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JIMNLIN

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Posted: 11/23/20 06:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Seems to me you are talking the way Ford plays games with GVWR’s!
Yep, Ford will sell you a F350 SRW with a 9,900# GVWR, or a 12,400# GVWR and several in between!

Exactly.
Fords F350 srw has over 10+ different gvwr numbers depending on year models and three different rawr numbers with payloads all over the place. Even less than some F250 trucks.

If the OP decides on a F350 srw he needs to be aware of all the gvwr/rawr packages. Choosing the wrong F350 srw and it may have less payload than a F250.

Ram and GM 3500 srw vs 3/4 ton owners have reported much the same payload issues depending on year models and how the truck is configured.

Moot points regardless as the OP looking to get a 10k gvwr trailer works fine behind a HD 3/4 ton... gas or diesel truck.


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To the OP, the moral of the story is, generally speaking a 3/4 will handle the FW you are planning to buy without issue. But you need to do your due diligence with any truck you are looking at to ensure the numbers work. As you can see varying packages on the same brand truck, even in the same year can have impacts on the capacities. So do your homework. The point a lot of us make is that, there isn't much difference in a 3/4 to a 1T in terms of size and price - with the exception of increased payload. So you get more bang for your buck. So, for some of us, it just made sense to get the 1T. As pointed out there are exceptions. That logic may not work for you. But, if there is any chance you will want a larger FW in the future, you may find you painted yourself in a corner with your truck and have to go truck shopping again.


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BarneyS

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Posted: 11/23/20 08:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With the above post, which kind of sums up this question and possible answers, I am going to close this thread. Thank you all for your contributions.
Barney


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Former tow vehicles were 2016 Ram 2500 CTD, 2002 Ford F250, 7.3 PSD


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