Originally Posted by grhodes50
Of course if you buy a used F-250 (2010 or older) the V10 is a very good motor.
X2. If you've already decided you're sticking with a Ford gas engine, and you are upgrading to an F250, get the V10. I had an '07 F150 with the 5.4. Loved everything about the truck and never had the first problem with it, and it towed my previous TT beautifully. That TT weighed around 5500-6000 lbs fully loaded. Really did not want to get rid of the F150, but when we decided to upgrade to the Windjammer, I knew my F150 did not have the payload capacity to handle the much heavier tongue weight, even though I would still be well within it's tow rating.
Back in March, I looked at an '08 F250 with the 5.4 and 3.73 rear (the same as my F150) that had 38k miles, but decided if I was gonna upgrade, why upgrade to a truck with the same engine and rear as my current F150? I already knew how the combination performed towing my previous TT and since I was moving up to a TT that was 12' longer and 2k lbs heavier, I wanted more power than the 5.4 would give me. Less than a week later, I found an '08 F250 with a V10 and 4.10 with 32k miles, and I paid $3k less for the V10 than the advertised price of the F250 with the 5.4L.
When I was towing my previous TT that weighed 5500-6000, I was happy if I ever saw 10 MPG towing with my F150. Towing my Windjammer down to Va Beach yesterday, I got 9.1 MPG with my V10, not a big drop off, but boy is the power different!
2008 Ford F350 King Ranch Lariat SD CC 4x4 V10 4:10
2012 Rockwood Windjammer 3008 - Equalizer 12k
2007 EZGO TXT Lifted/Custom Golf Cart
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