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Unread 02-12-2012, 12:52 AM   #31
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I towed my YJ with a 1995 with a 302 automatic and I think 3.31 gears. It was 4wd extended cab. It did a fine job but it got 8mpg towing.

It will easily tow your junk.

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Unread 02-12-2012, 12:59 AM   #32
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You'll do fine
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Unread 02-12-2012, 10:20 AM   #33
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Thanks for everyones input, I have checked out the truck twice now. It definitely needs some work and the transmission has be replaced a few times so I may pass. (PO's may have overloaded it which I may run into the same problem.) I will do some researching and maybe investing in a newer truck with a warrenty/comfort features would be nice for DD. I do like the trailer and depending on what kind of deal we can make i may go ahead and pick it up. That way I have the trailer ready when I pick up a nice truck to tow.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #34
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Thanks for everyones input, I have checked out the truck twice now. It definitely needs some work and the transmission has be replaced a few times so I may pass. (PO's may have overloaded it which I may run into the same problem.) I will do some researching and maybe investing in a newer truck with a warrenty/comfort features would be nice for DD. I do like the trailer and depending on what kind of deal we can make i may go ahead and pick it up. That way I have the trailer ready when I pick up a nice truck to tow.
I would be happy with the era. You will find a really good gas fueled truck for a good price in that 1992-1997 era. I am very partial to the 351. More so than the 460. And, of course, the F250 is a better choice.

A 1997-2004 F series will cost twice as much for a truck in the same condition and miles, but they are a good looking rig. And, if you get a 7.3 diesel get a turbo - 99 on.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 05:49 PM   #35
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Well the truck sold today, so back to the drawing board. Thank you for everyones responses.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 08:02 AM   #36
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Unread 02-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #37
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if you get a 7.3 diesel get a turbo - 99 on.
FYI 7.3's were turbo'd from 94 onward
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Unread 02-13-2012, 02:35 PM   #38
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FYI 7.3's were turbo'd from 94 onward
I stand corrected. I had a 99 and was thinking it was the first PSD.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 08:34 AM   #39
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I towed my jeep with my 94 f150 with a 302 once. I got 6 mpg and the truck hated it. I see you decided not to get the truck but if you are still looking, I wouldn't recommend that era of F150 for towing a jeep based on my experience.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:02 AM   #40
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I towed my jeep with my 94 f150 with a 302 once. I got 6 mpg and the truck hated it. I see you decided not to get the truck but if you are still looking, I wouldn't recommend that era of F150 for towing a jeep based on my experience.
I think I am going to get a newer truck that I will enjoy for many years instead of an old beater.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #41
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I think I am going to get a newer truck that I will enjoy for many years instead of an old beater.
I urge you to discard consideration of the model year and look only to mileage and condition. I have seen 2011 trucks I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole and 94 rigs that will run for another decade or more.

Modern truck conveniences start in 1999 or so, and really become cushy in 2004 and thereafter. But that doesn't make them better trucks.
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