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Old 07-12-2019, 04:56 PM   #15
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An F250 has a max GVWR of 10,000 pounds. Virtually every 5er outside of some of the 'Lite' versions will exceed that weight on the truck.
If it is a CC long bed, the truck will weigh in at over 8000 pounds with fluids, etc. Add you, mom, the kids, dogs, hitch, a bed full of whatever, you might have a pin load capacity of 1000 pounds.

The question you will now ask - will my 6.7 powered truck haul a 12,000 trailer, 2500 pound hitch weight. Absolutely. Will it do that job safely - maybe. Will it do it legally - nope, though I have been doing it since 2011 as my truck by acual part numbers has a 12,100 pound suspension and I will continue to haul our 5er, this sites weight police not withstanding
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:04 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by halvo View Post
Hello all!

As I'm sure this topic has been driven into the ground...I still cannot seem to get a simple, straight forward answer.

I'm going to try to pose the question as I understand it and hopefully someone can explain it to me as if I'm 5 years old.

I have a 2013 Ford F250 SD 6.7L FX4, no special towing package that I am aware of. I am looking at 5th Wheel THs. I have had a TT in the past (pulled with an Excursion) and now own a C-Class. The Diesel and 5th Wheel thing is new to me, but very interesting after now owning the other two.

Anyway...from what I can figure out, my truck has a maximum loaded trailer weight rating of 15,900 lbs (according to the spec sheet from Ford). As I'm looking at 5th Wheels, I want to make sure I'm looking at the right number when trying to figure out if I can pull it (confidently and safely).

So...I see Dry Weight numbers, I see GVWR/GAWR numbers, and then the UVW...not to mention hitch weight, etc. Can anyone draw me a picture with stick figures and simple numbers to figure out what I should or should not do?

I honestly feel stupid asking, as I have researched, read forums, asked around...etc. And I feel like I've still got questions.

Here's an obvious example of what I see when shopping around:

Thanks a lot!


A 16k GVWR fifth wheel will have a minimum of 3200# of pin weight and thatís only 20%, on the low side, and your truck doesnít have that much payload capacity without even looking at any other numbers! You can go to a scale and get your actual payload. I did that with two different trucks and they were both less than what the door sticker showed, one by 200 and the other by 450 pounds. If you canít rush out and get a bigger truck look at a lighter trailer!
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