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Old 06-05-2005, 12:21 AM
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Payload Capacity of 1989 E350 Question

I am trying to find out the payload capacity of a 1989 E350 15 passenger extended cab econoline van. I have done some research and I think it's around 3500 lbs but the more I look into it the more it confuses me. I don't have access to the sticker on the door and all the seats have been taken out so I'm really just looking for a ball park figure. Can anyone help me out here that knows off hand what the payload capacity might be. Thanks...
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:46 AM
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i believe your GVWR is probably ~9100lbs (depending on your rear axle and motor combo). Your van probably weighs in ~6100lbs (just a guess - visit you nearest CAT scales for an accurate weigh-in), leaving you about 3000lbs payload. Of course, if you've got good brakes and drive carefully, you can probably safely carry more. I know i have... :-)
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 04:08 PM
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My 89 E350 cargo van, standard body had a GVWR 9500 and weighed in at 6700lbs. I think your estimate of 3500 capacity might be a little optimistic. As packlet says above you should go weigh it to be sure.
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:36 PM
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You also want to look at the load capacity of the tires you're using.
Just how rough of a road you're taking it down makes a lot of difference too.
And of course you need to look at how high you're making the CG with the load you're adding.
 
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:54 AM
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My 90 is about 3000#. It would probably take more but I never tried. I decided to use a trailer instead of over loading.
 
 
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