Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Not far enough from Houston
I’m new here and in the process of buying/ordering a new F250 Lariat Crew Cab. It will primarily be used for towing our 30 ft., 8K lbs 5th whl. The 8 K figure is scale weight as it rolls down the road.
8k does sound very light for a 30' 5th. I'm wondering if that's the scale weight of the trailer axles which would put about 2000# on the pin. Even if the total trailer weight was only 8k he'd have about 1600# of pin weight.
My SRW F-350 has a labeled cargo capacity of 3274#. A similarly equipped F-250 would be limited to 1,774# by the sticker. If you take off the pin and hitch weight that doesn't leave much room for driver, passenger, and other cargo you might want to carry in the truck. Of course you could ignore the GVWR and look only at the RAWR and might be able to carry a bit more. I don't know what the RAWR difference is between a F-250 and F-350.
Of course if he gets a 2WD truck with the gas engine he will probably be fine for cargo capacity. He didn't indicate an engine or drive preference in the opening post. (But this is a diesel forum...)
Oops! Never mind. I just saw how old the OP was and found that he ordered a F-350 last summer.
'19 F-350 CCLB Lariat SRW Fx4 PSD
Ordered 2-Oct-18 arrived at dealer 20-Nov-19
Last edited by Sport45; 01-15-2019 at 01:53 PM.