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Old 02-11-2016, 06:44 PM   #29
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I hope you're talking about the WD hitch and not the receiver. I don't know anything about the GM trucks, but if it doesn't have a receiver hitch, then it probably doesn't have the tow pkg which includes tranny cooler and increased engine cooling.
OP means a fifth wheel hitch hasn't been installed yet.
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I hope you're talking about the WD hitch and not the receiver. I don't know anything about the GM trucks, but if it doesn't have a receiver hitch, then it probably doesn't have the tow pkg which includes tranny cooler and increased engine cooling.
It's an HD. It has a receiver.
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Old 02-12-2016, 08:31 AM   #31
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Is there a difference in the brakes, frame, suspension or axles between the f250 and f350? Is there a difference beyond the payload sticker an ride height?
No difference except the spacer in the rear end gets the 350 I think 1 1/2 or 2 inches higher.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:37 PM   #32
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Don't the 350s also have an extra leaf or two or an overload or something?
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:10 PM   #33
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Nope, that comes with the camper prep package.
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:41 PM   #34
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I'll be the odd ball here. 55-60K for new dually??? Bought my Freightliner for 21,500. Spent 10K Hitch, bed, etc. Tow anything I will ever have in comfort and safety. Use small car for daily commute to work and back which rides on bed of truck when towing. I like my solution better. We are full time though.
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Everyone's demands are different. I went thru the same thing that the op is going thru now. Me,I went with a 2500 silverado 6.0 . I thought about the 10 to 15 days a year I would be towing a trailer vs the other 345 days I would be driving without a trailer. Absolutely no dually wanted for that and then it came down to the cost difference (payloads and max towing not much different)between gas and diesel and I chose gas.
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Actually come to think of it i think pin weight would be less for a diesel in a srw because of the added weight if diesel.
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Actually come to think of it i think pin weight would be less for a diesel in a srw because of the added weight if diesel.
Assuming you mean the payload capacity available for pin weight, then you are right, as least for the Ford SuperDuty.

New F-250 has GVWR of 10,000 pounds, regardless of drivetrain. New F-250 4x4 CrewCab long bed has 2,312 pounds max cargo weight with the gas engine, and 1,586 pounds max cargo weight with diesel engine. So that means the diesel drivetrain is 726 pounds heavier than the gasoline drivetrain. That's close to the actual weight difference between the 6.7 diesel and 6.2 gasser.

1586 is not much payload capacity, so if I were going to buy a new truck to tow a small 5er, I'd want at least the F-350 SRW, which has 1,500 pounds more payload capacity than the F-250.
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Just looked on chevy site my max payload for my 2015 silverdo 2500 6.0 is #3152 and diesel would be #2793
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Max cargo weight capacity assumes 900 pounds worth of people in the CrewCab, while payload capacity assumes no people. So payload capacity is 900 pounds more than max cargo weight capacity in a SuperDuty CrewCab.
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Just looked on chevy site my max payload for my 2015 silverdo 2500 6.0 is #3152 and diesel would be #2793
Those are the payload figures before anything is added to it: brush guard, steps, camper shell, extra lights, winch, upgraded sound system components, etc. While it might seem like those items shouldn't amount to much, they add up. Very few TVs have all of those things installed, but I just want folks to be aware of how even factory installed add-ons eat up cargo capacity.

They only way to know what **you** have left for payload is to go weigh the TV.
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Yes, before anything is added and I will add nothing more to my truck other than 5th wheel hitch, me and DW then I will go weigh the truck as you suggest.
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