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Old 06-29-2018, 12:02 AM   #1
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F250 Or F350


Hey Guys, Iím sure this has be discussed before but I canít find it.

Looking to upgrade from my 07 F150. Iím getting to the point where I am maxing out the truck for towing and sometimes payload.


I have a 6x12 tool trailer thatís ~4000lbs that I load lumber and materials into often. I also put the mini skid in the truck and pull the trailer sometimes and would like to do that more.

I also have a 6x12 dump that I use for moving my mini skid and hauling garbage, dirt, pavers etc.

For example I have the dump on with the machine, and 30 bags of concrete in the truck tonight.

My question is will a F250 be a better buy than a F350? There isnít a lot of difference I can see between them
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:07 AM   #2
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Re: F250 Or F350


things to consider:

new or used
price
age
miles
engine
transmission
rear end ratio

just not much difference between the two...

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Hey Guys, I’m sure this has be discussed before but I can’t find it.

Looking to upgrade from my 07 F150. I’m getting to the point where I am maxing out the truck for towing and sometimes payload.


I have a 6x12 tool trailer that’s ~4000lbs that I load lumber and materials into often. I also put the mini skid in the truck and pull the trailer sometimes and would like to do that more.

I also have a 6x12 dump that I use for moving my mini skid and hauling garbage, dirt, pavers etc.

For example I have the dump on with the machine, and 30 bags of concrete in the truck tonight.

My question is will a F250 be a better buy than a F350? There isn’t a lot of difference I can see between them
I don't know much about fords but its usually the brakes and leaf springs. if you are actually maxing out the payload I would go for 350,
Another option is airbags in the rear for just solving squatting since most your weight in the trailer its very well priced for how much they can handle and install is easy. But I don't think this will increase your payload legally speaking. Does keep the rig looking legal haha them RCMP love spotting swatters and scaling them around here.

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I don't know about ford, but the only difference between a gm 2500 and 3500 single rear wheel (srw) is one leaf in the rear spring pack.

It doesn't sound like you're any where's close to dual rear wheel (drw) territory, but if you were, they make towing / carrying heavy loads alot more comfortable.

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I don't know about ford, but the only difference between a gm 2500 and 3500 single rear wheel (srw) is one leaf in the rear spring pack.

It doesn't sound like you're any where's close to dual rear wheel (drw) territory, but if you were, they make towing / carrying heavy loads alot more comfortable.

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On the chevys it is an extra single rear leaf and a stronger rear end as well

Of coarse it has a higher load rating as well for legal reasons if you hit the scales





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Go with the F350. Gives you a higher GVWR.
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I don't know much about fords but its usually the brakes and leaf springs. if you are actually maxing out the payload I would go for 350,
Another option is airbags in the rear for just solving squatting since most your weight in the trailer its very well priced for how much they can handle and install is easy. But I don't think this will increase your payload legally speaking. Does keep the rig looking legal haha them RCMP love spotting swatters and scaling them around here.


I put 5000lbs air bags in the truck the first week I owned it. In my opinion you canít tow with a half ton without them anymore.
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On the chevys it is an extra single rear leaf and a stronger rear end as well

Of coarse it has a higher load rating as well for legal reasons if you hit the scales

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I should have clarified, the diesel 2500 and 3500 srw drive train is identical, except for the extra leaf.
I wasn't even thinking about the gas models, silly me.

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Iíll be buying used so it sounds like which ever one I find for the right price with the setup I need will work and that small difference between the 250 & 350 isnít going to make a difference for what Iím hauling.
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Main difference between f250 and f350 is a 350 has stiffer leaves in the back and 4" blocks instead of 2.5 and a different rear end gear ratio.



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I've pulled 14k through muck and not gotten stuck yet with my f250
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Main difference between f250 and f350 is a 350 has stiffer leaves in the back and 4" blocks instead of 2.5 and a different rear end gear ratio.



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I think I would put airbags on either one. With a trailer and the mini skid in the bed I think it would be well worth the cost of the airbags again.

Do the block just make the 350 sit higher than the 350 or do the actual make a difference
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I think I would put airbags on either one. With a trailer and the mini skid in the bed I think it would be well worth the cost of the airbags again.

Do the block just make the 350 sit higher than the 350 or do the actual make a difference
Sits a tad higher and has a higher payload capacity
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I think I would put airbags on either one. With a trailer and the mini skid in the bed I think it would be well worth the cost of the airbags again.

Do the block just make the 350 sit higher than the 350 or do the actual make a difference
I think no matter what the rcmp go by what's on the sticker for payload. I thought might be some way to get this change if you upgrade but havnt found much. If you do find a way let me know cause my next truck is a going to be a 1997-2001 ram Cummins

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I think no matter what the rcmp go by what's on the sticker for payload. I thought might be some way to get this change if you upgrade but havnt found much. If you do find a way let me know cause my next truck is a going to be a 1997-2001 ram Cummins

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Nope, gotta change the cab to get the higher rated sticker
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I think no matter what the rcmp go by what's on the sticker for payload. I thought might be some way to get this change if you upgrade but havnt found much. If you do find a way let me know cause my next truck is a going to be a 1997-2001 ram Cummins

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What I have found with the airbags is that they donít increase payload just keep the Rcmp of you as your truck doesnít look like it has a bunch of weight on it
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What I have found with the airbags is that they donít increase payload just keep the Rcmp of you as your truck doesnít look like it has a bunch of weight on it
I like the air bags to keep the truck riding fairly level , personally I think a truck handles better loaded.

I like a dually for heavy loads even if a sw will handle it.
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My brother's new 2012 f250 has been Nick named the super droopy. It has a cap and a 100 gallon fuel tank in it and looks like it has 4k pounds in the bed. Hook a skid loader trailer on it and the tounge drags, front end wonders and you can't stop for crap. It's pretty pathetic.

He has been eye balling the air bags I have in my 350. Great when I can't avoid a bit too much pin weight.

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Well I finally bought a truck. Found a nearly mind 2010 F250 Lariat that was used only for pulling a travel trailer in the summers.



Only downside to the truck is the ugly cow catcher.
Luckily it came with the factory bumper so I can swap it back and sell this one

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