We use my dads 98 Ram 1500 with the 5.2L. It's got around 140k miles and gets about 11 mpg overall. I dont reccomend towing with it but we do it sometimes for the excavator or the tractor. Havent towed the Jeep on our trailer yet.
Sad to say, I don't have a single pic of the Dodge in my sig hitched to my jeep. But here's what they look like solo.
And the XJ
It might not look like much, but believe me when I say this: theres a whole lot more going on under the hood than what it seems!!!!! Even with the mods I have, 16+mpg while towing my XJ on an 18' car hauler is about average and 21-23mpg normal unloaded.
2005 Rubihara #111 of 1000
(SOLD) 2005 Liberty CRD
(SOLD) 2003 Reg. Cab Dodge 2500
As of right now I use my Moms Expedition with the 5.4l triton, tow package, load leveling suspension, Eddie Bauer too (its loaded) Its a 2000 with 140k on the clock, most reliable car my family has ever owned. Believe power is something along the lines of 300hp/350tq
Does brilliantly and still gets about 14 on the highway with the RX. Mind you, the rx-7 is pretty damn aerodynamic and only about 2400 pounds.
My girl (future finance at this rate), does some barrel racing and is wanting to trade in her car on an 5.4L F-250 but I am trying to convince her that she needs to get a diesel F-250 or just stick with the 5.4L F-150 because there wont be an advantage to a 5.4 250. (and she cant park as it is.) We would be pulling around twice a month, once minimum a smallish two horse trailer as well as an occasional Jeep pull, and I would like to be getting an in bed camper deal in a couple of years. So not to crazy of a load. It would also be her DD.
So is there any drive ability/towing differences between the 5.4L F150/f250?
What kind of mileage can I expect out of a low mileage 3-4 year diesel F-250?
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99 Jeep Wrangler-Just another TJ on 33"s 55 Dodge Royal Lancer- Resto Project 87 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II-Built. 87 Mazda RX-7 SE-Burn Victim 01 Honda S2000DD