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Old 11-16-2013, 04:25 AM   #91
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Some samples of F150 payload (from

Here are pics taken from the official truck spec site.
As said above not all F150 are created equal. I have left out the reg cab F150 as they are the ones not very likely used for 5th wheel hauling.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:38 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob View Post
Actually if you look at the specifications in the Ford F1 50 owners manual, Ford claims to be able to tow up to 16,500... but you'd never get ME to pull that much with a 1/4 ton pickup :-)
No, the F150 is a 1/2 ton not a 1/4 ton.

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Old 11-16-2013, 09:23 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post
No, the F150 is a 1/2 ton not a 1/4 ton.
Since the "1/2 ton" type of designation refers to the payload capacity, some of the "F150" trucks are way over 1/2 ton. They are, of course, free to name them whatever they want.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #94
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Originally Posted by another_newfie View Post
There are builds of the F-150 with payload above 2000lb, in fact I own one (Max Tow combined with HD Payload).

There are VERY few builds out there like this and it is quite rare to find one on a lot. Most have to be ordered this way.
A VERY good point! We had our rig built to order from Ford with the express intent of towing a lightweight 5er. Takes 3-5 weeks from the factory but you will have a rig that can easily tow a lightweight 5er.



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