Originally Posted by 12ptdroptine
Pulling a 6000 lb Jayco 265RLSW with a 2016 F15 5.0 litre 3:55 gears. Sure seems to work the truck. Screams the motor on hills. Trusk is rated to tow max of 9000lbs. Doesnt handls thewind well at all. Thinking of trading up to a F250 6.2.litre gas. We are headed to the Great Smoky Mountain park and through theCarolina's this summer. Not looking for a white knuckle towing experience. For those who HAVE made this jump. Please tell me your results. We will probably own a fifth wheel a few years down the road.
We had a 2017 F150 with the 3.55 gears pulling a 2017 27DSRL and traded to a F250, 6.2L gas in anticipation of getting a 5th wheel.
We just returned from a 2 week trip from KS to Eastern TN pulling our 28.5 RSTS FW. Couldn’t be more pleased. The FW weighs right at 9800 lbs loaded. For the most part, we set the cruise on 65, sat back and relaxed. In the hills, we maintained between 55-65 mph and never dropped below 4th gear even on the longest pull. Never saw over 207 degrees on the transmission temp. Generally ran around 196 degrees. For the 2200 mile round trip, we averaged 8.4 mpg. That includes the flint hills in KS and the hills of TN. Did I mention very pleased? Hope this helps.