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Old 05-10-2008, 09:28 AM
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v10 fuel economy

I have the chance to get a v10 f250 for a deal and the only unkown is fuel economy. This truck will be used primarily for towing and otherwise for work. It is a crew cab, short bed, 4wd configuration. What kind of economy can I expect empty verses loaded. I have towed with my friend's f250 (460 v8) in the past and been pleased. It gets 12 no matter how you load it so I am not expecting great numbers but I would like to get 12+ towing.
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check out the super duty/ v 10 section. it's full of info on this. good luck.
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What year is it? Average towing with my 04 is around 10-12. Pulling 8000lbs.
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My 460 only got 7-8 towing and 10 empty.
Your buddys 460 must be a good one.
My 99 V10 get about 10-11 towing 9K of car hauler or my 26ft travel trailer at 100kmh.
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V10 milage vs cost

If your getting a deal on this truck, the fuel costs are less important.

Stock my 2001: 8-10 Towing, 11-12.5 empty

5:38 gears, 40" tires: 8.5-10 empty 6-9 towing
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Gearing is a big player in mpgs while towing. My X (weighing more that a F250) towing my ~9k TT will get 8-10 depening on terrain and speed. But I have the 3.73 gears - I know others that have the 4.30s and are getting 1-2 mpgs more because they can stay in OD more often.

Another huge factor is what you are towing. My TT stands an easy 5 feet above the top of my X when hooked up - a lower profile trailer would produce less drag and increase mpgs.


As far as empty - I generally get 14 in mixed driving and 16 on the open intersate @ ~65 mph (2200 rmps). This is where the 3.73 gears are good - the 4.30s would yield about 1-2 mpgs less in this case.

If you need a truck, you pretty much cannot go wrong with the v10 - it's a rock solid engine that will give years of worry free miles.
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Thanks for the info. I figured this was a dead horse question but I was completely inempt in my abilities to find it searching.
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Here's some polls on the subject:

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According to the bottom poll, 8 MPG towing is the most popular MPG. LS
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