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Old 03-24-2012, 08:47 AM
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I just had to pick up some rock and was weighed before and after. Before I was at 8020 before the rock and 12040 after. This is with a stock 03 F250 with no trailer and two life sized people.
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How does F250 handle with 4000lb load? I got spoil with my F450 dually where I had more than 10k on several occasions and am trying to figure out my "new" F250. Rear tires gives the axle about 5200 lb capacity. Not good prediction in my books.
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Truck weighing

Here is a good site regarding how to calculate your weights and how to use CAT scales.
Towing Weight Calculators - How to Weigh Your RV - Answered
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Ok, I didn't realize you were hauling that much on the truck in addition to the trailer. You need to get some of the weight iff the truck and on the trailer instead, but you can't since the trailer is already over capacity.

You could put a heavier axle under that trailer, but don't forget you would also need higher capacity tires. Only problem here is that you are still on a frame that's only designed for 3500 lbs.

IMO you should find a larger tandem axle trailer and then sell the one you have now to offset some of the cost. Then you would have a trailer with significantly more capacity, and it probably wouldn't cost much more in the end than it would to "upgrade" your current trailer.

Edit: I don't know how close this is to you, but it looks like exactly what you need at a pretty good price.

16 ft. Utility Trailer W/ Ramps

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kd0axs - My trailer I am sure is built way over 3500#. Its mainly 3"x4"x1/4" angle, with some 3x3x1/4 on the less critical pieces, and 2by decking. It weighs 1400# empty. I bought it from the guy who built it, the plans I think he said called for 2x2 angle for 3500#, not sure why he went so much heavier but still only put a 3500# axle on it. I think I could put a 5,000# axle under it, but I am still limited by 6x10 size and with new wheels and tires and some metal or something to build taller sides I might as well get a bigger trailer. If I do go bigger I want to be able to haul a car, truck, or tractor on it though. I've seen that craigslist ad you linked and its tempting. But looks like only 3500# axles, which is almost always all I find. If I am going to go 16' or so, I'd really like something more like 10,000gvwr. But that one you linked is tempting. Not as pretty but this is one of the few >7000# trailers I have found locally: Tri Axle Equipment Trailer Thats a lot of tires to replace though lol.
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How does F250 handle with 4000lb load? I got spoil with my F450 dually where I had more than 10k on several occasions and am trying to figure out my "new" F250. Rear tires gives the axle about 5200 lb capacity. Not good prediction in my books.
Honestly not all that bad but it did need some extra room when stopping and corners it did feel rearend heavy but it never bottomed out. It was on the overload springs for sure but it tracked strait and I was able to do any speed without feeling like the engine was being overworked.

This is both my first Ford and my first diesel and I was impressed.
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