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Old 03-17-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Current Top Picks for 5.0TA Tow Vehicle

I'm going shopping this weekend for a Tow Vehicle for my incubating 5.0TA. Plan to look at low mileage preowned stock from 1-3 years old. Anyone want to weigh in on what their favorite TV is for the 5.0TA?
Any experienced owners out there with advice on what to avoid?
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:32 PM   #2
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Ford F150 Ecoboost (either size engine), 6.5' bed. As comfortable an interior as you can find and afford. 4 door of some sort.

GMC's are very comfortable.

8' bed makes for a big truck, harder to park and turn. Just my opinion, but the short 5 1/2 beds are too small, at least if you want to use it as a truck.

If it's a daily driver, and someone has to go to work in it every day, 4x4 is nice here in the snow.
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:32 PM   #3
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I'm currently looking too. Kind of set on ford 150 V6 55bed super crew
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:35 PM   #4
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Thanks Bob, That one it top on my list!
Fox Hunt...looks like we are on the same page!
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:37 PM   #5
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:39 PM   #6
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Donna do you have a short bed?
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:53 PM   #7
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All I can say is our F-150 SuperCrew, 6.5' bed, with a 3.5l EcoBoost engine tows just great. I have towed much bigger trailers with no problem too. The 2.7l EB would be just fine, but you can't get it with the bed and cab I waned, it is either a SuperCab, or a 6.5' bed, not both like with the 3.5l.
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:58 PM   #8
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I just put a deposit on a 2016 GMC Canyon 4x4 diesel crew cab long bed.

I expect to like it, but can't say for sure yet.
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:10 PM   #9
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We love our GMC Sierra 1500 with the 6.2 and 8 speed transmission. It sure hauls the 5.0TA effortlessly. Crew cab has loads of room, 6 1/2 foot box.



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Old 03-17-2017, 05:23 PM   #10
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I think you are going to get everyone saying that what they chose is the best. Maybe a poll would be better.

Actually, I am looking forward to see what engines and payloads are like in the new Ranger. A small but capable diesel would sure be skookum.
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