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Old 11-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Ford v10

Being a live time ford guy I just picked up a ford f-250 super duty with the v-10 and put it to the limit with a 32ft travel trailer , plus two 4wheelers on the flat bed and all the gear and was very satisfied with the pulling power did kick down a gear on small hills butt very happy 👍

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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Most excellent. I like the V10 in my MH.

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Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
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Most owners of V10 Fords love everything about them but the gas mileage. But compared to other "big block" gas engines, such as the GM 454 or the MOPAR 440, the Ford V10 gas mileage is about normal.
Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 3.5L EcoBoost SuperCrew.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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I have an '03 GMC 2500 HD with the 8.1L big block and pull a 29 foot 5th wheel with it. It gets 8.2 MPG and hardly notices the camper behind it. I have rarely seen the tach go above 3200 RPM on any hill and most of the time it's in overdrive at 75 on the interstate. It doesn't have 17 to 1 compression, turbo or burn much more expensive diesel fuel, nor does it have the power of a diesel but it's very comfortable driving with the camper behind.

I bought it used with 50,000 miles on it but debated on a diesel before hand. I did the math on which truck and the cost to own and operate both and I just couldn't justify the difference for the next 50,000 miles of camping less then 10 times a year. I will also never have a $6000.00 repair bill on a head gasket job like a friend at work did with his diesel..

Sure, if money is no object and you're going to be on the road a lot or full time, diesel will pay off in the long run. Enjoy your economical gasser!
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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Has any body here of any problems with the ford v10 that I should watch out for, thanks for your input. PS. I already have the winter blues. ,commin home and see in the rv parked for the winter. 😹
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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I am very satisfied with my v10. I have a '99 F350 cc drw and it's very comfortable towing our 30' fiver.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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We bought an '09 F250 V10 at the beginning of the year and we totally love it. We bought it specifically to pull a new 29' TT just under 7K lbs. Sure we could have gotten away with a V8 but the V10 is sooo nice. We find the gas mileage when towing is close to what others get for any other gas engine. It's when I use it for short local trips that the gas mileage takes a beating. No engine complaints otherwise. When towing, I drive at 60 and I always try to go easy on the throttle, esp. on hills. Makes quite a difference. We have a supercab and the extra 20" or so sure makes a big difference in getting around corners and in parking lots. Still getting used to that...

The V10 is really smooth and makes a great sound. It's hard sometimes to resist not mashing the gas peddle to the floor to see how well it will accelerate with the TT behind us....

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