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Old 01-19-2015, 09:13 AM   #29
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Airstream doesn't build water pumps, just installs them. The accumulator makes operation smoother but it's still noisy. Perhaps there is a quiet water pump model out there somewhere.

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Old 01-19-2015, 05:31 PM   #30
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Greetings Bob:

I just compared your sticker info to mine and it seems these F150 are all over the map as far as ratings. Mine is also a 2014, but has P275/55R20 111S Tires while yours seems to have 18" rubber. Wonder why that is?
Mine has a GVWR of 7700 LB while yours looks like it is 7650. Yet your payload is high than mine? Mine is 1545 while yours is 1745. This is strange to me as my GVRW is higher, yet my payload is less. Is this a result of different options on a given truck or something?

As a side note. I have added firestone airbags to my rear axle in the hopes of using it to take a bit of the sag out after I'm hooked up and got the prepared set. Have not tried this yet buy will be in about a week when we head south.


Hi, this is one reason that I tell people to check the yellow sticker, because the book is confusing / misleading, and the sales person doesn't know. I showed my sales person a fancy F-150 on their showroom floor that only had 1,065 lbs of payload. By the book, mine should be 1900 lbs, but I lost 155 lbs due to the skid plates for the off road package. I will check my book again; Your payload may be less due to the 20" wheels and tires. But since your GVWR is 50 lbs more than mine, that should mean that your payload should be higher, unless for some reason that we can't see, you truck weighs more than mine while empty.


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Old 01-19-2015, 09:37 PM   #31
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I would not think the wheels and tires would be included in the payload. Since the truck does not actually carry that weight.
The axles and spring weights are not carried by the truck either. But they do have limited weight carrying capacity.
There are a number of factors that will reduce the load carrying capacity of the truck. Most have to do with the trim package, cab type and bed length.
All that fancy stuff weighs something. A lot more that one would think.

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