Originally Posted by Kenny kustom
The problem with a 3/4 diesel is the fact that the engine weighs so much.
Eats up your payload.
With four adults, I only had 700 lbs left for payload.
2008 F350 CCSB V10
2016 Sabre 36QBOK
My yellow sticker says my payload is 2290 pounds. My tongue weight when my trailer is the heaviest is 1285 (when full of water for traveling- a note though I have only filled my TT with water once for traveling but for this illustration I will use all the "high" numbers). I run the EQ 4 pt which is 78 pounds.
I carry two 2k's with gas and those are 100 pounds combined. I carry 3 bikes and those are 105 pounds combined. I carry one cooler with snacks and drinks that is 35 pounds and I put my sons plastic picnic table in the truck bed too, which is 15 pounds. Other than that it is just me my wife and my son in the truck and all of us are less than 400 pounds.
All of us and the truck gear is 655 pounds plus the highest TW of 1285 equals, plus the WDH is 2018 pounds total. 2290 - 2018 = 272 pound wiggle room (which is good because my sons 3 and he will get bigger).
I have been to the CAT scale unloaded, loaded, with and without WDH. I am intimately familiar with my weights (because on my old truck I was over) but I can say without a doubt with my new truck and setup I am not over.