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Old 11-15-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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I have a 2015 Eagle 31.5 FBHS and thinking about going from my 150 ecoboost to a F250. Can I keep the same hitch and just swap it over? Also will I be satisfied with a gas burner F250. It's gonna be a daily driver.
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:38 PM   #2
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You don't say what you have for a hitch but you may need different rails. Take a look at your hitches web site. You should be able to determine what you may need that is different. As far as being satisfied with a F250 gaser, only you can answer that question. As far as will a new F250 pull your 5er, that shouldn't be an issue on the flat country side. I upgraded from a 04 Silverado 2500HD gaser to a 2015 Silverado 2500HD Duramax. You wouldn't believe the difference. I'll never have a gaser again. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:42 PM   #3
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Ugh......on the f250 with the gas engine. My father in law had one and it felt like it was a 4cyl. Plus it just drank fuel. Shame to as it was a beautiful truck.
Diesel is the way to go if you can afford the initial cost. You will get it all back in fuel savings and resale. Plus it will just flat out tow easier.

Hitch should should be no issue to move. Only thing would be if the new truck came with the factory 5th wheel hitch prep.

I have 2500 GMC I use as a daily driver. Overall fuel and maintenance cost is lower than my Nissan Titan was. I have 56,000 miles on it in 2 yrs.
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:49 PM   #4
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A gasser will pull it, but a diesel will spoil you, but at a price. I think a lot of people are too impatient to deal with downshift and slower speeds that gas engines need on a grade. I'm sure if the manufacturer rates it for the load It can do it.

My 6.0 ford pulled good, my new 6.7 pulls amazingly. Still can't figure out why a pickup needs that much power, but I'll take it!

Just remember that everything diesel is more expensive.DIY oil changes are nearly $100, fuel filters, DEF, etc...
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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.
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I'd keep the ecoboost over a 250 gas truck.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:28 PM   #7
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We love our Ram 2500 Diesel! She can pull 10,000lbs up a hill without having to go above 2,300 RPMs! And, we're getting on an average of about 14 mpg! We will never go back to gas engine to tow anything.
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:21 PM   #8
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I can't answer if your hitch will directly transfer, but the 6.2L gas will get the job done; the F250 will be more capable than the F150.

I fought going diesel for a long time, but eventually tired of the gas engines using high RPMs to get the job done. I finally concluded that "it's only money" and bit the bullet.

YMMV.
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I will be the only one on here to say that your 150 is a better truck than the 250. I had an 02 F350 7.3 before my current Ecoboost and can say with complete honesty that the Eco does a better job towing than the F350 did. The main thing is the boxed frame on the F150 is much, much stiffer than the current SD frame which results in more precise steering and handing. My F350 and every other one I have been in had terrible frame flex, steering wander and bed hop. Ford has finally recognized that and went to a fully boxed frame on the SD for 2017.

Now if you were thinking about getting a Ram 2500 Cummins I would say by all means do so.
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:30 PM   #10
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My current 5th wheel weighs 9200lbs. I just didn't want to pay the extra money for a diesel that will only really be used 5-6 times a year. I have to buy a new truck for income tax reasons. I wonder if I should get another 150.
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