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Old 08-30-2013, 04:46 PM   #41
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For sure Barry, anything in the truck has to be considered...tools, extra gas..etc...it all adds up more than a person thinks it does...
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:15 AM   #42
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Regular cab 4X2 145" wheelbase with 5.0 liter...3120 lbs..

2013 Ford F-150 | View Payload Specifications | Ford.ca
That maybe but he has a crew cab F150 with the 6.2. Which, according to Ford's website is 1880lbs for the 4x2 and 1730lbs for the 4x4. I would like him to post a picture of his door sticker as well because I call BS on those numbers. My 3/4 ton was rated for that kind of weight! Plus, my 3/4 ton weighed about a thousand pounds more dry than what ford said it should so my payload was less than what ford said it should be!
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:40 AM   #43
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Blueline, x2 on your remarks. Let's talk (and SHOW) facts. Still waiting for pictures from the person with the high-capacity Ford F150.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:32 PM   #44
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Yea but if I can get an F150 with 3000lbs payload....I might just switch to Ford......just kidding ; )
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:00 PM   #45
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The debate and question is, do half ton pickups offer the necessary payload to safely and legally carry the fifth wheels that claim to be half ton towable? The request for the door sticker is for the person that is claiming to have a F150 with over a 3000lb payload! Proof of this does relate to the original question and to the comments that half tons do not offer the needed weight handling capabilities to accommodate fifth wheel campers (with most popular body configurations).
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:18 PM   #46
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Good advice. I have a 2012 Nissan 5.6 4x4 Titan King Cab 6foot box. 9300 tow and 2118 payload. I am looking at a Flagstaff 8528RKWS 5'r. The dry weight is 7130 and the hitch or pin weight is 1046. Cargo capacity 1820 for a total GVW of 8950. this is going to be my first RV. Between me, wife and 2 small dogs 300 lbs. Have 29 years and too many million miles as a professional truck driver, but this is new to me. Any thoughts on the equipment and the ability for this truck to handle this RV. Many thanks!
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Good advice. I have a 2012 Nissan 5.6 4x4 Titan King Cab 6foot box. 9300 tow and 2118 payload. I am looking at a Flagstaff 8528RKWS 5'r. The dry weight is 7130 and the hitch or pin weight is 1046. Cargo capacity 1820 for a total GVW of 8950. this is going to be my first RV. Between me, wife and 2 small dogs 300 lbs. Have 29 years and too many million miles as a professional truck driver, but this is new to me. Any thoughts on the equipment and the ability for this truck to handle this RV. Many thanks!
The 1046 pin weight you quote is the dry value. Fully loaded, your pin weight could be north of 1800 pounds. You're certainly close to the limits, but might be ok.
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Thank you for the reply. Wife and I travel light we are not much for dragging the kitchen sink. My brother on the other hand can drag the weight you are talking about. Much appreciated!
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #49
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I think your payload is what will get you (it usually does). Figure an average 22% pin weight. Also, the curb weight is usually never real world..I usually add another 100 lbs. right off, and it maybe more. Don't forget to add your hitch hardware and anything else you'll take with you.

Using the numbers you provided, 2118 - 100(just in case) - 75 (hitch) - 50 (groceries) - 300 (occupants) = 1593 available.

As a guess, I usually split the trailer dry and max numbers. So...about 8040 lbs wet and estimating a pin of about 1768 lbs.

Overloaded on the truck by around 200 lbs. Of course, that's all guesswork but the chances of overloading something are fairly high there. If it's just 200 lbs......well, your call. It's not GROSSLY exceeding the limits but (DISCLAIMER: you should never exceed the weight limits). What would discourage me here is your loaded weight is almost 90% of your max capacity and, in my experience, the closer you are to max, the less you'll like the performance.
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The 5th wheel you have in mind has as advantage a rear kitchen. This helps with the pin weight. And if you travel with tanks before the 5th axles empty regarding grey and black tanks and not fully loaded regarding fresh water tank you will be within your trucks payload in my opinion. If you that route it is however highly recommended you get your truck and 5th wheel to a CAT scale with a travel ready load to make sure you stay within the limits. This gives you a chance to readjust the stuff you loaded.
And when traveling use caution similar what you did during your trucking live. Look and think ahead to avoid sudden stops and the like if you can. Happy camping. :-)
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