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Old 07-17-2015, 08:45 AM   #155
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Hey Mr. Bob, guess what I took delivery of today? Yep, a 2015 Ecobeast!
What is the payload sticker on the door show for your 2015?

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Old 07-17-2015, 09:18 AM   #156
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Verify the payload sticker on the Lariat before purchase. I've seen payload stickers on heavily optioned F250 diesels under 2000lbs because of the heavy engine.

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Good point Kelvin - Many times people (including the dealer) don't have any idea how options like trim packages and motors effect the actual load capacity.
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:42 PM   #157
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Ford advertises 3100lbs payload for the F250 Lariat. The diesel runs about 5-600lbs heavier then the gas version. So I think worse case payload would be around 24-2600lbs which would double my present payload. F350 would ad another 500lbs of capacity but probably a rougher ride and perhaps overkill.
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Have had my F-150 for a year now. It has HD trailer and payload package, Ecoboost, 3.73 rear end. I towed a 34ft AS for about half of the 12K miles so far. I had 1998 E-350 with V10, 4.10 rear end that I towed the same trailer with since it was new. A lot of WOW!! has happened in the intervening years. The F150 is superior in every way to the old E-350. The only problem(?) I encountered was getting used to the more sensitive steering. The F-150 has met or surpassed my every expectation.

From monitoring various comment sources I have concluded that the people who have the most problems with F-150 are those who don't have one
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:53 PM   #159
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What is the payload sticker on the door show for your 2015?

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@ Arcticfox, yes good point. I basically was educating the dealer because they thought that only towing capacity had to be considered- nothing else.

I also learned quite a bit, at least about current order information and options on Ford 150s. Not all options are available on all trim levels. For example, there is no checkbox for just Max Payload on a Lariat trim line. We went through the order information before we found the "odd truck" in dealer inventory, listed as a Platinum on the dealer's system but was in fact the Lariat that I purchased. What was interesting is how they cluster certain options into packages and if you want (627) HD payload alone it just says late availability with no order selection box. That said, the HD payload is matched with the FX off road package but what is odd is that those skid plates and other items add weight as well.

In shopping 2015 models I found an XLT at the dealer with a 2300 lb payload on the door panel. It was equipped like my '09 truck- essentials but nothing fancy, white with black cloth.

My truck is a Lariat that is essentially loaded- 502A, platinum white, 20" wheel/tires, Tech pkg, 3.5 eco option, 2X moonroof, tailgate step. It is easier to describe what is not on the truck from the everthing list- no off-road skids, no 4x4, no extending fold out box or larger fuel tank, no tow mirrors, park assist or adaptive cruise control, two-tone paint, sport pkg or wheel well liners or inflatable rear seatbelts. Every other feature I have- The 502A pkg has a long list. Frankly all features would be nice but my salesman said that he has never seen one totally with every feature on the list. The cruise and parking are cool but not for $3500, at least to me. I regret only tow mirrors but that would most likely require ordering a truck. Ordering them afterwards is cost prohibitive as my model uses power folding, sensing 360 camera mirrors and they are quite a bit of money to add the tow version of that to the truck so I will still be using my Aero mirrors when towing. A few months ago I looked at a similarly equipped '14 as this one. The payload was 1100 something- too low for me.

BTW, to answer your question on payload, my door sticker says 1720 lbs having the 3.5L Eco, 3.55 electronic and 20" wheels. The max tow has the 3.55 rear. The 1720, is great for me; however, it is true that the more features on the truck, the less the payload. We walked all over the lot of 133 F150s to look at payload stickers. Most of the Platinums, King Ranches and Lariats were around 1200-1500 lbs on their lot, many had the 36 gallon fuel tank and the off road skid plate option AND 4x4. Those all reduced the payload. The ones with the higher payloads were the XLT models- nearly all above 2000. You can tell quite a bit by just walking around and noticing how tall the truck is. The lower sitting trucks had low payload figures- higher ones had more. There were two we found that sat really low. The stickers said 6200lb GVWR package. It is all about which engine, axle/final drive, wheels/tires primarily. Basically I walked away with nearly $7 or 8K off sticker depending on how the trade was considered- either giving me top dollar or a thousand less than top.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:05 PM   #160
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Ford advertises 3100lbs payload for the F250 Lariat. The diesel runs about 5-600lbs heavier then the gas version. So I think worse case payload would be around 24-2600lbs which would double my present payload. F350 would ad another 500lbs of capacity but probably a rougher ride and perhaps overkill.
Just double check the payload sticker on the door before signing the paperwork. Ford's documentation is best case. Gas F250s will have higher payload than diesel.

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BTW, I was convinced that I needed 4x4 for that time that may come. After reading scads of posts on the truck F150 forum I became less concerned about it. One guy's post who lived in Alaska had both drives in trucks a few years apart in model year. He described the difference in a way that clarified my need- anything other than gravel road, asphalt or packed dirt and you fall into 4x4 territory. Then he said in some situations it made no difference like in wet grass and sited an example when 4x4s, 4x2s and the wrecker were all stuck. I do not venture out into fields much nor do I go off roading or mudding or camp or drive in snowy areas. Oh, he added that a "locker" will suffice for times on roads that get challenging usually due to weather- duh, it took rookie boy (me) a bit to figure out the electronic locking axle is what he meant and what I got. So, point is, unless you are dead set on 4x4, consider what I share as well.
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:34 PM   #162
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Payload on my 2015 Platinum is 1387lbs. which does not leave a lot of comfort room. Also here in the mountains I can hear the EchoBoost working hard.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:23 PM   #163
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Hi, I like the driver's side "A" pillar handle. My Lincoln had four assist handles, but my F-150 only has three; None for the driver.
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The steering wheel is the driver's assist handle.


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Hi, true, but in the old days, Bob [at the Ford dealer] repaired many broken tilt wheel columns because of people doing just that; Using the steering wheel to lift their massive bodies on to the seat.
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The back seat of my truck has 2 assist handles on each side- 1 on the ceiling/top of door opening and 1 on the B-pillar. I reckon this is to accommodate people of different heights?


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The front seat passenger side has 2 assist handles- 1 on the ceiling/top of door and 1 on the A-pillar.
The driver side only has 1 on the A-pillar. They must intend for the driver to use the steering wheel.
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2 handles for everyone else and 1 for the driver-


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