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Old 11-06-2003, 11:48 PM
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F150 Load Capacity

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.
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Old 11-07-2003, 06:34 AM
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Phobia16v ... check out this thread

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/sh...%25252Bpayload

I and others had replied to this common question. You can also try a search on this forum on "f150 payload" (go one year back) for similar discussions.

Hope that helps -rlp
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Old 11-07-2003, 10:19 AM
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If you lived in California, it would be easy, the difference between the GVW on the sticker and the unladen weight on the registration. My '94 4x4 for example:

6250-4425=1825

Subtract 6lbs per gallon of gas and driver weight and you have it.

1825-(6*20)-150=1555

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Old 11-07-2003, 10:27 AM
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You probably will want to air up the tires to their maximum when carrying that much weight.
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Old 11-07-2003, 12:06 PM
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If you got 1400 lbs in a f150 you should have no problem.

I've repeatetly hauled 2200 on bumpy dirt roads with my salt damaged rusty suspension and only got minor damage.

1400 is a walk in the park.
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Old 11-09-2003, 10:40 PM
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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.
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I have a dealer brochure for my 96 and you should be able to handle 2200 in the bed so 1400 would go no prob
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I hauled 3500 in the bed of my F150 for 500 miles.. You're fine.
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payload

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
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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.
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