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Old 04-26-2015, 08:01 PM   #11
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The 1500/2500 are truly different animals.....


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Old 04-26-2015, 08:27 PM   #12
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Wait till u make the diesel jump. It's as night and day as going 1500 to 2500 with a gasser...
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #13
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I did the same thing had 2011 f150 with the 5.0 and loved it but found a great deal on a 2012 f250 wit 34000 miles on it. And it had the 6.7 could not pass it up. I have had several f250 with the diesels 2 7.3s and a 6.0 and I would switch back to the f150 but every time I have. I sure have missed driving the f250. they just fell like a truck. Think I will stay with the diesel this go around. And holy crap do they have power!!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:15 PM   #14
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I purchased a Eagle HT 29.5BHDS and was planning to tow it with a 5.7 Toyota Tundra untill I joined this form and started to read and ask questions. Like I have heard over and over here the salesman is there to sell his product no matter what. After much thought, research and time I came to the conclusion that there was no way that I wanted to use that towing combination. At one point I did think about going back to the dealer and downsizing the trailer(cheaper) but instead my buddy who was now selling Ford again(I worked with him at Toyota dealer previously) talked me into a F350 Powerstroke.(much more expensive) I am now on countdown ,6 more days till I pick up the trailer from the dealer. The only thing that regrets my decision is my bank account! lol Seriously though this summer when I head out for 5 weeks 1 thing that will never concern me is do I have enough truck or am I over my payload!
And to echo Idahoboy "And holy crap do they have power!!!!!!"
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:31 PM   #15
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Gorgeous truck! I love my current truck (F150 Ecoboost), but I think I'll be going back the F250 next time around. I miss it!
I almost pulled the trigger on the new ecoboost to pull my x23b. From what i read it should be a great set up but glad to read your post about missing the 3/4 ton. This thread is making me excited to tow my little trailer with my big truck. Man I can't wait.
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:47 PM   #16
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I almost pulled the trigger on the new ecoboost to pull my x23b. From what i read it should be a great set up but glad to read your post about missing the 3/4 ton. This thread is making me excited to tow my little trailer with my big truck. Man I can't wait.
Your first pull, especially up a good grade, will be something you will never forget. Yeehaaaaa!
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:40 PM   #17
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I'm eager to try out our new diesel in the mountains. The 1500 was fine in the flat lands but we want to take longer trips and we didn't want to be worrying about the terrain.

I have to make the hitch adjustments this week because the receiver on the new truck is nearly a foot higher.

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Old 04-27-2015, 06:37 AM   #18
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I agree the difference moving up from a 1500 to 2400/3500 is amazing. I went from ram 1500 with hemi to ram 3500 ctd and would never go back to 1/2 ton (or gasser)
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:55 AM   #19
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I can make the same statements going from my Ford Ranger to my current Ford 1/2 ton F150.

I just can't bring myself to spending 50K (or more) on a truck I don't need to pull my current TT.

Nice truck though!
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:32 AM   #20
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Love my F250. It towes my TT (about 8000lbs.) very well. Yeah..would've liked to have had a diesel but I just can't justify $10k-$12k more for it. Bought mine off our lot with 33,210 miles on it. Got it for $30k. as opposed to the identical truck with a 6.7L on my lot (77,000miles) for $41,900. My purchase was for the same reason as RSerendipity. I drive 40 miles each way to work and diesel fuel is just crazy.
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