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Old 06-30-2019, 08:20 AM   #1
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Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity

i'm new here so sorry if this was hit on already. i'm looking to get a better grip on the towing and payload differences and how to figure out what to look for when buying a truck. right now i'm looking at a ford f250 king ranch w/6.7 turbo diesel but the specs i see are a max tow # @ 12000. of course the dealer tells me it can "tow" 20k plus. what is the true capacity of what this truck. i know it can "tow" a crap load, but where/how does the payload factor in. thanks for any imput.

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Welcome, Iíve owned both and the best advise I can give you is to not buy an f250. Get the f350. The f250 has a much lower payload rating, i.e. how much hitch weight you can have. Add a heavy Diesel engine, and all those King Ranch goodies and your carrying capacity/hitch rating will be about the same as some 1/2 tons. Go to the lot, open the doors for the 250 diesel trucks and look at the yellow sticker. Then do the same on the 350ís. Youíll see a huge difference. Most 250ís that are towing fifth wheels are over the payload rating. Especially the diesels. That 6.7 is heavy.
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