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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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How much will it pull?

Hey guys. I have a question from a bidder on Ebay. He wants to know if the F-350 Dually with the 20k fifth wheel hitch will pull a four horse trailer... Any ideas? I don't want to guarantee something but I don't know where to look to find even a general answer.
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Open the front driver's door and look for a sticker on the body with a bunch of information on it. Find the letters "GCWR" (Gross Combined Weight Rating), and the number following them. Subtract 8500 (estimated truck weight, wet and loaded), and the difference is the maximum 'safe' payload/ trailer weight that Ford said it could haul.

There are several other variables for that, such as type of trailer being towed (fifth wheel, bumper pull, etc...), how it's loaded for proper tongue weight, etc, but that's getting unnecessarily detailed just to sell a truck.

Good luck!

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My husband is running out to the truck to check.

I did take a pic of something on the inside of the door but it only says
GVWR and GAWR

Yup he says that's the only thing on the inside of the door.
I'm including the pic.
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It should be somewhere in your owner's manual, also.

GVWR is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, which is how much the truck can weigh without a trailer attached. Subtract the actual truck weight from that number and you get how much weight you can haul in the bed, or tongue weight for a trailer.

GAWR is the Gross Axle Weight Rating, which is the maximum amount of weight that can be put over the rear axle. That's also used in figuring out the maximum trailer tongue weight, but you need the trailer loaded and attached, at a truck stop with a scale to check that.

For what it's worth, we've regularly pulled 10,000 pounds with our '94 F-250. It gets kind of slow climbing big hills/ mountains, but it'll do it.

2002 F-350 Lariat crew cab 4x4 PSD auto, DRW with 163,000 miles, Ford AIS, otherwise all stock.

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Yes it will pull a four hourse trailer. Good lord. I've pulled a 4 horse trailer more times than I could count.

If I couldn't even do that with a super duty I wouldn't have it!
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that truck will pull just about anything you wanna hook behind it........





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itll pull a 4 horse trailer with no problems
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heck even a 6 slant with living qtr's, no problem...

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BTW guys that truck is the 7.3 IDI not a powerstroke.

10-12K max.

early 99 with some stuff on it
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BTW guys that truck is the 7.3 IDI not a powerstroke.

10-12K max.

hahahahahah, I've grossed over 30K more times than I can count with an IDI.

Not saying it was fast but it did it.
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