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Old 07-26-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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2012 Ford F150 Improved Payload Capacity

Check out the new payload capacity for some of the F150's. This really opens up options for trailers with these half tons. Check out the link.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/07...-capacity.html
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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Ford's weight ratings for the Screws (SuperCrews; the only truck I would consider) are wacky, to say the least. In 2011, the difference in cargo capacity between the 5.5' bed and the 6.5' bed was 20 lb. The alleged increase for 2012 is +50 lb. for the 5.5' bed and +590 lb for the 6.5' bed. What the heck is that all about? Wackier is the changes for 4x4s. In 2011, the 5.0 has a bit more cargo capacity than the 3.5 but the tow rating is dramatically less. The 6.2 has more pony power than the 3.5 or the 5.0, the same towing capacity as the 3.5, yet less cargo capacity than either of the other two engines.

Something similar happened in 2010. In 2009, Ford came out with improved engines and an all new 6 speed tranny. Towing capacity went up dramatically but cargo capacity was disappointing. In 2010, Ford increased the cargo ratings. With the new engines and improved tranny for 2011, I was hoping for something similar in 2012 but this is disappointing. It especially bites my backside (that and tall dogs) that I would have to go up from a 5.5' bed to the 6.5' bed to get the larger increase (which would be a huge benefit for me). I can easily park my 5.5' bed (even when parallel parking) but that extra foot for the 6.5' bed would seem a like a mile.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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Just bought a 2011 Lariat, SCREW, 6.5 ft bed and 3.5 Ecoboost. Have not towed yet but the engine is out of this world. I can't wait to hook up the rig and see how she does. I will definitely post a report and pics.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:52 PM   #4
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Nice choice, Jim. You'll love the EB towing!!
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:23 AM   #5
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Unbelieveable?! The payload for the 2012 F150 SCrew 6.5' box is 40lbs more than my 2011 Ram2500 CC Diesel 6.5' box. Is Dodge too conservative or is Ford over inflating their numbers.
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I can easily park my 5.5' bed (even when parallel parking) but that extra foot for the 6.5' bed would seem a like a mile.
I found the rear camera an absolute necessity. would not worry about parallel parking as long as i have the camera. just thinkin'
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
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I found the rear camera an absolute necessity. would not worry about parallel parking as long as i have the camera. just thinkin'
My 5.5' bed F150 Screw has a Leer 100R commercial cap on the bed without side windows (there are tool boxes there instead) and no rear view camera yet I can easily back her, including parallel parking, just by using the side mirrors. The only time it's a problem is when I have to angle park on a busy street. Backing out is difficult due a lack of visibilty of oncomming traffic but I still manage just fine. The reason the extra length will be a problem is getting it to fit, not visibility. Ah, the bears a girl has to cross.

Still, I plan on getting the rear view camera so hitching up to a trailer will be easier.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:49 PM   #8
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Look at the capacity of the reg. cab. 8ft bed. It is listed at 3060 lbs, 6.5 is 1820. How can that be right? A 150 with over 3000 lbs payload? And 1.5 ft of bed gives ya over 1000 lbs more over the 6.5ft bed? Hmmmmm.


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Look at the capacity of the reg. cab. 8ft bed. It is listed at 3060 lbs, 6.5 is 1820. How can that be right? A 150 with over 3000 lbs payload? And 1.5 ft of bed gives ya over 1000 lbs more over the 6.5ft bed? Hmmmmm.


As I mentioned in the second post in this thread, Ford's ratings are wacky.
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could it be that your looking at the 36 gal fuel tank option verses the 26 gal?
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