You can NEVER have too much truck."
An Older Rver`s proverb "But you can have too little truck"
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Congratulations and welcome to the no-spark plug world! You will absolutely love the power/torque that the turbo diesel gives you. With a good WD hitch for smooth tracking/sway, you won't even know that your TT is back there.

Other forums have the GVWR/GCVWR police who can give you specifics. RV salesman will always tell you that you can handle any TT on their lot, especially "if you just add some air bag suspension." With your 29RES having a GVWR of 9200 lbs, you were definitely getting toward the upper limits of a typical F150 crew cab (as per trailerlife and fleet.ford towing charts).

I traded in my Dodge 1500 QC Hemi for my 2008 F250 6.4 PowerStroke, since I knew I would not have the towing/stopping capacity for the 32BHDS floorplan which DW loved. No regrets. Love the power and solid feeling at highway speeds from my F250 (no white knuckles). Plus, I don't have to worry about being passed by a Prius while towing up hills.

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