Semper Fi,Originally posted by Semper Fi
I understand what Ford is doing with the Hitch situation, but I don't agree. I guess what they are telling us is that if the GCWR is 12,500#'s for the F-350 and you have 1,000#'s of fuel, cargo and passengers (plus the weight of the truck 7,000#'s) then you basically can tow (legally) 4,500#'s. Ford's hitch is rated for 5,000#'s, so they are covered. But, people (including myself) tow way over 5,000#'s with this truck and that's where the problem is. I would think that all the other makers would have the same problem?? Does Chevy, GMC and Dodge install a class 5 hitch?? If this is a problem with all the manufacturers, then all of us who tow 7,000#'s--15,000#'s have to buy a Topkick or a Freightliner?? WTF?
GCVWR of the F-250's and 350's is 20,000#(Truck, Gear, Trailer)
Tow Rating is 12,500# with the truck empty and proper hitch setup