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Old 04-15-2019, 11:55 PM   #1
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Need your help with Tow Ratings

I know this has been discussed a zillion times but I am unable to wrap my dyslexic brain around these numbers. I currently use a 2007 F-250SD as my TV. We are looking at upgrading to a 5th wheel. The 5th wheel we are looking at has the following specs:
Carrying Capacity: 2,550
UVW: 11,450
GVWR: 14,000
Hitch Weight: 2100

I understand that the F-250 would be challenged to carry this rig. If I bump up to a F-350SD SRW would I safely be able to haul this rig? I found a 2012 F-350 with a 6.7 Liter Diesel. I believe the GVCR on the truck is 13,300

If we need more numbers, please let me know.
Thank you so much!
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:03 AM   #2
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What 5th wheel are you looking at?
What is your F250's payload capacity? Because that's more important when considering a 5th wheel.
And do you know what the F350's payload capacity is?
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What 5th wheel are you looking at?
What is your F250's payload capacity? Because that's more important when considering a 5th wheel.
And do you know what the F350's payload capacity is?
We are looking at a Coachmen Chaparral 360IBL
I believe:
The F-250 has a payload capacity of 3200?
The F-350 has a payload capacity of 7,110
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We are looking at a Coachmen Chaparral 360IBL
I believe:
The F-250 has a payload capacity of 3200?
The F-350 has a payload capacity of 7,110
Have you looked at the payload sticker on the driver's door? If your F250 has 3200lbs of payload capacity, it should be good for that trailer.
7110lbs sounds high unless it's a dually.
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Have you looked at the payload sticker on the driver's door?
7110lbs sounds high unless it's a dually.
Agree, looking at 2019 Super Duties there is no SRW with more than 4900 lbs payload, and that's a regular cab. Probably gas engine too. Even for the DRW trucks there are only 3 out of 12 combinations with over 7k payload.
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3200 sounds high for a F250 Diesel. Are you sure that's correct?
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:22 AM   #7
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Have you looked at the payload sticker on the driver's door? If your F250 has 3200lbs of payload capacity, it should be good for that trailer.
7110lbs sounds high unless it's a dually.
I found both numbers online. I don't see "Payload" listed on the white VIN sticker. I will look again. As for the new Tow vehicle we are looking at something like a 2012 F-350. Can't afford new.
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I found both numbers online. I don't see "Payload" listed on the white VIN sticker. I will look again. As for the new Tow vehicle we are looking at something like a 2012 F-350. Can't afford new.
Look on your F250 driver door jam for these stickers and take picture and post or post info.
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Look at the yellow door sticker, it will tell you
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