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Old 03-11-2016, 05:13 AM   #1
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First new truck in 15 years. Just brought home Tuesday a new 2016 Ford F-150 XLT EcoBoost. Have the 3.55 rear locking axle, 3.5L EB, MaxTow pkg and gobs of other goodies. I am pumped!

WeatherTech mats yesterday, new extant Solid Fold 2.0 tonneau today.

Ought pull my Jay Flight 22FB with little problem.......

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Old 03-11-2016, 06:09 AM   #2
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Congrats! I've always loved that colour on the F150. You will be thrilled with the power and comfort of that thing. Might I ask what the payload is off the sticker?

Make sure you spend some time setting up your hitch just right - that will be a huge difference in stability.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:42 AM   #3
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Congrats! I've always loved that colour on the F150. You will be thrilled with the power and comfort of that thing. Might I ask what the payload is off the sticker?

Make sure you spend some time setting up your hitch just right - that will be a huge difference in stability.
GVWR package on mine is 7000#, Base Curb weight is 4890, so payload ought be in the 2110# range. However, the tech specs state at 2060#. Pillar sticker says 1845. If I go with the lower number, subtract the approx. 50# for the extant Solid Fold 2.0 being installed today, the wife and my 300# combined weight and 23gal of fuel (purposely not sized up) at 145#, I should have 1345# left.
Tongue weight on my loaded trailer is always less than 700#.

So cargo would be about 650#

If it is the 2060 number, cargo could go up by 200+ pounds.

So, I'm a bit confused myself, but believe we can manage it easily.

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Your payload capacity is what is printed on the sticker and unfortunately that is almost always lower than what is marketed. You need to use the door jamb number in your calculations.
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Your payload capacity is what is printed on the sticker and unfortunately that is almost always lower than what is marketed. You need to use the door jamb number in your calculations.
Thought that was the case so I appreciate the confirmation. I always err on the side of caution and safety, so it is what it is.

Do not know if that payload number can be increased with any mods, but, if not, I do not believe we will have any difficulties living with it in our towing journeys.

I suppose the HD Payload Pkg could be added for a bazillion $$$$$$, but.......
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Guess I can add back into my payload the fuel weight (that is included in calculating the payload max). So I would give me about 800# capacity.
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The payload on the sticker factors in a full tank of fuel and 150lbs for the driver. You will have lots of left over room weight wise with that truck. There are mods you can do which will improve your towing such as LT rated tires (highly recommended) and rear suspension upgrades as well, but nothing you can do will change your payload. That number is basically set in stone. You have the right idea that anything you add will take away from that number. Once you get everything into your truck and all your mods, you can take it to a scale, weigh it as it sits (with you in it) and subtract that from your GVWR. That will give you a realistic idea of how much extra cargo carrying capacity you have left.

You certainly picked the right truck for the job. You will be well within all specifications.
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Beautiful looking truck, really like the blue
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That would then take my net cargo limit to about 950#. I can easily live with that with current trailer. My old Chev 1500 only left me 420# and we just returned from a 4600 mile southern journey with no problems. Of course there was not much of anything in the box!
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