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Want to buy 92-96 F150 4WD to tow - what to avoid?
I'm looking to pick up a 'new to me' F150 to tow my jeep and trailer around. Dual axle trailer, brakes both axles, typical built jeep, currently using a 79 F250 4WD, mild 400M, NP435 to tow, but the body is just getting too rough to keep dealing with it, and I'm looking to go cross-country in the next few years, and I can't see the old girl making the trip.
So, it's time to upgrade. This year range approx. fits my budget, which is probably in the $4K to $6K range. I think I'm looking for an automatic, v8, regular ol' F150. Are there any items I should look to avoid, like certain years, or transmissions, or anything like that??
Do any of you tow with a manual trans in this year range? Is that advised? I love the NP435, but does the new stuff have as good of a granny gear, or is it as robust?
I did search, and couldn't find anybody asking for this info.
Sorry for the length, thanks for any insight!