Originally Posted by Dave_Monica
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.
2013 F-350 Diesel Dually, 6.7L with 3.73 rear with 50 gallon Transfer Flow aux fuel tank, ScanGauge II, Tire Minder on all 10 tires, 2M ham radio, and the ever popular CB.
2014 Surveyor SVF-293RLTS
2014 Clipper 16FB