Best tow vehicle I ever used. Of course a 350 or similar would be the strongest tow vehicle of the vans but would it feel too much like a big truck when driving without the trailer as compared to a 150? With my modifications I figure I am running close to 300 horse and about 400 foot pounds of torque. I too wondered about the 5. I never go soley by anyone person on here and you should not go by what I say either. I love the fact I can do just about anything with this vehicle. My question for the forum is how would it tow? I'd say just pick the truck that best suits your lifestyle and needs.
The E-Series vans are expected to hold an average resale value over a five-year period, on par with the Chevrolet Express vans. Would it be a good match for any of the Outbacks up to the biggest? We had a 1997 Ford E-350 with the 6. Factory-installed options such as the Masterack tool storage system, Cable Lock tool security system and the QuietFlex rack and bin system allow owners to custom-tailor their vans to better suit specific work-related requirements. Do any of you tow effectively with a van? You may just have to pull it down into second gear when climbing and go a bit slower than the others but it will do the job. Based on the Ford owner's manual the tow capacity for a 2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty Van is: Year Make Model Engine Tow Capacity 2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty Van 6. Do any of you tow effectively with a van? Install a new filter and add 5 quarts.
It was almost as if they blue booked the price based on the year with 0 mileage. You need to be more specific if you expect an answer. Ford has done a good job making sure that certain aspects of the E-Series are not as gargantuan as the rest of the vehicle, such as placing the door handles down low so you don't have to reach up to operate them. Vehicle Overview The E-Series is available as a commercial van and as a passenger van, which can carry up to 15 people. Also realize that it's not just the engine that you are concerned about when pulling. I never go soley by anyone person on here and you should not go by what I say either. It's still a reach to access the audio, navigation and climate controls, but some redundant controls on the steering wheel greatly reduce the number of times you'll need to stretch your arm.
Extended vans are 20 inches longer overall. Improved seating provides greater support in the passenger van, which includes 11- and 14-passenger configurations with an open center aisle. This Ford Econoline Wagon delivers a Flex-Fuel V8 5. We were considering a Toyota Tundra with the large gas engine which is rated up to 10,000lbs but lately have thought of a 350 Ford window van or Chevy Express, both of which can be configured with close to 10,000 lbs towing capacity. So I am backing off it. Odometer is 828 miles below market average! The van would be more convenient for our other uses but would it be as good for a tow vehicle? Optional safety features across the lineup include traction control and daytime running lights. Even if you make all the correct changes, unless it is certified by a licensed mechanic and recertified by the proper local vehicle licensing body, you may find yourself in violation of not only your local laws, but of the laws of some other state or province.
Now if you are doing the majority of your traveling in the mountain areas then I could see going bigger. Passenger models have seating for eight occupants on two front buckets and a pair of three-passenger bench seats. I have an E350 box van for work with the 5. It didn't get great gas mileage, but it was ok. It drove and handled well in the snow and ice with the extra traction from the weight. Ratings for 14-15 passenger van up to 200 lb. Other E350 models have tow ratings ranging from 7200 on up.
You may just have to pull it down into second gear when climbing and go a bit slower than the others but it will do the job. My brother always told me that the 373 rear is just as good as the others. Two engines are available for the E-150, both of whic. Maybe with some boxes along the sides of the bed to store stuff for camping. It's the transmission, cooling system and brakes. The flat bed could be removed and replaced. I have the tow package and a 4 speed trans.
Camp in it, sleep in it, store my bikes and other things in it out of the weather, acts as a small utility shed. Occassionally getting into hilly terrain. Use the drop downs to find a particular year, trim or engine. I am wondering if this van might be better for us than a 2500 Suburban. This particular class 4 trailer hitch boasts a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 10,000 lbs.
Theres a reason why you cant buy a 5. Start the engine and run for 45 seconds. When I was looking at getting a diesel instead of the Tundy, a lot of the people around here were selling them used with 100K for just a few thousand less than you could get a new one. This is a all around great vehicle if equiped right. Also, the rear doors can swing out a full 172 degrees.