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Old 04-13-2015, 07:17 PM   #1
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I have a 2014 Wildcat 317RL and want to update my tow vehicle to a 2012 Ford F250SD. Can you tell me if this truck will handle my trailer?
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:37 PM   #2
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You need to do some legwork for us. How much does the camper weigh? (dry, unloaded, loaded, and or GVWR)
What is the camper's loaded TW?
What is the max towing capacity of the F250?
GCVWR?

I recommend you look at the owner's manual of the F250, and read the towing section.

You can also look up the Fleet 2012 Ford Towing Guide to learn.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:41 PM   #3
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Also need to look on your door jamb for the cargo carrying capacity.

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Old 04-15-2015, 06:32 PM   #4
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Sorry to take so long getting back to you but I have been checking everything on the new 2012 (new to me) F250SD. Trailer Weight Dry 11,000lbs Loaded 12,000lbs tow capacity 19,000lbs. Hope this is the correct information you requested.
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12,000 lbs loaded trailer behind a 19,000 lb max tow rated F250 sounds fine. You will just need to check the loaded tongue weight (TW) against the payload/rear GAWR. You are going to need a very hefty WDH, as TW is going to be more than 1400 lbs.
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My guess and it's not really a guess it's a more fact it that you'll be over your trucks payload rating but well under RAWR. Probably over the GVW too, but under the GCVWR.


With a 12,000lb 5th your looking at 2400lbs on the pin. Most 3/4 ton diesels have low payloads compared to 1 tons or 3/4 ton gassers.


You'll need some air bags to help level the truck up a bit.


Happy camping.
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My guess and it's not really a guess it's a more fact it that you'll be over your trucks payload rating but well under RAWR. Probably over the GVW too, but under the GCVWR.


With a 12,000lb 5th your looking at 2400lbs on the pin. Most 3/4 ton diesels have low payloads compared to 1 tons or 3/4 ton gassers.


You'll need some air bags to help level the truck up a bit.


Happy camping.
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...oops, didn't notice that was a 5er. I thought that sounded REALLY heavy!
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I don't think the 19,000 lbs is correct. My 2011 F250 XLT, CC, RWD, diesel, longbed is rated to tow a 16,200 lbs fiver. The 2014, same truck, is rated to tow same, 16,200 lbs. GCWR is 23,500 lbs for both a 2011 and 2014.
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