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valhalla360

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Posted: 01/30/11 07:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have an F250 1992 7.3 diesel extended cab 4x2. We are considering getting a truck camper. I understand how to read the door panel and calculate the payload but the sticker doesn't list the dry weight and the manual dodges the question by saying the truck should be weighed.

Anyone have an online resource that would provide an curb weight without taking the truck to a weigh station?


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Posted: 01/30/11 07:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The only accurate way of telling the weight is at the scales. Curb weight on some trucks is listed with standard equipment and others it includes options so kind of hard to say what yours would be. Could make a big difference since you have the 7.3 diesel and that's a heavy engine.


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Posted: 01/30/11 07:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had to weight mine to find out the unladen weight which was 7620.


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Posted: 01/30/11 07:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

92 F250 2wd diesel supercab longbed

I'm going to say it weighs about 6000 lbs unloaded, which means about 2600 lbs payload going by the 8600 GVWR and about 3000 lbs of rear axle capacity, going by the 6084 RGAWR.


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Posted: 02/01/11 10:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

SoCal: Thanks that's what I thought, though the sticker lists 8800 gvwr.
Sorry, I had thought the 2wd F250's in the old body were 8600. I know the 4wd F250's are 8800, 4wd F350SRW's are 9200 and DRW's are 10,000. Go by whatever number your truck's door sticker tells you.

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Posted: 02/01/11 10:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Golden_HVAC wrote:

Take the truck to a scale. Find out that the empty weight is 7,540 pounds, and that your GVWR is 8,600.

Then go home, get out a calculator, and cry. There is only about 1,000 pounds of capacity in your F-250, including passengers, cargo, and that camper you though it could carry. Even the SRW F-350 only has a dismal 9,900 pound GVWR for those years, until 2005. In 2005, the F-250 GVWR with crewcab and diesel increased to 10,000 pounds, as high as a 1990 Dually F-350.

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You're talking about different years of trucks. From '99-'04 the F250's still had the same 8800 GVWR and 6084 RGAWR as the '87-'97 F250's, but the '99-up trucks weigh a lot more than the old body trucks. The old body F250's have greater payload capacity than the '99-'04's, due to their lighter unloaded weight. Ford fixed that in '05 with higher GVWR's and RGAWR's for all the trucks.

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Posted: 02/01/11 10:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 97 F250 Heavy Duty 4X2 extended 7.3 diesel long bed weighs at 6000lbs with me and 3/4 full of fuel on board.


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Posted: 01/31/11 08:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Golden_HVAC wrote:

Take the truck to a scale. Find out that the empty weight is 7,540 pounds, and that your GVWR is 8,600.

Then go home, get out a calculator, and cry. There is only about 1,000 pounds of capacity in your F-250, including passengers, cargo, and that camper you though it could carry. Even the SRW F-350 only has a dismal 9,900 pound GVWR for those years, until 2005. In 2005, the F-250 GVWR with crewcab and diesel increased to 10,000 pounds, as high as a 1990 Dually F-350.

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Cry? Over a $2500 truck that came fully outfitted for towing TT or 5er, is rigged for a TC, thats been a daily driver getting 22mpg with minimal maintenance for the last 3 years including over 10,000 miles pulling the 5er? If thats going to make me cry, I'll cry all the way to the bank.

I don't want a monster TC with a 6' overhang and 4 slides. I just want something modest that we can sleep in has a small fridge, stove and bathroom. Mostly as a backup as we are considering doing the PanAmerican Highway in a couple years and would stay at inexpensive hotels most nights but if we couldn't find one or they are expensive, this would give us options as long as we could find a secure area to park.

SoCal: Thanks that's what I thought, though the sticker lists 8800 gvwr.

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We have the same truck and it also says 8800 on the door sticker BUT it has another sticker on the door frame for the camper certification since it came with the factory camper package. It lists the max camper weight and such. Ours is good for a 2400 pound camper in the back. It's partly due to the overloads and sway bars and partly due to the conversion package that included larger E rated tires. 2 of ours are centurian conversions and one is Texas stage coach. D was the norm on most trucks that year.
If your engine is the turbo 7.3 then you sure won't have any trouble getting it moving I know. Ours is the non turbo 7.3 and it does just fine.
My 94 F350 with the powerstroke is almost effortless with it. It's also a conversion with the factory camper package. They made some really good trucks back then didn't they? I love the mileage they get the best. New ones might have more power but can't even come close to our mileage.


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Take the truck to a scale. Find out that the empty weight is 7,540 pounds, and that your GVWR is 8,600.

Then go home, get out a calculator, and cry. There is only about 1,000 pounds of capacity in your F-250, including passengers, cargo, and that camper you though it could carry. Even the SRW F-350 only has a dismal 9,900 pound GVWR for those years, until 2005. In 2005, the F-250 GVWR with crewcab and diesel increased to 10,000 pounds, as high as a 1990 Dually F-350.

Fred.

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