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Old 07-31-2011, 02:21 PM
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Anyone ever own one of these? A neighbor is selling his 1995 F150 4x4 flareside, I think it has the 4,9L straight 6 in it, and it is an automatic. It is very very clean.

What is the towing capacity?
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my dad used to tow a 23' seacraft with a 4.9 inline 6 but was just a quick ride to the ramp
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5300 pounds if it has the factory tow package and the 3.55 rear end.

That 4.9 in-line 6 is bullet-proof but you're not towing your boat with it.
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I use to own a long bed 4x2. It was a mistake when ford discontinued that engine. I think that was when ford still built trucks job 1. Not job vacation on their mind like nowwa days
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gf- that's what I thought as well, but now im finding 7500 lbs ratings on other forums, but I doubt their accuracy.

Thanks everyone, I will keep looking for an older 3/4 ton.
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what size boat are you towing?
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26' Larson cuddy that weighs in around 8000 lbs.
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I owned a 1988 F150 with the 4.9 L six and a four speed. It was a decent truck for me and I drove it 110K miles.

No way, no how would that truck safely tow 8k pounds.
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My father had a 1995 F150 flareside, short bed, 2wd with the 5.0/auto combo. It only ever towed our cars on an open trailer, but the truck did it alright (3000-3300 lb cars on 1200-1500 lb trailers). We did move my old 27' express cruiser around the yard with it, but hard to get any helpful into about that experience.

I think a 26' 8000lb set up might be a bit much for the truck to handle on a regular basis.
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the 4.9 is a better tow vehicle motor than the 5.0l (302ci) v8. The 4.9 made more torque than the 302 and peak torque was at something like 2000 rpm, and peak hp was around 4000 rpm, a true truck motor. You will never win any races with the motor but I would own one no questios asked. My friend tows his 22ft ranger bass boat all over the country with a 1996 f150 4x4 4.9. I think the only problem he ever had was replacing the head gasket, but those motors have a gear driven timing setup, so if you are handy its not much of a job.
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It would only tow my boat 2-4 times a year maximum, so I really wonder if I could make this work. The truck is beautiful.

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