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Old 01-16-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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new to the forum f 250 diesel supercab towing cardinal 3727 ?

I have a 2011 f 250 superduty supercab SRW 4X4 diesel i'm wondering what I have to do for towing . ford says 15900 towing and I have no idea on the hitch weight on the truck . The camper is 16216 full load and 2536 hitch weight . I hope someone can help ----air bags ,spring assist,or I hope i'm good just being a little over weight .
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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I have a 2012 F250 gas and I'm at my max cargo with a 2300 lb pin weight. I would suspect that you will be considerally over your cargo capacity. Won't be able to tell until you get your F250 weighed. You will definately need bags or helper springs. The F250 2011 and newer are soft in the rear.

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Old 01-16-2014, 05:53 PM   #3
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that does not sound good for me if I only need air bags or helpers I can deal with that . If I have to buy a new dually that would suck I never gave the hitch weight a thought . Hoping for some better news ;-(
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The only way to know where you are at is to get it weighed and analyze the numbers. There are several threads on this forum about weighing your set up.

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Sorry to say it but that is way to heavy for a 3/4 ton. I would say you are in dually range easy. My rig is around 1800 hitch weight empty and I am borderline with a 1 ton srw.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:14 PM   #6
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Depending on what model cab , Look at your door sticker and tables for Ford towing. Go to My 21013 F250 Crew cab 4x4 can handle 3000 pin, but calculates with my setup 13500 gross trailer weight. Back end does not sink down with 2500 lbs pin. But maybe you can lighten up some and be OK by not carrying water.

Get the data and run the calculators at Fifth Wheel Weight Calculator..
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I have a 2011 f 250 superduty supercab SRW 4X4 diesel i'm wondering what I have to do for towing . ford says 15900 towing and I have no idea on the hitch weight on the truck . The camper is 16216 full load and 2536 hitch weight . I hope someone can help ----air bags ,spring assist,or I hope i'm good just being a little over weight .
No Way!
The Ford book says
F-250 Supercab with diesel 4x4 max is 16,100 lbs for a 5th wheel.
The only way to get more weight is going to a F-350 Supercab 2x4 dually diesel which has a max 21,100 (2011 book)
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You may be able to do it but it's not gonna be fun! Problem with the 250 is you run out of payload fast and your pin weight (hitch weight) counts toward your payload capacity. Your truck prob has a 10k gvwr and weighs about 8-8200. That only leaves you 1800-2000 payload not including anything you put in truck. Like passengers, dog, junk, etc.... That rear end is gonna sag like hell and your headlights will be pointing north. A 350 single wheel would be better but your stability wise you would love a dually. If you keep your trips local and not to frequent, maybe some air bags will get you buy. A lot of trips and long distances personally your asking for trouble.
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No Way!
The Ford book says
F-250 Supercab with diesel 4x4 max is 16,100 lbs for a 5th wheel.
The only way to get more weight is going to a F-350 Supercab 2x4 dually diesel which has a max 21,100 (2011 book)
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If that 5er was mine I would use a 1 ton Dually or larger.

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