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YellowLightning

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Posted: 05/24/20 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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?

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Posted: 05/24/20 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AFAIK that recert thing doesn't happen.

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Posted: 05/24/20 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why do you distrust the manufacturer’s payload number?


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Where's my popcorn??

Considering 3/4T is 1500lbs a payload of over 3000lbs is not bad at all.

Personally, I'd check the tire ratings and upgrade them as needed and load it up and get on the road.

Others will tell you that you need a 1T DRW with 14,000 GVWR to carry that (any!) camper.


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(PS: there is no way to magically or otherwise change the trucks factory payload sticker, you ether pay attention to it, don't or get a truck with different values)

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Posted: 05/24/20 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What did you expect the payload to be? That truck empty is probably 7000# +or- .


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No one said that in replies to this post, mbloof.

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mbloof wrote:

Where's my popcorn??

Considering 3/4T is 1500lbs a payload of over 3000lbs is not bad at all.

Personally, I'd check the tire ratings and upgrade them as needed and load it up and get on the road.

Others will tell you that you need a 1T DRW with 14,000 GVWR to carry that (any!) camper.


- Mark0.

(PS: there is no way to magically or otherwise change the trucks factory payload sticker, you ether pay attention to it, don't or get a truck with different values)


I pull that all the time with a SRW F350. On the OP that 3/4 ton is the same truck as the F350 but a different spring pack. Try towing and if it sags too much have the F350 springs installed. Nothing can be done about the door sticker. I can say after a 25 year career in LE
two as a motor officer doing traffic safety I never checked a trucks sticker for weight only VIN.


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Interesting article about 49 CFR 567.7 - Requirements for Person Who Alter Certified Vehicles and how the NHTSA interupts that statue

NHTSA and Recertification


Also MANY states allow registering your vehicle for Higher GVW then what MFG. states GVWR is.
Just pay the higher registration fee.

SO MFG GVWR and Payload which is based on GVWR are not the 'real' factor .....axle & tire load ratings ARE

Enjoy your 'new' F250 and camper...........go camping and make some memories


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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.

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There are no weight police, off the internet. But overloading a rig will break something someday.

Based on my used truck experience, I'd take the rig to a scale and see what it actually weighs. Then you can calc the payload available. Brochure numbers are meaningless!


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