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Maximum tow capability

Can anbody tell me the maximum towing capability of an 08 F-450

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that totally depends on how you option it.
I think that the max for a properly equipped 450 is 24500lbs fifth wheel
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That weight doesn't include the truck right. I could actually tow something that combined with the trailer weight to be 24500

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With a 2WD F450 w/4.88 gears you can tow a 24,500lb trailer (approximate).
The max GCVWR for the F-450 is 33,000lbs with 4.88's or 29,000 with 4.30's.

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With a 2WD F450 w/4.88 gears you can tow a 24,500lb trailer (approximate).
The max GCVWR for the F-450 is 33,000lbs with 4.88's or 29,000 with 4.30's.
Does that mean you would need a CDL since its over 26,001#?

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Does that mean you would need a CDL since its over 26,001#?

Looks that way. Sweet, when I replace my truck my daily driver will require a CDL.

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Are you going to drive them commercially?
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One technicality that makes the whole thing moot anyway. The F450 has a GVWR of 14,500 lbs, which is well below the 26,001 limit for commercial CDL's. The 29,000 number is the GCWR.
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If trailer is over 10,000gw then you need a cdl unless its an rv .

The F450 reqires nothing if its for personal use , use it commercialy and you need a health card . Hook a +10,000gw trailer to , you will need the cdl.

Dot is having a ball this season with the F350,CK3500 and W3500 .They are making them stick DOT# on them if they cant prove personal use.
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