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Old 08-21-2016, 02:31 PM   #11
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My bad. I now see where you said you were upgrading the 3.73 to 4.3. That is a big difference in the weight allowance. I too, would like a 4 season toy hauler, but most of them are in the 14000+ range. And the problem with the light weight toy haulers, is that thet aren't built or warrantied, as a 4 season, full time living, RV
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:55 PM   #12
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Where are you guys getting this 15000 lbs at, for the F250 towable weight? I've got a 2014 F250, and it's only rated for 12500. With the same 373 gears. This 12500, is also from Ford, per theit towing chart
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:00 PM   #13
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Another way to determine if your truck will safely pull a given 5er is to ask a salesman at RV dealership. They are very knowledgeable about such things. ��������������
LOL, sadly that is true. If it were up to most of them, we'd be towing 42 footers with an F-150. I actually heard a salesman tell a guy once, "you have the max tow package, you can tow anything on this lot." When I saw the guy alone later, I said look closely at your owners manual, an F-150 won't go much over 9-10K if you're lucky.
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:29 PM   #14
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Exactly. The 09 F150 I had, with tow package, was rated for 8200 lbs. But yet these manufacturer's keep advertising these half ton 5'ers. Half the F250's running up and down the road are towing more than the 12500, that they're rated for.
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:47 PM   #15
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Gross Combined Weight Rating

GCWR.....GCWR.....GCWR
Weight it....Know it.....Don't overload it
You will pay a fine, one way or another.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:39 PM   #16
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F350 has an extra leaf spring in rest
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:37 PM   #17
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Exactly. The 09 F150 I had, with tow package, was rated for 8200 lbs. But yet these manufacturer's keep advertising these half ton 5'ers. Half the F250's running up and down the road are towing more than the 12500, that they're rated for.
More often those 5ers are putting any 3/4 ton truck over payload, especially those with a diesel. Payload is the only reason I traded up to an F350. The axel ratings are close on many as well. My F250 did the job ~~ excelled even. The payload number had me uncomfortable and watching my load. No longer concerned, added a 2nd battery and if my wife decides on the washer/dryer there will not be a 2nd thought.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:41 AM   #18
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F350 has an extra leaf spring in rest


Without specific details, your statement isn't true.

For the past few years, the F250 and F350 (SRW) are identical except for the blocks.

Same spring pack, same overload, same rear end, same axles... etc.


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Old 08-22-2016, 08:54 AM   #19
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Without specific details, your statement isn't true.

For the past few years, the F250 and F350 (SRW) are identical except for the blocks.

Same spring pack, same overload, same rear end, same axles... etc.


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Not real scientific but compared my 3 month old f250 diesel with a f350 that was on the dealer lot and the f350 had an extra spring that I would call an overload spring in the past.
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Not real scientific but compared my 3 month old f250 diesel with a f350 that was on the dealer lot and the f350 had an extra spring that I would call an overload spring in the past.
Without knowing how the trucks were optioned; something like one having the camper package, and one not; would explain the different spring configurations...

All things being equal, the difference is a 2" block vs. a 4" block; and the sticker...
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