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Old December 4th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default anybody tow with a Ford v10?

Im checking to see if anybody drives and tows with a v10 superduty. Im gonna be getting another truck soon and I found one that I like. Its a 99 F350 with a v10 5spd.

I know I know, 5mpg or whatever. Just looking to see if somebody with one of these trucks has any comments good or bad?

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Old December 4th, 2005, 04:05 PM   #2
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My shop foreman at work has a '00 crew cab V-10/auto. He tows a heavy 28' travel trailer with his. He mentioned getting about 9-10mpg towing his camper, and 12-13mpg unloaded.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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We have had 2 different Ford v10's, auto and manual. Both towed a 3500lb deckover trailer with a jeep or full-size truck on it. When towing a full sized on the trailer you could definately tell it was back there, but still towed good. Gas mileage wasn't very good, we never really wanted to know how bad it was so we never actually checked.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 06:14 PM   #4
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We have had 2 different Ford v10's, auto and manual. Both towed a 3500lb deckover trailer with a jeep or full-size truck on it. When towing a full sized on the trailer you could definately tell it was back there, but still towed good. Gas mileage wasn't very good, we never really wanted to know how bad it was so we never actually checked.

Ya, one of those "When it runs out, we put more in" type things.

Waddya gonna do I guess...

Anyhow the dealer isnt coming off the price just yet, and Im holding out like a catholic.
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My boss rocks out in a ford V10, bought it from holland frame all messed up, put about 3 days of hard work into it and now he has a $xx,xxx figure truck that he bought for like 8k. He has no complaints, he tows, he plows:tonka: , does everything in it, I am not sure how much you are gunna tow but he had 6 harleys in a fully inclosed trailor and couldnt tell much was behind him
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they do alright my father has had the ford 250, V10, auto,8ft bed . the ford got all right MPG about 10-12 highway in summer and winter was about 8-10 mpg. My father use to pull a all steel enclosed 4 place snowmobile you could tell it was back there. Mpg with the trailer was 6-8 Mpg doing 65-70 on our way up to the UP.
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Old December 26th, 2005, 10:19 AM   #7
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I have an 01 F350 with a v10 that I tow my 3400 lb deckover hauling my offroad toys. It is lifted with 38s with 4.30 gearing so I get a little less than a stock truck's mileage. I average 10 mpg at 70 mph with the truck alone and towing I get 7-8 mpg at 70. I've hauled a Hummer H1 with little problem - the v10 does like to run in the upper rpms on the steep hills though when pulling heavy loads.

Here is my tow rig - as it was in 2001


As it was in 2004 (when the towed toy got smaller and the tow vehicle grew larger) :)
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Old March 14th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #8
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IMHO, if you don't pull heavy loads through the mountains, diesels are overkill and the V10 will be perfect.

On the other hand, I do like 500+ lb*ft at the rear wheels.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 09:12 PM   #9
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Hubby has a 01 F250 4x4 V10. We always joke when we want to pull down the house, we already have the vehicle to do it. Once I get a trailer to put the YJ on I'll let you know, but everything we've towed with it have not been a problem.

(OFF TOPIC - What are those tires in the 2nd pic? We were talking about needing new tires for that thing and I like those. Are they on the stock rims?)
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