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mosseater

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Posted: 10/15/20 06:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm very interested in hearing reports on the new 7.3. I'll be in the market when the 3rd year power bump comes on line.


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I just picked up a 2020 f250 as well with the 7.3. Haven’t towed yet but that will be it’s primary purpose. We put less than 3000 miles a year on our truck so plan on having this for a long time. The truck is total overkill for our current TT (27’ long and 5900 lbs loaded up and ready to camp.) But we want to upgrade soon. Not necessarily a longer trailer but better quality and larger tanks (for boondocking). Trailers we are looking at will be in the 8K to 10K range. Enjoy your new truck.

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Steven68502 wrote:

Trailers we are looking at will be in the 8K to 10K range. Enjoy your new truck.


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LIKE2BUILD wrote:


When I first saw your post about "7.3 with 10spd auto" I thought wow, this guy bought a pre-2004 7.3L PowerStroke that's been modified with a newer transmission. [emoticon] I keep forgetting about the Godzilla 7.3L gas engine. If you're not driving that much and just need the towing capacity this will do everything you need.

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Proof that Ford's marketing department has been successful in associating the new engine with the much loved 7.3 Diesel.

That said, looks like the OP made a good choice and no reason to believe it won't serve him well for many years.


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Congrats on your new truck! I’m sure liking mine! [emoticon]


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2020 F-350 7.3L V8 with 750 miles on the ODO.

Just pulled a 125 mile round trip mostly hills with 36' trailer (10,000# fully loaded) and got 7.6 MPG....this was the same as my 2015 6.2L V8.

Empty the new truck is getting 13.8 MPG around town, 90% stop and go traffic.

Towing is a breeze with the 10 speed, glad I got the larger 7.3L


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Encouraged by the responses, thanks.

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I’m sure this will be a great powertrain for you OP.

Ford finally followed the simplicity of the GM LS engine line which is bulletproof.


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Posted: 10/16/20 10:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Enjoy!

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Posted: 10/17/20 04:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m still waiting for the pic.


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