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Old 04-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #41
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depends on what numbers your looking at.....a base model f350 in the right config has well over 4200lb payload....but unless your buying a base model reg cab 350 then its a moot point....and the reality is, pretty much NONE of us are buying those tucks.LOL...take a fully loaded f350 with a couple of passengers to the scale and see how much of the gvwr is REALLY left......its usually about 1000lb or more less than MAX advertised payload...

for instance, my 250 with a gvwr of 10k has a LISTED payload of nearly 3300lbs......as delivered, it weighed 7885...so 2115 of actual payload.....not even enough to cover the trailer he has now....my buddies with chevys and dodges find pretty much the same thing.....listed, and REAL WORLD are two different things
I found the same thing- my advertised payload on my tire information sticker on the door jamb shows 4,297 pounds of payload but scaled with 4 passengers, bed cover, hitch, couple of things in the back as well as the crap we carry and the truck came to 9,200 pounds leaving a real 3,100 pounds left over.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:45 AM   #42
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I have a 2008 F-450 which I bought when it was two years old with 24 k miles. It was like new and I paid 25k less than a new one. It drives beautifully and tows my 41 ft XLR with ease. On the open road I can barely tell it is back there. Get about 9 mpg while towing and between 13 and 14 without a trailer. It has no modifications except an air filter in the factory air box. The only downside is the size of the tires: 225X70X19.5. They are costly and hard to find.
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Unless you are at least semi wealthy I would not spend the money on a new F-450. Get one 2 or 3 years old with low mileage. I have had one mechanical problem, but it was covered under warranty, a EGR sensor.
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