1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Discuss the Slick Sixties Ford Truck
Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.
You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!
Moving it a few miles would probably be ok. Texas too Alberta! Wow. I towed a Dodge D150 behind mine on a car trailer for about 10 miles on back roads. That with the weight of the trailer was probably about 6000lbs. I have the 292 and a four speed with 3.89 gears. Pulling it up to speed was no issue at all. Stopping was a real PIA. Long planed braking and down shifting. Trailer brakes would have helped.
After about 10 years of pounding around with various F150s with 300/4.9 sixes I finaly realized that I need more truck. Coming in to the scales at 15k with a half ton pickup made people raise their eyebrows. The found it amazing that I used a six cyl engine to pull with too. I got tired of fighting sway and headwinds at 45 mph and winding out in third going up hills at 35 mph. I broke down and bought a massive gas pig F350 V10. Now I don't even have to worry about hills and wind and sway.............Just rather or not I will make it to the next gas station.
I do miss my old straight six four speed trucks. If I could find a nice 75-96 F250 or F350 set up like that I would get rid of this gas pig in a heartbeat. Problom is that all those types of trucks were sold to commercial and government users and ran in to the ground.
If you had a F350 I would say go for it. The big brakes and deep gears would probably work fine with a bit of effort up and down hills. But based on the bit of towing I have used my 64 for I would limit it to about 3500lbs or so and even at that number trailer brakes would be great. Your truck will move that camper. Just not stop it worth a shart and going up hills will take a long time in second gear.
Boss, We all have a right to be stoopid if we choose to be, you are talking about using a 50+ year old truck with the smallest engine available make a 2000 +/- trip one way through the hill country side of this continent, grab a travel trailer and drag it back home.
Why don't you rent a truck or van to make that long trip with? Once you have it home then take it out on a 50 mile camping trip until you get a better feel for what your truck is capable of doing.
In the cool still quiet hours of night, you can hear chevies rusting away.
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.