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Old 08-22-2012, 08:35 AM   #51
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3900lb payload in an F250 diesel? Can you please post a picture of your yellow sticker? I sure would like to see that because I don't believe it.
Mine says 2014 lbs. What's your's say lbrjet?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #52
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I'm interested in what kind of MPG you get with her towing and not towing. MPG estimates on the super duty forums seem to be all over the place. It may be time for me to do some horse trading as well.
I traded my 2008 6.4L for my 2011. Not towing, I average about 18 daily driving (was getting just over 19 until the last computer flash...still working on that). On the highway, I got just short of 23 mpg. Towing my 5th wheel (about 10,500 as we tow it), I get between 10.5 and 11.5, but have pushed the 12 mpg mark once. But the big difference is in the way it tows that 5th wheel. I've said it before, but I'll say it again...I'm not a big believer in "night and day difference", but this is about as close as it comes. The 6.7L pulls my 5th wheel so much better than the 6.4L did. It really is a tremendous difference. If you have the opportunity, you would not be disappointed.

Also, keep in mind the 2013's are just about ready to order (I think they have the ordering guide already). No difference in the drivetrain or body design, but the amenities have changed a bit (what comes standard on different trims, etc.).
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #53
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Diesel is definately the way to go if you can afford it. The tow is about as effortless as it gets.

If you haven't bought a truck yet, also consider the Chevy 2500 HD. All the Fords I see need airbags for a level tow. Not the Chevy.

The thing about the GM's is body size. The 1500 and the 2500 are the same body. Frames are different of course. So if you don't want such a huge truck, it's a way to go. Mileage is around the same - I get 21 or 22 highway unloaded, 17-19 around town. Towing a 9000 lb trailer is around 12-13 depending on terrain.
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3900lb payload in an F250 diesel? Can you please post a picture of your yellow sticker? I sure would like to see that because I don't believe it.
I am going by what it says under the Ford 2012 F 250 Towing guide for what thats worth....Supercab ...4x2...6.7 diesel ...... 3.31 axel.. payload capacity...... 3,900 lbs
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I am going by what it says under the Ford 2012 F 250 Towing guide for what thats worth....Supercab ...4x2...6.7 diesel ...... 3.31 axel.. payload capacity...... 3,900 lbs
I think that's a little like trusting the Brochure weight for RV's. What does your sticker inside the door say? You could have a 3900 lb capacity, but your truck could only weigh 6100 lbs. It might, you do have lightest F250 (diesel) combination you can buy.
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I think that's a little like trusting the Brochure weight for RV's. What does your sticker inside the door say? You could have a 3900 lb capacity, but your truck could only weigh 6100 lbs. It might, you do have lightest F250 (diesel) combination you can buy.
My Truck does.... have a 10,000 Lb GVW..SO.. If you subtract 6100 from 10,000 lbs doesnt that = 3,900 lbs ??
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My Truck does.... have a 10,000 Lb GVW..SO.. If you subtract 6100 from 10,000 lbs doesnt that = 3,900 lbs ??
and... it has a GCVW of 23,500 lbs.. So what will that mean ???
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My Truck does.... have a 10,000 Lb GVW..SO.. If you subtract 6100 from 10,000 lbs doesnt that = 3,900 lbs ??
Right, your GVWR is 10,000, then you subtract the actual weight of the truck and that leaves payload. If your payload is 3900 lbs your truck can only weigh 6100 lbs (10,000 - 3900 = 6100 lb). That seems really light to me because Ford trucks are overweight. My F150 with me and a full tank weighed 6100 lbs. My F250 with me and full tank weighs 8100 lbs. So even though my sticker says 2014 payload, I can really only have a 1900 payload when I have a full tank and I'm driving it without exceeding the 10,000 lb GVWR.

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and... it has a GCVW of 23,500 lbs.. So what will that mean ???
Your GCWR is the max allowed total weight of truck, cargo and trailer. So if your truck weighed 7000lbs loaded for camping, that would leave you 16,500 lbs for trailer weight. 23,500 - 7000 = 16,500

What does the sticker inside the drivers door say?
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Right, your GVWR is 10,000, then you subtract the actual weight of the truck and that leaves payload. If your payload is 3900 lbs your truck can only weigh 6100 lbs (10,000 - 3900 = 6100 lb). That seems really light to me because Ford trucks are overweight. My F150 with me and a full tank weighed 6100 lbs. My F250 with me and full tank weighs 8100 lbs. So even though my sticker says 2014 payload, I can really only have a 1900 payload when I have a full tank and I'm driving it without exceeding the 10,000 lb GVWR.



Your GCWR is the max allowed total weight of truck, cargo and trailer. So if your truck weighed 7000lbs loaded for camping, that would leave you 16,500 lbs for trailer weight. 23,500 - 7000 = 16,500

What does the sticker inside the drivers door say?
The 2012 Ford F 250 specs say My truck has a 14,000 lb conventional TT and 16,300 lb 5th wheel towing capability....MAX....i will never go near any of theses with a 5th wheel thats dry at 7,700lbs...and just the 2 of us packing what we need... for any trip...
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