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Old 03-28-2018, 05:05 PM
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I drove 600 miles to Dallas, TX Friday to trade my 2016 F150 for this 2016 F250. Man I’m lovin it

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Old 03-29-2018, 06:47 AM
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Nice trade. That's a whole lotta red!
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Old 03-29-2018, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ThatNewWifeSmell View Post
Nice trade. That's a whole lotta red!
Almost as much red as mine LOL, like the red on the 15s and 16s, looks really good with tint and black bed cover
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Well...OP update here. About 6 months ago (I know, because my Sirius subscription just expired) I sold the F150 privately, and bought a 2017 F350 SRW Platinum 6.7L. That hurt. But now I have my last truck... Absolutely love this thing. As mentioned above, stiffer, yes...rides more like a truck than the car-like F150. You quickly get used to it though and dont think about it. I more miss the F150 for other reasons (like putting the Ecoboost in "Mustang mode")...but the 925lb ft of torque in this diesel monster is just amazing....when towing, and not towing. We've got a cross country summer trip with the camper planned...just put some new Good Year E tires on (camper), and ready to roll. Bring on the Rockies!
I was in the same boat as you. I have a 2015 F150 XLT SCrew with the the 3.5ED and 3.31 rear and was towing a Jayco Jayfeather TT which is 5,350 dry and 6,750 loaded. The F150 pulled the trailer fine but the gas milage really suffered going up the Northeast hills (and with the 23 gallon tank it felt I was always stopping for gas). Also it never felt super stable on the highway even with the WDH dialed in. I just pulled the trigger and traded the F150 in on a 2018 F350 SCrew with the 6.7 Diesel. Tows great and will be ready if we decide to upgrade the TT in the future. I would agree that the Superduty is the way to go for towing a TT.
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I know this thread is a bit old and decisions have been made but I'll share my similar scenario.
Had a 2016 F150 XLT 2.7 Eco RWD. Loved it; but then the wife and I decided on an 32ft TT. 5900lbs dry. Did the math and even loaded would eek by the 7500lbs capacity . No big deal, right?! Shoot....my first outing, I whiteknuckled for 2 hours. Even with a weight distribution hitch, the 40-50 mph winds had all over the road like it was Oktoberfest. The scariest ride of my life with the added pressure of having my wife and little ones in the back. I later added the Firestone Ride Rite airbags and that did help with the rear bounce but the truck was completely overwhelmed. Two more RV outings and my mind was made up. I had seen enough YouTubes to know I needed a Diesel Super Duty. After about a month, I traded for a 2015 F250 Platinum with the 6.7 diesel, 3.55, max tow, 4WD; completely loaded. I have now gone out twice with the TT. What an incredible difference! The torque is unbelievable. The truck is actually shifting up gears while climbing long hills. The truck is well planted on the road; no bounce or swaying. It has removed all fear from our camping trips.
Lastly, like mentioned in earlier post by other guys, its true, these truck manufacturers use a lot of marketing and Harry Potter math to sell. If there is a doubt, there is no doubt; go ahead an get yourself a capable vehicle that can return you peace of mind.
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