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Old 04-24-2017, 07:28 PM   #21
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okierver, we went from a 2002 F250 SRW 7.3L diesel to a 2014 F350 DRW 6.7L B20 diesel. Made a 100% improvement on pulling power, handling ride and downhill engine braking performance using speed control. When using the 2002, couldn't get any power at higher elevations (above 5K) to maintain constant speeds, plus the SRW handling was a touch on the iffy side as compared to having DRW. The 2002 torque was only around 550 while my 2014 is 800 at only 1600rpm. Couldn't come close the overall improvement for us pulling our 2013 3402RL which when fully outfitted for our road trips is around 15100+-. Hope this gives you some experience ideas.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:27 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Slufoot733 View Post
Vinny, I also have an F350 (2016) but had a 2008 F350. I tow a Montana 3150RL and have no problems doing so. Your 3731FL shows a hitch weight of2680 lbs, well within the capacity of your F350. The dry weight is higher than mine and you are a couple feet longer but you should have no issues. Understand, being a short bed you'll have to watch tight turns unless you spring for a slider hitch. I had one for 15 years and rarely used it. In my 2016 I elected to get a non-slider and just be very careful.

You'll get into the discussion with others about single rear wheel vs. dual rear wheels. I have never had a dual wheel truck and really have no desire to own one. But I cannot knock them as many folks love them. And I am sure there are some advantages to them when towing a large fiver. But you cannot get a short bed with dual wheels and that is an issue with some of us.

Either way, your F350 should be fine. Happy travels to you and yours.
Ram makes a dually short bed.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:22 AM   #23
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I also have the 2015 F350 SRW. Moved up from a 2008 F250 SRW. The 08 maybe 8 mpg when towing 16 when not. Drove it 99000 miles without a single problem. Yes it was a bit of a fuel hog and the regen was a pain but it was a perfect truck, PAID for. We traded the rig for one a bit heavier so needed a bigger truck. The decision had several components to it. 1 the new rig was heavier (but the 08 pulled it just fine) but over its limits. 2 we decided we were going to be RVing for at least 10 more years. 3 we take long tripes cross country so the King Ranch would be much more comfortable then the 08 lariat. Soooo $67,000.00 later I have a 2015 F350 King Ranch LB SRW. This thing is a beast much more power and torque. 10.5 Mpg towing and about 17 on the road. But not that good arround town maybe 14.5 mpg. I have 26000 miles on it now and not a single problem though I don't expect there will be based on the 08s reliability. Also I make sure it gets the proper service at all times. Makes no sense to skimp on service on a truck that cost more that my first two homes. Personally I don't think you can go wrong buying any one of the new big three trucks.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:20 AM   #24
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Before you get to cozy with the single rear wheel F350 you may want to look at this post.


The single Rear wheel F350 will have the same axle as your F250.

The F350 DRW has a heaver axle in the rear and will have a higher GVW and GCW rating.

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