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05-14-2019, 12:24 PM
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Posted By rucus01

Google is not the expert on truck capacities. Go...

Google is not the expert on truck capacities. Go look at some real trucks for yourself. A common optioned 2019 limited will have right around 1100 pounds of payload. Its possible to get it under 1000...
05-14-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,681
Posted By rucus01

A lot of them do but not everyone wants to deal...

A lot of them do but not everyone wants to deal with a special tow vehicle and a super duty its not nearly as nice a daily driver. When you compare it to a GMC denali that comes with more than 500...
05-13-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,681
Posted By rucus01

Dont disagree with that but ford is missing the...

Dont disagree with that but ford is missing the market with the Limited. The guy that buys the limited is towing his 200k wake board boat to the lake and wants a fancy truck. The reality is that a...
05-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,681
Posted By rucus01

When I bought my limited I knew that it had a...

When I bought my limited I knew that it had a lower payload and towing but I didn't really dig into the numbers. I never really expected to haul much and just towed a 4500 pound boat which was half...
05-10-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,386
Posted By rucus01

Chaparral lists that boat trailer as having a...

Chaparral lists that boat trailer as having a weight of 1300 pounds. Even if the boat was totally empty no gas batteries or equipment it would weigh over 5000 pounds on that trailer. The GVWR of that...
05-09-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,752
Posted By rucus01

You are going to need a HDPP truck to haul 2000...

You are going to need a HDPP truck to haul 2000 pounds. A 2.7 will come on on the light duty frame unless you get the 157 inch WB. Most of the 2.7 will have a payload of 1200-1400 pounds. If you want...
05-06-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,681
Posted By rucus01

A lot of people point at the tires/wheels as the...

A lot of people point at the tires/wheels as the reason but I dont think its the direct reason that the payload is lower. The 22" tires are definitely rated lower but they are still rated at almost...
05-06-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,681
Posted By rucus01

The limited comes with a lower GVWR than a normal...

The limited comes with a lower GVWR than a normal 3.5 EB truck does. The springs are lighter and it loses 250 pounds of payload because of it. So he has about 450 pounds of extra options on the...
05-06-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,681
Posted By rucus01

Do you have a bed liner and bed cover? A spray in...

Do you have a bed liner and bed cover? A spray in is about 50 pounds and a light weight bed cover is around 50 pounds that also have to be added.
05-02-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,386
Posted By rucus01

My navigator has a higher GVWR than a HDPP...

My navigator has a higher GVWR than a HDPP...
05-02-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,386
Posted By rucus01

Independent rear suspension. The Long wheel base...

Independent rear suspension. The Long wheel base goes up to 660/6600. There is no axle tube that has to carry that weight so they can rate it higher.
04-28-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,386
Posted By rucus01

Its not the weight bearing capacity of the hitch...

Its not the weight bearing capacity of the hitch that puts the 5000 number there. The wdh actually drastically increases the load on the hitch. Remember itís putting thousands of pound feet of torque...
04-27-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,386
Posted By rucus01

You joke but the trailer rental places look at...

You joke but the trailer rental places look at that. I was in Uhual once and a guy wanted to rent a car transporter to move a Honda and they told him his f350 wouldnít pull it. They donít allow wdh...
04-26-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,386
Posted By rucus01

Gm has an asymmetric spring design that allows...

Gm has an asymmetric spring design that allows for more weight on the hitch.
04-23-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By rucus01

The 2019 limiteds are even worse. The ho motor...

The 2019 limiteds are even worse. The ho motor and dual exhaust have taken another 120 pounds of payload away leaving a fully loaded 4x4 with a bed liner and backflip with about 950 pounds of...
04-20-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,470
Posted By rucus01

Most of us are not as concerned with damaging the...

Most of us are not as concerned with damaging the truck as we are with the legal consequences of overloading it severely. If you are in a serious accident your overloading will likely be cited as a...
04-16-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,973
Posted By rucus01

Did you hit a cat scale on your way ? What is the...

Did you hit a cat scale on your way ? What is the window sticker / vin of the truck you purchased?
04-13-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,679
Posted By rucus01

So if I have a 7.3 diesel excursion I need a WDH...

So if I have a 7.3 diesel excursion I need a WDH to tow a 3500 pound boat?
04-11-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,679
Posted By rucus01

whats your yellow payload sticker on the truck ?...

whats your yellow payload sticker on the truck ? Do you have a bed liner/ bed cover any other accessories ?
04-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,531
Posted By rucus01

Planet ford posts payload also. I think they...

Planet ford posts payload also. I think they started when I asked them to send me pictures of the payload stickers off all their trucks.

I actually think the payload stickers are comparable to...
04-06-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,916
Posted By rucus01

Thats way way too much for an f150. Iíd i was...

Thats way way too much for an f150. Iíd i was towing that I would looks at a srw f350. With a 1650 pin weight and a driver you need a minimum of 2000 pounds of payload to support that. Even if you...
04-05-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By rucus01

Isnít the gvwr on the raptor 7000 pounds? And you...

Isnít the gvwr on the raptor 7000 pounds? And you weighed over 8000 at the scale ?
04-05-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By rucus01

The 2.7 is a great engine very responsive and...

The 2.7 is a great engine very responsive and powerful. The one thing to be careful of though is that unless you get a long bed the 2.7 comes on the small frame and will have a much lower payload...
04-04-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,531
Posted By rucus01

I agree the most important aspect is the tongue...

I agree the most important aspect is the tongue weight but Ford clearly used the word "OR" on both the hitch and in the towing guide. I suspect if you ask them they will say the truck can't properly...
04-03-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,531
Posted By rucus01

I think the biggest disconnect is on the boat...

I think the biggest disconnect is on the boat side of towing. It's really a crying shame there is not a boat specific test. If you have a travel trailer that is over 5000 pounds you should be running...
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