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RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Grab the popcorn indeed. These discussions are great when they come up every couple of months. Nothing seems to get a good lively discussion going more than weight capacity of a truck. To YellowLighting... There are lots of good opinions on both sides of the argument here. Do your research and go with what you feel comfortable with in the end. My own two cents... Yup, you could get an SRW and worry about the weight police, tire ratings, axle ratings, whether you can afford to bring that extra piece of equipment, telling the Mrs to leave the kitchen sink or the ironing board behind (not kidding, actually had a family friend who's wife packed a full size ironing board for a trip they were taking in a station wagon). Or, get a dually and don't stress about the rest. I would venture to guess that many of the people who have an SRW probably bought the truck long before they thought about buying a camper. Keeping the truck made financial or emotional sense and as BigFootFord has proven, with the right upgrades you can go hundreds of thousands of miles worry free. On the otherhand... If you are still in the market for a truck and if you really intend to put a LOT of miles on it with the camper then skip the SRW and go for the dually. About the only two negatives I can think of for a dually are the higher operating cost (2 extra tires) and the higher upfront cost. What you get in return is a truck designed specifically to carry your expected payload without a lot of upgrades and peace of mind having an extra tire in case of a rear blowout. When it comes to registration fees, register it as an RV (if allowed) if you intend to keep the camper on full time (or remove it but don't have a need to carry payload) and that will knock a lot off your fees. Thank you for your insight. After extensive research, I feel I have a better understanding on Ford's configurations and why they rate their trucks like they do. It's essentially just spring rate and tire capacity. I'm not concerned about registration fees. I am concerned about whether the truck could handle the camper we want and about the stated payload capacity, in the instance of a legal run in if the vehicle could be proven to have been overweight. The recent F350 I found with a 3720lbs capacity will work just fine for everything I am concerned about. I appreciate everyone's response. It was all very helpful.
YellowLightning 06/02/20 05:11pm Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Essentially adding the 18" tires and wheels should allow the truck to handle a Rear GAWR of 7000lbs and give the truck an 11000 GVWR. Thoughts on my thoughts? haha Fords SD rear axle is rated for 9,750 lbs so your rear axle weight rating comes down to the ratings of the installed tires at 80PSI times two. (the weakest link) My stock OEM tires on my 2017 F250 were rated at 3450LBS each giving me a rear axle weight rating of 6900. Needless to say, the stock tires and rims were replaced with less than 500 miles on them for higher rated parts. :) - Mark0. Yes I think that's what I was finding out. Factory tires being the weak link. I believe I will buy the F350 I found and change out the tires. "Should" be good for close to 4020lbs payload, with the proper tires.
YellowLightning 06/02/20 05:00pm Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

I was able to find an F350 version of the F250 I originally looked at. It has a GVWR of 10700 and a payload of 3720. Is it safe to assume if it was a 11000 GVWR the payload would be 4020? What is the difference between a 10700/11000 GVWR, just the spring rating? Ford markets 12-13 F350 SRW trucks with different GVWR numbers (10000 gvwr on up to 11500 gvwr)....many times for the same identical truck according to Fords specs. And also comes with a 6340 rawr....6780 rawr and 7230 rawr. Like all truckers what you look for when buying one for hauling/towing is the truck with the highest axle ratings and RAWR in particular as its carrying all the load. That's interesting because the F350 truck I am looking at has a Rear GAWR of 6290 but a payload of 3720. Based on looking at literally a dozen door jam stickers of various trucks, having the LT275/70R18 tires and LL code rear spring gets you 7000lb Rear GAWR and 11000 GVWR = highest payload capacity (actual number based on other trim options as well). Having LT245/75R17 gets you a lower rear GVWR. Essentially adding the 18" tires and wheels should allow the truck to handle a Rear GAWR of 7000lbs and give the truck an 11000 GVWR. Thoughts on my thoughts? haha
YellowLightning 06/02/20 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

I was able to find an F350 version of the F250 I originally looked at. It has a GVWR of 10700 and a payload of 3720. Is it safe to assume if it was a 11000 GVWR the payload would be 4020? What is the difference between a 10700/11000 GVWR, just the spring rating?
YellowLightning 06/01/20 02:08pm Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Are there any others out there who have an F250 like what I am looking at buying and haul a similar camper to what I am looking at? Did I mess where you posted the weight of your camper? No you didn't miss it, I didn't know the weight of the camper and couldn't find any specs on it online. I am now looking at a 1999 Lance 820 @2421lbs dry. It needs work and the plan is to strip it down and make it as light as possible. My wife and I like the size of this camper for us and our dogs.
YellowLightning 05/27/20 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Are there any others out there who have an F250 like what I am looking at buying and haul a similar camper to what I am looking at?
YellowLightning 05/26/20 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Not that I know of. I bought it used in 2017 with around 110K mls on the clock. I checked the Ford etis site at the time, no mention of a camper package. It has been a good and reliable truck for us so far. Carries our Northstar hardwall nicely and without any modifications. Except for new Bilstein shocks which were put in by the selling dealer at our request. He said it needed new shocks and we had good experience with them on our previous truck. At the time, used F-350s in that configuration were pretty rare. And it is an SRW truck, just to be clear. https://i.imgur.com/Bta9Ly0l.jpg Great looking rig! At this point, I may hold off on the F250 and keep my eye out for an F350.
YellowLightning 05/25/20 09:11am Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Stated payload is 3855 lbs /1748 kg Now that's a payload rating I like! Does your truck have the camper package option as well?
YellowLightning 05/25/20 06:08am Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

I have an almost identical truck, but a 350. For comparison: 2014 F-350 XLT 4x4 FX4 6.2 V8, SuperCab, 8 ft bed GVWR 11000 FAWR 5200 RAWR 7000 What is the listed payload of your truck?
YellowLightning 05/25/20 05:00am Truck Campers
RE: F250 Payload Capacity

Thanks for the replies. I guess I figured the payload should have been about 3500lbs. I feel pretty confident in the truck's abilities if I was to load it up a little past it's stated payload. One thing that worries me is the legal liability of getting into an accident and it somehow get proven you had your rig over loaded. I'm not too worried about police stopping me to check if i was overloaded or not.
YellowLightning 05/24/20 07:25pm Truck Campers
F250 Payload Capacity

I am looking at buying a used F250 but the door sticker seems to have a lot lower payload than I thought it would have. The truck fits the price range my wife and I are in. We are looking at a 1995 Hallmark, model number 4026-9HM. We will probably strip it down and rebuild it as simple and light as possible. Want to have a front hitch for bikes and will occasionally tow a small boat. Specs of the truck are 2013 F250 XL w/power locks/windows/mirrors, 6.2L V8, 4x4/FX4, ex-cab, 8' bed. Payload capacity of 3016lbs, GVWR 10000lb, Front GAWR 4800lb, Rear GAWR 6100lb. It had a 3 leaf rear leaf spring and no auxiliary upper leaf. Factory tire pressure of 75PSI front and 80PSI rear. It sat very tall for a F250. With that GVWR, I would think the payload would be higher. Am I assuming too much to think it should have a higher payload? Is this a good truck or should I hold out for an F350? Could I bring it to a heavy truck shop and upgrade the suspension and apply for an official payload re-certification? Or just buy it, load it up, and get on the road?
YellowLightning 05/24/20 02:10pm Truck Campers
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