Originally Posted by andrew72
According to Ford's website?
If you configure a Lariat Eco Crew with a 6.5 bed and 3.73 Elocker, the max tow is 11,100 and the max payload is 2310.
Pay 1500 bucks more for the same vehicle sans Elocker for limited slip/heavy duty payload/max tow, the truck still comes up with the same tow/payload capacities.
Yes, the payload number on the Ford build&price website is busted. The max tow pkg and the HD payload pkg have the same tow rating, but the HD payload pkg adds 500 pounds more payload capacity over the max tow, and 1,000 pounds over the stock truck with neither max tow nor HD payload. But on that website, a Lariat SuperCrew Ecobost 4x4 3.55 e-locker without either max tow or HD payload shows the same payload as the 3.73 e-locker with max tow or the 3.73 LS with both max tow and HD payload.
On a 2012, max tow pkg and HD payload pkg or both have the same GCWR, so the same tow rating. However, max tow adds about 500 pounds additional GVWR, and HD payload pkg adds another 500 pounds.
Without the max tow pkg you're probably going to run out of payload capacity for hitch weight long before you get close to the tow rating. With the e-locker 3.73 (max tow but without HD payload) you probably cannot tie onto a TT that weighs more than about 9,000 or 10,000 pounds without exceeding the GVWR of the tow vehicle. And even with HD payload pkg, you still don't have much payload capacity so it's easy to exceed the 8,200 GVWR if you tow a TT that grosses more than 10,000 pounds.
Think for a second: If the GVWR is 8,200 and the payload is 2,300, that means the wet and loaded pickup weighs only 5,900 pounds. Fat chance that your pickup weighs only 5,900 pounds before you tie onto the trailer. So the Ford payload number is bogus anyway.
I don't know about 4x4s, but on my 4x2 the GVWR is 7,200, max tow adds 500 for 7,700, and HD payload adds another 500 for 8,200 GVWR. You need every bit of that 8,200 pounds GVWR if you plan to tow a TT that weighs more than 10,000 pounds without being overloaded, even with not much payload except a skinny driver.
Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. 2012 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew EcoBoost, 6.5' bed, Platinum White/tan, Leer 100XQ camper shell, Nomad Joey 196S TT, CarMate 7x14' enclosed cargo trailer, three other utility trailers, plus a retired 2000 Keystone Sprinter 25RKS 5er we rarely tow now. ProPride hitch on the TT. Reese Strait-Line hitch on the cargo trailer.