Originally Posted by tbln930
My wife (God help me) is having me try to figure out what Ford TV is needed to adequately be able to tow a 2016 3950BR 5ER loaded. Probably a truck ages 2012- 2016 but not new. Please help. Thanks in advance.
The specs are:
Dry weight 13,085 (figure 15,000# loaded)
model? F250? F350?
Necessary only options?
The best I can do is give you my numbers on my 2016 F350 SRW 4X4 Lariat diesel short bed.
In order to get the 11,500 GVWR the 3.55 rear axel ($390) and 20" Michelin tires/wheels are required ($1390) are required. Max tow is 15,900 and the payload is 3434.
That dry hitch weight plus hitch, cargo, and passengers would put you over my payload. Loaded I'll bet you are over 3000# on the pin. Weight savings can be found by going to the XL or XLT trim and 2 WD. I added the Husky 5er tailgate which is at least 100# less than the OEM. You could save probably 500# by going to a gasser but I'd not want to pull that 5er with a gasser. If I had to go with that 5er I'd be looking at a dually. An F250 diesel will not have the payload to cover the hitch weight. My 2016 F250 XLT 4X4 diesel has a payload of 2247.
The newly designed F series are out. There are some great deals on 2016 models.
Good luck with your purchase choice.