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TFin04

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Posted: 03/24/21 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Considering purchasing this generation F250 6.2L with around 100k miles. It will tow our 31' TT (Under 8k loaded), and unfortunately also be my daily driver for hauling two kids and general house duty.

I drive a '15 F150 5.0 now and really enjoy the truck, but it is *right at* my payload capacity and I just want a smoother towing experience with more safety margin. I'm aware an HDPP F150 will give me more payload, but they seem impossible to find.

What do you tow with your 6.2 Ford, and how has your experience been overall?

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I've got a 2015. I pull a 39 ft fifth wheel. But, I only pull 600 miles a year in Michigan. It does fine for me, but if I pulled more,I'd have gone 8 ft box.

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I have a 2011 ford f-250 with the 6.2 engine and pull a Outdoors RV 18rbs. It weighs around 6500 pounds loaded. The truck does great in the mountains, overall gas mileage is 9 miles per gallon.

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This is a good read about the trucks:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/927237-ask-the-engineer-for-the-new-6-2l-gas-engine.html

I do not own one, but I have heard nothing but good about them.

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Had a 2012 and 2015 with the 6.2. I didn’t run them up high miles but they are pretty bulletproof.
No need to worry about good or bad models. Find the best condition one and go for it.
It’s more about how it was maintained and what repairs it may need coming up.


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F250 will definitely tow better than an F150. The 6.2L and 6R140 transmission have proved very durable.

It will NOT ride as nice empty !

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I agree with the wizard on the ride empty. That thing will beat you up.

I like my 2012. Normally we make at least 1 trip across the Smokies each year. Tow 10K and never get below 8.7 mpg. Crew cab short box, works fine without a slider.

At age 77, I think this one will take me to the end of the road.

I do have the optional 4.30 diffy.

In regards to getting groceries, mine knocks out just at 13.8 mpg.

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Dave H M wrote:

I agree with the wizard on the ride empty. That thing will beat you up.

I like my 2012. Normally we make at least 1 trip across the Smokies each year. Tow 10K and never get below 8.7 mpg. Crew cab short box, works fine without a slider.

At age 77, I think this one will take me to the end of the road.

I do have the optional 4.30 diffy.

In regards to getting groceries, mine knocks out just at 13.8 mpg.


Thanks all for the input. I am surprised to hear the 4.30 can eek out nearly 14mpg, that's good to hear. Almost all of them I have found are 3.73 and my commute is pretty MPG friendly. If I can manage above 14 that will help with the day to day needs.

Thanks again for your guys' time, I think we will be shopping for one soon.

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Dave H M wrote:

I agree with the wizard on the ride empty. That thing will beat you up.

I like my 2012. Normally we make at least 1 trip across the Smokies each year. Tow 10K and never get below 8.7 mpg. Crew cab short box, works fine without a slider.

At age 77, I think this one will take me to the end of the road.

I do have the optional 4.30 diffy.

In regards to getting groceries, mine knocks out just at 13.8 mpg.


Guess it’s all relative. Those F250s ride pretty plush for a HD truck. Complete with soft initial spring rate in the rear leafs.
If it’s beating you up, either you need something that rides like a Cadillac or you are running too much air in the tires. (Common mistake).
13-14mpg commuting/combined driving is about right. I used to get 12-13 w/ 3.73s and I drive relatively fast.

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Be sure the front end is in good shape, we've had our 2018 in twice now for the death wobble and we only have 40k on it. I do think the ride is pretty good and other than the death wobble thing it's been a solid truck. Gas mileage isn't great but it is a 3/4 ton truck with a gas engine so we weren't expecting much.


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