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Old 08-18-2015, 01:18 PM   #161
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F250 for the 28 bhbe would be a PERFECT match

the most payload from tong weight would be around 1300 lbs maxed out at the most , so you still have plent for bike's , wood and what ever else you want to load in the back of the truck
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:48 PM   #162
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Buy as big as you can afford. There's no such thing as too much truck. There is however, such thing as too little. jm2c.
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The newer F250 is the way to go.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:17 PM   #164
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If you can swing a 250, go for it. After towing my 28BHBE for 10 hours with our 1/2 ton RAM, I couldn't be happier. I ended up getting 10mpg, which isn't bad considering the winds and large hills across Northern Michigan. Semi trucks were getting pushed around as well, no joke. Not sure how the trucks compare and I honestly don't want to get into it. A 1/2 ton truck in our instance is great. Bikes this day and age are roughly 25lbs each. Not sure how many people carry, but I have a family of 5. Wood can be purchased where every you camp, I sometimes we carry a bin or 2 along with 5+ gallons of fresh water. I wish that I could do a direct comparison with a 1/2 ton & 3/4 ton carrying the same load under the same conditions. Go to a busy campground and look around at what is being towed behind 1/2 ton trucks! If you intend to pull across many states, by all means get a larger truck. However, if you plan to stay closer, a 1/2 ton may work for you. Good luck on your decision. FYI- I was concerned about our trip for a few weeks prior to leaving and considered buying a 3/4 ton truck. My fears are over and I'm glad I waited to make the decision!
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Isn't a 250 a 3/4 ton and the 350 a 1 ton? Maybe I am confused
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:01 PM   #166
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You are correct. Below is a breakdown of sizes. There also is a larger truck called a 450/4500 which is a ton and 1/2!

A 150/1500 is a 1/2 ton
250/2500 is a 3/4
350/3500 is a 1 ton truck.
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Ok .. Our choice is between the 250 and 350.. We are trading in the 150. Hubs is meeting me at the dealership in a bit. The sales guy brought in the 250 without me knowing so we could compare side by side. We will be leaving with one of them. Lol. Don't know which!
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I suggest 350 - the difference in cost will be very small and you'll get more payload.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:22 PM   #169
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Sorry, OhioRVMom, just read all the thread. I vote for newer truck.
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I suggest 350 - the difference in cost will be very small and you'll get more payload.
They actually cost the same but the 250 is a 2015 And only 22,000 miles. The 350 is a 2011 And 58,000 miles. But the 350 is a lariat and has a lot of bells and whistles, the 250 is just an xlt. I know I would lean toward the 250.. But hubs likes the 350 And it is his truck. We will see.
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