They will tow more than the door sticker says!:thumbsup
My 93 D250 extended cab with an Auto has a GCWR of 12,500#. This means you can legally tow a trailer that weighs about 5500 pounds. I tow a 7000# trailer and the guy that I bought the truck from had a 31' fifth wheel that weighed around 12,000 pounds.
I put mine on the scales in Oregon a couple of years ago and total weight was about 14,250 which is about right for the trailer I have.
A lot of the guys that have 2500 trucks are overloaded when towing a big fifth wheel or trailer if you look at the total weight capacity the trucks are rated for. Out here we don't have to be scaled so it really isn't an issue (yet!:lol3
It Actually Goes By How Much You Pay For You Registration.to Pull More You Pay More.of Course Your Truck Has To Be Able To Handle It.mine Is Not Registered For The Weight I Pull But Campers Dont Have To Be Scaled In Our State,for Private Use Anyways.if Your Going To Pull On A Scale Pay Youre Fee At A Truck Stop The One On The Highway Will Inpound Your Veichle For Any Violations Bad Enough!
so if my truck weights gvwr is 8510 lb and my payload allowence is 4304 lbs.
what would be the official 5th wheel by the book allowable weight? I am confused.
now unofficially what is a reasonable safe limit that does not go by the book but in practice is a safe 5th wheel weight?
I have a d250 new cummins in old truck , 5 spd 2wd
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