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tim1970

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Posted: 01/09/17 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2016 Ford F-250 Diesel. I have read (and even asked questions on this forum) about towing limits extensively. I am very familiar with how to calculate the GVWR and GCWR of my truck based on the stated ratings by Ford. With that being said, I would like to get some real world feedback from people that have towed 11K - 12K loaded weight 5er with a similar setup to mine. I do not want to start another debate so please dont comment that I would be slightly over my GVWR if I decide to go ahead and purchase an 11k - 12k loaded weight RV. I would just like to hear from people that have, or is currently towing this weight with a 3/4 ton diesel. Any issues? Anything to keep you from doing it again. Regrets?

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You will be fine with that truck, and a 11k to 12k 5er. I towed a 12K 5er with a 03 cummins 3/4, and I was at my truck's GVWR.

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That's a piece of cake for any modern 3/4T diesel.


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My F-250 is a 2000 and I tow a 12K fiver with it. I have added airbags, a turbo housing, chip and 4 inch exhaust and it tows very nicely as well as level. I also added the 6000Lb front springs for the snow plow package which helps when loaded. I have also had my transmission beefed up. Wouldnt sell the truck for all the money in the world.


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You'll be fine. I tow my 14k GVWR fiver with no issues, and I've got the F250 Platinum, which is a little light on payload. I did add airbags, which allow me to get everything dialed-in perfectly. Very pleasurable towing experience!


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2011 F-250 Running right at 12k with the factory 5th wheel option. I tended to have a little sag on the back of the truck so i installed Firestone airbags. Now its perfect with 40lbs in the air bags and towing is flawless. I would suggest the air bags highly but you will do fine without.


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Mine is 10560 no problem.as above I also put in airbags but only need about 25 -30 psi to keep level


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ScottG wrote:

That's a piece of cake for any modern 3/4T diesel.


This!
I will say that F-250 seems to set very level from the factory with very little to no rake. You will most likely need something like bags, Timbrens, or stabile loads, etc to compensate for the sag you'll most like encounter. But I too believe that up to say 12k or so and a good suspension assistance device you'll be fine!
Another good upgrade to stock form in your situation and weights your considering would be a set of Bilstein shocks like the 4600 series!


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I tow a 12k Fifth-wheel with a F-250 and have no problems. The truck handles the weight well even without bags, but they may not be a bad idea for peace of mind.


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Heck we tow a 12,360 # GVWR 5er with a 2001 Ram CTD. Currently weighs in at 11,000+/- and headed toward 12,000#.


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