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Old 03-26-2016, 07:52 AM   #1
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Tow vehicle cargo carrying capacity

There are a lot of posts here that deal with towing, weights, capacities, etc. and I may have missed this; so if I did I apologize.
My questions concern the CCC ratings posted on the truck door jam; specifically for Ford. The rating on my 06 F-250 is a measly 2,364 lbs. Does that figure include ANY passengers? The driver? Does it include ANY fuel? I realize that anything that I have added after I purchased it should be added to the carrying capacity as well. I have been trying to get this info from my dealer and from Ford via their on-line site to no avail. Thanks.

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Old 03-26-2016, 07:58 AM   #2
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I was told that figure included a full tank of fuel and a 150 lb driver. Everything else you add to the truck will subtract from that number. Your dilemma is why I bought an F350

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Old 03-26-2016, 08:04 AM   #3
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:11 AM   #4
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Curb weight includes a full tank of fuel but doesn't include a driver or any passengers. Curb weight is subtracted from the GVWR to determine the remaining payload.

Ford uses 150 lbs per person as an average weight for driver/passengers. If you want to use their average and find your potential 'max people' weight then use: 150 lbs X # of seat belts.

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Old 03-26-2016, 11:52 AM   #5
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I was told by a employee of the F150 plant that:

Payload = Curb weight which is no passengers but all fluids full.

Tow Rating = Curb Weight with one 150 lbs driver and all fluids full

Slide in Camper Weight = Curb Weight 150 lbs passengers per seat belt and all fluids full.
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:01 PM   #6
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Load Limits

Load limits as defined in 2011 F150 Owners Guide is found on the Tire Label on the B-Pillar or on the edge drivers door. "The Combined Weight of Occupants and Cargo Should Never Exceed XXX kg or XXX lb." Please look in your Owners Guide, the picture - PAYLOAD = gear + passengers including driver + trailer/5r hitch weight + tongue/pin weight. If I understand the Guide right, the Vehicle Curb Weight is the model and accessories + a tank of gas only (drivers weight is PAYLOAD). My 2011 F150 EB with HT (11,200) and HP door post sticker max payload is 2,393, yes I own a HT 5r and love the TV.
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:02 PM   #7
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I believe all the mfg rate to a combined vehicle gross weight of 10000# for the 3/4 ton class. Keeps them below a CDL requirement in all states. So my practice has been to hook up and head to the CAT scales. I look for front axle plus rear axle weight to be less than 10000. This helps me account for after market addons (bed cover/liner, sidebar steps, etc) with pin weight, passengers and cargo. If all that is good then I look at rear axle rating. So much confusion about what's in what's out, scale makes it clear. If it changes and we see the max Gross go to something higher than 10000, say 11,200 or such, then do CAT and subtract the TV weight from the 11,200 to get available payload. Of course a negative number means yo are too heavy.

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