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Old 12-19-2018, 10:47 AM
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I'm looking at buying a 2019 Ford F350 with a 6.2L and the 4.30 gears. Anyone have any experience with this combination? I really don't need a diesel as the most I will pull is 10000 lbs, but I haul 2000 lbs on occasion, so an F150 won't cut it.
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:52 PM
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What area are you towing? Flat or Mountains? The truck will handle it no problem I have a F350 SRW Crew cab 6.2 (2015 though) with 3.73 and tows that weight no problem. 2k pounds in a 150 will just level it out, 3k+ will put it on the bump stops. Just emptied 4800 lbs of concrete out of my 350 and handled it fine.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:22 PM
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I've read nothing but good things about Ford's 6.2 gasser.

Just for a referecne, with my '16 Silverado 6.0L gasser that I had, I've towed my 34' travel trailer, fully loaded (approx. 8,500 lbs), with the truck fully loaded, up the mountains in WY and had ZERO issues. The 6.2L Ford is equally as good.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:12 AM
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The 6.2l will pull 10k no question. The issue, if there is an issue, is in the drivers head. If you are comfortable with high rpms and tranny shifts, the gasser will be fine with it. And that goes for the 6.2 ford, 6.0 gm or 6.4 dodge.
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If the most your gonna haul is 10k, why not get an F250? I mean, unless you rather have what you don't need than need what you don't have.
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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.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jlipsky14 View Post
What area are you towing? Flat or Mountains? The truck will handle it no problem I have a F350 SRW Crew cab 6.2 (2015 though) with 3.73 and tows that weight no problem. 2k pounds in a 150 will just level it out, 3k+ will put it on the bump stops. Just emptied 4800 lbs of concrete out of my 350 and handled it fine.

Mostly flat, coastal area. Occasional mountain areas.
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Old 12-21-2018, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Manoverboard123 View Post
If the most your gonna haul is 10k, why not get an F250? I mean, unless you rather have what you don't need than need what you don't have.
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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.
I am looking at an F350 DRW because I plan on carrying about a 1000 pounds in the bed and the tongue weight of the camper, is almost another thousand. I was curious if the 6.2 was up to the task.
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The motor is up to the task of towing 10k lbs.
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:29 PM
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Wow caij, you must never stop driving and buying trucks, you have a Ford---gas, WOW!
Considering what you do, you know exactly what you're doing!
Keep on Trucking!
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I don't own a Ford. I rented one. They didn't have any diesels left so I got a gas one.
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Originally Posted by Wicked4659 View Post
I'm looking at buying a 2019 Ford F350 with a 6.2L and the 4.30 gears. Anyone have any experience with this combination? I really don't need a diesel as the most I will pull is 10000 lbs, but I haul 2000 lbs on occasion, so an F150 won't cut it.
I just bought a 2018 Ford F-350 Gas with the 3:73 Rear End. No tow reports yet, will update in the Spring. I’ve got about 2500 miles so far. Incredibly comfortable and an absolute joy to drive. I got the Lariat Ultimate Package, between the seats, climate control, stereo and visibility, I find myself looking for reasons to drive the truck. Family feels the same, everyone who rides in it falls in love with the truck............
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I just bought a 2018 Ford F-350 Gas with the 3:73 Rear End. No tow reports yet, will update in the Spring. I’ve got about 2500 miles so far. Incredibly comfortable and an absolute joy to drive. I got the Lariat Ultimate Package, between the seats, climate control, stereo and visibility, I find myself looking for reasons to drive the truck. Family feels the same, everyone who rides in it falls in love with the truck............
Officers drive super dutys, L/cpls drive old, 200k mile Rangers
Cool duty you have there!
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Officers drive super dutys, L/cpls drive old, 200k mile Rangers
Cool duty you have there!
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:47 PM
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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.
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I have a 2016 F-250 Lariat, 6.2L gas 4X4.

60K on it now without missing a beat.

Love the truck despite crappy gas milage.

Will tow 10K easy.

I came from a Ford diesel - while it doesn't have the "balls" of a diesel, It is not underpowered like the F-250's with the 5.4L gas engine were.
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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.
What is the price difference in the xl vs xlt? There will be a huge jump in resale value by going with an xlt over xl. My 2015 f350 is an XL and it saved me a good 7+ grand (bought it used) over the same truck in an xlt.There generally isn't a huge difference in pricing them new especially if you added a few options to the xl.
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Originally Posted by jlipsky14 View Post
What is the price difference in the xl vs xlt? There will be a huge jump in resale value by going with an xlt over xl. My 2015 f350 is an XL and it saved me a good 7+ grand (bought it used) over the same truck in an xlt.There generally isn't a huge difference in pricing them new especially if you added a few options to the xl.
$6000-$7000 difference between the XL and XLT, comparably equipped.
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If your tongue weight is high, use a weight distributing hitch.
I use it on my F-250 4x4 6.2L with 3.73 and it tows 13,000lbs fine while on flat roads, 65mph @ 2,000rpm in 5th. Once I get into hilly terrain, the engine struggles a little, speed drops, and wants to turn at 3,500rpm which is about at it's sweetspot, and go down into 4th or even 3rd.
It is easier to tow than to stop.
BTW towing that weight with the WDH gives the truck a much smoother ride than empty.
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Originally Posted by Wicked4659 View Post
$6000-$7000 difference between the XL and XLT, comparably equipped.
I was looking at some XL's online at Brandon Ford. they tend to equip them pretty well with power everything, nice radios, chrome, 4x4, crew cab, back up cameras, etc. They're going for $38,000. I'm sure that's their price including all the discounts that you'll never get, but it's not too bad. What separates a truck like that from an XLT?
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