Discussion in 'Old RVUSA Forum' started by Old Forum Post, Nov 27, 2000.
[SAM] WHAT TRUCK WOULD YOU RECOMEND TO TOW A 30' TT ABOUT 7000 LB GAS ONLY
[Les Adams] 3/4 ton pickup minimum, preferably long wheelbase and motor size in excess of 400 cubic inches(large V8 or V-10)... Minimum axle ratio of 3:73, 4:10 would provide more performance at the cost of some mileage... 4wd optional but would provide better traction under adverse conditions such as mud or gravel... Same for limited slip differential... I have both and find them to be useful under certain conditions...
I tow a 27' #6300 TT with F-250 SD 4X4 SWB Super Cab with V-10, auto od trans and 3:73LS... Towing performance is quite good... Average 8-9.5 MPG under most conditions... Weight of truck and trailer w/passengers is #13,700 with #800 tongue weight... 6.8L V-10 equates to 415 cubic inches... This is new Ford motor rated at 310HP and 425 foot/pounds torque...
[Bill] I have a ford F-250 2001 2 wheel drive auto trans. V10 4:30 ls rear end get 9.5 mpg towing seems to do the job
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