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Old 12-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by elkhornsun View Post
Not according to Ford. A 2012 Ford F-250 SRW 2WD diesel truck is rated at 16,300 lbs. with a 5th wheel trailer. A
Well, that's not entirely accurate.
While the new F250 MIGHT be able to tow 16,300 pounds, placing the pin weight of that trailer on that truck, which could be anywhere from 3240 pounds all the way up to over 3560 pounds would probably push it way past the mfg's GVWR RAWR. Not to mention how far down on the bump stops a F250 would be with an additional 3500 pounds back there.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by elkhornsun View Post
Not according to Ford. A 2012 Ford F-250 SRW 2WD diesel truck is rated at 16,300 lbs. with a 5th wheel trailer.
If you read the fine print, I'll bet that Ford is no different than Dodge in that the above is true for the base truck with a 150 lb driver and only as long as the GCWR, GVWR and GAWRs are not exceeded under any conditions (read, fully equipped with passengers, cargo, accessories, etc.) You can't just look at the maximum trailer tow rating and stop there.


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You will like the way your truck tows. It will not downshift like you think. What will happen when you come to a hill the turbo boost will increase and up the hill you go. Don't smile too much when this happens...lol.

Congrats on the cool new truck.

Oh, I also have the Reese hitch. The hitch base sits above the bed enough for your brake safty cable to get caught under the corner of the hitch. It may pull the safty plug if the cable gets stuck under the corner of the hitch when you make a 90 degree turn. If this happens it is a pain to try to crawl on the bed of the truck while the 5er is still attached and push that plug back into it's safty position. The 5er gets hard to tow with it's brakes locked.

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