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Old 07-31-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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How do I figure out the GCWR?

I'm working on calculations, but am not sure how to find my GCWR. TY
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http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...VTTgdeMar1.pdf

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Old 07-31-2017, 09:27 PM   #3
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Okay, that shows 12,200 lbs., that's the GVRW?

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Okay, that shows 12,200 lbs., that's the GVRW?

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The 12,200# is the max tow rating for F250 4x4 Supercab with 3:73 diff gears. (Conventional Towing.........for 5th wheel it is 12,100#)

If you look over to left GCVWR is 19,000# (Conventional & 5th wheel)


GVWR for your F250 is 10,000#
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Your gcwr (listed on the left in that chart) is between 19 and 22,000#, depending on your cab style and axle ratio.
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Chief, I think you are making this too hard...Isn't this the door sticker from truck you just bought?


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This sticker does/does not tell me how much I can tow?
Lets' read through the sticker, top line, GVWR is 10,000 LB

Your Ford ETIS lookup, I posted earlier, tells us you have Super Cab, F-250, 4WD, 6.2L V-8, 3.73 gears, factory class III hitch, integrated brake controller, Trailer Sway Control, trailer prep pack, and "Burma Shave..."

Ford's guide says you can tow up to a 12,200 LB max trailer weight with your configuration. Your GCWR is 19,000 LBS (truck and trailer). (page 19 of this guide)
https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas...FLRVTT_gde.pdf

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Thanks to everyone for the info! So I see now that my 2012 F-250 (6.2L) has a max. trailer weight of 12,200 lbs. (with a weight distributing hitch), and a GVW of 10,000 lbs. My loaded trailer is 9500 lbs.

So trailer tongue weight should be approx. 950 lbs., plus cargo in truck (250 lbs approx.) and people (about 400 lbs.) with a base curb weight of 6598 lbs.

So with cargo, family and BCW we looking at 7250 lbs., add tongue weight of 950 lbs., we're at 8200 lbs.

Anything I'm missing here? And does everything look ok?
Your tow rig appears to be a "Babe the Blue Ox" of tow capacity. If your loaded trailer is 9,500 lbs, as long as you don't put 2,700 lbs of people, tongue weight, and stuff in the truck, then it's a happy day for camping as near as I can tell. Ford doesn't even require the WD hitch until you get to the maximum trailer weight, (but it's a good idea).

Disclaimer-"all rights reserved, actual mileage may vary, see dealer for details, weigh your combined rig on a certified scale one of these days..."

I think this truck, compared to what you had, is going to drag your camper around like a fifth-grader pulling a radio flyer wagon across the backyard while being chased by yellow jackets...

Quit calculating, hook it up and hit the road, you've got 22% of your maximum trailer rating as a cushion, what more could you ask for? Folks, am I missing anything here?
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Chief, I think you are making this too hard...Isn't this the door sticker from truck you just bought?




Lets' read through the sticker, top line, GVWR is 10,000 LB

Your Ford ETIS lookup, I posted earlier, tells us you have Super Cab, F-250, 4WD, 6.2L V-8, 3.73 gears, factory class III hitch, integrated brake controller, Trailer Sway Control, trailer prep pack, and "Burma Shave..."

Ford's guide says you can tow up to a 12,200 LB max trailer weight with your configuration. Your GCWR is 19,000 LBS (truck and trailer). (page 19 of this guide)
https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas...FLRVTT_gde.pdf

You've already posted the answer to your question(s)...



Your tow rig appears to be a "Babe the Blue Ox" of tow capacity. If your loaded trailer is 9,500 lbs, as long as you don't put 2,700 lbs of people, tongue weight, and stuff in the truck, then it's a happy day for camping as near as I can tell. Ford doesn't even require the WD hitch until you get to the maximum trailer weight, (but it's a good idea).

Disclaimer-"all rights reserved, actual mileage may vary, see dealer for details, weigh your combined rig on a certified scale one of these days..."

I think this truck, compared to what you had, is going to drag your camper around like a fifth-grader pulling a radio flyer wagon across the backyard while being chased by yellow jackets...

Quit calculating, hook it up and hit the road, you've got 22% of your maximum trailer rating as a cushion, what more could you ask for? Folks, am I missing anything here?
Yes, he is making it far too hard.

AS I mentioned in the other thread, his base weight for his calculation is off roughly 500lbs due to him using the base truck curb weight, and not the actual weight of his truck (calculated by payload allowance on the b pillar). So he needs to add 500lbs to his weight calcs - bringing it up to about 8700lbs. Still way under.

hey, at least he is doing the calculation...painfully or no...
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