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RE: Diesel truck issues - thinking of going to gas

Got rid of my '02F350 7.3L back in the summer for a new '19 F350 6.2L w/ 4.30 gearing...pull a 5th wheel that I've weighed just under 12K pounds. I absolutely love towing with this new truck; it outperforms my old truck in every way with the exception of mpg. Got 10-11 before and now getting right at 8. I know I"m not comparing apples to apples since I never towed with a new diesel so yeah I don't know what I'm missing out on in terms of the power now available in diesel but I'm not concerned about being the first one to the top of the hill. When I figured out $/mile in gas vs diesel it was an easy decision for me once seeing it would take over 100K miles to break even on the upfront cost of the diesel. Have pulled the trailer up some pretty steep hills this summer and the truck has never once lacked for power or made me think it was struggling.
zenasboy 09/24/19 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: pulling fifth wheel with f250 supercab 6.2L engine

As others have already said, you'll have no problems. Earlier this year I got rid of our '02 F350 7.3L for a new '19 F350 6.2L w 4.30 gearing. Tow a fully loaded 12K# Grand Design 303RLS 5th wheel. I love it! Sure, it revs up when going up steep hills but I've never once felt it to be lacking power or struggling. So far after towing around 2000 miles since June, it's averaged right at 8mpg when towing.
zenasboy 09/04/19 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel or bumper pull

Hi MLWalton...We pull a 12K 32' fifth wheel with our 2019 F350 6.2L that has 4.30 gearing. I don't know what it would be like with 3.73's but our set-up does a great job. She has a bit of a drinking problem (about 8mpg vs the 11 I got with the old 7.3L) but reliability and being stranded is no longer at the top of my mind now on trips....which unfortunately had become reality with my last truck.
zenasboy 08/23/19 08:31am Towing
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