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Old 03-31-2013, 05:56 PM   #11
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Since our Ford F-250 won't carry the Cedar Creek we want to buy, we're considering a different tow vehicle. Looking at the Ford F-350 dually with a 6.7L diesel. Don't have the vehicle yet, so can't weigh it to figure out what pin weight it can handle. Does anyone know what pin weight that truck can carry? Or do you know where the info can be found. The Ford towing guide doesn't have it, and the dealer doesn't know. Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:12 PM   #12
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Since our Ford F-250 won't carry the Cedar Creek we want to buy, we're considering a different tow vehicle. Looking at the Ford F-350 dually with a 6.7L diesel. Don't have the vehicle yet, so can't weigh it to figure out what pin weight it can handle. Does anyone know what pin weight that truck can carry? Or do you know where the info can be found. The Ford towing guide doesn't have it, and the dealer doesn't know. Thanks!
That vehicle will pull most any 5er out there and carry the load pretty well. You will have to look through here but the max trailer 5th wheel weight is 17,500 for a 6.7L 4x4 crew cab https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas...FLRVTT_gde.pdf
This truck being a dually, will have a tremendous payload capacity that you are unlikely to max pulling a 5th wheel. Most 5th wheels in the 40 foot range will weigh around 14-15,000 pounds, so the pin weight will be around 3,000-3,500 and still well within the payload capacity.

Edit*** Found this and it has a payload spec and updated towing capacities http://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty...tions/payload/
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Here is the payload chart for 2013 Super Dutys, this will tell you roughly what pin weight the truck can handle 2013 Ford Super Duty | View Payload Specifications | Ford.com
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I'm in the same boat! I have a deal struck now on a '12 new-on-lot 350 DRW. We haven't picked ours up yet, the 36qbok but I'm gettin really anxious about the true safety of having more truck than I need as opposed to exceeding one ratio and under the other.

PLEASE HELP!!!! What would you do, stick with what we got or take the plunge and upgrade before it's too late?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:57 PM   #15
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Here is the payload chart for 2013 Super Dutys, this will tell you roughly what pin weight the truck can handle 2013 Ford Super Duty | View Payload Specifications | Ford.com
These charts are great, but I just learned first hand to take them with a grain of salt. The difference between my door sticker and what we actually have after the family and I, our crap, truck add-ons, hitch, etc was a good almost 1,500 pounds.
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I'm in the same boat! I have a deal struck now on a '12 new-on-lot 350 DRW. We haven't picked ours up yet, the 36qbok but I'm gettin really anxious about the true safety of having more truck than I need as opposed to exceeding one ratio and under the other.

PLEASE HELP!!!! What would you do, stick with what we got or take the plunge and upgrade before it's too late?
Cool- my thread should help you a ton. I just weighed my 2013 36QBOK. You can use that thread to get an idea of pin and camper weights. Then, pack up your family and mock camping gear and traveling supplies (we take a crap ton of snacks, guides and activities for the kids) and go get your truck weighed. It'll tell you your actual available payload and from there - you can decide if you want to proceed with this truck or upgrade.
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I'm in the same boat!

PLEASE HELP!!!! What would you do, stick with what we got or take the plunge and upgrade before it's too late?
If you like, go ahead and trade. The reasoning, if you are already thinking your truck may not handle it like you want, you won't be satisfied. If you aren't losing too much money(subjective, I know) the I would trade up. In my opinion, you can't have too much truck. If you don't want to trade now, use the one you have until you change your mind or your situation is better.
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With the F250's GCWR of 23,500 lbs your 5er limit will be somewhere near 13,000 lbs because the truck loaded with pin weight will be over the 10,000 lb limit and if you subtract the loaded truck with pin weight from the 23,500 lb, that is the max that you should tow.

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With the F250's GCWR of 23,500 lbs your 5er limit will be somewhere near 13,000 lbs because the truck loaded with pin weight will be over the 10,000 lb limit and if you subtract the loaded truck with pin weight from the 23,500 lb, that is the max that you should tow.

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I'm curious what the actual payload capacity is (advertised and actual- determined by weighing). I was surprised how much we are into our payload capacity with my 350/DRW when I got weighed.

My guess is that you'll hit the payload/GVWR before you hit GCWR.
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I'm curious what the actual payload capacity is (advertised and actual- determined by weighing). I was surprised how much we are into our payload capacity with my 350/DRW when I got weighed.

My guess is that you'll hit the payload/GVWR before you hit GCWR.
This is a bit of a guess but I weighed my 11 F250 Lariat CC 4x4 and with a full tank and no one in it, it weighed 7368. It is a 6.2 gasser so I would guess adding another 400lb should make up the difference to the 6.7 diesel. Mine has a GVWR of 9600 so my payload is pretty much right at the sticker of 2269 if memory serves me correctly (I do have a retrax bed cover and a few other things not from the factory). So a 10k gvwr 6.7 would probably be about the same payload wise I would think.
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