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Old 08-31-2011, 05:32 PM   #15
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I have a 5.4L 3.72 gasser. It works great for me at 9.5 to 10MPG towing but here's the reason why. My 5th wheel is 28'7" long and a lite weight at 6,800LBS dry weight. Also, I live and camp in Florida where hills are not a problem. I have lots of power where, for example, I have to step on it when pulling onto the highway to avoid slowing the traffic. For me, my trailer/truck combination works well for how I use it. I get 18MPG highway and average 16 MPG around town when not towing (this is with just a couple of modifications). It's the way I planned it. If you're looking at anything heavier and will be towing on hills, you won't be happy with the 5.4L.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:01 PM   #16
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hey traded a 96 dodge caravan for this 2000 f259 superduty ..so it was close as i could get at time
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:43 PM   #17
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hey traded a 96 dodge caravan for this 2000 f259 superduty ..so it was close as i could get at time
So if the f250 5.4L is your starting point, then get a lite weight trailer that will work with your truck. At least you'll be able to camp with what you have and maybe at a later date you can upgrade both truck and trailer. Your 5.4L will tow a lite trailer nicely and if you learn how to drive Granny style your gas mileage won't be to bad. Buy the way, to the original post - NICE TRUCK.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:19 AM   #18
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