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towing with a F150

Will

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maddhatter

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I tow my b2 on a 16' car hualer that is about 1100 pounds and I have a 1995 E-150 van with a auto. I go up some good hills and it is slow but has all the power I have ever needed.

I think the back axle is the weak link on the mid 90's 150 I have had to redo the axles seals a few times other then that it's been a great tow rig.

For me the 4.9 or 300 is the best tow motor they ever put in a truck.
mine has over 500.000 on the chasie and over 250.000 on this motor and still going stong.

I know a deisel guy will hate me but a poor boy can't have it all and I never did think a deisel was better dollar for dollar.

If all you need to tow is one rig the 4.9 is as good as it gets to me.
 

rusty ol ranger

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When i had my 83 with the 300 straight 6\4sp\4.11 gears I pulled my 4100lb LTD II on a 1500lb trailer, didnt even know it was back there. I used granny to take off just because i didnt see a point in ripping the clutch up if i didnt have to.

The only bad thing about the M5OD in that truck is the Odd Ratio 1st gear, its to high to be a "granny" gear, but to low to really whind out and acclerate.

Either way, that 300 should handle it just fine. 300's are slow, but they never stop chuggin'. A 300 will pull just as well as most small block V8's, untill you get into 55-70 runs.

But considering the 300 is at a 2 cylinder disadvatage, and a straw can move more high RPM air then a 300's head, they dont do bad.

My dad pulled a all steel gooseneck horsetrailer, with 4 horses in it, all over with a 94 F250 with a 300\auto\3.55 gears. It wasnt fast, but it pulled it as good as anything, even with the air on.

later,
Dustin
 

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