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View Poll Results: What is the payload capacity of the truck you are using to tow your 5.0TA?
Less than 1200 pounds 4 6.06%
1201 - 1400 pounds 8 12.12%
1401 - 1600 pounds 18 27.27%
1601 - 1800 pounds 15 22.73%
Over 1800 pounds 21 31.82%
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:15 PM   #1
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Survey - truck payload ratings with 5.0TA

I thought it might be interesting and informative to gather, in one place, real world data from 5.0TA owners on what the payload rating of their truck is. Everyone's situation is different, of course, but this might give prospective owners a better idea of what is working for others.

Feel free to add any comments or additional info as well as responding to the survey.
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:42 PM   #2
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Good idea David

We're 1484 lb payload and it's close only because we have a heavy B&W Patriot hitch. I'm careful loading, try to keep the bed fairly empty, and don't add anything not needed in the front of the trailer.
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:49 PM   #3
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Not sure because 5.0 hasn't been delivered yet....2016 F150/3.5EB airbags,Tow package (not ultimate tow package), tow mirrors crew cab/6.5' bed...Andersen ultimate hitch (rail version)....I'm sure it will be fine but have never driven a 5th wheel..
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:54 PM   #4
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2021 GMC Canyon Elevation with crew cab and long box. 4x4, 3.6V6 gas engine. Tires 265/60R18
Payload: 1411lb
Towing capacity: 5000lb
GVWR: 6000lb
GCWR: 12000lb
Box bed height: 34”
To top of tailgate: 53”
Box length: 74”

Rails and Andersen hitch with chains


I know it’s at the limit (the GVWR of the Escape 5.0 is 5500lb) but we will be under.
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:54 PM   #5
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Not sure because 5.0 hasn't been delivered yet....2016 F150/3.5EB airbags,Tow package (not ultimate tow package), tow mirrors crew cab/6.5' bed...Andersen ultimate hitch (rail version)....I'm sure it will be fine but have never driven a 5th wheel..
There will be a sticker on the door frame of your truck that shows the payload capacity (cargo carrying) rating, something like this:
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:19 PM   #6
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Mine. 2014 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab, 3.5L ecoboost
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:20 PM   #7
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Payload rating of my current 2020 F-150 extended cab, 6.5-foot bed, with maximum tow package, 3.5L EcoBoost as indicated on sticker found on door pillar: 1,937 pounds. Has OEM spray-in bed liner (that’s a substantial amount of weight) and bed side steps fro factory. Cargo capacity reduced by Demco hitch (100 lbs) and HD Roadmaster Active Suspension (32 lbs) so actual payload is more like 1805 lbs.

All of my F-150s have been extended can 4 x 2s.
The 2012 was also a 3.5L EcoBoost. Payload: 1,651 pounds.
The 2015 (fried by lightning) was a 2.7L EcoBoost. Payload: 1,479 pounds.
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2005 F150 example (entered in survey; it's destined to tug my 5.0 starting in August)

2WD XLT SuperCab, 5.4l V8, 6.5' box (1729# per the sticker, which must be reduced by ~220# due to 'permanently' installed aftermarket turnoverball, airlift, toolbox, etc to arrive at true 'adjusted occupants+cargo' capacity)
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:07 PM   #9
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Here's mine:

2018 Ford f-150 XLT 4x4, Super Crew, 5'6" bed. 5.0 Coyote V8. Standard towing package. Lightly optioned.

Payload - 1977 lbs
GVWR - 7000 lbs
GCWR - 14000 lbs
Towing capacity - 9000 lbs

Towing with a Demco Hijacker 5th wheel hitch on a rail mount.
Also installed the Roadmaster Active Suspension kit on the rear springs.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:24 PM   #10
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Payload 1733 lbs
GVWR 6800 lbs
Towing Capacity 12,200 lbs
Pin Weight 806 lbs
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:16 PM   #11
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I thought it might be interesting and informative to gather, in one place, real world data from 5.0TA owners on what the payload rating of their truck is. Everyone's situation is different, of course, but this might give prospective owners a better idea of what is working for others.

Feel free to add any comments or additional info as well as responding to the survey.
Interesting. The sticker on our 2011 F-250 says "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 1488kg or 3281 lbs.

I bought the truck 10 years ago when we had a pop-top Four Wheel pickup camper and wanted to carry whatever we wanted without worrying about being over weight.

Now that we're towing a 2020 Excape 5.0, it's a good thing that we're still not over weight with all the stuff we throw in the bed when traveling.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:53 PM   #12
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those stickers only apply to the truck as sold. anything you've added to it has to be subtracted. fiberglass camper shell on your bed? figure 100-250 lbs depending on the side of hte truck and how fancy of a shell (yes, I realize a 5.0 tug won't have a shell). all that stuff you carry under the seats like tools, inflator, jumper cables? upgraded/oversize wheels?
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Old 03-05-2021, 01:35 AM   #13
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When is a 1/2 ton truck not a 1/2 ton?

Hi: All... I'm not able to cast a ballot due to the exclusivity of this survey. Although I drive a white truck, it just shows the problems of weightizm some will find on the way to the poll!!! I know where I'm not welcome... Alf
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Old 03-05-2021, 01:48 AM   #14
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and just to throw a WTF out there... My 2002 F250 4x4 diesel longbed supercab, it only has 2000 lbs payload rating before it hits its 8800 lb GVWR. I saw someone's 2011 F250 had 3250 lbs or something.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:40 AM   #15
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Hi: All... I'm not able to cast a ballot due to the exclusivity of this survey. Although I drive a white truck, it just shows the problems of weightizm some will find on the way to the poll!!! I know where I'm not welcome... Alf
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Sorry about that Alf! I thought your payload weight was just over 1000 pounds, didn't realize it was just below and didn't recall ever seen another below 1000. I can't get back in to edit the post and add that to the survey - maybe an admin could do that.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:43 AM   #16
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Alf and I bring up the low end of payload. Mine comes in at 1185 lbs. Isn't it interesting that both of us do not have any issues with payload? I must admit I have never had to leave my wife behind. Not sure how that would go. Yes I am.

My truck is listed as a heavy half ton but that doesn't seem to increase the payload. I will say this, not for one moment have I felt the truck was not the master of the equation. It owned the 5.0ta from the very first moment. I do have air bags and I believe that helps to keep things evened out.

I drive too fast sometimes on I-70 (70 mph) but other than that I am always aware of how the trailer is handling and what is coming up landscape wise. So far things are working out great. But this is a 'What have you done for me lately' game. Past history is no guarantee of future performance. So I always add up the numbers and drive conservatively (when I'm not driving too fast, I usually don't mean to).

We are at the limit on big trips but not by much. And the ride is firm but comfortable. I have good confidence.

BTW, whoever recommended the "Ultimate Seat Cushion" was right on the money (I forget who did). That thing is comfortable for long drives. Love mine.

https://purple.com/seat-cushions/ultimate
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:45 AM   #17
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Sorry about that Alf! I thought your payload weight was just over 1000 pounds, didn't realize it was just below and didn't recall ever seen another below 1000. I can't get back in to edit the post and add that to the survey - maybe an admin could do that.
I tried to edit the poll. There's only five options and they've all been used. I can't add a sixth.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:46 AM   #18
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My 2016 F150, FX4, 4x4, 3.55 Rear End, 4-Door, 5'6" Bed, 3.5 EB, Max Tow Packing has a total capacity of 1802 Lbs.
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My 2014 Ram with v-8 hemi, can pull 12,000 but only carry 1200........
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:24 AM   #20
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I tried to edit the poll. There's only five options and they've all been used. I can't add a sixth.
Can you change the first option to 900 - 1200 pounds?
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