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I Need Help From the Ford Guys!!!!!
I have started several threads on the Dodge Forum with little or no credible replies. I am hoping that someone in this forum has a better understanding of Load Ratings, GVWR and Payload Capacities.
I have a 2008 F350 CrewCab 4x4 shortbed dually due to arrive in about 3 weeks. It is replacing a 2007 3500 MegaCab 4x4 dually (shortbed is the only way this truck is abailable) due to load capacity issues.
My questions are:
Since the MegaCab is built on the same frame, suspension, springs, shocks, axles, brakes and tires as the QuadCab longbox, with the only difference being that the MegaCab has a longer Cab and shortbox, wouldn't it stand to reason that the GVWR would be the same?
They are not!
The MegaCab is only a 10,500# GVWR and the QuadCab has a 12,200# GVWR. The payload capacity of the MegaCab is only 2,800#s (including occupants) while the QuadCab is rated at 4,900#s. The MegaCab axles are rated at 5,300#s for the front and 9,350#s for the rear, the same as the QuadCab that I looked at. Both are riding on E rated 10 ply tires.
I know that all of this is a mute point, since I will be trading the truck soon, but I just have to find an answer.