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Old 11-25-2015, 07:33 AM   #41
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Another factor to consider that may assist you to determine what type of tow vehicle to get. Remember "Matchbox" and "Hot wheels" toys were primarily Ford vehicles. The purpose of that was to get one used to pushing them at a early age!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:50 AM   #42
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I only pull it 5 times a year and its mostly flat ground. I just wonder if it will feel a lot more stable than my 150. My ecoboost will drag it any where.
If that is the case then why change? I am considering going to a 2500HD with a durmax in the near future but that is only because of how my wife and I plan on traveling. We are planning long trips all over. We went out west this year (Black Hills, Yellowstone, Tetons etc...) and while the truck I have pulled the trailer ok, it was working very hard all the time and it wasn't very relaxing.

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Old 11-25-2015, 09:17 AM   #43
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In my situation, there is no choice... I would love to have a Duramax, but can't afford it - the $10K difference for the used diesel equivalent to my truck would have meant I couldn't afford a TT... then I would have no reason for the diesel... For some of us, you have to compromise when it comes to both the TT and the TV just to be able to camp. I always consider that it could be worse - we could be tent camping out of the back of a minivan...

Edit - when I posted this, I pulled the thread from -> and didn't realize it was in the 5er subforum... still applies to some degree though.
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If you can do it with a 1/2 ton I would always consider that before a gas 3/4 ton. It's cheaper both in cost and ownership, also the market for a used gas 1/2 is always solid. You can't give away gas 3/4 tons.
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Hummmmmm, are you FORD guys going to let my previous post slide by with no comment?

I think the thread drifted from that of the original question and I don't have a answer. I would think the hitch is somewhat generic, meaning that regardless of what tow vehicle you go to, one can easily move the hitch from one truck to another.

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Old 11-25-2015, 01:42 PM   #46
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You can't give away gas 3/4 tons.
When shopping for a clean used 2500 with reasonable miles I found the opposite to be true. Had to travel 2 hours from home to get what I wanted. The crew cabs in particular were few and far between. There were quite a few 3/4`s that were pretty much used up with 200-300K miles on them. But everybody seemed to have 1/2 tons on their lots, I suppose simply because there are so many more built.
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When shopping for a clean used 2500 with reasonable miles I found the opposite to be true. (snip). The crew cabs in particular were few and far between. There were quite a few 3/4`s that were pretty much used up with 200-300K miles on them. But everybody seemed to have 1/2 tons on their lots, I suppose simply because there are so many more built.
x2 I looked a a ton of high mileage, beat up, rusted lumps of junk before I found a clean, used 2500.
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I dont believe that there is such a thing as having too much truck!!! A 250 has heavier frame, brakes and all components are heavier. That translates into a safer truck when towing. Gas will clearly get the job done but as someone else said, that 6.7 diesel will spoil you!!! My 5th wheel weighs in at 11000 lbs.. I have a 2011 F250 with the diesel. Absolutely the best truck I have ever have owned!!! Have a 350 diesel 2016 to be built in Dec. of this year. The current truck is far from needing replaced. The reason that I went with the 350 in 2016 was that I am afraid that with all the changes that Ford has coming in 2017, I might not like it as well as the current model. Went with the 350 because the present 250 squats a little and I bumped up for a little more payload.
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All the changes Ford is making for 2017 will finally get them caught up with Ram and Chevy. Namely the fully boxed frame, the Super Duties have been riding around on a flexible frame for far too long.
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Another factor to consider that may assist you to determine what type of tow vehicle to get. Remember "Matchbox" and "Hot wheels" toys were primarily Ford vehicles. The purpose of that was to get one used to pushing them at a early age!!!!!
Not saying I agree, since they all need pushed eventually, but that was hilarious!
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