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Old July 30th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by MilwaukeeF350 View Post
96 E350 15 passenger with 351W I get 14 mpg with 15 people inside. It alright but not for pull heavy trailer since rear axle have 3.55. It would tow if I have 4.10 in axle.

any E350 with 5.4L could get 14-20 mpg on how you drive but for tow it would be 8-15 mpg. If V10 you be struggle to get 12 mpg.

E150 I wouldn't dare to pull no more than 6,000 pounds they are too light.

E250 cargo you could get under $3,000.
I tow with a 1993 E 350 extended 15 pass. with only 2 buckets in back (seats 4 total).351 W with a fresh top end 132,*** miles 3.55 gears and never got 14 mpg I was lucky to get 13 on the high way empty.And I drive like a little old lady.9-10 in town on a good day.
The tow rating on my E 350 is 6,500# I will double check in the morning if you want.
Buggy wieghs 3500# trailer was 2000# 2 dirt bikes ,Tools and spares camping gear for the week end ( was load to the top wife and kids went LOL) runnig 65, 70 mph not a problem.

I will be putting in 4.10s when I start hauling the 2 place car trailer

a 1/2 ton conversion is going to wiegh more than a E 250 or E 350 Cargo in my opinion.
I would not worrie about it .With the right hitch and brakes

And a van is much more comfortable to sleep in than a truck bed or cab.

The over hang on extended vans kills the tow rating.

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