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Mountain Biker

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Posted: 08/17/03 11:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have any of you other 2003 F250 Crew Cab Short Box w/ 6.0 PSD weighed you trucks. I curious as to what your weights came in at.

Our is as Weighed: Full Tank of Diesel, Myself (230lbs), my son (70 lbs), Nikki, our Samoyed (80 lbs), Reese 16K Slider.

Truck options - 6.0 PSD/Automatic Transmission, AC, X-Line Bed Liner, Tube Side steps, Power Leather Seats (another misc. but minor things)

(Transfer case was included in Fords spec - diff. spec for 4x2 vs. 4x4)

Weight: 7960 lbs. - I don't know but this sounds a little high to me. The Ford Brochure has the base F250 Crew Cab as 6275 lbs (yes with a 150lb driver and no fuel) I calculated this by taking it from 8800 GVWR - 2525 Max. Payload listed in the brochure. I find it hard to believe that the options on the truck added over 1000 lbs to curb weight.

I'm curious what others have found (and to see if I need to find another scale)

* This post was last edited 08/17/03 12:58pm by Mountain Biker *   View edit history


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Sounds about right. You didnt say short or long bed. I know I have a diffrent truck, 2000 xlt cc swb 2wd auto 7.3 sprayed in liner and draw-tite 15k slider with westin side tubes. I did the ford build sheet thing and I should weight 6400. With the truck, me, and full tank of gas I scale at 6890. I think you are very close in a long bed ?.
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Posted: 08/17/03 11:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Other "options" that added weight are:

auto tranny
AC
Stereo
Upgrade interior
HD anything
power anything (windows, seats, etc)

Just a while ago had most imports consider bumpers on pickups as optional equipment!


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Posted: 08/17/03 12:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry about that. My F250 CC is a short box. And I forgot the AC and Automatic Transmission. (changed it in the intial post) Thanks

* This post was edited 08/17/03 01:16pm by Mountain Biker *

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I have a 2002 Chev 2500 HD Crewcab 4x4 Duramax. Payload according to the Chev brochure is 3340 pounds (for the "base" model) with a GVW of 9200 lbs. So, I figured my rig would weigh more than the about 5,900 of the base 4x4. SO, I weighed it (full fuel, me and the wife) and came out at 7200! Wow-- I find it really hard to believe that my truck is 1300 pounds heavy!

Sounds like Ford has the same issues with "optimistic" weights. However, it is frustrating to see your payload dropped by 30 to 50% from what you planned.


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We have a 2000 PSD and weighed it a couple of years ago. It is an extended cab with a short bed. I don't remember the exact wt, but it was over 7000 lb.


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Mountain Biker, Your weights sound right.

This is one subject I and a few others have been harping on for over a year. I'm glad to see folks like you post your real weights, it makes others pause a moment and think and perhaps re-read a the brochure fine print. To keep in the "We're number one" game, the manufacturers do a pretty slick job of deliberatly hiding the truth.

God knows how many folks have purchased these heavy duty diesel or big block gas trucks thinking they weigh around 5800 to 6,000 lbs.

What an eye opener the first time they roll up on a set of scales and their truck is 1,000 lbs heavier than thought.


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Had I known these numbers before hand, I would have gotten the F350. Decided the F250 (based on the specs) was more than I need, and I liked the ride on the F250 a little better (my brother in-laws F350 Crew had a little harsher ride).

Sad thing is with these numbers I'm now about 400 lbs over my GVWR for the truck and can't really do anything about it. Can't afford to trade up at this point. Fortunately, I'm way under on all my other numbers. (Axle limits, GCWR (65% of max))

My only question for Ford is, how can you tow a 12,500 lbs 5th Wheel with a F250 with the PSD if you hitch weight needs to be 15-25%, (1875 to 3125 lbs) if a hitch weight of 1000 lbs. puts you over you GVWR?

* This post was edited 08/17/03 09:37pm by Mountain Biker *

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MB,
TextD has some of the BEST respones to a lot of questions and doesn't pull any punches. I did the exact same thing you did when it came time to order our truck. UGH! Had I only read this forum before hand......

Anyways, we have a '03 F250 Lariet SD,CC,AT,SB,4x4,PSD,Line-X,Reese 15k slider,DeeZeeFX running bds,Ltd.slip, and a lot of other stuff from factory. Like you, I figured the weight to be 7,000#. Well on a CAT scale it weighed 7500 w/fuel! Prior to Line-X and hitch, I weighed w/Leer cap and it checked in at 7600#.

Towing a 12,500 trailer is that gross or empty weight? Ford's tow guide states no heavier than 10,400 5er for a F250 CC. I currently tow a '03 Jayco 325BHS that weighs dry at 9500#. My pin is 1700#. Total gross for trl is 12,000#. Truck and trl (full of propane, some water from dealer testing system) came in at 17,000#. Whoa nelly that only leaves me with 3k for the rest. Over on truck, under on combo. By the way, with 265 tires, top of box rails measured 54" w/o trl. With trl not loaded 52". Fully loaded w/lots of stuff in box of truck 51". At 52", the truck is still level, 51" and was squattin' (possibly due to items in box more so than trl being loaded?).


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ACZL,

I was only stating a question I would like Ford to answer regarding their weights posted in their brochure. My trailer fully loaded is just shy of 8000 lbs.

I looked at the spec. sheet again, I missed the spec. sheet foot note for the 5th wheel towing capacity with a F250 6.0L Diesel (guess it really is time for reading glasses). Your correct in that the max. 5th wheel rating for an F250/6.0 PSD is 10,600 lbs.

So I'll rephrase my question to Ford:

How can you tow a 10,600 lbs 5th Wheel with a F250 with the PSD if you hitch weight needs to be 15-25%, (1575 to 2650 lbs) if a hitch weight of 1000 lbs. puts you over you GVWR?

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