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Old 05-31-2014, 01:55 AM   #41
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The first time you tow your trailer with that truck will tell you that you have made the best choice!
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:09 AM   #42
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I just have to say that as a suburban soccer mom type, I have learned more about this issue than I ever wanted to know! LOL, who says we don't learn anything from our "fun" websites
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:53 AM   #43
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Well, I found one of three 2014 Short bed SRW F350 Lariat 4x4 trucks in the Greater Houston Area and purchased it tonight! No more payload concerns, no more worries about 4wd. I loved the truck before I pulled off the dealer lot. Now I need to go put some miles on this rig, it needs to hitched up to the trailer next Saturday for a week long vacation!
Great find...enjoy
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:17 AM   #44
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Well, I found one of three 2014 Short bed SRW F350 Lariat 4x4 trucks in the Greater Houston Area and purchased it tonight! No more payload concerns, no more worries about 4wd. I loved the truck before I pulled off the dealer lot. Now I need to go put some miles on this rig, it needs to hitched up to the trailer next Saturday for a week long vacation!
Fantastic! That is a dream vehicle!
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:29 AM   #45
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You've got me concerned about payload on my 2500HD, where can I find out what the pin weight of my Cardinal 29rkls is other than scaling it?
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:56 AM   #46
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Well, I found one of three 2014 Short bed SRW F350 Lariat 4x4 trucks in the Greater Houston Area and purchased it tonight! No more payload concerns, no more worries about 4wd. I loved the truck before I pulled off the dealer lot. Now I need to go put some miles on this rig, it needs to hitched up to the trailer next Saturday for a week long vacation!

Dunno about a Diesel, but our EcoBoost wanted 700 MI I think before towing any kind of trailer.

BTW campingwilliamsons, NICE looking TV!!
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #47
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Dunno about a Diesel, but our EcoBoost wanted 700 MI I think before towing any kind of trailer.

BTW campingwilliamsons, NICE looking TV!!
It's not so much about the engine as I understand it. It's more about wearing in the differential etc.

VERY nice truck you picked out there!
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:12 PM   #48
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Thanks for the compliments, I really the the truck. I was set to buy this truck 2 years agi and talked myself out of it. That ultimately bit me a little in the end (trade in value was tough!) but it now resolved! According to the manual I need to put 1000 miles on it before I tow. And yes, the engines are broken in at the factory, it is the trans and diffs that need the miles before towing. We have just a little over 300 miles on it as of this morning and I have a 500 mile round trip planned for mid week for work. It will be close, but I think we can do it!
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:32 PM   #49
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You've got me concerned about payload on my 2500HD, where can I find out what the pin weight of my Cardinal 29rkls is other than scaling it?
The easiest way to get close is GVWR of the trailer x 0.2 = Pin Weight. You have to keep in mind that is a VERY ball park number. I never really calculated mine, but instead: (empty advertised hitch weight/empty advertised trailer weight) x delivered weight (listed on the yellow sticker).

The real way to do it is take your combo to the scales, weight all 4 axles hitched. Then go unhitch, and run back through and weight just the truck axles. Then: total weight - trailer axles - unhitched truck axles = hitch weight.
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The easiest way to get close is GVWR of the trailer x 0.2 = Pin Weight. You have to keep in mind that is a VERY ball park number. I never really calculated mine, but instead: (empty advertised hitch weight/empty advertised trailer weight) x delivered weight (listed on the yellow sticker).

The real way to do it is take your combo to the scales, weight all 4 axles hitched. Then go unhitch, and run back through and weight just the truck axles. Then: total weight - trailer axles - unhitched truck axles = hitch weight.

I agree all around. For helping users estimate, they can use the tools at my site:
http://www.towingplanner.com

It has both estimators for figuring based on try weights (both ways that you mentioned) and once you go to the scales.
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