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Old 03-15-2015, 08:22 AM   #71
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There is a reason that all the big trucks on the road today are diesel.... Most of the smaller vehicles in Europe are diesel, you get better power and fuel economy with diesel, no such thing as too much horsepower, or money!
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:36 AM   #72
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Average price of diesel in UK in Feb was 115p per liter. 3.785 liters per US gallon. 115p is about $1.70 today. So a US gallon of UK diesel is about $6.43/US gallon, about $4/gallon higher than locally. To fill up a F250 6.7L 26 gallon tank, say 23 gallons would be $148, ouch!

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Old 03-16-2015, 07:54 PM   #73
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Well kelvin Im not sure where you got your data on the Payload for the Ford 2015 F250 diesel. I have the very truck your talking about and the number or info that came with truck is 3000 lbs. Thats also what the Ford website has listed as well.


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The 3000# payload that Ford advertises is the maximum payload, and usually you can only get it in regular cab work trucks with little options. The sticker on the driver side door, on the other and, is the payload for your truck, and is usually several hundred pounds less than the maximum payload. All the other car companies follow the same practice (unfortunately).
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:12 PM   #74
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1936 payload on my 2015 F250 king ranch 4x4 dieselClick image for larger version

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Old 04-06-2015, 08:13 PM   #75
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:13 AM   #76
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I think if I had to do it over again, I would get the F350 because Im now overloaded and sagging in the rear with 1000 lb tongue weight, 50 gal fuel, generator, bed slide, leer cap, gear & passengers etc... Now Im trying to decide if I need airbags or level ride system? Anyone that has level ride or airbags any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:20 AM   #77
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I think if I had to do it over again, I would get the F350 because Im now overloaded and sagging in the rear with 1000 lb tongue weight, 50 gal fuel, generator, bed slide, leer cap, gear & passengers etc... Now Im trying to decide if I need airbags or level ride system? Anyone that has level ride or airbags any advice would be appreciated.

Might be cheaper to add a spring to the rear.

Our F350 Diesel has a DOOR STICKER (for those who question) that reads payload of 3,382 pounds.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:37 AM   #78
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I think if I had to do it over again, I would get the F350 because Im now overloaded and sagging in the rear with 1000 lb tongue weight, 50 gal fuel, generator, bed slide, leer cap, gear & passengers etc... Now Im trying to decide if I need airbags or level ride system? Anyone that has level ride or airbags any advice would be appreciated.
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I have adjustable airbags on the rear of my 250. When I load up the bed I make sure that the measurement from the top of my tire to the fender rim remains at a constant 9", which is the unloaded measurement. Remember, that the only difference between the 250 and the 350 is the rear spring as i have been told. Say hello to Linda for us.

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Thanks Ron, which air suspension do you have? That's what I will do to correct the problem.
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My one ton Dodge has a payload of 3500 pounds, newer ones are even higher. Rides like a truck because that Is what it is. Short bed crew cab diesel. I use minimum wd and of course sway control. I only use the wd because that was the easiest way of adding sway control. 2006 model year with 32 gallon fuel tank. 14 to 15 mpg towing at 65 or less. Peace,jim
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I have had the Firestone bags on my old truck. Ok, but you needed to keep a minimum of five pounds in them. I currently have the Airlift bags with the internal jounce bumper built inside on my current truck. Can run with zero air pressure when unloaded. Pretty easy install and gives me an onboard air supply for other needs. Mounted the pump, switch and stuff on the inner wall of the bed where I can reach it all when hitching up.


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I would just install a F350 rear leaf spring pack.Your ride will remain the same.When loaded the overloads come onto play and the truck rides good.Without a load it will ride on just the primary leaf an give you the smooth ride your F250 provided as they are the same.

I have a 2015 F350 so I can attest to the above stated facts, I also had a 2012 F350.The 2015 springs ride a little smoother but both ride better than my previous 2010 F150 with a 1790 lbs payload capacity.
Replacing the leaf springs on your truck is a simple solution as F250 and F350 interchange.Simple.


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I would just install a F350 rear leaf spring pack.Your ride will remain the same.When loaded the overloads come onto play and the truck rides good.Without a load it will ride on just the primary leaf an give you the smooth ride your F250 provided as they are the same.

I have a 2015 F350 so I can attest to the above stated facts, I also had a 2012 F350.The 2015 springs ride a little smoother but both ride better than my previous 2010 F150 with a 1790 lbs payload capacity.
Replacing the leaf springs on your truck is a simple solution as F250 and F350 interchange.Simple.


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Interesting. I'm looking at moving to a 250 as well. Seems like it makes sense just to get the 350?
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I have the Firestone air bags with on-board compressor (mounted under the hood on the wheel well) on my F-250 and it has been a really good addition. I can pack the bed full and with the 1,000 lb hitch weight, I can still keep things level. Once unloaded and un-hitched, I lower the air bag pressure to 5 lbs and the ride is really good for an HD truck.
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