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Old 03-26-2007, 04:27 AM   #1
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Could someone tell me what the F250 8' box with 5.4L eng 4 x 2 and in either Extended Cab or Crew Cab would weigh? I am not interested in 4 x 4, as I don't need it.
Ford doesn't give a crub weight that I can find on any of their web sites. I don't need the V10 or the diesel. A good idea of the truck curb weight will determine if the V8 is sufficient for my needs. I have heard that the truck is under-powered with the V8. I will be towing a 5th wheel with a GVW of 9000 lbs. dry weight of 6300 lbs. and I have been assured that the V8 will do it. I have talked with other Ford owners who state that the V8 is sufficient for my needs. I will be towing about 20% of the time. Don't really need a diesel as I don't put more than 6000 k on my present truck.

As an aside, I have been looking at the new 2007 GMC 2500 and on paper with the 6.0L engine it does everything I could ask for. I would prefer the Ford, as they are cheaper in Canada.

Yes, I know that different options on vehicles will make a difference, at present we are looking at the XLT trim.

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Old 03-26-2007, 04:27 AM   #2
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Could someone tell me what the F250 8' box with 5.4L eng 4 x 2 and in either Extended Cab or Crew Cab would weigh? I am not interested in 4 x 4, as I don't need it.
Ford doesn't give a crub weight that I can find on any of their web sites. I don't need the V10 or the diesel. A good idea of the truck curb weight will determine if the V8 is sufficient for my needs. I have heard that the truck is under-powered with the V8. I will be towing a 5th wheel with a GVW of 9000 lbs. dry weight of 6300 lbs. and I have been assured that the V8 will do it. I have talked with other Ford owners who state that the V8 is sufficient for my needs. I will be towing about 20% of the time. Don't really need a diesel as I don't put more than 6000 k on my present truck.

As an aside, I have been looking at the new 2007 GMC 2500 and on paper with the 6.0L engine it does everything I could ask for. I would prefer the Ford, as they are cheaper in Canada.

Yes, I know that different options on vehicles will make a difference, at present we are looking at the XLT trim.

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:01 AM   #3
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5850# for a Super Cab or 6050# for the Crew Cab. These weights are empty, no driver or passengers, cargo, etc.

Go to this Ford website, subtract payload from GVWR and adjust for the 150# driver Ford factors into the payload amount.
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:02 PM   #4
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Consider getting the V10, the mileage is about the same as the 5.4 and the power is MUCH better.
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I would consider the v-10 I had the 5.4 pulling a 30' fver weighing 7500 dry great on flat roads going up hills is another story thats why I have the diesel now and also consider 4.10 w/either motor.
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We have a friend here that tried pulling a 26' Prowler TT with a 5.4L and 3.73 axle F250. He was really not happy with the lack of performance and the 7 MPG fuel economy.

After a few months, he sold the 5.4L and bought an F250 diesel and is happy as a clam. He is getting 12 to 13 towing plus much better MPG just around town. The extra cost of the diesel is recovered at trade time. Look at the used value of a diesel vs. a gas on a 5 year old truck.

As a minimum, I'd get a v-10. They 5.4L just is not a working engine.

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I have an '07 F250 SC 5.4L with a 4.10 rearend. It is a 4x2. I did an 1800 mile round trip from southern Alabama to the Cicago area, through Nashville, Tn. I pulled a 32 ft. 5'er that weighs 9700 pounds loaded at an average speed of 62-63 mph. Most of the time I was in overdrive with the cruise control on. Averaged 8.5 mpg. First Ford I have ever owned and loved the way it Handled my Crossroads Cruiser.
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