Originally Posted by bagged123
@herk, the numbers between the 2500 and the F350, also depending on the rear gears, the towing weight varies.
You are correct, the max towing capacity of the 250/2500 is almost the same as the 350/3500. That's because they have virtually the same drivetrain. The reason that we're recommending a 350/3500 is because of the increased payload capacity it has. With a 250/2500, you could reach the GVWR of the truck with a 10,000# camper with 20% pin weight. The fact that's it's rated to tow 15000# is irrelevent as you reach the payload maximum (by the truck's GVWR) with a camper as light as 10000#.
The 350/3500 gives you 1000 - 1500# more payload over the 250/2500 and you won't be worrying about the capacity of the truck.