For example, Ford recommends more frequent service on certain components. The other option is manually adjusted shock absorber where you change the shocks setting depending on the weight you put in your truck. The glove box sticker is usually assuming that your truck has all seats filled with 150 lb adults. It utilizes seamless engine braking and selective gearing to improve control on steep downhill grades and minimize brake wear. I am simply relaying the same information available in countless threads on this forum.
Trailer sway control prevents your trailer from swaying at speeds. Make sure heavier cargo is at the front of the trailer. What have other owners done? Here's what you need to know. All campers will make most trucks sway more than the truck does unloaded, but if the sway is excessive, you probably do not have an anti sway bar. For example, an F-series truck with a 5. We are happy you have chosen the best source for Fords! It offered the option of 4. Why did weighing the camper determine that you should be able to carry a 2600 lb camper? I am a new member and have just purchased a 1988 f250 diesel with an axel code of 39.
By keeping your tires properly inflated, you will keep them cool and extend tread life. On this truck, the maximum load on the rear axel would be 3,484 lbs. Please read the Guidelines, it will help you to navigate through and understand this site. By understanding the basics of this modification, you can be more assured of a. The advantage of helper springs is that they require no maintenance. Next, you should have your truck weighed with a full tank of gas at a public scale at truck stops, waste disposal sites, and some states allow you to use the highway scales to name a few.
Clearly, who will be the passengers in your specific case will vary. To determine the size of your trailer hitch, measure the height and width of the opening. Inspect your truck frequently and follow scheduled maintenance for ideal towing performance. You may find that your truck sways from side to side too much with a camper on. The sum, the maximum amount of weight your truck will pull, will vary depending on your gear ratio.
Suspension air bags are connected between the truck frame and the truck axle directly. You may weigh your truck as described above, but in the glove box you find a sticker from the manufacturer that says the limit for a slide in camper is only 1850 lbs, so what gives? I have tried their site in the past but did not log on. I would expect the diesel to be higher than the gasoline, although some of the difference might be the year. Could anyone tell me the towing capacity of this truck. You can find your specific truck's towing capacity.
What is the size of my trailer hitch? In general, a vehicle can tow 35 lbs. Welcome to Ford Truck Enthusiasts! If you don't know how much you can tow or you weren't aware of the special maintenance considerations that come into play, we've got you covered with our guide to towing. This means that your scheduled maintenance will have some items that need special attention. Ford recommends 20,000 max gross for the entire rig. There are two main approaches for shock absorber upgrades.
Air shocks are connected between the frame and the axle by a small pin that cannot carry the additional weight of a camper. I am not advocating you overload your truck. When an extra load is applied to one tire, the twisting force in the anti sway bar pulls that load up and puts some force on the opposite tire. If I use the 7. In addition, transmission fluid should be replaced every 30,000 miles, and transfer case fluid every 60,000 miles. The 5-liter V-8 has 190 horsepower and 275 ft. I had to log on to get to the data.
See you on the boards 1974Ford. This will vary based on your make, model, engine, and other features. Chickenhauler, Thanks for the info. If you are pulling something other than a camper or boat, the answer gets a lot harder. ¾ and 1 ton trucks usually come with E rated tires, but not all E rated tires have the same load rating.