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Old 03-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #21
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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I've had a f250 before it consumes too much gas.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #23
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As long as your bike doesn't weigh more then 5'000 pounds you should be good...
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:12 PM   #24
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Are you looking to justify a v8 truck? If so, then a v6 would definitely suck at towing motorcycles.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #25
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Towed an extended cab 4x4 s10 from Florida to Texas with a 4.3, v6, 2wd, auto s-10 blazer with no problems. I would be more concerned with having a good trans cooler if you are going to tow much.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:50 PM   #27
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I 3000 mazda truck that I use to haul my bike in the bed average about 15 hwy. Have a 2500 6.0 v8 GMC that I put 2 bikes in the bed get at least 20 mph hwy. But city sucks with the v8 no load. The v6 shifts too much. Good luck!
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This one time, at bike camp...I pulled a 10,000 lb trailer with a Smart Car...


Not a problem. Since selling my truck, I use my wife's minivanimal tranporter to pull a Kendon with two bikes and a generator...at 90-100mph. That's no BS....it was under controlled environment, with a professional driver...my wife gave me peanut and butter sandwiches as pay, so I was paid as a professional, and I-10 was sorta of under "control".

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lol thanks for the responses every1.

What about towing a car trailer with a 3400 lb car on it?
You can do like what those vatos going southbound on 59. They remove the front bumper of the vehicle being towed, and weld a trailer hitch directly to it. Same thing on the rear bumper of the towing vehicle. I've seen them tow just about anything with anything. Big "IN TOW" letter written in shoe polish on glass.
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lol thanks for the responses every1.

What about towing a car trailer with a 3400 lb car on it?
you could do it , but if you are going up hills or rolling terrain , it might be a bit harder on the 6 cyl.
I would take into account the distance, terrain , temps, & addtional load you are carrying .
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honestly, a full size v6 isn't gonna get much better gas mileage than a v8....especially newer trucks. you'll appreciate the added ponies when pulling heavier loads-3k+
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I need something to haul a race bike and possibly tow a vehicle with. Thinking about getting a 06 f150 v6, can the truck handle this?

Anybody use a v6 to haul their race bike?
Your heaviest bike is what...500lbs?

Yeah - an F150 can handle it...just toss it in the bed and tie it down. Pretty sure the truck will act like it doesn't realize it is hauling anything.

Unless you're talking about a Peterbuilt, yes, you can tow a vehicle with it.
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