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Old 08-25-2014, 10:44 PM   #11
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I tow mine TT with 2013 Nissan Pathfinder... rated for 5000lb.
While the car has no problems towing our TT, there are time I wish I had more towing power.

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Old 08-26-2014, 06:33 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by carvermitch View Post
Hi Boss Wagon

What is the consumption of the V10 ? Is it better than a V8 or more ?
This was our other thought to get a smaller vehicle and a drive RV.

Would ideally like a diesel but not to many around in the C class.
Hey Carvermitch,

The V-10 likes gas! It gets about 14 highway empty and about 10-11 towing. I bought it 8 years ago from a friend moving from a trailer to a motorhome. I was looking to move from a motorhome to a trailer. I bought the van and didn't get around to switching to a trailer until 4 years ago. We only put about 3,000 mile a year on the van so gas mileage isn't a big deal.

10 mpg is about average for most gassers towing. Some folks with smaller or marginal tow vehicle report a mileage drop of 50% when towing. In my opinion their engines are really straining if mileage has dropped by 50%. Gas motorhomes are roughly in the 10 mpg range also. Towing a vehicle with the motorhome in my experience results in almost no difference in mileage as the motorhome has already punched the big hole in the wind.

I enjoyed the motorhome and especially travelling in it, but life is easier with the trailer.


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99 Ford E-350 Chateau Super Duty V-10

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Old 01-04-2015, 05:42 PM   #13
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Hi everyone and happy new year
Well I changed tow vehicles and got a 2008 Ford explored Limited V8 with factory class 3 / 4 hitch tow pack.
Its black so it matches my wifes Black Mustang
It is rated at 7300lbfor towing so should be perfect once I can find the trailer when to snow melts.
Will let you know how it goes


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