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Old 12-26-2018, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Wicked4659 View Post
I went to the dealer and priced out a 2019 F350 XL 4x4 extended cab 8' bed with the 6.2 and 4.30 gears, for $44000. It will take 8-10 weeks to get. I think I'm going to pull the trigger on it.
Did they show you the STX package? If you aren't wanting it to look like a work truck it's a pretty cool looking truck! We sell them better than plain XL's unless it's a company purchase.
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Old 12-26-2018, 04:59 PM
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It does look nice but it's an additional $1700. This purchase is just a work truck and I have a limited budget.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:10 AM
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I just towed a 32' Edgewater with a 2019 F250 gasser. The trip was Detroit to Los Angeles. The truck got about the same mileage that my dually would have but the price of gas was significantly less than diesel would have been. The truck also had a 50 gallon gas tank which was great. I averaged 7.6 mpg for the 2400 mile trip.

As for a downside, there is one, the rear suspensions is too soft for towing 10k lbs. I measured 950 pounds of tongue weight on the Edgewater before I left. Anytime there was less than half a tank of gas, the truck became very squirrelly. I drive everyday and I can handle quite a lot, still this truck scared me a lot. No way could I drive over 70 mph safely.

If I were to buy one of these to tow, airbags would be a necessity. I believe airbags would make this a much safer truck to tow with.

You asked about a 350 and not a 250. Maybe the 350 has a stouter rear end.
Just curious what speeds/gear/rpm you were running on the highway? Thanks. I've been pretty dissapointed with my truck so far (18 f250). I've only towed two different trailers (airboat with a fair amount of wind resistance, and my Polaris ranger on a car trailer) and It seemed to really struggle at highway speeds. Under 60mph the truck is great towing.
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Old 12-28-2018, 06:11 AM
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Just curious what speeds/gear/rpm you were running on the highway? Thanks. I've been pretty dissapointed with my truck so far (18 f250). I've only towed two different trailers (airboat with a fair amount of wind resistance, and my Polaris ranger on a car trailer) and It seemed to really struggle at highway speeds. Under 60mph the truck is great towing.
2012 F-250 6.2L. When I tow my 13,000lbs trailer on flat highway i run 65mph at ~2,000rpm in 5th gear. I keep it out of 6th because of low rpm and she won’t stay in 6th anyway.
When I see an incline coming I switch to 4th just prior and hit 2,500rpm. If it is a longer or steeper incline I go down to 3rd so I can get north of 3,000rpm. Even then it is struggling to maintain speed.
I get a steady 7mpg
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:01 AM
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2018 F350 crewcab 6.2 with 4.30 gears
Tows everyday, smallest load is dumptrailer with bobcat roughly 11k, never a problem with speed or performance. Got rid of the diesel as to much maintenance and no reliability. Very happy with my choice. Largest load probably around 20k. Have been trucking for 25 years.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:01 PM
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I just ordered the truck today. I was told 8-12 weeks till delivery. I'll update the thread when it comes in. Final price was a hair over $41000, less title and taxes.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Wicked4659 View Post
I just ordered the truck today. I was told 8-12 weeks till delivery. I'll update the thread when it comes in. Final price was a hair over $41000, less title and taxes.

How did you wind up setting the truck up?
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:11 PM
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I went with an F350 XL DRW 4wd, supercab 8' bed. 6.2, I got the camper package, 4.30 gears and a few other options.
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What is the heaviest that has been towed with the 4:30 gears? I have my 06 2500 hd lbz duramax 4x4 c/c but she is getting close to 400,000 miles now. Seriously considering a gas when I upgrade trucks. Can the 6.2 pull 18-20,000 pounds? What kind of empty mileage are you seeing with the 4.30 gears? I am definitely not sold on the newer diesels and all the emissions. 80,000 for a truck to farm with just does not interest me.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:57 PM
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following! was diesel mechanic for long time, the new diesel cost upfront and at pump scare me!
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:59 PM
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oops currently towing chap 310 with f150 ecoboost slow off the line, and the curves scare me! ready to pull trigger on f250
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by FIREMEN122 View Post
What is the heaviest that has been towed with the 4:30 gears? I have my 06 2500 hd lbz duramax 4x4 c/c but she is getting close to 400,000 miles now. Seriously considering a gas when I upgrade trucks. Can the 6.2 pull 18-20,000 pounds? What kind of empty mileage are you seeing with the 4.30 gears? I am definitely not sold on the newer diesels and all the emissions. 80,000 for a truck to farm with just does not interest me.
That lbz is just getting going. I haven't tried 20k lbs with a gasser but I wouldn't expect that to go well. You can get by for short distances at low speeds,but long or often, na.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by FIREMEN122 View Post
What is the heaviest that has been towed with the 4:30 gears? I have my 06 2500 hd lbz duramax 4x4 c/c but she is getting close to 400,000 miles now. Seriously considering a gas when I upgrade trucks. Can the 6.2 pull 18-20,000 pounds? What kind of empty mileage are you seeing with the 4.30 gears? I am definitely not sold on the newer diesels and all the emissions. 80,000 for a truck to farm with just does not interest me.
Can it pull 18-20k? Maybe, but I don't think its intended purpose, is that much weight.

A friend of mine has a 2015 F250 with the 6.2 and 3.73 gears. He regularly tows 12-14k and is happy with the performance. I would imagine the 4.30 gears would offer a dramatic difference.
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Originally Posted by Wicked4659 View Post
Can it pull 18-20k? Maybe, but I don't think its intended purpose, is that much weight.

A friend of mine has a 2015 F250 with the 6.2 and 3.73 gears. He regularly tows 12-14k and is happy with the performance. I would imagine the 4.30 gears would offer a dramatic difference.
Same here, 6.2L with 3.73 and 13klbs trailer. I'm happy with it as long as I'm in FL and south GA.
Once it gets hilly not so much.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:43 AM
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I'm sure that's where the 4.30 gears would make a big difference.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:05 AM
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I assume that the higher gear (4.30) would be more economical if you weren't towing the heaviest loads, or in hilly country?
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:27 PM
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Nope, the opposite. The lower the number, the lower the engine RPM.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:33 PM
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The new truck came in and it seems very powerful. I'm sure it will tow my boat and camper with ease.

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Old 02-11-2019, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Wicked4659 View Post
The new truck came in and it seems very powerful. I'm sure it will tow my boat and camper with ease.

Where do you live? I have never seen a dually Ford that wasn't a diesel in north central Florida in recent years. Also why a dually? A SRW will tow more than you have with less headaches in drive thru's, parking lots, car wash etc.Plus you are gonna get killed on resale.I see it is a super cab. I actually like that, but have never seen one in a dually ever. Looks like a XL. You have a unicorn. it does look great though!

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