Originally Posted by RhoZeta
If you go here,
you will see that pretty much any configuration in 2004 with a 6.0 will be safe with 12K LB. As everyone has stated tho, get an idea of what your loaded trailer weighs and what your loaded truck weighs to make sure you are within your GCWR and the GVWR & your rear GAWR of your truck when loaded up to camp.
Nice stats on the Fords but did you see the note at the end. This note from Ford should put "PAID" to the argument that all you need to worry about is the rear axle load. The GROSS Vehicle rating can not be exceeded either. So even though you have room to spare (weight wise) on the rear axle for a heavier king pin, if adding it pushes you over the top GVW wise you are overloaded. That is the reason the F250(SW) and the F350(SW) TOW ratings are the same. The GVW of the F350 is higher so you can carry more load (King pin, pax, and cargo in the truck).
• Trailer king pin weight should be 15-25% of total loaded trailer weight. Make sure vehicle payload (reduced by option weight) will accommodate trailer king pin weight and weight of passengers and cargo added to the towing vehicle. Addition of trailer king pin weight, and weight of passengers and cargo cannot cause vehicle weights to exceed rear GAWR or GVWR. These ratings can be found on the vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Label.
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