Let me introduce you to the newest member of our traveling cadre - a Ford F250 Super Duty. We have named him Billy the GoAT (Go Anywhere Truck).
We had to part ways with the Ford F150 Eco Boost as it just didn’t have enough go and stopping power for the likes of RVilla. RVilla comes in at over 6,000 lbs and was stressing the 150 beyond safety limits.
So we traded the 150 in for the 250 and couldn’t be happier. It is a 6.7L diesel with all the off road packages you can get (tires, skid plates, suspension, etc.). In addition, we got it with vinyl flooring as we were going into dirty areas and the carpeting in the 150 was already a hassle to try to keep clean. A couple of quick brushes with the whisk broom and viola’.
I was concerned about mileage and Billy is getting more than 50% better than the 150 so we are actually paying less per mile with the dieselthan we were with the gas (even with diesel more expensive than gasoline)… go figure.
The only negative we had with Billy is that we bought him from a dealer on the far west side of Phoenix which happens to be a HUGE dairy producing area. So for the first week or so every time we got in Billy smelled like a barnyard. We’ve all gotten over that now and he doesn’t smell or maybe we became desensitized :-0