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Old 11-13-2020, 10:41 PM   #21
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Old 11-15-2020, 08:26 AM   #24
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Hmmm, if I use NCC-1701 badge I should be able to do some very interesting off grid/off world boondocking.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:05 AM   #25
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Hmmm, if I use NCC-1701 badge I should be able to do some very interesting off grid/off world boondocking.


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Old 11-15-2020, 09:29 AM   #26
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Ford and Ram need the sticker swap...(but back to reality you'll need a real 3500 from either of those guys to match the payload in a 2500 Chevy).

You can buy a 2500 series truck with a GVWR over 11,500lbs from Chevy.
So, is there actually any difference in the 10k and the 11.5k GVWR 2500? Or do we just get to FEEL like weíve got a safer rig when buying it? 350SRW Fords are available in a 10k GVWR package, or at least used to be. Only diff was the sticker- and of course the registration and insurance costs in some locations.
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Old 11-15-2020, 10:19 AM   #27
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So, is there actually any difference in the 10k and the 11.5k GVWR 2500? Or do we just get to FEEL like we’ve got a safer rig when buying it? 350SRW Fords are available in a 10k GVWR package, or at least used to be. Only diff was the sticker- and of course the registration and insurance costs in some locations.
For year 2020 Chevy HD trucks in 2500 trim have these GVWR's (and maybe some I missed?): 9900/10000/10050/10150/10200/10250/10350/10400/10450/10550/10650/10750/10850/10900/11025/11050/11200/11350/11550

I don't know if there is any difference mechanically to account for lower gvwr between any of the 2500 series anymore except for wheel size which could have an affect. I can say that I looked at a couple 2500 gas powered trucks and they had the same axle housing as anything else I saw in the 2500 series...This was not always the case in years past. I suspect some of these GVWR's are to give comparable payload numbers between diesel and gas trucks of the same chassis but I don't know for sure. If you build the exact same truck with the only difference being the motor/transmission...the diesel will allow a higher gvwr selection by about 700lbs in the configuration I checked out.

And if you select a lower gvwr it does not affect price.
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Old 11-15-2020, 11:30 AM   #28
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Old 11-16-2020, 06:14 PM   #29
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Surprisingly, no one mentions filling the tires with helium. You could get more payload capacity with hydrogen but then you would have more to worry about than just your trailer tires blowing up.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:42 AM   #31
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Some great ideas in this thread, thanks! I’ve been on the lookout for a chrome “V6 Power” badge for my ecoboost.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:11 PM   #32
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If you buy a Ford, make sure you get the heated tailgate option. It helps a lot when you are pushing in the winter.
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:42 AM   #33
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:57 AM   #34
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If you donít mind walking a lot by all means buy a ford



Well, to dispute that, 18 years FORD owner and have not walked home yet!
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:59 AM   #35
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I have walked home twice as two different Ford trucks with the 6.7 liter diesel blew up their engines.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:16 AM   #36
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Well, to dispute that, 18 years FORD owner and have not walked home yet!

Because you canít get it started. Hahahaha
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:25 AM   #37
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Well, to dispute that, 18 years FORD owner and have not walked home yet!
Ahh, had to catch a ride huh?
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:33 PM   #38
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Well, to dispute that, 18 years FORD owner and have not walked home yet!
Will I have to Quote Ford again on this. " 95 % of the Fords made in the last 20 years are still on the road today. The other 5% made it home"

Another way to increase your payload is to DE-BADGE the truck 99% of the people can not tell the difference between a 3/4 ton or a 1 ton SRW truck. They look the same only the badges tell you.
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Okay, since we are cussing and discussing vehicles and "who has the biggest one"

I have owned several Mercuries, an Olds, an International, 2 Chevys, A Dodge, a Ram and probably a couple I do not remember. When you get this old the Blue Oval or BowTie means nothing.

One thing I never owned is a 4 or 6 cylinder. Always a V8 with either rear wheel drive or four wheel drive. And never a rice burner. That is my claim to fame

I love the smell of Rice in the morning!
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If you buy a Ford, make sure you get the heated tailgate option. It helps a lot when you are pushing in the winter.
Now THAT is funny!
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