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Mickeyfan0805

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We MIGHT end up looking for a 4-5 year old F150 EB next spring. Not sure yet, but it's a possibility. If so, I'd want to have the HD Payload and the Max Trailer packages.

It looks like the integrated brake controller is a giveaway that a vehicle likely has the Max Tow. Is that true? What other ways are there to make sure it has it?

For the HD payload, it looks like a stickered GVWR in the 7k range is the indicator on that one, am I correct?

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All HD Payload packages are long bed and have 7 lug axles(versus 6 for the standard F150) in that model year. Because of this the HD's had a special wheel that the regular trucks did not have so they should be easy to spot a mile a way.

The 2015 and up HD F150's have a 6 lug axle. It is only the 2011-2014 that had a 7 lug.

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The HD payload F150 is a rare thing unless you order one new. Good luck on your quest, but you might need to shift gears to an F2/350 instead if you need more truck than a regular F150.


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IdaD wrote:

The HD payload F150 is a rare thing unless you order one new. Good luck on your quest, but you might need to shift gears to an F2/350 instead if you need more truck than a regular F150.


Thanks. The HD payload is not a huge issue, as our current rig has 2,000 and we do just fine. I’d be more concerned with the max tow, and it seems hard to figure out which trucks have that in online listings.

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ShinerBock wrote:

All HD Payload packages are long bed and have 7 lug axles(versus 6 for the standard F150) in that model year. Because of this the HD's had a special wheel that the regular trucks did not have so they should be easy to spot a mile a way.

The 2015 and up HD F150's have a 6 lug axle. It is only the 2011-2014 that had a 7 lug.


NOPE. My ‘13 HDPP has a 6’-3” bed and 8200# GVWR. Payload is 2592#


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joshuajim wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

All HD Payload packages are long bed and have 7 lug axles(versus 6 for the standard F150) in that model year. Because of this the HD's had a special wheel that the regular trucks did not have so they should be easy to spot a mile a way.

The 2015 and up HD F150's have a 6 lug axle. It is only the 2011-2014 that had a 7 lug.


NOPE. My ‘13 HDPP has a 6’-3” bed and 8200# GVWR. Payload is 2592#


Is it a crew cab? If so, then you have the longest bed in that cab configuration just like I did with my 2012 F150HD.

* This post was edited 11/13/19 06:21pm by ShinerBock *

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HD F150's come in 3 cab configs.
Reg cab 8' bed
Scab 8' bed
Super Crew 6.5 bed.

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One possible clue is "Dumbo" tow mirrors.


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ShinerBock wrote:

joshuajim wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

All HD Payload packages are long bed and have 7 lug axles(versus 6 for the standard F150) in that model year. Because of this the HD's had a special wheel that the regular trucks did not have so they should be easy to spot a mile a way.

The 2015 and up HD F150's have a 6 lug axle. It is only the 2011-2014 that had a 7 lug.


NOPE. My ‘13 HDPP has a 6’-3” bed and 8200# GVWR. Payload is 2592#


Is it a crew cab? If so, then you have the longest bed in that cab configuration just like I did with my 2012 F150HD.


It may be the longest bed in a crew, but it NOT a long bed. That’s 8’.

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ShinerBock wrote:

All HD Payload packages are long bed and have 7 lug axles(versus 6 for the standard F150) in that model year. Because of this the HD's had a special wheel that the regular trucks did not have so they should be easy to spot a mile a way.

The 2015 and up HD F150's have a 6 lug axle. It is only the 2011-2014 that had a 7 lug.


To muddy it up a bit more, I had a '97 (I think) F 250 with the new 5.4 Triton which was actually a heavy F 150 that had 7 bolt wheels. As I said it was a F 250 but not of the Super Duty variety, kind of an odd duck, I think they only made it for one year.

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