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Old 12-03-2015, 12:27 PM   #41
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I would look for a cat scale at truck stops.. Most / some weight stations may just wave you off because you would slow down the flow.. Or could give them a reason to bother you if you are over.

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Old 12-03-2015, 02:01 PM   #42
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Go to a truck stop. Pilot, loves,TA. Etc.
look up cat scale
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:09 PM   #43
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Hey, just noticed that we have exactly the same 5er, and almost identical trucks (mine's a 2016).
I'm surprised you seem over capacity, see my post right before this one (though mine is all just number-crunching, not actually based on weighing). I guess I'll read your previous replies more thoroughly.

I'd be interested to hear your experience with towing with your setup.
I get quite a bit of bounce while driving, and some "chucking" which I think comes from the forward/backward movement in the head of the Reese Titan 16K hitch, where the removable head sits on the frame.
Mine tows well l have the XLT CC FX4. I have a Husky 16k W. Occasionally I'll get a little bounce or even a chuck from a crappy road surface (especially the ones where some genius decided to rip a 10x10 square of road surface out every 20 feet for 200 miles to be re-poured but didn't know how to level cement) I 75 here south of Detroit is messed up like that all the way to the Ohio border. Except of course, the left lane. So YES I am that guy towing in the left lane until I hit the Ohio border. Hate that bounce/chucking. ;-)

This past summer my truck handled the climb on I 70 into Wheeling WV just fine. I didn't feel unstable nor a lack of power, rpms up at 4500 the whole time up hill and kept it around 60-65 like I do everywhere. I did notice, and was not aware before, that if you tap the brake on a descent it will maintain the speed you want. It helped me feel a whole lot safer. No mountains in Michigan so I white knuckle it a bit anytime I drive them.

Anyway I'm planning a 3 week trip to California this summer where I go there via the southern route and then return I 80. Should be a doosy on my knuckles heading back! But I can't wait to camp all over out west.
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Hey, just noticed that we have exactly the same 5er, and almost identical trucks (mine's a 2016).
I'm surprised you seem over capacity, see my post right before this one (though mine is all just number-crunching, not actually based on weighing). I guess I'll read your previous replies more thoroughly.

I'd be interested to hear your experience with towing with your setup.
I get quite a bit of bounce while driving, and some "chucking" which I think comes from the forward/backward movement in the head of the Reese Titan 16K hitch, where the removable head sits on the frame.

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Old 12-03-2015, 05:13 PM   #44
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:06 PM   #45
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All this being said. The difference between a F 250 and a F 350 is a block of steel! And a paper rating to meet license requirement.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:41 PM   #46
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All this being said. The difference between a F 250 and a F 350 is a block of steel! And a paper rating to meet license requirement.
The F250 has 10,000 lbs rating and the the F350 starts at 10,000 and it's a option you have to check to go higher. So why do they even make F250?
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:43 AM   #47
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The F250 has 10,000 lbs rating and the the F350 starts at 10,000 and it's a option you have to check to go higher. So why do they even make F250?
Because they "have" to have a vehicle in the "3/4 ton" category, rather than just an option on the F350. Just like the others have their 2500s.
I guess it's the idea of some marketing "genius"to keep them as separate vehicles, like they all do.
Also you can't get a dually 250 afaik (didn't seem to be an option on their website at least)
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:56 AM   #48
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The F250 has 10,000 lbs rating and the the F350 starts at 10,000 and it's a option you have to check to go higher. So why do they even make F250?
So they can get an extra $500 at the starting point
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:05 PM   #49
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All this being said. The difference between a F 250 and a F 350 is a block of steel! And a paper rating to meet license requirement.
Visually the only difference is the block (4" vs 2") and the F350 comes standard with a helper spring. The optional camper package you have adds the helper.

However, while they both have same axle housing, the F350 axle has thicker axle shafts (1.5" vs 1.36") with more splines(37 vs 35) that gives a higher rear axle weight rating.
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:11 PM   #50
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I have a 2014 Lariat FX4 ...see signature below, 6.2 gas.
Pulling a nearly 9000 lbs travel trailer for the past 2 summers, very satisfied no problem what so ever...equivalent truck diesel was 8000$ more at time of purchase.
I don't travel long enough distance when not pulling...5km, so diesel was not good option for the 75% driving without the trailer for me.
I recommend it to you with out a doubt expect around 22-24 l/100 km pulling and 16-18 l/100 empty.
Hope this helps you a bit !
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