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Old 04-02-2016, 11:37 PM   #15
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If you get a 3500 in cal you are not going to like the cost of reg. My 2 year old 14 2500 is still $611 a year. But ya got to do it.
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:08 AM   #16
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If you get a 3500 in cal you are not going to like the cost of reg. My 2 year old 14 2500 is still $611 a year. But ya got to do it.
OUCH! I paid $109 for the 2002 with a permanant mount, which at the time saved me $200 (weight fees) a year. Yep, if I do this it is going to cost, but like you said "ya got to do it".
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:24 AM   #17
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A typical F-250 has a GVWR of 10,000lbs. while a F-350 has a GVWR of 11,500lbs. These trucks currently weigh approx 7,700 lbs.

So for a F-250 that already weighs 7,700lbs only leaves 2,300lbs of carrying capacity.

A F-350 will probably weigh 150lbs more but with a GVWR of 11,500 will leave 3,650 lbs of carrying capacity.

The only 5th wheels that a F-250 should carry are the really small ones to stay within the GVWR.

Most 3/4 ton trucks towing 5th wheels are towing over the GVWR of their truck.
I appreciate your input, I accept your figures but I am still confused, the Ford specs I have seen show the same rear axle GAWR & towing capacities, the only difference in the rear axle GAWR is the crew cab, the 350 has about 600 more lbs. Even if the GVWR is higher on the F350, the rear GAWR is the same on the super cabs so I could be ok on the GVWR but overweight on the GAWR. I am beating a dead horse here, going to go to Ford direct & hopefully the service manager will be able to make me understand.
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Yeah, trucks don't carry weight determined by its GVWR number.

Fords 2500 has a 6100 RAWR determined by the lessor of tires/wheels or rear spring pack ratings.
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Fords F350 SRW has a 6290 RAWR determined by the lessor of 17" tires/wheels ratings. And several GVWR numbers.

Fords F350 SRW can have a 6730 or a 7000 RAWR determined by 18" or 20" tires and wheel ratings. Also in several GVWR numbers

And Ford makes a F350 SRW with a 10000 GVWR or a 11200 GVWR in the same exact truck ie;
a crew cab 172" wheelbase 6.7 diesel 4x4 6290 RAWR 17" tires and wheels.

Ford markets F350 SRW trucks with about a dozen different GVWRs from 10000 up to 11500 GVWR in 100-200 lb increments.

The F250 can be ordered with the heavy service package which is same package as the F350 SRW.

You sure don't need a one ton DRW trucks for that size trailer.

Use this spec sheets from Ford for all the mechanical specs for the F250/F350 SRW trucks from '00 up to 2016 models. Separates internet misinformation from Fords facts. https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas.../techspec.html
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Now as I talk to other owners the 1 ton duallies are not being used. The SRW are more popular on large units.
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I have a ram 3500 srw. Payload is 4074lbs truck is loaded with every option available. Rams have higher gvwr than ford. Mine is 12400 with 7000 rawr. The only gear choice in a ram 3500 srw is 3.42. Wish I could of got 3.73. I tow a Fuzion 345 chrome that is about 15500 loaded for camping and 16500-17k fully loaded with rzr and camping gear. I am at max limits for gvwr, rawr, and cgvwr. Dually would be a better fit for me imo, although I am at my weight limits or just under. My pin is 3300 without rzr and about 3050 with rzr
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