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joerg68

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Posted: 05/25/20 12:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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


2014 Ford F350 XLT 6.2 SCLB + 2017 Northstar Arrow


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joerg68 wrote:

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?

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Stated payload is 3855 lbs /1748 kg

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joerg68 wrote:

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?

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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.

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joerg68 wrote:

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.

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Great looking rig! At this point, I may hold off on the F250 and keep my eye out for an F350.

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While a F350 would be a better "fit", F250's are quite capable

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^Yup and just as capable with minor mods as any srw 350. Except when getting into the upper limits of the axle capability (well beyond the Ford “rating” for either model) and more than you can feasibly load on a srw truck unless you’re hauling 3 ton TCs or very heavy pin weights.
Biggest down side to the newer years 2011 and up F250s is the basic package trucks have very compliant rear springs. Great for commuting not great for heavy loads.
On those, I would go straight to added leafs or Timbrens before air bags for hauling med to large TCs.


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1995 F250 rear axle have 10,000 lb capacity. Tires are the restriction as to weight restrictions. Not absolutely sure of the span of years for the F250 dana axle but know 1988-1997 for sure.
Our BF camper has rode on 2 different f250's for almost 200,000 miles. I do have 19.5's Michelins and Vision rims. Those tires are rated at 4500lbs each. I do have AirLift bags on the rear.
Rear axle weight with the camper on fully loaded is about 6500 and the front is about 3500 (3300 without camper).

Nothing more to say.

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The Visteon Sterling axle used in the F250 has a 9750 lb rating. Suspension and wheels are the limitations since power train and frame are the same as higher rated models.

I went the route of upgrading my existing F250 for better weight handling, but would buy a truck with sufficient rating if I knew the payload I needed prior to b owning a truck. This was the case with my second truck and camper - When I knew I was going to heavier camper model, I collected data on actual weights and sized the truck for it.


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