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97up-list Digest Sat, 06 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 069

In This Issue:
Re: A QUESTION
Re: F350 payloads
Re: F350 payloads
re F350 weight rating

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Date: Sat, 06 May 2000 22:09:29 -0500
From: Kevin Jerome arc.net>
Subject: Re: A QUESTION

The intermittent wipers coming on is a known problem with the multi-function
switch. It's sort of embarrasiing driving down the road on nice sunny day and
having the wipers come on all by themselves (ask me how I know). You can get it
replaced by your dealer under your warranty, assuming you have less than 36K
miles. The transmission hard shift you decribe sounds like a problem lots of
thers have described that was caused by overfilling the trans with too much
fluid. Try to check the level (in park, engine running, on a level surface).
The engine faltering and rough idle you describe sounds like what others have
experienced and corrected by replacing the spark plug wires.

//Johnnyquest

Mark Browning wrote:

> Well again i have a few questions 1 is the wiper system... there starting to
> go off on there own now more often then ever. does anyone know if i could
> just buy a new switch or do i have to get an electrical system check or
> something... 2 i've started noticing that when i am picking up speed fast my
> tranny feels like its smashing the gear into place (shifting extremely hard)
> any known reasoning??? 3 i have a vibration on my engine when stopped it
> feels like its going to die my rpms are around 600 to 900 is that ok... and
> also if anyone could tell me about the more horse power chip the super chip
> what it does and how much canadian and tell me thinks to look for and how to
> match the code for the truck.. stuff like that would be great thanks
> 99 Ford F-150 4.2L 2wd long box regular cab
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From: "Harald Stenger" foxinternet.net>
Subject: Re: F350 payloads
Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 20:20:43 -0700

>Steve writes:
>Can anyone offer some insight as to what the payload capacity (and cargo
capacity) of >these trucks really is?

I can tell you that you can not get the payload from looking at the Ford
brochure. Those numbers you quoted from the brochure are the MAX payload
for a base truck with no options. Once you add things like air
conditioning, a rear seat, a diesel engine, etc. your payload drops
drastically. True payload is gotten by taking your truck to some scales and
then subtracting that weight from your GVWR as listed on the door post.
Unless you have a base XL trim truck, you can plan on it weighing as much as
7800 lbs. This doesn't leave much legal payload on a 8800 GVWR F250.

To make matters worse, when you look at the camper certification that comes
with your truck, you'll really be shocked. This weight rating assumes a 150
lb person in each seat (which would be 900 lbs of people in a bench seat
supercab or crew cab). What no one tells you is that if you only plan on
having you and the wife in the truck, you can add 600 lbs back onto your
camper rating.

Bottom line is that all this information is confusing and it's easy to be
mislead. That's why this list, forums like www.ford -diesel. com or
www.irv2.com, and newsgroups like alt.rv or rec.outdoors.rv-travel are the
places to get info before plunking down those big bucks on that new Super
Duty. I wish I had known 2 years ago what I know now. Could have saved
about $4000. Oh well, live and learn.

Harald


"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Ben Franklin


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From: "Steve J. Hodson" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: F350 payloads
Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 07:44:58 -0400

I can't argue with the idea that GVWR minus the weight of your vehicle with
a full tank of fuel should give you the payload capacity. However options
like AC or XLT trim add only a few pounds (<200 lbs ?). The tables in the
literature that I have take seating into account by splitting out reg,
extended and crew cabs and short and long bed versions and giving data on
each. A diesel engine would definately add lots (~ 800 lbs). The Payload
sheet that came with my 99 350 srw cc instructs that in addition to the
cargo (2392 lbs) in the bed you can carry 900 lbs ( 6 seats x 150 lbs). I
think it's reasonable that they would also take into account a full tank of
fuel (266 lbs) into the calculation so I call the total payload capacity of
my truck 3558 lbs. This is close to the data quoted from the consumer lit
(3865) , the difference may be accounted for by options like you mentioned.
I'm going to take my truck to a scale and get the full tank weight soon so I
can see how this compares with the consumer lit and cargo loading sheet.
-----Original Message-----
From: Harald Stenger foxinternet.net>
To: Ford Trucks List (E-mail) <97up-listford-trucks.com>
Date: Saturday, May 06, 2000 10:25 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: F350 payloads


>>Steve writes:
>>Can anyone offer some insight as to what the payload capacity (and cargo
>capacity) of >these trucks really is?
>
>I can tell you that you can not get the payload from looking at the Ford
>brochure. Those numbers you quoted from the brochure are the MAX payload
>for a base truck with no options. Once you add things like air
>conditioning, a rear seat, a diesel engine, etc. your payload drops
>drastically. True payload is gotten by taking your truck to some scales
and
>then subtracting that weight from your GVWR as listed on the door post.
>Unless you have a base XL trim truck, you can plan on it weighing as much
as
>7800 lbs. This doesn't leave much legal payload on a 8800 GVWR F250.
>
>To make matters worse, when you look at the camper certification that comes
>with your truck, you'll really be shocked. This weight rating assumes a
150
>lb person in each seat (which would be 900 lbs of people in a bench seat
>supercab or crew cab). What no one tells you is that if you only plan on
>having you and the wife in the truck, you can add 600 lbs back onto your
>camper rating.
>
>Bottom line is that all this information is confusing and it's easy to be
>mislead. That's why this list, forums like www.ford-diesel.com or
>www.irv2.com, and newsgroups like alt.rv or rec.outdoors.rv-travel are the
>places to get info before plunking down those big bucks on that new Super
>Duty. I wish I had known 2 years ago what I know now. Could have saved
>about $4000. Oh well, live and learn.
>
>Harald
>
>
>"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
> temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Ben Franklin
>
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From: "Lloyd Rantanen" mindspring.com>
Subject: re F350 weight rating
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 11:05:27 -0600


mindspring.com>
Subject: F-350 payloads
Date: Sat, 6 May 2000 20:32:47 -0400
I inadvertently deleted a recent thread that centered around camper carrying of F-350 superduty's. Here is my 2C worth, hope it finds the earlier correspondents. The advertising literature that came with my truck lists payload capacity for my 99 F350 crew cab 4x4 srw as 3865 lbs. The drw version is listed as 5000 lbs. They specify payload as passengers, fuel and whatever >
Passengers, fuel, gear,ect. come off of the total payload capacity, you don't add them into the payload capacity.
i.e.- Cargo weight rating of 2392 - (150 x 6 = 900) - 266 = 1266


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