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Makoda 12-01-2012 02:20 PM

ford 250 v10
 
Anyone ever had one and what did you think of them for towing?

DancingArabian 12-01-2012 02:39 PM

I have a F250 v8 as my primary driving vehicle and my tower. I love my truck! LOVE HER!!!
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ls6firebird 12-01-2012 03:17 PM

as much as i love super duties. my v10 was the biggest waste of money. only had it 2 months. nice truck, drove nice. power was decent, but nothin to write home about. and they might hit double digit mpg's on a good day goin downhill with a tailwind. spend the extra on a diesel if you need a tow rig. you'll more than make up the difference in cost in the long run

SouthernTrails 12-01-2012 03:23 PM

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no no no no ....lol....

Had a friend who had one, if you like 6 mpg while towing and 9 mpg unloaded and going down hill, then go for it :lol:

Several friends have the F250 with the Diesel, almost twice the mileage and pulls just as well

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DancingArabian 12-01-2012 03:40 PM

Ew that's horrible mileage! My v8 gets 13-15 mpg but now I have a bed cover so I'm curious to see if that changes anything.
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Speed Racer 12-01-2012 04:17 PM

Wow Dancing, my V8 gets 20 mpg when I'm not hauling, but it's an F150, not a 250.

Taffy Clayton 12-01-2012 04:39 PM

I had an F250- V10, gas not diesel. I liked it, It got 12 MPG, loaded or not.
It could pull down brick buildings in a single pull.
Mechanic ruined it, got water in the fuel injectors. I think, something like that.
It was my company truck.

My current F250, V8, gas gets 10 MPG on a good day, 9 with a trailer,
would not pull down the lamp post.

DancingArabian 12-01-2012 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 1780650)
Wow Dancing, my V8 gets 20 mpg when I'm not hauling, but it's an F150, not a 250.

Mine is also 4wd...more stuff to lug around.
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ls6firebird 12-01-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 1780650)
Wow Dancing, my V8 gets 20 mpg when I'm not hauling, but it's an F150, not a 250.

comparing apples to oranges. the f250 is a lot heavier, different gearing, etc.

Speed Racer 12-01-2012 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ls6firebird (Post 1780697)
comparing apples to oranges. the f250 is a lot heavier, different gearing, etc.


Which is why I stated mine was an F150. I know very well that the 250 is a different caliber of vehicle. Plus, hers is a 4X4, which adds even more weight to the truck.

Dancing, since you're more aerodynamic now with the lid, you may save some mpg. I had a tonneau top on my last truck but I bought it that way, so I had nothing to compare it to.


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