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JIMNLIN

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Posted: 07/07/17 10:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need a truck to tow a 8k trailer 5-6 times a year and it has to be a daily driver.

No brainer...get the F150HD 7850 gvwr 4800 rawr with the EB 3.5 and enjoy the ride....better daily mpg.

Now if you want the F250 with the diesel then heck yeah....go fer' it.

Both will work just fine...Your money so you decide


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Lwiddis wrote:

"I don't tow a lot (5-6x a year) and the truck will be a daily driver for me."

How does towing only five or six times a year and using the TV as a daily driver figure into whether or not the TV is adequate for towing the TT? I'm only unsafe five or six times per year so I'm ok? And besides I need a daily driver so it's ok? Therefore, all is well? Because...


Funny how there's always one of you clowns in these threads. Crawl back in your cave.

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JIMNLIN wrote:

You need a truck to tow a 8k trailer 5-6 times a year and it has to be a daily driver.

No brainer...get the F150HD 7850 gvwr 4800 rawr with the EB 3.5 and enjoy the ride....better daily mpg.

Now if you want the F250 with the diesel then heck yeah....go fer' it.

Both will work just fine...Your money so you decide


Thanks, that's pretty much what I was thinking. The F-250 gives me the headroom I'd like, and if we ever do decide to get a bigger trailer will handle most things I'd consider.

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Second Chance wrote:

If you're going to spend the money on a diesel, why not spend a few hundred bucks more for the same truck in a 1-ton SRW? It's a much smaller leap from 3/4- to 1-ton than it is from gas to diesel.

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They had more F350s on the lot than 250s and the price is similar. I need to drive both to see if they feel different.

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Lwiddis wrote:

"I don't tow a lot (5-6x a year) and the truck will be a daily driver for me."

How does towing only five or six times a year and using the TV as a daily driver figure into whether or not the TV is adequate for towing the TT? I'm only unsafe five or six times per year so I'm ok? And besides I need a daily driver so it's ok? Therefore, all is well? Because...


Give it a rest dude. What makes him unsafe to pull that trailer as described?


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To the OP, while it looks on paper the tthe 250 had about the same payload as the 150, it certainly has waaaay more available real world payload. Not that it's necessary for your trailer, but it's a lot more robust than you're reading on the paper ratings.

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Posted: 07/08/17 04:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just curious why the F250 gas wasn't included in the subject....

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For what it's worth, the new F250/F350 Srv wheel ride very well and make for a good daily driver, plus you'll have options if you ever decide to change RV's.


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Exceeding the max tongue weight of 1200 lbs for the class 4 F150 hitch is what makes it unsafe.


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They both will do it (towing wise), but you're going to compromise no matter which you choose. I.e. If you buy the 150, you'll have a better DD, if you buy the 250/350 you'll tow better, but have a harder time in parking lots (think turning radius here, as it's the one thing I dislike about my truck). So, you have to way the pros, and cons, and decide. Were it me I your shoes, I'd get the f150. No question, as long as your towing distances aren't real long, and you don't plan on getting a bigger trailer in the near future. For me, I have a commuter car for daily driving, and my truck for towing/hauling. Lots of guys out here daily driving SuperDutys and doing just fine though. Good luck.


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