June 18, 2006Considering buying a 2005 V-10 Excursion to pull my 26' TT. Good pulling power? I know fuel mileage will be an issue, just want some feedback from people before I pull the trigger on this deal. Thanx in advance!!!
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June 19, 2006A buddy of my father-in-law tows his 27 footer around with his F-350 V10 no problemo.
2005 Ford Excursion: Specs & Safety
Wheelbase, in. 137.0
Overall Length, in. 226.4
Overall Width, in. 80.4
Overall Height, in. 80.2
Curb Weight, lbs. 7162
Cargo Volume, cu. ft. 146.4
Standard Payload, lbs. --
Fuel Capacity, gals. 44.0
Seating Capacity 9
Front Head Room, in. 41.0
Max. Front Leg Room, in. 41.1
Rear Head Room, in. 41.0
Max. Rear Leg Room, in. 40.8
Towing/Payload Capacity: Excursion can tow up to 11,000 lb when equipped with 4WD and either the V10 or diesel engine.
I am guessing your 26 footer weighs in less than 11,000 lbs. You should be fine with this setup.
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June 19, 2006Mine does fine. I have 10 lift ,37" tires, 4.56 gears and it pulls my Jeep just fine. Don't expect anything over 10 mpg's though!
June 19, 2006The V10 is a wonderful brute of pulling power. My trailer weighs in at 6000 lbs. which is also a toy box so aero dynamic just isn't there. Trust me my trailer is not enough for my F250. Doesn't break a sweat. Never ever will regret choosing the V10 power. Now fuel. Well it wasn't made for fuel mileage. Yet, that is not why I chose the V10. My trailer is why. Yet, it is my daily driver. Just mod it out to breath in and out (gain 2 mph). That will help. I average 13 mpg city & highway. Less pulling a trailer. That is the hard fact about it. If you don't mine driving 65 on the highway, then it's all good. The newer V10 is more fuel efficient then mine is. If youâ€™re curious, just look at my set in my gallery. Enjoy the new truck.
June 19, 2006fordmanv10,
Thanks for the info bro, sounds like it might be the way to go... Nice lookin' rig!!!