2017 Ford F250 6.7 Diesel Towing 11,500 towing performance.

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Redrockerstl55

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Hey Guys,

So I wanted to create a video showing how a F250 6.7 Diesel performs while towing a 11,500 lb travel trailer in the summer heat. 

The day I had this planned it was 100 degrees outside with heat index reading around 107.  Brutal yet perfect for this test. I have a highway run I have made other videos on showing MPG...normal driving, extreme MPG, etc.

This video shows while towing a 11,500 travel trailer how the engine performs shifting, tackling a 4% grade at 65 MPG (I know it's no Ike Gauntlet Ha ha) then some engine brake/jake brake performance.

This video may help anyone looking to see how a vehicle like this would perform with towing a heavy travel trailer. 

P.S.  My TT is a 2017 Mesa Ridge 328 BHS.  Same as an Open Range 328 BHS.  For those who are curious about this trailer...it's a big boy.  4 slide outs, bunkhouse, outdoor kitchen, 6'10" ceilings throughout (I'm 6'7" so I needed that kind of a ceiling).  1.5 baths.  It has a 10,000 lb dry weight and with how I have it equipped I would say it weight about 11,500 lbs.  I upgrade the tires to Goodyear Endurance, I love them.  I use a WDH.  (Truck is 100% stock.)

 

https://youtu.be/IM00w8_UgpA
 

richtdu89

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interesting video, thanks for sharing.  We just did a trip to Cape Code and back from NE PA, was about 350 miles each way.  On the way up it was 85-95 degrees, super humid, and we averaged about 9.6 mpg.  The truck was clearly working harder once temp got up to 90.  On the way home it was roughly 72-80 degrees, very low humidity and we averaged 10.8 mpg.  This was towing a travel trailer that is a little over 9,000lbs loaded for the trip.  Cruise control was set on 68 basically the whole way in both directions.

Rich
 

edjunior

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My 5th wheel usually goes around 11K as we tow it.  Never had any problem with the truck.  Dang trailer tires though don't do you much good when they blow.  I lost three on a single trip back home one time.  That was a nightmare trip.
 

Oldgator73

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edjunior said:
My 5th wheel usually goes around 11K as we tow it.  Never had any problem with the truck.  Dang trailer tires though don't do you much good when they blow.  I lost three on a single trip back home one time.  That was a nightmare trip.

We were returning from Oregon on our way back to Florida towing our 37? 5th wheel, this was in 2000, and I started blowing tires on the RV. I was at a gas station and the fellow next to was pulling a car hauler. During our conversation I brought up the tire blowing. He asked how fast I was going and I said about 75. He told me to slow down to about 60-65. I did and didn?t blow anymore tires.
 

edjunior

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Oldgator73 said:
We were returning from Oregon on our way back to Florida towing our 37? 5th wheel, this was in 2000, and I started blowing tires on the RV. I was at a gas station and the fellow next to was pulling a car hauler. During our conversation I brought up the tire blowing. He asked how fast I was going and I said about 75. He told me to slow down to about 60-65. I did and didn?t blow anymore tires.

I was going 65 when the first one blew.  I was a little gun shy, so I was only going 60 when the second one blew.  Just 25 miles down the road.  I did no more than 55 - 60 the rest of the way home (between San Antonio and Houston), and I got just 45 miles or so from home when the third one went.  Again, doing no more than 55.  A 5 1/2 hour trip took almost 14 hours.  I put 4 new Maxxis tires on as soon as I could, and haven't had any problem since.  Granted, I haven't taken as many trips since, but still. 
 

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