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Old 04-10-2016, 02:51 PM   #11
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That's a TERRIBLE payload capacity for a 1/2 ton truck.
I would only tow short distances until I could get a better vehicle.
Or get a different TT with a lower hitch weight.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:17 PM   #12
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i can't understand why my payload is so low. Our first trip will only be about 75 minutes from our house without any major climbs/decents. The moment i feel that anything is unsafe, I will start searching for a different truck. I figure me, the wife and kids weigh 450 pounds. 100 pounds worth of firewood and the hitch weight of say 600-700 with the WD installed and i am right at my payload max. I will certainly be right at the max or slightly over.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:22 PM   #13
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I will definitely take my own wood for the fires. In an effort to stay within my payload range, putting the coolers in the TT is a wise idea. Most of the places we will go have hookups so I will not have the added weight in the tanks. No large dogs thankfully. Just 2 that weigh about 15 pounds total. I am running BFG KO2 275 60 20 that are D rated so I will certainly max out the rear PSI before hitting the road.

Based on everyone's feedback so far it sounds like I will be in good shape but right around my max. As long as I take it slow and steady, I should be in good shape. I still want to hit the scales and see where I am at. The truth will be in my experience after the first trip. I should know after a time or two out whether or not I need to reconsider a better equipped truck or not.
This is becoming illegal in more and more places due to emerald ash borers and other such insects being spread around. Better to purchase wood locally. Save your truck and the woods at the same time.
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i can't understand why my payload is so low. Our first trip will only be about 75 minutes from our house without any major climbs/decents. The moment i feel that anything is unsafe, I will start searching for a different truck. I figure me, the wife and kids weigh 450 pounds. 100 pounds worth of firewood and the hitch weight of say 600-700 with the WD installed and i am right at my payload max. I will certainly be right at the max or slightly over.

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Put your family in, ready to camp, and go drive over a scale.


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Old 04-10-2016, 05:05 PM   #15
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Pal216,

You have one of those oddity F150s with the upgraded rear suspension because you have 20" wheels. While your GVWR is 7200 and the payload is calculated on that figure, Ford seems to have forgotten to recalculate that GVWR when they upgraded the rear of the truck. So your Axle ratings add up to 7800, which is exactly the same as a MAX-TOW equipped F150 of that year. But you didn't get the upgraded GVWR of 7650 when they added the 20s. Hard to tell what Ford was thinking or not thinking, but 450 lbs is basically missing from your payload sticker because of this.

And Kenny is right on target, your curb weight without passengers or firewood is probably 6200 lbs.
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:14 PM   #16
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Thanks madmaxmutt!

I have been looking at data online and the numbers weren't adding up to me. I think it's a pretty big miss on Ford's part to not have the correct numbers on the sticker of my truck.

So it's safe to say that my payload is definitely higher than what it says due to my axle ratings?
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I don't know if it helps anything or not but here is my window sticker. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-10-2016, 05:23 PM   #18
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Depends on what you are talking about. There are those that will tell you that you will end up in Super Max if you go a pound over that sticker. I am not one of those believers. My truck is very similar and has dragged a very similar trailer all over the place including up every 11K pass in this state without an issue one.

1. Join this since you are new Boostie owner. F150 Ecoboost Forum You won't have to put up with the big 150 forum and the should've bought a V8 attitude.

2. Go to Etis and you will find all the info on your truck you can handle. You do have the Super cooling radiator and the aux trans cooler on your truck. Your Ford vehicle information lookup site
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The only number that means anything is gvwr.

The rest is pulled out of thin air.
A real scale will tell you everything you need to know.


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Old 04-10-2016, 05:30 PM   #20
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I'd say that the way your F-150 is optioned out to the max, it is all show and no go. You lost all of your payload with the options you did get and the two most important ones you didn't get. Your door sticker is correct.

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