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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
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My truck is rated at 10k by Ford, registered for 12k in my province. Trailer is 15.5k so I have posibility to be registered for 27.5k. Now needing a CDL.
NOW my truck is rated at 23k gcvw so what does ford says.
The truck and trailer combined can be 23000lbs considering I don't have over axle ratings and proper braking on the towed trailer.
You do not add truck gvw and trailer gvw the 5th wheel pin weight is part of the truck gvw. Due to less tongue load regular trailer rating is lowered but you can load the truck box up to truck gcvw that include tongue load and load in the box.
F150's are much lighter and the gcvw allows heavier trailers same as other models, but the HD Fords are much better build for towing but rated for the drive train and cooling capacity while, to me, F150 are a publicity gimic. I surely would not tow the trailers I see them pulling lately.
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2005, 6.0L, 6 Spd Std, 3.73 Rear End, F250SD, Extended Cab, 4 x 4 Long Bed. 2008 extension mirrors. GPS/TV/DVD/CD/Rear Cam/Radio installed, Max Energy programer by Hypertech, and Fuel Pressure Gauge. ScanGaugeII for 60 plus XGauges, and MPG. ELC Cat EC-1 Coolant, Pull a 39ft 15500Lbs 5th Wheel Camper Trailer. Mileage Avg is 20MPG, and pulling 12.6MPG.
Last edited by caissiel; 04-15-2012 at 04:43 AM.