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RoyJ

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Posted: 03/23/21 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

“given that 1/2 ton trucks seem sooo short on weight capacity these days.”

Half tons are not declining in max tow or payload. The numbers go up every year. However, 30 feet is my max for towing with a half ton.


Problem is people demand soooo much luxury in 1/2 ton these days.

If people are willing to buy single cab base trim, the payloads are just as high if not higher than the 80s/90s, with MUCH higher power / tow rating.

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Here's a video of a owner who pulls a impressive load with his 7.3. He's call it "a puller".

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Only 2200 miles on mine so far. Towed twice a short distance. No issues, new car bugs or regrets. I’m getting 11~mpg getting groceries, 17~flat highway and it appears around 8.5 towing. I’d buy it again in a heartbeat.


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22,000 miles now, still running fine, transmission still shifting fine, just takes a while to get used to that second gear and fourth gear skip, that’s in normal mode and Eco mode, tow haul it will use all the gears, 16 miles per gallon average empty, 8.8 to 12.8 towing, depends on the trailerI just have to get my tailgate camera recall performed

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We bought the F350 version last December and have been very pleased so far. Only got 2K miles on it so I cant really comment on Mileage yet.

The trans shifting is a little different than the old truck, but no complaints, especially after the trans has some use / "learns".

The engine has plenty of torque so we're definitely not worried about pulling the RV, even in the mountains.

The better half likes it more than our old 2006 F350 with the V10. It is easier to get into, the seats are little more comfortable and the ride is better even with the tires inflated to recommended pressure.

I would strongly recommend the 7.3L / 10 speed combo.


April & Tom (and son Brian when he is in town!)

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2021 Ford F350 XLT 4X4 Crew Cab w/ 7.3L Engine and 4:30 Rear.

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