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Old 06-27-2012, 02:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Rsgtivr6 View Post
Remember that the "Max Tow" F-150 is not a 1/2T truck in any respect. It is a 3/4T in 1/2T badging, or a "heavy half" at best.

What gets me is, to have a 2600lb payload, I would imagine you would need heavier rated axles. Now, since the standard half ton axles are in the 3900lb rating, and average payload is in the 1400 range, I would think you would need at least 4500-5k rated RA and a higher weight FA to achieve that. At what point would you just stop calling it a 1/2? It already has 3/4T if not 1T axles...

So, since I am having trouble finding a good source for the GAWR on a max tow F150, if you are still running <4k lb axles, how can you put >2k lbs on them and not be overloaded?
On another forum, these are the numbers directly from the label on a similar truck:

GVWR 8200
Front GAWR 3750
Rear GAWR 4800
Max payload 2454 Truck options pull down the 2600 brochure weight

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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This only from the info I could get off of this thread.

Description Weight
Tow Vehicle Specifications
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) 8,200
GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) 17,100
Curb Weight (Empty Weight) 6,000
Reserve Tow Vehicle Cargo Capacity 2,200
Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR) 11,100
Tow Vehicle Options, Cargo, Passengers
Driver 150
Passengers 100
Fuel (gas 6.2 lb/gal, diesel 7.0 lb/gal) 150
Hitch 100
Weight Added (Total) 500
New Tow Vehicle Weights w/o Trailer
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight - Total) 6,500
Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR) 10,600
Trailer Specifications
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) 9,000
Axle Weight 7,200
Hitch Weight 1,800
Weight Calculated (Total) 9,000
Hitch (Pin) Weight % 20%
Trailer Options, Cargo, Accessories
Fresh Water (8.35 lb/gal) 0
Gray Water No. 1 0
Gray Water No. 2 0
Black Water 0
Water in water heater 0
Water in accumulator 0
Propane (4.22 lb/gal) 0
Batteries 0
Generator 0
Weight Added (Total) 0
Calculated Trailer Weights
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) 9,000
Optional Hitch (Pin) % Adjustment 20%
GAW (Gross Axle Weight) 7,200
Hitch (Pin) Weight 1,800
Reserve Trailer Cargo Capacity 0
New Tow Vehicle Weights w/ Trailer
GVW w/ Trailer (Total) 8,300
Reserve Tow Vehicle Cargo Capacit-100
GCW w/ Trailer (Gross Combined Weight) 15,500
Reserve Towing Capacity 1,600

As you can see it's the max gross weight of the TV you will almost always reach before any other weight.

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