How much truck do I have/ it will pull?
I bought this truck last year without really knowing how much it could tow and how to calculate fifth wheel numbers. I do have the numbers from Ford's Towing guide. The wife and I, think we would like to go on the road in a few years (about 4) and figured it would best if we bought our truck now and have it paid off! I purchased a 2008 Ford 350 Lariat Crew Cab, 6.4 PSD Dual Wheel 4x4 w/ 4:30 rear axle ratio, w/ BW turn over ball hitch.
My reasons for this truck; used w/29,000 mi. (not excessive mileage) price was fair, liked that it's a Lariat, and a diesel - Engine should last for many miles considering that we won't be on the road for a couple of years. It should be able to pull/tow a pretty hefty 5'ver! I do know that it won't tow the biggest fifth wheels out there and thats OK.
So as the title asks - how to figure it out- Please give me the calculation formula as if I'm mentally challenged because I've seen a couple of ways to figure it out before and they don't make sense to me! (I am not totally ignorant about towing but do need EZ instructions. I've towed a TT before)
The 5'vers I'm looking at have these type of numbers - GVWR 15,000 lbs, unladen hitch wt. 2240 lbs. These are numbers from Keystone's Alpine - we like 3450RL AND 3500RE.
If for any reason u just want to give me it already figured out, that won't bother me, but I should know how to do it myself.
Thanks for any and all help!