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Old 02-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #11
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I agree with all said here and wish i woulda got a 1T drw actually. The F250 was a huge step up from or 1/2t burb and, like many before me, wasn't planning on upgrading....

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Dave_Monica View Post
Personally, if I was in the market for a diesel truck, I'd skip over the 250/2500 and go with a 350/3500 and this issue for the most part, disappears.

Been there, done that! We just traded our 2011 F-250 for a 2013 F-350 Dually. With our new Silverback we were only about 10% below the trucks GVWR (yes, we had taken it to the scales) and that was with the pin weight on the 5th wheel at only about 12%. Just not comfortable exceeding what the manufacturer recommends. Never mind the potential legal ramifications in the event of an accident where overloading of the tow vehicle could be a contributing factor.

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #13
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We have a 2005 F250 CC 4x4 V10 with, I believe 3.73 gears (hoping for 4.10), 6.75' bed.
I'm hoping were ok to tow a sabre 34TBOK gvwr of 13956, but guessing we'd be pulling at closer to 13000 as ship weight is around 11000 depending on options.
Most of our trips are within 100 miles and here I'm the flat lands of Nebraska.

From what i see on the towing guide, for a 5er it is 15400. I know pin weight will be the kicker, but looking for advice BEFORE spending $35000....
Find the sticker on your driver door. There is a code under axle. Look that up at ford and it will tell you your gear ratio.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #14
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The GCWR will also a problem and you will be over with pin weigh and the combined weights of the fiver and TV.

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