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Old 06-28-2018, 04:45 AM   #15
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Looks like 1146 lbs payload capacity on it. Gvwr is 7100 lbs. It's going to be a while before I'm towing much of anything with it though. Hoping my Overlander will be done for summer of '19. Our little teardrop I built a couple years ago barely even counts lol. Just turned over 500 miles on it and very happy with 23.7 mpg so far.
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:10 AM   #16
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That 23.7 sounds good to me. I get 17-18.. That’s a nice jump. Might even improve once it’s broken in. I’m assuming they have the aluminum bed, I’m sure that helps also. Your payload would work fine for me also. Hmm, in a few years maybe I’ll have to look for a used one.
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:33 AM   #17
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The whole body is aluminum, not just the bed. Now let's see if I can get these pics to load...
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:49 AM   #18
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The whole body? Hood, cab, doors, rockers, everything? I didn’t realize that. That’s got to save a lot of weight.
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:04 AM   #19
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Thanks for the pics! That rocks seeing a “power stroke” badge on a 1/2 ton.....
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:22 AM   #20
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Looks like 1146 lbs payload capacity on it. Gvwr is 7100 lbs.
Hmmm. Only 1100 lbs pay load will not work for me. I figure my TW is 800-1000, add passengers, dogs, coolers, clothes, barbeque, bikes, well...

Still, looks like a really nice truck. And the milage is impressive.

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Hmmm. Only 1100 lbs pay load will not work for me. I figure my TW is 800-1000, add passengers, dogs, coolers, clothes, barbeque, bikes, well...

Still, looks like a really nice truck. And the milage is impressive.

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It wouldn't work for me either, but the OP's 1970 27' Overlander originally claimed to have a hitch weight of 450 to 465 lbs., so that leaves about 700 lbs. for passengers, dogs, coolers, clothes, barbeque, bikes, etc.

Should work out just fine.
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I have a new F250 Diesel, pulling my 2018 Serenity 28. A few of my gear head friends are asking if I have plugged up a “tuner” yet? From the factory it ihas 935 lb ft of torque and 450 HP. 😳
I think I will leave it “stock”...
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:59 PM   #23
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Yeah the 1100 lb payload really makes me wonder how they can claim 11,500 lb towing capacity. Minimum 10% tongue weight, doesn't leave any room for even a driver. Not sure if all the car companies do this or not, I work at Ford so didn't look at anything else for a TV.
Yes, original tongue weight for 1970 Overlander was 465 lbs, but with a complete redo on the trailer I'm going to have to be careful and watch the weight and balance when I'm ready to start putting it back together for sure.
I think it was for 2016 model year when Ford went with full aluminum body for F 150. I think Expedition/ Navigator went all aluminum for 2018 but not positive about that.
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That is a really low payload for a 1/2 ton...
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:53 PM   #25
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Those Diesel engines are very heavy!
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:54 PM   #26
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Well it's more than a 1/2 ton. Lol. But yeah, heavy engine and just about every option you can think of.... those massaging seats can't be light
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I traded my Expedition because it only had 1319 lbs of payload. With almost 1000 lbs on the hitch ( before WD), not a lot of capacity left over.
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:13 PM   #28
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Well it's more than a 1/2 ton. Lol. But yeah, heavy engine and just about every option you can think of.... those massaging seats can't be light
I don't think the seats are more than a few pounds. System is an air pump, some valves, and a set of bladders. Last Ford guide I have has the Platinum trim as adding 24 lbs. for everything in the package.

I will say that the seats do a good job!
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