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Old 03-13-2015, 12:50 PM   #11
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The F250 with the 6.7 engine tops out at just under 16,000 pounds. My trailer, goes just over 16,000 so I upgraded to the F350. My feeling was that I didn't want to get something at the top end of it's capacity range, and the stiffer, heavier frame of the F350 would give me better control in less-than-optimal conditions. An alternative to the F350 would have been going with dual rear wheels on an F250, but I chose not to go that route. I'm certainly not an expert and the engine in both the F250 and the F350 is the same so I gained no additional power.
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:00 PM   #12
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I wouldn't look back. The 6.7l should be good enough for the 12000 GVRW of your 5r. It should leave enough room for people, dogs, and a little water/beer in the truck. My only concern is how fast everybody seams to want to travel with that much weight. Steady as she goes mate!
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:09 PM   #13
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You won't have 3000lbs of CCC with any 3/4 ton diesel. Well maybe a reg cab 8' box and 2wd. But who owns that? More likely 2100-2600lbs depending on trim level. What and who are you including in the truck when towing. All that needs to come off the trucks CCC. The CCC number can be found on the door or door jamb. JMO but as long as you don't figure on taking 500-700lbs in the truck then you should be fine. You'll more than likely be over the trucks GVW but well under the RAWR. You're not going to break the truck or be a danger to anyone by being over the GVW by a few 100lbs. You have an F350 that's been de-rated for registration purposes. Same frame, drive train, etc. Worst case scenario throw some air bags on it.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:26 PM   #14
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never did quite understand all of this but you folks are tremendous help. My truck say's GVWR 10000 lbs. Trailer say's dry weight 6563 max cargo 1119. So where am i?
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:02 PM   #15
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The F250 will weigh around 75-7600lbs empty. Could be more depending on if it's a King Ranch or like. 10,000 minus your unloaded truck is your CCC. I've seen F250 6.7 4x4 CC King Ranch models only have 1975lbs of CCC. That's the problem with 3/4 tons and diesels. The extra weight of the diesel takes up a lot of payload.
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:21 PM   #16
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I certainly agree with goduc on the additional weight a diesel adds, but if travel through mountains there's not may gas-powered trucks that can handle the heavier loads well.
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:35 PM   #17
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The F250 should be able to tow a 16,100 lbs fiver. That is what my 2011 F250 CC longbed RWD diesel has as a limit, but it also has a GCWR of 23,500 lbs.
With the truck, including pin weight, at the limit of 10,000 lbs, I can only tow 13,500 lbs and not the 16,100 that the Ford towing guide says that I can.
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What most don't realize is that the tow weight gets reduced by every pound you put in the truck. The GCVWR is with an empty truck.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:29 PM   #19
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Jhpkmr,
do yourself a favor and ask certified mechanics. Especially truck mechanics.
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A buddy of mine's daughter is an engineer at the Toyota plant in north Alabama. She told me that the cargo capacity is weighted heavily (no pun) on the braking ability of the car/truck. They take a "standard" vehicle and its tested carrying/braking ability and adjust the CCC for the weight of options (crew cab, engine, etc.) The hitch/tongue weight of a trailer with separate brakes does not have as much pound for pound bearing on stopping ability as same amount of dead weight loaded in the bed. With tow capacity they factor in a braking system on the trailer.
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