I'm a little confused about what the actual load capacity of my truck is(ie: weight in the bed). My rear axle code is 19, so according to my owner's manual, the truck has a GAWR of 3800lbs. There is no way that the truck on it's own(unladen) is taking up 2800lbs of rear axle capacity, even with 2 full fuel tanks. Something isn't adding up here.
The reason I ask is that I have a load to haul 400 miles that weighs somewhere between 1200 and 1400 lbs, and I want to make sure that the truck can handle it safely.
Thanks for the replies everyone. Though I didn't get a total weight of the truck with or without the load, it made the trip just fine! I was actually quite pleased with it's performance. After over 400 miles with that load, I still have 1/2 a tank of gas left.
I just aquired a 1995 f150 w/ I suppose standard suspension,
and 800lbs of compost brought the rubber stop on the frame
within 2-3inches of the axel. Isn't that rubber stop some kind of
indicator of payload capacity
FYI - yes, the 8.8 can take a 3800 lb load before things start falling off it. outside of the USA, with the contact overload option, there is an 'ambulance package' for the F150
not all f150s are 6250 GVWR tho....you need to peek at your little sticker. the 2wd models start around 5250 for a light duty shortbed stepside. I have the chart in my manual (which I still have!) but its snowing and 2* outside so tough.