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lensnel 12-05-2018 04:20 PM

Helpful towing capacity charts
 
This link brings you to some helpful charts to determine towing capacity for various trucks: http://fifthwheelst.com/how_much_can..._tow_2014.html

TLightning 12-05-2018 08:54 PM

Lots of misinformation on that chart. If you want to know the real payload capacity for your truck, look on the Tire and Loading Information sticker on the pillar by the driver's door.

DQDick 12-05-2018 08:59 PM

Also on the SRW's the rear capacity is frequently quoted to be above the rating of the tires you can buy for them.

lensnel 12-05-2018 09:35 PM

Please provide an example of the misinformation to which you refer.

beeje 12-06-2018 08:45 AM

The chart has my truck (in sig) listed at a payload of either 5914 or 5205 (don't know why there are 2 diff #s). I know for a fact that my door sticker says 4950.

jeffba 12-06-2018 10:27 AM

Door sticker for a 2017 F350 CC PSD SRW was 3460 for payload, if I remember correctly

lensnel 12-06-2018 11:10 AM

Sierra vs Silverado is the reason there are 2 numbers. Did you read the foot notes? "Only the highest GCWR trucks are listed in each category. There may be other models/trims available with lower ratings."

beeje 12-06-2018 04:18 PM

Da, I see that sierra/Silverado now. And no, I did not scowl down to the foot notes. But with that info, the chart is for the most part worthless. My Sierra went from 5900+ on the chart to 4950 on the door sticker. The chart needs to be WAY more specific.

TLightning 12-06-2018 05:32 PM

One of the things the chart does not consider is the engine. The diesel is much heavier than the gasser, so for a diesel, the tow rating is higher and the cargo capacity is lower. Normally, diesel 250/2500 trucks are over weight not because of the tow capacity but due to the lack of cargo capacity. I've had a salesman give me the cargo capacity of a gasser...high...and the tow rating of a diesel...also high.

Kid1956 12-06-2018 08:44 PM

here's a bunch more... these seem to be semi-accruate, at least for 06 07 gmc..
Someone on here, another post, had this link, so I went there..
You can download the pdf for the year you want...

http://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/

LindaV 12-21-2018 07:40 AM

There will always be several different configurations on most trucks that will change the numbers. F350 diesel also has 2 different GVW for the same truck that you can get..one allows for higher payload than the other. Bottom line is start with the truck you think you will need for your rig and then CHECK THE ACTUAL NUMBERS ON THE DOOR before you commit. Make sure it can do what you need it to do. Don't go by what is published on the internet or what the salesman tells you because more often or not it is wrong.


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