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Posted: 12/20/2016 1:12:51 PM EST
With the 6.2 GAS engine

Thoughts and experience?

I have a 2011 diesel now but thinking about trading. I pull a fifth wheel (11k) but not often and typically not far. I'm told the gasser will pull 13k with 3.73 gear and 15k with 4.10?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:18:04 PM EST
Cummins is what you seek. Or a 7.3.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:18:25 PM EST
No problems so far with mine.
I pulled my 30' tt to Yellowstone and back this past summer. Easy pull.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:21:54 PM EST
Have 3 6.2 v8s in f350 with service bodies on them.

Not the strongest. You'll feel the trailer behind it alot more on hills and stuff.

But you'll get there.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:36:16 PM EST
Pick up a 7.3 if you have a chance (in good shape). We have a 2002 F250 which just rolled 100K (well maintained). We pull large cattle trailers (highway) and the thing works better with a load on it: gets the same mileage with or without a load. Why Ford started to screw around with different (diesel) engines is a mystery to me ..............
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:38:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 1:40:20 PM EST by CPTCARL]
I've had one for about two years. I pull a 26 foot travel trailer that weighs about 5400 pounds dry. I pulled that trailer, three kids, and my wife from Fairbanks, AK to Fort Polk, LA earlier this spring. The truck did just fine on that trip as well as the time I owned the truck in AK. That being said, I truly miss the torque of the diesel engine. We will upgrade to a 5th wheel toyhauler before we move back to AK. I'll go back to a diesel before making the return trip.Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:53:28 PM EST
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Pick up a 7.3 if you have a chance (in good shape). We have a 2002 F250 which just rolled 100K (well maintained). We pull large cattle trailers (highway) and the thing works better with a load on it: gets the same mileage with or without a load. Why Ford started to screw around with different (diesel) engines is a mystery to me ..............
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Because of bullshit EPA regulations forcing them to go with ever complex and expensive diesel engines.

Which is a good enough reason to go with the 6.2l...
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:22:09 PM EST
Work truck is a 16' 250 with the 6.2 Make sure you get a deep rear end you feel the gear ratio difference.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:26:30 PM EST
I would keep you 2011 6.7L twenty times over before buying an anemic 6.2L gasser.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:26:41 PM EST
Daily driver is a 13 SD with the 6.2
Love it
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:46:32 PM EST
Get a tuner and do a dpf, egr, and def delete on your 2011. Then you'll never want to sell it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:58:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By -Kyuss-:
Cummins is what you seek. Or a 7.3.
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LOL
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:03:37 PM EST
I have an '11 6.2 f250.  I pull a 8000 TT with up to another 1000 in the bed.  Plus wife and dogs.  It's a great motor.  I had a diesel which was a bit better, but Obama.... Maybe Trump will MDGA
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:08:02 PM EST
We have some 2014 Gassers that we use for hauling around smaller dump trailers and such, of course they are XL trim so pretty bear bones, but the only issues have been with AC in approx 50,000 miles avg. and generally iirc with 4.30 they are rated 12500 on the f250 and f350 around 15500 (crew cabs) on trailer and add about 3000lbs to that on fifth wheel
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:11:48 PM EST
Had a 2011 F250 crew cab, 6' bed and the 6.2L. Didn't tow our 35' toy hauler very well. Sold it and got a 2015 F350 6.7L dually. Wish I could've avoided that 6.2, but live and learn.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:19:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By -Kyuss-:
Cummins is what you seek. Or a 7.3.
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250,000 miles and going strong.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:23:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 5:29:43 PM EST by BTccw]
We have a 2010 with low miles that we pull our 3horse trailer GN short wall with. I live where it is pretty flat so don't need a ton of torque anymore and don't like the vibration, cost, noise, and expense of a diesel.

No issues with it. Very comfortable to ride long distances in.

That said....my truck falls like 2 months into the dreaded fucked up plug group so I'm not looking forward to that little chore/expense some day.

Woops.....mis read. Ours is the 6.8 gas motor not the 6.2.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:28:42 PM EST
Why the hell would the op go from a 2011 to a clapped the fuck out 7.3 is beyond me. Some of the comments in this thread are retarded.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:43:15 PM EST
Have a 2013 f350 4 door,long box,srw,with the 6.2.itsame been a great engine,pretty good power,if you want more ,just get a supercharger.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:44:05 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:56:41 PM EST
my 7.3 is not worn out but has 212,000,  it pulls my 33 foot camper just fine,  but there are newer and better motors/trucks

I would probably check out some of the diesel forums for sound advice,  this is GD where we hate everything.





good luck in your search.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 5:58:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 5:59:04 PM EST by tnriverluver]
Where the heck do you find a dealer anywhere near you with a 6.2 liter F250? The ones around here never ever have anything but diesels on their lots. Would have to drive hundreds of miles just for a test drive or order one.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:08:40 PM EST
I have a 2013 F250 with the 6.2 and 4.30 gears as my DD and I like it. In the 40k I've put on it the only issues I've had is a cold weather whine that is common with some 6.2 powered SD truck(only did it the one winter though) and I just had a issue with the ABS module that requires a reflash to fix(trucks made after 2/13 won't need it).

The heaviest thing I've pulled with it was a 8,000lb trailer and it did fine. Thing you have to remember with the 6.2 is it needs high RPMs to get in the power band, the engine really doesn't come alive until it hits 3000rpm. If you are buying new get the 4.30 gears.

Mileage with mine is around 9.5 towing heavy loads and empty I can get a max of 14 if I'm driving on the highway and keep speeds at 55-60. Driving to work(6 miles one way)I'll get low to mid 13's in the summer and usually drop 1- 1.5mpg in the winter.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:10:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tnriverluver:
Where the heck do you find a dealer anywhere near you with a 6.2 liter F250? The ones around here never ever have anything but diesels on their lots. Would have to drive hundreds of miles just for a test drive or order one.
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Around here there are lots of 6.2 powered F250/350s on the lots. Probably a 50/50 mix of gas and diesel.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:15:27 PM EST
2011 here 170k.  Wheel joint replaced.  Needs a needs a fuel level sender, but pump is fine.  Rear brake caliper. ,That's it.  

Tow up to 10k a few times a year, likes to rev but does just fine. Usually just smaller loads.  Love the interior comfort over my last two dodges.  I lose 10-15% mileage on e85, but it's 40% cheaper than 87 here so win there.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:16:25 PM EST
Will the 6.2 do it? It will definitely get the job done, but it will not win any races. Get the deepest gear set you can; 3.73's are sluggish at best.

Just keep the 6.7 and if you're worried about emissions there are always deletes.

I think you're going to be disappointed in the 6.2 when stepping down from a modern diesel like you currently own.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:27:11 PM EST
would love to have an older F250 with my Cummins and an Allison transmission in it...
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 6:41:45 PM EST
You have a 6.7 and want to trade it on a gasser?  Have you been to a doctor recently to get checked out?  IM spartandieseltech, buy a tuner and enjoy.  
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