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Max weight?

Anyone know the max weight a F250 diesel can tow from the hitch?


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12,000 right or the max you can get it to haul?

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just the max i can haul with the hitch. I might be buying a old truck that weighs around 8500 pounds and using a trailer that weighs between 5-6000 pounds...

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According to TrailerLife's Guide 12,500 is max with a weight distribution hitch, otherwise it is 5,000 and 500 tounge weight for 2008 F250 3.73 Supercab, and 15,400 for fifth wheel. It really depends on cab configuration, bed length etc. But really your talking a few hundred lbs. Guide can be looked at below.

https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...TTgdeSep08.pdf

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Thanks man. It looks like my truck is 12500. Hopefully i can find a lighter trailer.

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your truck isn't 12,500 for sure, 250 SRW GVRW is 10k and 350 SRW is 11,500. My 08CCLB SRW weighs 7800 and other than dual wheels that's as big as you get

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True and keep in mind those weights are usually based on a XL trim package with a 150lb driver and a half tank of gas (so I have been told). Any items in the truck subtract from the max you can tow. However as others have said you will see others overloading these trucks and it's up to the drivers discression. However moving it will not be the issue, stopping and controling trailor sway will be the problem. Safety first!
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True and keep in mind those weights are usually based on a XL trim package with a 150lb driver and a half tank of gas (so I have been told). Any items in the truck subtract from the max you can tow. However as others have said you will see others overloading these trucks and it's up to the drivers discression. However moving it will not be the issue, stopping and controling trailor sway will be the problem. Safety first!
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Its a 3 hour drive without using highways. I refuse going on highways when i have at least 12500 pounds behind me... I hope to have my friend come with me so he can stay behind me and warn fast moving traffic with his strobes in his lights... Ill see what happens... If i need to get it towed i will. Its not worth risking my life over.

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Honestly, I wouldn't be worried about 12,500. I towed 10,000 to Wichita and back without any trouble going 75mph driving for 24 hr straight. That is bumper pull.
Just make certain that the trailer has good brakes and use the weight distribution hitch.
Also in my opinion, I'd rather run the freeway. Less chance of sudden stops and less probability of any problems. Just go 60 and stay in the RH lane.

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