Originally Posted by B and B
Which rating are you looking at? The F 250 I am delighted in right now is 16,1000 for a fifth wheel or 12,000 for bumper pull. Same as F 350. DRW get you more capacity
A 16,000 fifth wheel will have a pin weight between 3,200 (20%) to as much 4,000 pounds (25%) which will probably exceed pay load on 2500 or 250 by large margin. My 2013 Chevy 2500 diesel had 2475 payload which limited me to about 9,000 pound 5th wheel when you added in the 200 pound hitch weight, full tank of fuel, two passengers and misc stuff in the truck.
My 2015 F350 has a 3844 lbs payload (from yellow sticker on truck) or 4190 from the specs on the website and a 16,000 pound 5th wheel limit.
PS - The 5th wheel below when hook to my 2013 Chevy 2500 diesel and when weight on scale all loaded to go camping the weight on the rear wheels was 6090 and with axle limits of 6200 and tires limit at 6150 with a total trailer weight of 11,700. It was 890 pounds over max payload of the 2500. Hence the purchase of a F350