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Old 01-15-2018, 10:23 AM
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F250 bump stops.

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Will be getting 2018 F250 4x4 6.2 CCSB this spring, to tow our new 5ver, with pin weight in 2200 - 2400 lb range loaded. I plan on getting camper prep package with aux springs. I want to determine at what point aux springs take effect, and if setting up some bump-stop spacers so that when trailer is hooked up, they make contact sooner and still give a decent ride, and reduces sag.. I will have about 600 lbs other payload with 2 passenger's and 5ver hitch, 2 small dogs..

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Old 01-15-2018, 10:53 AM
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Timbren and Sumo both make what you are describing.
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:59 AM
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That will be close to or over max load on a 250, may want to look into a 350 for added safety margin. yes you can tow it but may not be able to stop it. I believe the 350 is only about $1500 more. Id lean more to the 250 being quite a bit over loaded, your talking atleast 3000# of payload, I dont know about the short bed 6.2 250, but my LB 6.7 only has about half that in payload.
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:22 AM
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That will be close to or over max load on a 250, may want to look into a 350 for added safety margin. yes you can tow it but may not be able to stop it. I believe the 350 is only about $1500 more. Id lean more to the 250 being quite a bit over loaded, your talking atleast 3000# of payload, I dont know about the short bed 6.2 250, but my LB 6.7 only has about half that in payload.
What is the difference in braking between the 250 and 350?
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:37 AM
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I don't know what the pin weight is. But my 5th wheel camper is rated at 11,400 gross and 8500 empty. So in reality we're somewhere between the 2, probably at the higher end.
I was thinking of Timbrens because I had them on the last 2 trucks. But they didn't have the snowplow/camper package like this truck does. I find that with my camper hooked up I'm still about an inch or better from engaging the overload springs.
My camper use is somewhat limited and short distance so I didn't elect to install Timbrens this time.
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:55 AM
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Timbren and Sumo both make what you are describing.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 7591250sd View Post
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Will be getting 2018 F250 4x4 6.2 CCSB this spring, to tow our new 5ver, with pin weight in 2200 - 2400 lb range loaded. I plan on getting camper prep package with aux springs. I want to determine at what point aux springs take effect, and if setting up some bump-stop spacers so that when trailer is hooked up, they make contact sooner and still give a decent ride, and reduces sag.. I will have about 600 lbs other payload with 2 passenger's and 5ver hitch, 2 small dogs..

Anybody have a info/pics that may help?
Every F250 I looked at on dealer lots only had payloads of about 2100-2300 lbs. You will be well overweight when you add hitch weight and passengers.

My F350 Diesel CCSB has a payload of 3500 lbs. An F350 MSRP is $1000 more than an F250.

Here is a payload sticker of a 2017 F250 CCSB that I almost bought. It has a payload of 2291 lbs.

Buy a 350.
 
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I think the diesels have a lower payload, my 6.2L F-250 has a higher capacity than the above sticker?

 
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:00 PM
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I think the diesels have a lower payload, my 6.2L F-250 has a higher capacity than the above sticker?

Yes,
Gas - Diesel about 900 lb difference
F250 - F350 about 1000 lbs difference

And F250 - F350 about $1,000 difference.
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:03 PM
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I think the diesels have a lower payload, my 6.2L F-250 has a higher capacity than the above sticker?
Yes, because they're heavier.
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:12 PM
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I think the diesels have a lower payload, my 6.2L F-250 has a higher capacity than the above sticker?
My 6.2 is between that sticker and yours at 3099.
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:25 PM
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Not sure what the total weight is on what you want to tow, but I wouldn't want to tow more than 10-12k with a 6.2l personally depending on gear ratio. Mine is a 6.2l /3.73 and towing 8k it does great in the mountains, but add 2k and it winds up pretty good to maintain speed. Also adding springs, bumpstops and airbags won't increase your capacity. You still have to stop it safely.
 
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Why does everyone continue to mention stopping safely. The 250 and 350 have the exact same brakes. With the exception of the rear axle and rear springs, they are the exact same truck (and even the rear axle can be upgraded to the 350 axle.)
 
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:30 PM
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Why does everyone continue to mention stopping safely. The 250 and 350 have the exact same brakes. With the exception of the rear axle and rear springs, they are the exact same truck (and even the rear axle can be upgraded to the 350 axle.)
A overloaded truck is a overloaded truck! If you surpass its load carrying ability you wont be able to stop it safely rather it be a F-250 or F-350. When talking about modifying the springs etc. people lose sight of stopping the extra load. Ever thought about losing your trailer brakes on a mountain pass?
 
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