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zero_turn_mowers
06-28-2004, 11:02 PM
I am looking at a 1999 Model Ford F-250 that has the V-10 Engine, truck has 81000 miles on it XLT reg. cab auto. Good Clean shape no leaks interior is real good ext. real nice, the only thing I am wondering about is "Gas Mileage" with gas prices up that is a bit of a concern with me, I have heard stories 5-16 mpg. I would like to hear from some of you that pull trailers and drive them on a daily working bases. By the way I can buy the truck for $7200.00




Tim

lqmustang
06-28-2004, 11:12 PM
About 3 weeks ago I bought a 1999 F250, 4x4 XLT extended cab, short bed, with the V10 and automatic. (That was a mouthful). Also came with a plow. Anyway, truck has 66k miles on it, and I'm getting about 9mpg around town. That includes pulling my trailer 3-4 days a week, and hauling up to 2.5 yards of mulch in the bed at times also. It's got loads of power, I don't even feel the trailer behind me, and barely noticed the mulch in the bed either. I paid $15000 for mine, $7200 sounds like a pretty good price.

all degree
06-28-2004, 11:15 PM
FYI I was buying a truck last year and have a friend who owns a dealership. He said that the V-10 has had some problems and told me to get the Triton 5.7 v8. I am not saying that its true but it was a good source. Do some research first.

My Triton V8 has 150,000 miles on it and its a 2000. Only thing I have done is brakes, tires and oil

soonernation
06-28-2004, 11:49 PM
I bought one about 2 months ago and I am very pleased. Pulling the trailor is never a concern and the gas mileage is about 10 Mpg. A friend of mine has a chip in his and is getting 13 mpg pulling a trailor filled with pool supplies. So far so good.

Green Pastures
06-29-2004, 12:13 AM
I have a 99 F-250 with the V-10 I get 9 mpg pulling a fully loaded 8x24 enclosed trailer, up to 11 if it's not so loaded.

With the A/C blowing hard.

BackAcreFarm
06-29-2004, 07:08 AM
I have a '99 F250 4X4 with the V10, automatic and just under 90K miles. No problems.
Best mileage ever was 12, usually 10 to 11.
I think it will pull about anything you want to hook up to it.
You need good tires, it has enough power to spin all 4 without trying.

dbear
06-29-2004, 07:11 AM
I've got a '01 F350 XL, 4x4, reg cab, auto w/ 3.73's. I get 12-13 around town empty, and about 10 towing. Have gotten 16 on a highway trip empty.

65hoss
06-29-2004, 07:48 AM
Get it. First off, you don't buy a work truck for gas mileage anyway. But, I bought a new F250 with the V8 about 7 months ago. It gets 9.5-11 pulling, that depends on the time of year. Winter its 9.5 mpg and summer with AC is closer to 10-11 mpg. With virtually no difference I would consider the V10.

zero_turn_mowers
06-29-2004, 08:21 AM
Thanks Alot everyone, I think I am sold on it.




Tim

jtm45
06-29-2004, 12:28 PM
hahaha, and i got some desert property i'll sell ya cheap, i drove a dodge 4X4 V-10 from NYC to Vegas and back, 40 gallon tank pulling a trailer,had to stop EVERY 100 MILES TO FILL UP!!!! can you figure out what kind of milleage i was getting???

jlewis
06-29-2004, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by jtm45
hahaha, and i got some desert property i'll sell ya cheap, i drove a dodge 4X4 V-10 from NYC to Vegas and back, 40 gallon tank pulling a trailer,had to stop EVERY 100 MILES TO FILL UP!!!! can you figure out what kind of milleage i was getting???

Yeah, 2.5

barringtonbrothers
07-01-2004, 05:51 PM
My old man has a 2003 E350 van with the V10. He uses it to pull his 36ft camper. Gets 7 to 8mpg pulling this trailer and 13mpg unloaded in town and 14mpg on the highway unloaded. This engine has mucho mucho power, I wish my truck was a f350 with a v10, but oh well I wish I had a few million laying around too lol.

jtm45
07-01-2004, 07:49 PM
i will go for the ford diesel or dodge cummings, i have personal xperienc with these engines getting 300K no problems, all kinds of mods to increase torque to go off the chart too, and mileage is great no matter what kind of driving, falls off a bit around town but better than a v10 anyday in all ways,power,torque blows it outa the H2O:o

airtractrdrivr
07-28-2004, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by jtm45
hahaha, and i got some desert property i'll sell ya cheap, i drove a dodge 4X4 V-10 from NYC to Vegas and back, 40 gallon tank pulling a trailer,had to stop EVERY 100 MILES TO FILL UP!!!! can you figure out what kind of milleage i was getting???

If that is true, your truck has a problem somewhere. I've got a '99 F350 dually with the V10 that I do some hotshotting with occasionally. I pull a 40' Gooseneck flatbed that weighs in at 7000lbs empty. By the time I get it loaded, it usually weighs anywhere from 10,000 to 16,000lbs. I get right at 8 mpg pulling that much weight. If you are getting less than 7 loaded, you seriously need to have it checked out. Ooops, just realized you were talking about a DODGE V10.... There is your problem right there.

txlawnking
07-28-2004, 11:25 AM
You guys like getting 10 mpg... at @ $1.80 a gallon??!!! That's crazy talk. Dude, do yourself a big favor and buy a DIESEL.. I couldn't even fathom pulling a trailer with any regularity with out one.. But if you like flushing $$$$ down the tank.. Knock yourselves out.

airtractrdrivr
07-28-2004, 11:31 AM
That's why I DONT pull a heavy trailer on a regular basis. With my lawn equipment trailer, I get just as good a mileage as any of the diesels in my area. My truck is chipped and has a few other mods, so I get a little better mileage than the stock V10s. What I spend for gas I couldnt offset by paying the extra 5 grand to get a diesel motor. Plus the fact that oil changes are twice to three times the cost on a diesel. Besides, I dont think I could put up with that damn clattering and the smell all the time.