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Old 03-15-2008, 04:45 AM
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Why a SuperDuty? Why not a 1/2 Ton?

Basing this question that I tow a 10,000 pound trailer on a monthly basis, travel 30,000 miles a year, spend alot of time on the highways and I really do love my PSD, my question is?

Why buy a Super Duty if you need to tow a 10,000 pound trailer?

Hear me out. It used to be if you needed to tow a heavy trailer (anything over 5000 pounds you bought a 3/4 or 1-ton truck. Simple fact. But now - Ford F-150 is advertising ability to tow 11,000 pounds and haul 3000 pounds. Toyota is claiming at least 10,800 pound trailer weight all day long. (this isnt supposed to be a bashing session on toyota or anyone else)

With diesel prices on average .40 - .80 / gal higher then gas - why buy a Super Duty to tow your 10,000 pound toys if that is all you really do? Why not save yourself the upcharge on the SD and diesel engine and just get the F-150?
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Because we can?
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:19 AM
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well when u getting 5 mpg with a gasser pulling 10,000 pounds u will be wondering why u ever got rid of your powerstroke
one of my bosses got 19 mpg out of a 99 powerstroke traded it in on a new tundra and is getting 12 mpg so cost per mile diesel is cheaper


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Old 03-15-2008, 05:25 AM
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I've pulled 8,000 pounds with a 1/2 ton truck. It will do it...but not for extended periods. Just not heavy duty enough to survive the heat. You'll end up replacing trannies, rear ends and axles. It won't stop as well either!
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:31 AM
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Try it and let us know how it works out! I bet you'll regret it.
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Try it and let us know how it works out! I bet you'll regret it.
Yep....what he said!
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:38 AM
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Yeah My 06 150 will barely pull my 28foot boat that weighs in at 8,000 pounds. Well not barely but its moaning and groaning the whole time. And not all of us just pull under 1,000. Also you MPG is crap when pulling 10k with a gasser.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:44 AM
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Not to mention the powerstroke will run a few hundred thousand miles further.
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i think this question is very well covered. When you max something out, it doesnt work as well or for as long.
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Like you said diesel is 40 to 50 cents more expensive so on a fill up that's what 15 buck more than a gas fill up ....now take the crappy miles you'll get towing witha gasser and I think you'll be happy just paying the extra 15 buck...plus the big wear and tear on the f-1 fitty .....just my two cents hope it helps
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