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Old 03-10-2019, 11:10 PM
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And the gassers were running empty?....lol
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:08 PM
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And the gassers were running empty?....lol
Never said they were. 10-12mpg seems to be the norm for the 6.2l. I just think it's funny that you always hear about diesels getting in the high teens/low 20's but when actual number are applied, they're simply less than that.
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Gotcha...I misinterpreted your post.

You and I are on the same page. I also find the reported data interesting.
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I have some friends with newer diesels, 2012-2014's. They get almost exactly the same fuel mileage that I get with my F150 and 5.0 gas engine. Which means about 14-15 for everyday driving and 18-19 hwy. It is hard to compare towing mileage since I don't tow nearly as much weight. But with 10,000 lbs the diesel is getting 8-10 mpg. I normally tow around 3500 and will get 15 with that load.

One reason I was thinking about the gas F250 is because I'm moving up to a bigger travel trailer in about a year or so and a bigger truck would offer more options. My current truck is rated for 7700 lbs, but with about 1700 lbs payload wouldn't buy anything over about 6000 GVW. I wouldn't buy anything this heavy, but there are times when I might have the need to tow 10,000 for someone else. The 6.2 F250's are rated for about 12K towing and have enough payload to handle it. I realize I couldn't pull it as fast with the gas engine. But no more often than I'd pull anything that big its hard to justify diesel.
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A 6.2 with 4.30 gears will pull 10k trailer with no problems.
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IIRC the 6.2 with 3.73's is rated to tow 12K. With 4.30's closer to 14K. I'd be perfectly content with a basic XL work truck. I'm seeing new 4X4 F250 Screws with the 6.2 and 3.73 gears with stickers in the low $40K range. Used 2017's priced in the upper $20K and low $30K range. I haven't even talked to a dealer yet, just looking at online prices and I have no idea how much to expect them to come off sticker on a new truck. I know $10K off a loaded F150 isn't unheard of.

According to KBB the trade value on my current truck is about $22K. It wouldn't be a huge out of pocket expense for me to trade. The biggest negative is the fuel mileage. I initially was thinking I'd take about 2 mpg hit on fuel mileage. It looks like it will be closer to 4-5 mpg. To be honest, at this point I'm leaning toward just keeping what I have and buying a trailer that the current truck can pull.
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IIRC the 6.2 with 3.73's is rated to tow 12K. With 4.30's closer to 14K. I'd be perfectly content with a basic XL work truck. I'm seeing new 4X4 F250 Screws with the 6.2 and 3.73 gears with stickers in the low $40K range. Used 2017's priced in the upper $20K and low $30K range. I haven't even talked to a dealer yet, just looking at online prices and I have no idea how much to expect them to come off sticker on a new truck. I know $10K off a loaded F150 isn't unheard of.

According to KBB the trade value on my current truck is about $22K. It wouldn't be a huge out of pocket expense for me to trade. The biggest negative is the fuel mileage. I initially was thinking I'd take about 2 mpg hit on fuel mileage. It looks like it will be closer to 4-5 mpg. To be honest, at this point I'm leaning toward just keeping what I have and buying a trailer that the current truck can pull.
That's what I did when truck shopping. My 24' TT is just over 6k# fully loaded and for a family of 3 with 3 dogs that is more than roomy enough. I would like to move to an F250 eventually but since my 09 FX4 can easily pull my TT I am in no hurry. I want to wait until the 7.3L + 10spd transmission have had time to get sorted out and then revisit the options then.

If I recall correctly I don't think they are retiring the 6.2L either so mate that to a 10spd and I might be sold a few years down the line. Buying a 2 year old truck saves you a ton of money anyway. I make enough money I could afford a new truck but why pay the depreciation cost for driving one off the lot when I can let someone else do that?
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