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I tow an Attitude 27CBG toy hauler. GWVR is 9900, tongue @ 15% of max is 1485. Real world is more like 8500 max for me and about 1100 tongue. I'm putting 4500-ish on the rear axle of the current tow rig. I am overloaded by 5%. [emoticon]

F-150HD RAWR is 4800, payload around 2500 on a 7850 GVWR in the HD Supercrew spec I'd buy. The F-250 6.7l diesel is 6340 RAWR and about the same payload at a 9900 GAWR in the spec I'd buy.

Obvious differences with lots more headroom on the F250, but I'm not getting a bigger trailer. Unless the DW says otherwise. [emoticon] I don't tow a lot (5-6x a year) and the truck will be a daily driver for me.

So which one? Opinions?

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F150's receiver is rated for about 1,200 lbs of tongue weight.

F250 is the answer you are looking for.

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Easy choice for me since I've had only 3/4 ton trucks since 1976.

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"I don't tow a lot (5-6x a year) and the truck will be a daily driver for me."

How does towing only five or six times a year and using the TV as a daily driver figure into whether or not the TV is adequate for towing the TT? I'm only unsafe five or six times per year so I'm ok? And besides I need a daily driver so it's ok? Therefore, all is well? Because...


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Whats the price difference between the two? You might be surprised how nice a diesel 3/4 ton can be for a daily driver. I get about 22 on the highway and average 18 with mixed driving in mine... WAY better than I ever did with my F150 or my Tundra. As long as you are driving at highway speeds long enough to clean out your DPF, I would strongly lean towards the F250.

Remember that your payload on your F150 is the MAX that the truck can handle. The F250 is simply derated on paper. Curious why it is the 9900 lbs package, rather than 10K lbs though. Even though the payloads are similar on paper, they are VASTLY different in the real world.

The other option is a gas F250. The 6.2 is a good strong engine and will give you even more payload.


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F250
And it doesn't matter how many times a year your tow.


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F250 you will never go back, diesel pulling likely never go back. F150HD? still a half ton.


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If you're going to spend the money on a diesel, why not spend a few hundred bucks more for the same truck in a 1-ton SRW? It's a much smaller leap from 3/4- to 1-ton than it is from gas to diesel.

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