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post #1 of 19 Old 04-12-2007, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 96 F250 with a 4 spd auto 4x4 with 4.10 rear. does anyone know what weight rating i have for towing? my local Ford dealer can't give me a straight answer.

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sorry, those links gave me info that i already knew about. the only info that the dealer has given me is 5 ton rating on the hitch or 6 ton rating if i have a 5th wheel connection in the bed.

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The 96 PSD F250 5SP 2wd I had was good for 16000#

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Should have a sticker on the door stating the front and rear axle capacity.

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Should have a sticker on the door stating the front and rear axle capacity.
uuhh, towing capacity................???

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I have a 97 just like yours that pulls 10k horse trailer and up to 25k goosneck flat bed in Colorado mountains.
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uuhh, towing capacity................???
you have to know your axle capacity first,then is it aRC,XC,CC,DRW they all have differnt capacity,my 97 RC is 16000 or my 35 TT is plenty for it on a windy day

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uuhh, towing capacity................???
Uhhh, yeah it will list your GCVWR (total wieght of truck and trailer together) then subtract what your truck weighs. And you do need know what each axles capacity is before loading.

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Uhhh, yeah it will list your GCVWR (total wieght of truck and trailer together) then subtract what your truck weighs. And you do need know what each axles capacity is before loading.
i guess Ford builds wussy trucks then. GVWR for my 96 F250 is 8800 lbs. even if my truck weighed nothing, my weight rating for towing is not even 4.5 tons.
that weight rating must be directly over either axles, not HOW MUCH A I CAN DRAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i guess Ford builds wussy trucks then. GVWR for my 96 F250 is 8800 lbs. even if my truck weighed nothing, my weight rating for towing is not even 4.5 tons.
that weight rating must be directly over either axles, not HOW MUCH A I CAN DRAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thats not true. I wouldn't hesitate hauling 15,000 lbs with that truck. I have always thought that those numbers on the door stickers were merely suggestions only. I have scaled at 32,000 combined and drove over Eisenhower (11,800 elevation) 7% grade with no issues. They are wicked good trucks.
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