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Kayteg1

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Posted: 05/25/20 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had 4300lb load of gravel on my 2001 F250 more than once.
But each time after huge bulldozer load the gravel on my flatbed, I took a shovel and pushed most of the load behind the cabin, so only about 3000lb of the load ended on rear axle.
With TC you simply can't do that, so cargo capacity and how you can use it are going separate ways.





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Are there any others out there who have an F250 like what I am looking at buying and haul a similar camper to what I am looking at?

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Kayteg1 wrote:

I had 4300lb load of gravel on my 2001 F250 more than once.
But each time after huge bulldozer load the gravel on my flatbed, I took a shovel and pushed most of the load behind the cabin, so only about 3000lb of the load ended on rear axle.
With TC you simply can't do that, so cargo capacity and how you can use it are going separate ways.


How many times exactly did a bulldozer load the gravel and you were able to drive the truck home? Lol


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mbloof wrote:

Where's my popcorn??

Considering 3/4T is 1500lbs a payload of over 3000lbs is not bad at all.



Lol, wth does that have to do with anything?

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YellowLightning wrote:

Are there any others out there who have an F250 like what I am looking at buying and haul a similar camper to what I am looking at?


No idear what a 1995 whatever camper weighs, but had a 2012 F250, same specs as the one you posted and a 2015.
Set my Arctic Fox 860 on the truck once to move it in the driveway (company truck not camper hauler truck), about 4000lbs.
Dropped the suspension straight onto the bump stops.
3000lb is generous IMO for those trucks. Nothing wrong with them, tough as nails, just have a soft spring pack, comparatively, IMO. Airbags, add a leafs, timbrens, etc will be needed to haul about any full size camper.

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YellowLightning wrote:

Are there any others out there who have an F250 like what I am looking at buying and haul a similar camper to what I am looking at?


Up until a few years ago I hauled a ~4000lbs Northern Lite (and gear) on a 8800GVWR 97' F250. In 2017 I upgraded to a 10,000GVWR 2017 F250.

The 97' had 16" tires/rims that I ended up replacing with 19.5" Vision Heavy Hauler rims and Toyo class "G" tires. I never did use the airbags I had installed at the same time.

Fast forward to 2017 (and new truck) and I replaced the OEM 18" tires/rims on the new truck with the set of 19.5" rims/tires I had on the old truck. In this case I do use 15PSI of airbag pressure to level out the headlights.

Like I mentioned before, keep an eye on your tire ratings (you might want to weigh the truck/camper/gear packed for camping) and compare to your tire ratings. The rear axle Axle Ratings on Ford Super Duty pickups is plenty.

Go camping and make lots of memories!


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mbloof wrote:

YellowLightning wrote:

Are there any others out there who have an F250 like what I am looking at buying and haul a similar camper to what I am looking at?


Up until a few years ago I hauled a ~4000lbs Northern Lite (and gear) on a 8800GVWR 97' F250. In 2017 I upgraded to a 10,000GVWR 2017 F250.

The 97' had 16" tires/rims that I ended up replacing with 19.5" Vision Heavy Hauler rims and Toyo class "G" tires. I never did use the airbags I had installed at the same time.

Fast forward to 2017 (and new truck) and I replaced the OEM 18" tires/rims on the new truck with the set of 19.5" rims/tires I had on the old truck. In this case I do use 15PSI of airbag pressure to level out the headlights.

Like I mentioned before, keep an eye on your tire ratings (you might want to weigh the truck/camper/gear packed for camping) and compare to your tire ratings. The rear axle Axle Ratings on Ford Super Duty pickups is plenty.

Go camping and make lots of memories!


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Mbloof-I have to ask; why didn’t you get a 1 ton when you upgraded in 2017? Was it a licensing/registration thing?


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My 2005 Ford F250 carried 2750 lbs empty on the rear axle, 7000 lbs with my 4000 lb truck camper and 8000 lbs once I hitched up my 8000 lb enclosed trailer on 28" extension with WDH. The truck had the camper package (heavier front coils, upper rear overload, rear stabilizer bar), but I added 19.5" rims and tires, Rancho RS9000XL shocks, Firestone Ride Rite air bags, upper and lower Torklift StableLoads, Torklift tiedowns and FastGuns, 20K lb SuperHitch and 28" SuperTruss

I drive roughly 10k miles a year with the camper and 75 percent of the time with the trailer also in tow. At least one trip a year typically takes us over the Rockies and most cross the Sierra's or Cascade's.


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Mbloof-I have to ask; why didn’t you get a 1 ton when you upgraded in 2017? Was it a licensing/registration thing?


It was a availability thing. All the lots within 100mils of my house had crew cabs and I wanted another super cab. I bought the last super cab on the lot. I was not considering special ordering something.

Besides the mentioned to death extra leaf in the rear, there really is no difference. Since I'm rolling ~12,000LBS as it is, I'd be over the GVWR of a F350 SRW anyway.

I did go from a XL to a Lariat and a under powered 5.8L to a 6.7L PSD.

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Posted: 05/27/20 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YellowLightning wrote:

Are there any others out there who have an F250 like what I am looking at buying and haul a similar camper to what I am looking at?


Did I mess where you posted the weight of your camper?


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