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Great post. We a looking for a brand new TV to replace our 100,000 mile 2002 GMC2500HD SLT Duramax that has been a trooper with lots of miles towing heavy horse trailers and now our AS Flying Cloud 25. Our average towing mileage incl mountains on our last long tow (west coast to Saskatchewan and back across the Rockies) was 17 mpg. My mechanic says my engine is just broken in ha has but we’re looking at some longer duration exploration trips (several months of roaming so lots of towing less sitting parked) and a warranty would be nice.

I know your not asking me, but I had 2- 25foot AS’s, I pulled with my 2012 F150 Ecoboost 4×4 and put on 125K miles. Loved the overall package, but you do have to watch braking down steep grades and use transmission to help slow and avoid heating up, from my experience. Also, going up steep long grades in hot weather (100+) it can heat up at highway speeds 60+mph, but does fine at 45mph. Overall, the only real complaint I had was my payload was only 1039lbs on my Platinum model…did not understand the importance of that when I purchased it new!

I now have an 2017 new F250 diesel and a 28′. I have put 30K miles on the combination in the first year…I love setting the cruise control at 65, engaging the engine braking system and just sit back while I go up, down, and around in the Rockies, at 1500rpm! Pain to drive around town when shopping, but other than that, great truck for pulling this size AS.

Great post. We a looking for a brand new TV to replace our 100,000 mile 2002 GMC2500HD SLT Duramax that has been a trooper with lots of miles towing heavy horse trailers and now our AS Flying Cloud 25. Our average towing mileage incl mountains on our last long tow (west coast to Saskatchewan and back across the Rockies) was 17 mpg. My mechanic says my engine is just broken in ha has but we’re looking at some longer duration exploration trips (several months of roaming so lots of towing less sitting parked) and a warranty would be nice.

A. One of the pleasant surprises was the 10 speed transmission and the way it automatically down shifted when going down hill, I didn’t have to brake as hard and trailer brake controller engaged quickly when I did. Tow/Haul mode changes shift times and duration, much different from old TV.

B. Stability depends on many things, the truck footprint helped a lot but the most important factor (I think) was the hitch. We were lucky to get PullRite to install a new hitch at their factory. Did take several days but well worth it, have a PullRite on old TV so had a history with them. Never had any issue with trailer sway using these hitches.

C. Time will tell when it comes to durability, oil life concerns me, especially since turbos use engine oil to lube them. I change the oil every 4K miles and use a good synthetic oil (truck says 65% oil life remaining at 4K). Ford must have a lot of confidence in these engines since they put them in new, expensive, GT.

I do think it is very important to make sure truck is equipped to handle tow load. It took me a while to get proper details from Ford and to find dealer willing to order exact configuration. Most dealers said they had same truck on lot and didn’t need to order one, they lied.

A. One of the pleasant surprises was the 10 speed transmission and the way it automatically down shifted when going down hill, I didn’t have to brake as hard and trailer brake controller engaged quickly when I did. Tow/Haul mode changes shift times and duration, much different from old TV.

B. Stability depends on many things, the truck footprint helped a lot but the most important factor (I think) was the hitch. We were lucky to get PullRite to install a new hitch at their factory. Did take several days but well worth it, have a PullRite on old TV so had a history with them. Never had any issue with trailer sway using these hitches.

C. Time will tell when it comes to durability, oil life concerns me, especially since turbos use engine oil to lube them. I change the oil every 4K miles and use a good synthetic oil (truck says 65% oil life remaining at 4K). Ford must have a lot of confidence in these engines since they put them in new, expensive, GT.

I do think it is very important to make sure truck is equipped to handle tow load. It took me a while to get proper details from Ford and to find dealer willing to order exact configuration. Most dealers said they had same truck on lot and didn’t need to order one, they lied.

I loved the new 10speed F150 2017 I test drove. Over 5 years and 125K+ miles pulling the 25 AS’s, my F150 was great except areas I mentioned earlier. I do think the difference in pulling a 25′ vs a 28 AS is significant. I am not saying the F150 EB can not handle, but I can say with confidence the F250 6.7L D is much more a stable platform for pulling, handling, and braking. Also bigger payload. You can still pull with the F150…many do. Just saying…this combo I have works great