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'95 F-150 XLT 5.8 - Any good for towing?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by A1 Grass, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    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)
  2. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    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. :)
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    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.
  6. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    That truck probably has 3:55's so it will pull just fine.

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