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F250 Payload and 5'er
My F250 SD, 4x2 Supercab SRW, with tow package, 10,000 lb GVW package, and 3.31 Elocker has a listed payload of 2878 lbs. I'm thinking this means that the truck weighs 7122 lbs.
So, if I back out a tank of fuel + tank of DEF + weight of self and DW, and weight of toolbox/tools/misc, I come up with a new payload of 2065 lbs.
1. Is my math/thinking right?
2. If we're thinking of a 5'er with 22% pin weight, then the weight of the 5'er hitch (65 lbs?) must also back out. Now I'm down to a loaded trailer weight of 9500 lbs+/-.
Okay, so what am I missing? Or....what can I do to increase payload without compromising truck?
FWIW, 5'er tow rating is 16,400 lbs. Something doesn't add up here.
2011 F250 XLT premium package,towing package, SC, SB 4x2 with E-Locker
Last edited by Kbota; 08-18-2012 at 04:15 PM.