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Old 06-03-2019, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by RL1990 View Post
If you rarely go off road or don't get significant snow and ice in winter 4WD is not a must have. Matter of fact you can carry more weight and tow heavier loads without 4WD,.

Guess again. 4WD/RWD doesn't matter. The GVWR is adjusted for the 4WD. RWD 6750, 4WD 7050. In fact, the 4WD will have more payload even with a glass roof. Been there, compared them, have RWD without the glass roof and have 30 fewer pounds payload from an identically optioned 4WD with the glass roof. With all the issues I had with the 16 4WD self destructing, take 4WD and shove it, good set of snows and I am all set for the harshest winter.

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Old 06-03-2019, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by redranger04g View Post
You can add an amp bed step for fairly cheap. I have one and it works great. Hands free and takes 2 seconds to flip down with your foot.
This thing looks super handy to me... but WOW, are they ever PROUD of it! $250 is a bit steep for just a small step. Might see if I can make myself one.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:44 PM
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I have a Lariat with a 7000# truck payload option and 12700# tow limit. And an 18200# GCVR. Thats a lot of weight. Given most guys with a 1/2 ton never put more than 7000# on the hitch [and usually 6200-6600# or so] not sure I understand the higher trim comment either . . .

If you're towing 10000# you should not be towing it with a 1/2 ton - you should have a 250 or greater.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by comanchepilot View Post
I have a Lariat with a 7000# truck payload option and 12700# tow limit. And an 18200# GCVR. Thats a lot of weight. Given most guys with a 1/2 ton never put more than 7000# on the hitch [and usually 6200-6600# or so] not sure I understand the higher trim comment either . . .

If you're towing 10000# you should not be towing it with a 1/2 ton - you should have a 250 or greater.
You need to look at the yellow sticker in your door jamb for the payload limit.

7000 is the total. From that you subtract the weight of your actual truck. More options equal a lower payload number. That sticker in your door jamb will give you the actual number.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by comanchepilot View Post
I have a Lariat with a 7000# truck payload option and 12700# tow limit. And an 18200# GCVR. Thats a lot of weight. Given most guys with a 1/2 ton never put more than 7000# on the hitch [and usually 6200-6600# or so] not sure I understand the higher trim comment either . . .

If you're towing 10000# you should not be towing it with a 1/2 ton - you should have a 250 or greater.
7000 lbs of trailer at a typical target of 13% tongue weight = 910 lbs + whatever your weight distributing hitch weighs which might make it an even 1,000 lbs of tongue weight. Your Lariat with 7k lb GVWR probably tips the scales at 5,200 lbs or more leaving ~1,800 lbs (maybe less) of "payload" (check your yellow sticker in the door as mentioned above to find out for YOUR truck)

So take that 1,800 and subtract 1,000 for the trailer tongue weight + WDH...then subtract let's just say 200 lbs for the driver (and all their clothing and whatever they bring with them...) and you're down to 600 lbs of payload to play with...and everything you add to or on the truck counts against this (other passengers, cargo, luggage, bedliners, storage containers, roadside emergency or mechanical gear, tonneau covers or bed caps, all of it).

So let's say you have a family of four with two adults and two kids, or maybe you have three adults, take that 600 lbs and subtract another 400 for two more adults or a second adult and two kids...now you are down to 200 lbs for everything you can put in the truck other than people and the trailer tongue weight.

And there are a lot of F150's out there with about 1,400 lbs of paylod which would be over burdened with nothing but that 7k trailer and some people in the cab

There are some F150s that have 1,200 lbs or even less of payload (including diesel equipped trucks) that couldn't even pull that 7k trailer with anything other than the lone driver in the cab


Which is to say that if you plan to two 7k lbs, say a travel trailer to go camping, with your F150, and have a family or want to bring stuff with you, and bring everybody in the one vehicle, you probably want a low trim level with the Heavy Duty Payload Package

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Not in Colorado.

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