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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Unincorporated North TX.
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The fact that the gross weight stayed the same is what kept me out of a 2017. The truck was not really any lighter…2-300 lbs which didn't give me the capacity I needed without going to to a DRW truck. The combined is quite a bit higher, but some of that weight needs to go on a truck that did not see a bump in the GVW. 5K higher combined equals about 750-1K higher pin weight which is not there when looking at GVW. My 2016 SRW with the trailer hooked up had a GVW of 12,100…over the GVW by 600 lbs. The 2017 had me 300 lbs over with a lot more combined rating I could not use. I had to buy a DRW truck..so I bought a 2016 and saved a ton of money. I was hoping for a higher GVW…maybe 12,500 for a 2017 SRW, but that did't happen. Not sure how you get to a combined of over 28K without overloading the 11.5 gross on a truck that weighs close to 8K. My dealer let me take a 2017 to the scales. My 2016 F350 SRW weighed 8120 with a full tank and hitch in the bed. A like 2017 weighed 7800 lbs without the hitch. Not a big difference especially when you consider the 5K additional gross combined rating of the 2017 would put 750-1K lbs on the truck. Couldn't make the numbers add up. I was still over the 2017 SRW gross rating with tons of room under the combined of 28K+.
2016 F350 KING RANCH DRW, 4X4, RUBY RED/CARIBOU, 3.73'S, LOADED, TUNED, ARE FLAT BED COVER, SPRAY IN LINER, 2.5" RANCHO FRONT LIFT, 3" REAR LIFT, RANCHO 9000 XL'S, 255/80/17 BFG MUD TERRAINS, EBC BRAKES, RADIO LOCKPICK, FRONT LIGHT BAR AND REAR FLUSH MOUNT LED'S.