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Old 03-27-2003, 10:24 PM
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'95 F-150 XLT 5.8 - Any good for towing?

I found a '95 XLT F-150 LB / Auto / EFI / 116k / great shape - for about $5000. Sound ok?

Anyone know what kind of mpg these trucks get?

Any good for towing? (my trailer's only a 6x8 enclosed)
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Old 03-28-2003, 08:49 PM
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I couldn't tell you about the price, but mileage should be around 12-15 solo and 10ish towing. It should handle the 6x8 just fine.
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Old 03-28-2003, 09:46 PM
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Cut those figures in half, that's what you will get.

Look for a 3/4 ton truck and let this one go.

I got a '93 f150 and it sucks the fuel worse then the 3/4 tons.
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:04 AM
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2 heaping scoops of mulch and rear bumper is on ground!A half ton truck is for driving to work,not to work out of!That 351 would be fine in a 250 or 350,but those ford gassers are gas hogs!I have a f350/460 it will break your "A" on fuel.My next will be a diesel.
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:00 PM
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351's tend to eat a little more fuel than the 302, but have a little more pulling power. Tow rating on that truck should be fairly decent.

BTW, my 1995 302 5speed 2wd gets about 14-15 empty and about 9-10 towing our 16" open trailer. That is with fairly low mileage engine. It needs more gear though. The engine I took out was getting about 5 towing...it was slap worn out.
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Old 03-30-2003, 09:58 AM
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That truck probably has 3:55's so it will pull just fine.
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