does anyone here have a Ford with a V10??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TheKingNJ, May 22, 2004.

  1. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I really want an F250/350 with a crew cab short bed. I was planning on buying a diesel but they are so expencive. I'm looking at used and the Ford's with the V10's are much better priced out.
    So my questions are
    What kind of gas milage are you getting with it and how much does it differ when towing or plowing.
    Is anyone having any major motor problems with it?
    Do you regret not getting a diesel?
  2. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Sorry guys didn't notice the other forum about this topic.
  3. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    Well, I'll speak up. I don't have a truck with one, but I've got a 29 foot motorhome with a Ford V10. It's smooth, quiet and powerful, but it does suck the gas. Towing our car, running around 17,000 pounds, it gets around 7.5-8 MPG. By comparison, I rented an F550 with a diesel. I ran the snot out of it, loaded in city traffic, and got a solid 12 MPG. That's better than a 50% increase. With fuel up around 2.25 a gallon, fuel economy alone is a good reason to go diesel. For loaded, stop and go driving, I think it makes sense to go diesel despite the added initial cost.
  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I have a '99 F-250 with a V-10. I get between 8 and 10 mpg when pulling my trailer with the AC blowing on maximum. Depends on how heavy the trailer is loaded.

    The best I've got on the higlway was 16.7 mpg, no trailer, no load, tailgate down.

    I do not regret getting the V-10 because I love my truck. It's quiet, smooth and very powerful. With gas prices rising like they are really drinks the fuel.

    I'm pretty sure that the next truck I buy will be an F-350 with the diesel.
  5. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    well right now i'm in a chevy 2500 with a 350 and i'm getting about 10-13 mpg and when i tow it goes straight down. I fine with paying my gas bill right now and even if it goes up a little i will have no problem as long as the V10 get somewhere around 10-13 and it doesn't dip down as much when i'm towing I will be ok. I am currently hauling a 16x7 enclosed trailer at 2100 pounds empty. I usally carry a rider and 2 walkbehind in it. I don't know how much that will effect the mpg. I would be nice to have a diesel but they are so much more expencive. I also just love say V10. You sound badass when you say you have a diesel but when you say V10 people know your important.

    just also wondering if the V10 is faster then the diesel?
  6. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    I dont know about a v10, never driven one....but i do know a power stroke with a 6 speed will haul............:D
  7. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    We ran V-10 Fords at the school maintenance department I used to work at. We pulled 26 foot goosenecks around permanently with them and we got a steady 8-9 mpg with them loaded or not. They had all the power we needed and we usually hauled around two steiners or two grasshoppers and other equipment on them at all times.
  8. kipper

    kipper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    I just purchased a f-250 super crew, with the 5.4 v8. The gas price is rediculus. I saved money getting the v8. But gas mileage is 10-13. The next one will be a power stroke diesel. You have to ask yourself will you have this truck for ten years? If the answer is yes then get a diesel.

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