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I'm in the market for a diesel pickup truck to haul a 12K lbs three horse trailer. I don't expect to ever go over 12K lbs.

I'm pulling a 5K lbs two horse bumper pull with a 2002 F-150 5.4L truck now. Its pulling fine and the truck only has 128,000 miles but I want to haul the heavier trailer that my F150 cannot handle.

Looking at a F250 or F350 diesel and I'd rather save some money and buy used. I'm open to a Ram also but more familiar with Ford.

My question is diesel the right way to go or is the 6.2L good enough with the weight I will be towing? This vehicle will only be used for towing.

What rear end? I have a 3.55 Limited slip in my F150 now and the limited slip has saved me in the past.

My last question is am I buying a couple months to early? With the 2017 Aluminum bodies coming out do you think the 2015/2016 used truck values/prices drop in September/October?

Never owned a diesel before and I do all my own maintenance. I have a 6.8 V10 E350 RV and love the engine.
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Thanks guys. Bought a 2015 F-250 XLT 4x4 today. Diesel. It does have 3.55 rear end but looking at the used options everything has the 3.31 or 3.55 Electronic Locking rear end. Truck only has 4,400 miles and I got a really good deal.

Thanks for your help and suggestions. Now I'm looking for Weathertech mats, seat covers and going to install a gooseneck.
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