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Old 05-08-2013, 07:56 PM   #15
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No better than the big 3 half tons, and not as good as the Ford or GM half tons with HD payload option.

Most half ton pickups have GVWR around 6,600 to 7,200 pounds. Not enough payload capacity for a CrewCab 4x4 to tow a 7,000-pound tandem-axle trailer without being overloaded. With the right options, the F-150 can have GVWR of 7,700 pounds or 8,200 pounds. With GVWR of 7,700 pounds and a CrewCab body with 4x4 drivetrain, the F-150 would probably be overloaded with the hitch weight of a 7,400-pound trailer. The F-150 with 8,200 GVWR shouldn't have any problem with that trailer, but for some reason the F-150s with the HD Payload pkg and 8,200 GVWR are scarce as hen's teeth. Dealers don't stock them because there's very little demand for them. Most people that need that much payload just move up to a three-quarter-ton pickup.

It may also be that dealers don't know about proper trailer set up and just go off the rated towing capacity or assumed capacity. Until I joined this forum, I never thought of this much calculation for proper towing and axle loading.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #16
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What about this truck? 2010 Ford F250 XL 4D Extended Cab

2010 Ford F250 XL in Nashville, TN- 9526802 at carmax.com

Or this one,

2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty U1712 XL -

2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty U1712 XL

Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #17
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You should be fine with any 3/4 ton unit.
I hate to nit-pick .. but you must add " properly equipped" JMHO.
No , aux trans cooler..not good.
3.23 rear axle ratio...ditto.
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Thinking about buying a 3/4 cargo van or pick-up truck to pull my 2011 Gulfstream travel trailer which is a 24 RBL and weight lable says GVWR 7410, UVW 4225, NCC 3185.


Thanks, Bob
What are you pulling it with now? Looking at the UVW at 4225, I can't imagine you would ever put 3185lbs in it. With that being said do you know what it weighs now? Most people only add around 1,000-1200lbs. That puts you around 62-6500lbs. Using 12% for TW is 780lbs. I see no reason to get a 3/4 ton for a 62-6500lb TT with a TW of 780lbs. If you can find 1/2 ton with a CCC of 16-1700lbs you should have plenty left for you and whoever goes with you. Too many people look at the GVW of a TT w/o looking at the CCC of it.
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What are you pulling it with now? Looking at the UVW at 4225, I can't imagine you would ever put 3185lbs in it. With that being said do you know what it weighs now? Most people only add around 1,000-1200lbs. That puts you around 62-6500lbs. Using 12% for TW is 780lbs. I see no reason to get a 3/4 ton for a 62-6500lb TT with a TW of 780lbs. If you can find 1/2 ton with a CCC of 16-1700lbs you should have plenty left for you and whoever goes with you. Too many people look at the GVW of a TT w/o looking at the CCC of it.
I cam agree with you about loading 3K or more in a TT but our TT was listed as 6300 dry weight. Our usual traveling weight is around 9K with a 10.4K GVWR. I don't know what the actual empty weight is but can't believe that we have almost 3K loaded in it. I prefer using the GVWR to determine the TV.
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