I tried the search feature and while a couple of them came kind of close, none of them answered my questions specifically. I'm sure it's been asked here so I'm not sure why it didn't come up.
I've had an 04 F-350 Lariet FX4 dually (to pull my boat) and loved that truck! Diesel went to $3.00 a gallon (more than premium gas) and so I sold it after selling the boat. Now we'd love to have those prices back.
Getting ready to retire and travel in a couple of years so back at it. Last night I bought an extended cab (crew cab?) 2012 F-250 Lariet FX4 SRW. We'll be pulling a 5th wheel.
After much research and paying to join an RV consumer web site (much like Consumer Reports for the RV industry), I found the 5th wheel that's the lightest, all season (good down below freezing with heavier insulation and heated holding tanks), with the highest reliability and value scores.....the 2013 Fox Mountain 235RLS (made by Northwood) and it's dry weight is 7,020 with a GVW of 8,500. So it's light (the lightest of the all season 5th wheels and much lighter than most of you are hauling.
What kind of mileage are you getting with the 6.7 (please indicate if it's 250-350 and cc or scc) driving unloaded?
What kind of mileage are you getting pulling the 5th wheels and at what weight is your 5th?
Probably should have asked these questions before I signed on the dotted line but this 5th wheel is a huge part of my retirement plan. We're going to give up the home completly and just travel.....at least for a few years or forever. I've found forums for "fulltime RVers" and the average age is 50-70. I was really surprised at that.....but somebody has to work those national parks, state parks and other public campgrounds.....especially when you only have to work four hours a day to cover your space and hookups.
Sounds like the dream job to me.