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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2018, 10:56:12 PM »
Heavy Duty GMC commercial truck engine in the late 40's/ early 50's was a 302 cu in inline 6, 165 hp and 260-ish ft/# of torque.  That engine powered a good part of America's economic post-war boom.  Pulling 45,000# with it was normal business, even up the Vantage Grade.

None of us "need" the bigger torque numbers the marketing departments have suggested we do, but we buy them anyway.

Itíll do it, but few of us like traveling on the highway at 20 mph

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2018, 12:02:16 AM »
 It's not all about what your truck will pull, it should be about what your truck can stop if needing to.

 A Toyota can "pull/tow" my boat on paper, but I'd hate to have to stop quickly at 50+mph, especially on a downhill grade with one.

 I'll save the "buttons" discussion for another thread. :chuckle:
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2018, 02:56:27 AM »
If you donít tow with it,  do you really need a super duty? Just sacrificing fuel costs for what? You can tow 12k with a half ton F150.

I'd like to see someone pull 12k with an F150 up vantage  :chuckle:.

Youíd be amazed. And itís a v6.

Iíve got a 41í fifth wheel thatís 12k dry.  I really doubt an f150 would last long towing it up and down a pass.  If anyone wants to give it a try, please take video and post it.

Jackelope, when did you move to the sales department?   :chuckle:

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And if youíre spending the money on a diesel, why not get a 3/4 ton?  Good mileage and more towing capacity..
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 04:23:14 AM »
If you donít tow with it,  do you really need a super duty? Just sacrificing fuel costs for what? You can tow 12k with a half ton F150.

I'd like to see someone pull 12k with an F150 up vantage  :chuckle:.

Youíd be amazed. And itís a v6.

Iíve got a 41í fifth wheel thatís 12k dry.  I really doubt an f150 would last long towing it up and down a pass.  If anyone wants to give it a try, please take video and post it.

Jackelope, when did you move to the sales department?   :chuckle:

FYI

And if youíre spending the money on a diesel, why not get a 3/4 ton?  Good mileage and more towing capacity..

 I'd like to see that 3.0L V6 Powerstroke in the Expedition!
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2018, 05:56:51 AM »
I am getting 16mpg around town and 20mpg highway on my deleted f350 6.7

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2018, 06:23:54 PM »
Thanks for the input guys. I have been doing a ton of research and everything is clear as mud! Haha. Judging by what I have read I don't think there is a wrong answer. I think the 6.2 would work well for my needs. However if the right deal on a 6.7 popped up in don't know that I would pass on it either. As I mentioned I don't tow too often but when I need to I need to. I have a daily driver so the truck wouldn't necessarily need to be that anyway.

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2018, 06:56:40 AM »
Good luck in your truck quest! When you find the right one, you will know it!!
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 10:57:10 PM »




Not a sales guy, Miles. Just donít understand why someone who admittedly has no need for a diesel would buy one and submit themselves to the added maintenance cost and purchase price of one. Especially when you can buy an f150 or any other brand half ton gas truck that will tow a lot, cost less money to purchase and less money to maintain. And I guess I was wrong. Itís rated to tow 13,200 pounds.  Not 12,000.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2018, 09:06:24 AM »
I have towed an awful lot with a f150. Not sure, unless you double toe, why youíd need more.

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2018, 09:30:15 AM »
I bought a 2016 6.2L Ford F250 and towed my ultralight 28" box family travel trailer.  I quickly learned the gas mileage, and overall performance on the motor was not cutting it for what I thought the motor should give me.  Don't get me wrong, it got the job done - but I felt like the truck was working hard for long hauls.  So I went out less than a year later and traded it in for a 2015 6.7 F250.  I love the way it tows the family trailer better - it gets better day to day gas mileage as well as better gas mileage when towing.  The truck doesn't even feel like it's working hard when towing - it feels like there's nothing behind it. 

A lot of people don't like the idea of DEF - but I haven't had an issue.  DEF needs to be refilled at every oil change - shouldn't need to top it off before then.

My truck 6.7L is much better for towing and hauling that my 6.2L.

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2018, 03:17:48 AM »
Iím curious how many that responded to this thread actually tow 12 - 13k on a regular basis...   

Sure the gas rig will tow some weight, but all things equal on the heavier end of towing, Iíll bet the diesel far outlives the gas rig that was tached out on every hill.   I donít see gas powered semi trucks all over the place.  Think about that for a second if you plan on towing.


Iíll stick to my diesel.  Hereís the mileage for a morning commute to work, mostly hwy.  3/4 ton.  I check periodically and the computer system has never been off more than .6 mpgs.

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2018, 05:23:18 AM »
Iím curious what kind of mileage you get when you go back up the hill to your house.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2018, 05:49:03 AM »




Not a sales guy, Miles. Just donít understand why someone who admittedly has no need for a diesel would buy one and submit themselves to the added maintenance cost and purchase price of one. Especially when you can buy an f150 or any other brand half ton gas truck that will tow a lot, cost less money to purchase and less money to maintain. And I guess I was wrong. Itís rated to tow 13,200 pounds.  Not 12,000.


So youíre saying if I have an 11,000 lb 5th wheel that I tow I should be fine with an f-150 and its half ton frame and half ton brakes and half ton transmission. As long as itís under 13,200 I have no need for anything larger. I beg to differ and if you say thatís not what you said than you better reread your post.
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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2018, 07:29:59 AM »
Iím curious what kind of mileage you get when you go back up the hill to your house.

Lol.  I average 21 - 23 home.   Itís a mix of up and down between Colorado Springs and Denver. Speeds are 65 - 80. 

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Re: Ford 6.2 gasser vs 6.7 diesel
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2018, 07:51:12 AM »
We could really spice things up and bring payload into this discussion.  Iíd love to drop my 5íer on anyoneís stock F-150 that is willing to volunteer.   Airbag sales will increase...


 


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