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Old 03-15-2019, 04:56 PM   #51
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Wasn't trying to be funny. Don't have a day job did my duty days & nights. Got it figure out I'm fine.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:23 PM   #52
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Tried to post around noon today but obviously it did not take.

JRTH I agree with your comments ref the GVW and I should have expanded my post to clarify.
My 150 Lariat had a Curb Weight of 5600 lbs and a GVW of 7070 which only gave me a payload off 1,470 bs. I was overweight by 850 lbs.

My 250 was a special order XLT bare bones but with the 6.7l and is 6477 Curb with a GVW off 9900 for a 3,423 payload. And you are also correct that the weight in the 28 RKS sneaks up really fast if you are not watching what you are doing . My last Pin weight was 1973 lbs and the RV was 9500 lbs which is 20%.

I do appreciate the comments received especially from senior members who have been doing this for a long time. I have reaped more than I have sown from this site and hopefully someday I will be in a position to return the solid advice.

Thanks everyone for the input and my apologies if the original post may have been hijacked a bit with my original post.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:40 PM   #53
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How did this turn into the forum weight police thread? Complete with a temper tantrum?
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:17 PM   #54
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What would you rather pull a 14K trailer with?
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Tried to post around noon today but obviously it did not take.

JRTH I agree with your comments ref the GVW and I should have expanded my post to clarify.
My 150 Lariat had a Curb Weight of 5600 lbs and a GVW of 7070 which only gave me a payload off 1,470 bs. I was overweight by 850 lbs.

My 250 was a special order XLT bare bones but with the 6.7l and is 6477 Curb with a GVW off 9900 for a 3,423 payload. And you are also correct that the weight in the 28 RKS sneaks up really fast if you are not watching what you are doing . My last Pin weight was 1973 lbs and the RV was 9500 lbs which is 20%.

I do appreciate the comments received especially from senior members who have been doing this for a long time. I have reaped more than I have sown from this site and hopefully someday I will be in a position to return the solid advice.

Thanks everyone for the input and my apologies if the original post may have been hijacked a bit with my original post.
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What would I rather tow a 14,000# 5er with? I would chose at minimum a 350/3500 SRW, with some nice options.

To Fable081, why not just order a nicely optioned F350 SRW, that can have a max GVWR of 11,500#? I will for the life of me not understand peoples obsession with buying a 3/4 ton Diesel for towing a 5er, they just don't have the payload.
In addition Fable081, is 3,423# the payload listed on the payload sticker on the new truck? I know that Ford uses a lot of aluminum in their trucks, but 6,477# seems very light for a F250, even bare bones.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:27 AM   #55
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If never going to tow over 10,000# a gasser will struggle on big hills but will work. The 6.0 and 6.4 engines Ford bought from others were never a good idea. A delete is expensive if complete and done correct, not really worth it in fuel savings (about 0). That money would be better spend on a newer engine. When it comes to trade no dealer will take it unless nearly free to send to auction. The emission items are required by federal law. In at least CA deleted will not pass the smog test, not a test in many states.
I had the chore of driving my neighbors 2018 GMC 3500 pulling 12,700# over 1650 miles. I'd not trade him for my 2016 F350 with over 80,000 miles on the odometer. The GMC got a very little better mileage single, my F350 gets better towing 2000# more weight ~ also a full profile vs mid profile. The GMC did seem to have a little stronger engine brake but nothing else was impressive.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:09 AM   #56
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As a commerical driver I will throw in my 2 cents. If I were to get a Fiver I would have a DRW truck. A heavier tow vehicle will always be the safer option IMO Yes you can do it with a SRW if you are within the weight limits of the truck, you just gotta do the math.
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