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I have a 2009 F250 XLT Crew Cab, I use it to tow my work trailer and fifth wheel RV on a gooseneck. It seems as if the truck handles the fifth wheel okay. Fifth wheel is around 13000lbs. I realize I am over the payload with that pin weight. Does the F350 have a stronger rear axle giving it a higher payload capasity, as the rear axle in an F350 is rated for around 1000lbs higher? If I could replace the rear axle would this increase the payload on the truck? I am not interested in purchasing an F350 at all, I have replaced every compenent on this truck other than the engine and chasis, too far in it financially to want to give it up, as it is a great truck.