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Old 04-30-2016, 02:10 PM   #21
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Yet you decided to get a camper that is rated more then your truck is rated for?

F250 has approximately 1,700 pounds of payload available before you are over your GVWR.. And your camper has a pin of 1,700lbs empty. You are overweight.
My F250 has a payload of 2467, far from 1700
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:05 PM   #22
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My F250 has a payload of 2467, far from 1700
My bad for assuming you had 4x4 and a Crew Cab. Single Cab/Super Cab and 2wd?
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:28 PM   #23
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My F250 has a payload of 2467, far from 1700

Mine is also far from 1700 at 3295.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:16 PM   #24
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Mine is also far from 1700 at 3295.
That diesel I love so much weighs a .lot,, that is a big portion of our difference and 4 wheel drive probably the rest.
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Old 04-30-2016, 09:32 PM   #25
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That was my point earlier...gas will give you a lot more payload capacity At the expense of pulling power.

If you are ok with gas you can get by with an f250. If you want diesel and want to meet all paper ratings you will need the F350.

I did the math on my f250 diesel a while ago...broke down axle weights and tire ratings, wanted to say actually had around 3k but you can figure that out if you want to go over paper but under actual capabilities.
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If you are ok with gas you can get by with an f250. If you want diesel and want to meet all paper ratings you will need the F350.
I agree... IMO if you upgrade to the heavier diesel then you need to upgrade to a 1 ton to maintain a payload that is capable of handling the average 5er pin weight, hitch, your family, etc... Even though you could add airbags, etc. to a 3/4 ton you will not be operating LEGAL once you go over your sticker's posted max. payload. In our ambulance-chasing lawyer-filled society, involvement in a serious accident while operating overloaded can expose you to a lawsuit.

For instance, even my lowly Ram 2500 w/5.7 Hemi has a payload of 3,000... Even though our GCVW limits us to a travel trailer vs. a 5er, I regularly hit the scales with a payload in the 2,500 range. So there's NO WAY I would spend $50K+ on a new diesel TV & not have a payload of at least 3000...
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:51 PM   #27
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I make numbers with some to spare with my F250 and 5er, even with the diesel. Even more to spare with a full FW tank. Many others do as well. No airbags needed. 35' is big enough for the 2 of us. Lots of GVWR, axel weight to spare as well. If going full time I'd want a bigger TV and 5er. Respectfully, a 1 ton required to meet numbers on 5ers is often just BS. There are many 5ers with less pin weight than mine on the market as well. Every combo is different. Every owner is different. If I still had 3 daughters going along with all their junk a 1 ton may be needed but if I had them a bigger 5er would be needed.
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:07 PM   #28
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That was my point earlier...gas will give you a lot more payload capacity At the expense of pulling power.
Mine too. Someone earlier challenged me to tow a 15k lb 5er with my F250 gasser. I wouldn't dare and that isn't what I built my F250 to do. 10k lb would be the max. However, with almost 3300 lbs payload, I can comfortably tow my TT with 1k lb TW, and two 400 lb smokers and 300 lbs of meat and ice in the bed. Still have plenty of payload for other junk.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:00 AM   #29
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Get the F350. Mine has ALL the bling and CCC is about 3100 lbs.

Don't know how anyone would tow without 4x4, option but then again I still am trying to figure out campground camping. All of the fun boondock camping areas we frequent require 4x4 and I don't mind paying the weight penalty for it.

One thing to consider: Get a F350 and you will have plenty of opportunity for growth when the itch to get a bigger and heavier fiver occurs.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:47 AM   #30
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Depends upon the exact truck you find up buying also ways look at the yellow sicker on the door.
Please stop spewing this nonsense. The stickers are NOT accurate! Payload can only be calculated by weighing the truck and subtract that from GVWR.

To the OP, 350, long bed, factory 5th prep. I have a dually with airbags, so don't think going to a 350 gets you out of the woods on that one.

The 250 is the same as the 350 with the exception of the overload spring on the 350. If you get a camper package on the 250, you get the overload spring, so same as 350. The GVWR stays at 10k though, so you have to decide if that matters to you.
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