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Old Yesterday, 06:47 AM   #31
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I'll bet your scale is as good as a CAT scale. But can I get you to explain these figures for me.....thanks.

Front Axle 3520 4050 530
Rear Axle 2680 4800 2180
Total 6200 8200 2000
Payload Cap (per yellow sticker) 2172


The 1st number is what weight is on each axle of the truck as it came off the dealers lot.
The 2nd number is the gross or max weight that each axle theoretically can handle & the 3rd number is what weight is left that could be addded.
Payload Cap (per yellow sticker) 2172, Theoretically that's the total extra weight I can put in the truck. Hope that answered your question.


Front axle weighed .... 3520 lbs unloaded. Weight on it could weigh as much as 4050. So there was 530 lbs extra that could be used. Hope that explains the numbers.

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I guess some folks just got to have a "special" truck...

I guess some do!

...Really I don't know how special it is. Our little F-150 is just a plain XLT Ecoboost like allot of the plain XLT trucks you'd find on any dealers lot except we added the HD package and took what came with that package. All we wanted it to do was to be able to tow our trailer safely and give us a ride with a whole lot of comfort. Mission accomplished. DW is one happy lady. Alls good.
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Old Yesterday, 07:17 AM   #32
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But hey... life is a test... and 1/2 ton towable 5th wheels is question #3
Ain't that the truth.... Sad part is that too many folks go through life with a "test crib sheet" with all the answers but never take time to even read the questions, much less understand the question AND the reasons for the answer. They just mark down what's on the crib and move on.... 1=a, 2=b, 3=b, 4=d, etc.
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That being said, I also agree that his F-150 wonít be as purpose-built as a F-250. I donít recall the exact numbers but I think my Ď16 F-250 probably weighs 1500-2000# more than my Ď09 F-150 did and the 6.2L gas engine feels sluggish compared to the 5.4L in the F-150.
Doubtful it has the 5.4 V8, most likely the EgoBoosted 3.6 V6!!
Which to me is as big a misnomer calling it a "tow vehicle" as it is calling a 10k+ rv "1/2 ton towable"! Just my .02 cents!
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Doubtful it has the 5.4 V8, most likely the EgoBoosted 3.6 V6!! Which to me is as big a misnomer calling it a "tow vehicle" as it is calling a 10k+ rv "1/2 ton towable"! Just my .02 cents!
The 2009 Ford F150 had three V-8 engine options, A 4.6l 2-valve, a 4.6l 3-valve and the 5.4l 3 valve. The same engine choices were offered in 2010. The 3.5l eco-boost V-6 was not available in 2009 or 2010 and was not available until the 2011 model year.

I owned a 2010 F150 5.4l 4x4 and traded it on a 2013 F250 6.2l 4x4. Having owned similar trucks to the poster's comments, I can also attest that the F250 with the 6.2l felt "sluggish" when compared to the 5.4l in the F150. Part of that was, IMHO, directly related to the additional 2000 pounds of "truck steel" incorporated into the F250 when compared to the "light truck construction" of the F150. My F150 was "zippy on acceleration" where the F250 was "sluggish but stable when loaded and working" I think that was the point the poster was attempting to convey in his comparison. Having personal experience with both engines in similar trucks, I agree with his analysis.
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The 2009 Ford F150 had three V-8 engine options, A 4.6l 2-valve, a 4.6l 3-valve and the 5.4l 3 valve. The same engine choices were offered in 2010. The 3.5l eco-boost V-6 was not available in 2009 or 2010 and was not available until the 2011 model year.

I owned a 2010 F150 5.4l 4x4 and traded it on a 2013 F250 6.2l 4x4. Having owned similar trucks to the poster's comments, I can also attest that the F250 with the 6.2l felt "sluggish" when compared to the 5.4l in the F150. Part of that was, IMHO, directly related to the additional 2000 pounds of "truck steel" incorporated into the F250 when compared to the "light truck construction" of the F150. My F150 was "zippy on acceleration" where the F250 was "sluggish but stable when loaded and working" I think that was the point the poster was attempting to convey in his comparison. Having personal experience with both engines in similar trucks, I agree with his analysis.
Thanks, JRTJH.

In my previous post I was talking about the 5.4L engine in my 2009 F-150, not the 3.5L Ecoboost in theasphaltrvíerís truck with the HD Payload package.

Before I upgraded, I considered the same truck as theasphaltrvíerís but my trusted mechanic suggested I avoid the Ecoboost engine. I guess heís seen some significant problems with it. I also wanted to have a truck that could handle my next RV thatís hopefully going to be a 5er with a loaded weight of not more than 10K#. The F-250 is a better fit for that task but I was disappointed that the 6.2L is not as snappy as the 5.4L was in that 2009 F-150. If the diesel wasnít a CDN$9000 premium, I would have looked seriously at a F-350 SRW diesel. (IMO, a Diesel engine in a 3/4 ton robs too much payload and a 1 ton only costs about $1000 more.)
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Thanks, JRTJH.

In my previous post I was talking about the 5.4L engine in my 2009 F-150, not the 3.5L Ecoboost in theasphaltrvíerís truck with the HD Payload package.

Before I upgraded, I considered the same truck as theasphaltrvíerís but my trusted mechanic suggested I avoid the Ecoboost engine. I guess heís seen some significant problems with it. I also wanted to have a truck that could handle my next RV thatís hopefully going to be a 5er with a loaded weight of not more than 10K#. The F-250 is a better fit for that task but I was disappointed that the 6.2L is not as snappy as the 5.4L was in that 2009 F-150. If the diesel wasnít a CDN$9000 premium, I would have looked seriously at a F-350 SRW diesel. (IMO, a Diesel engine in a 3/4 ton robs too much payload and a 1 ton only costs about $1000 more.)
I think the sluggishness you feel is just the bulk of the 3/4 ton. I went from a 5.7L Ram 1500 to the 6.4L Ram 2500 and it's the same thing. The 6.4 can get with it but in a much heavier, more cumbersome vehicle it just doesn't feel as "snappy" or "nimble" - attributes that I initially did not want to give up but now I am so happy I did. As long as I tow I won't ever have a 1/2 ton again - way too many benefits over the smaller truck.
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