Originally Posted by grhodes50
Tell if I'm wrong, but doesn't a 5'er usually have a pin weight that is approx 20% to 25% of the trailers weight? If so that would mean a 9,000 lb 5'er would have an approx pin weight of 1,800 lbs to 2,250 lbs.
I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but that's my understanding.
actually the 5ver is 6400 dry weight 8400 max trailer loaded trialer.
i was talking of shooting for total weight of full trailer and supplies/
plus people in truck of 9000 pounds.
I know 5ver makers lie about weight so i planned on a big saftey margin
on paper and hope to be no more than 9500 pounds.(total trailer/supplys/people)
the pin weight from trailer manufacter is 1100 pounds(they say)
the ford supercab/8ft box with max weight and tow package is
8200gvwr 2650 weight in truck and 11,300 towing
I am paying attention to weights.
If i bought a fiver that was over 8000 pounds dry weight(probably 10,000 loaded)
their is no way i would consider the f-150.
however i have researched both the f-150 an f-250.
the f-150 supercab/8ftbox/max tow and trailer pack and weight pack slightly
beats the base f-250(with 5.4l engine).
the good thing about the 250/350/450 etc is that they can be fitted
with both bigger engines and even higher weight and towing packs
not available on f-150.
5.4 is biggest on f-150.
the advantages of the f-150 over 250 is only in the base model comparison.
the f-150 is and has more creature comfort and the big deal of far
more leg space(width) in passenger seat of f-150.
if your only going to get the base f-250(5.4l) engine than your better
off getting the f-150 if your weights are within it limits.