The payload wars between Ford, Chevy, and Ram have yielded impressive results for today’s consumer. Even the 3/4-ton pickup truck has benefited from these wars with much higher payload ratings. Indeed, most of the gasoline-powered, 3/4-ton trucks rolling off today’s assembly lines have payload ratings in excess of 3,300 pounds. Fortunately, truck camper manufacturers and consumers are reaping the benefits of these higher ratings. Many are building hard-side truck campers light enough to be safely hauled on 3/4-ton trucks like the Ram 2500, Chevy Silverado 2500, and Ford F-250. In this article, we rank the 8 best truck campers for Ford F250 and Ram Chevy GM 2500 trucks.
“Safely” is the key word here. Some truck camper manufacturers say that their hard-side campers can be hauled on a 3/4-ton, but honestly, that’s often not the case. Sure, the dry weight figures they quote in their pamphlets are low enough, but most people I know camp with their campers loaded. This means you have to take into account things like full tanks, batteries, gear, food, and options like air conditioners and solar that were installed after the camper was built. All of this extra “stuff” weighs anywhere between 800 and 1,000 pounds, so a camper with a dry weight of 2,100 pounds will actually weigh around 3,000 pounds fully loaded.
In this article, we rank the best truck campers that can be safely hauled on a 3/4-ton truck. So who makes the best truck camper for a 3/4-ton full-size truck? That’s a great question. We looked at several factors to determine our rankings—build quality, features, and tank capacities. In order to be ranked, each truck camper needed to meet two requirements. First, it needed to weigh less than 3,300 pounds, fully loaded, the maximum payload of most gasoline-powered 3/4-ton trucks. Second, it needed to have a wet bath, a feature desired by most consumers looking for a truck camper in this weight range.
Happily, the eight campers that made our final cut offer the consumer a wide range of choices. Some fit on short-bed trucks only, while others are versatile enough to fit on both short-bed and long-bed trucks. Some have basements, others don’t. Significant differences between the campers are noted here. Due to their excessive weight, truck campers with slide-outs were not included in this ranking. If you’re interested in a truck camper with a slide-out check out this article that ranks the best. Remember, you saw this comprehensive, well-researched list here first, well before Internet copycats with nearly identical lists publish theirs. So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the 8 best truck campers for Ford F250 and Ram Chevy GM 2500 trucks:
1. Lance 825
The hands-down winner and a steady seller at Lance, the Lance 825 provides all of the essentials needed to camp comfortably without the burden of hauling around scale-tipping slide-outs. The dry weight of this aluminum-framed, short-bed truck camper is a svelte 1,832 pounds, making it ideal for most 3/4-ton trucks, even when fully loaded, and some half-tons. The 8-foot 6-inch floor plan of the Lance 825 features a gorgeous interior with cherry-stained cabinets, a north-south queen size bed, a full-size dinette, a well-equipped kitchenette, a large wardrobe, and a small wet-bath with a shower. Standard features include a Dometic three-way 3-cubic foot refrigerator with stainless steel refrigerator panels, a two-burner stainless steel cook-top, an Atwood 18,000 BTU propane fired furnace, a 5-gallon propane tank, and an Atwood 6-gallon water heater. The tank capacities of the Lance 825 are fairly large with 30 gallons fresh, a 13 gallons grey, a 14 gallon black. The best options include a 100 watt roof top solar power system, rear and side awnings, a removable carpet kit, and Lance’s own roof rack system. We’re big fans of Lance’s new exterior one-piece TPO nose cap, which gives the camper a sleek and aerodynamic look, and Lance’s new Easy Charge exterior charging center that allows owners to hook up a portable solar panel or a generator for quick battery charging. Without a doubt, one of the 8 best truck campers for Ford F250 and Ram Chevy GM 2500 trucks. The camper comes with only one group-27 battery box, but the compartment can easily be modified to fit two larger group-31 batteries if desired. The MSRP for the base model is only $23,838. Available at top dealerships nationwide.
2. Loki Icarus 8
A superb entry from Canadian-base Loki Basecamp. The camper features a reinforced fiberglass structure for longevity and R16 insulation for true four-season capability. The Icarus 8 floorplan offers a complete kitchen and mud room on the driver side and a bench dinette on the passenger side, including a storage compartment for a portable toilet. The 8-foot camper offers Loki’s trademark rear double-door with a pull-down screen to keep the bugs out, overhead storage, heated floors, an air compressor, a DC compressor refrigerator, and a diesel or gasoline-powered Webasto furnace and water heater. The holding tanks are decent too with a 15-gallon fresh tank, a 4.2-gallon water heater, and a 13-gallon grey tank. The camper uses a portable toilet so no black tank is included. We are particularly impressed with the off-grid electrical system in the Icarus 8 that features a 600 amp hour lithium battery bank, 2,000 watt inverter, 300 watt solar power system, Redarc RedVision Total Management System, and Autoclima 12 volt air conditioner. If this off-grid electrical system doesn’t impress you, nothing will. We also like the quality, space-age interior with a Tern Overland roof hatch and insulated side windows plus front cabover windows reminiscent of something you’d see in Star Wars. Tested in the harshest Canadian winters at -22F. Weighs 2,300 pounds fully loaded. The only thing this modern, space-age camper lacks is a wet-bath. The Loki Basecamp Icarus 8 lists for $79,000.
3. Bigfoot 15C8.2FR
A superb fiberglass, clam-shell camper built by our Canadian friends up north. Weighing only 2,061 pounds dry, the Bigfoot 15C8.2FR is the company’s smallest and lightest truck camper. But that doesn’t mean this camper is built cheap, quite the opposite, the build quality and fit and finish are top notch, exactly what you’d expect to see in a Bigfoot camper. The 15C8.2FR’s stylish interior features a north-south queen-size bed; a large U-shaped dinette; a well-equipped kitchenette with loads of storage; a massive, two-way 6-cubic foot refrigerator, 6 feet 5 inches of headroom, and a floor length of 8 feet 6 inches. Notable features include a porcelain toilet, an 11,000 BTU air conditioner, a 16,000 BTU propane-fired furnace, two 20-pound propane tanks with an auto change over, a rear awning, and a three-burner propane cooktop. The camper also comes with a number of upgrades, including a battery disconnect switch, an integrated stereo system with interior and exterior speakers, a black tank rinse, accordion-style day-night shades, and thermal pane windows. Easily one of the 8 best truck campers for Ford F250 and Ram Chevy GM 2500 trucks. However, the tank sizes in this camper are a bit on the small side with only a 32-gallon fresh water holding tank, an 11-gallon grey water holding tank, and a 14-gallon black water holding tank. The MSRP of the Bigfoot 15C8.2FR is $30,185.
4. Northstar Laredo SC
When it comes to quality, features, and capacities, the Northstar Laredo SC is a winner. With a dry weight of 2,090 pounds, a floor length of 8.5 feet, and a width of 7 feet, the camper is a perfect match for today’s 3/4-ton truck. The construction features a wood frame with all joints glued and screwed for extra strength. The Laredo’s floorplan features a U-shaped dinette forward, a large and spacious kitchen, a small bathroom, a massive wardrobe, and a north-south queen size bed. Standouts include the Lagun swing away table, a three-way 3.7-cubic foot refrigerator, four thermal pane windows, a 26-inch wide entry door, and a 5-gallon Thetford cassette toilet, a feature we love here at Truck Camper Adventure. Rex Willet, the owner of Northstar Campers, calls the Laredo the “best boondocking camper on the planet.” Hyperbole? Sure, but the Laredo does have excellent tank capacities with a big 39-gallon fresh water tank, a 14-gallon gray water tank, and a compartment large enough to house two 5-gallon propane tanks. The best options include Northstar’s extra insulation package, the heated grey tank, the Dometic 3.7 cubic foot compressor refrigerator, and a 160 watt solar power system. Available for both short-bed and long-bed trucks. The only real negative with the Northstar Laredo SC is its dated oak interior—a facelift is badly needed in all Northstar campers. The MSRP for the base model is only $24,485.
5. Bundutec BunduVry
Truck camper guru, Rory Willett, the owner of the BundutecUSA, likes his campers to stand out in a crowd and this one does. Like all Bundutec truck campers, the BunduVry is constructed of wood and overlayed with a smooth .040-inch aluminum that not only looks great, but also holds up better than standard fiberglass siding. The BunduVry’s 8-foot 3-inch floorplan features a north-south 56×74-inch bed, a large, L-shape dinette and a wardrobe on the driver’s side, and a wetbath and a large kitchenette on the passenger side. Standard features include a 20-gallon fresh water tank, a 7-gallon grey water holding tank, a Thetford cassette toilet, an exterior shower, Dometic Seitz windows, a Dometic 3 cubic foot compressor refrigerator, and window and door screens fine enough to keep out annoying “no-see-ums.” Bundutec offers a plethora of options, including a Zamp 320 watt solar power system, a dual battery compartment, the En-Suite Exterior Shower Enclosure, and the Truma Combi, the revolutionary water heater furnace that not only saves on weight and space, but is also whisper quiet when in operation. With a dry weight of 1,900 pounds, the BunduVry fits well on most 3/4-ton trucks and works on either a short-bed or a long-bed. The camper can also be ordered in either grey or white. Easily one of the 8 best truck campers for Ford F250 and Ram Chevy GM 2500 trucks. The list price is only $18,313, a real bargain when you consider all that you get for the money.
6. NuCamp Cirrus 720
The Cirrus 720 continues the NuCamp tradition of building quality, innovative campers with modern, European-styling elements. Made specifically for today’s 3/4-ton truck, the Cirrus 720 is the company’s newest camper. Like all Cirrus campers, the 720 features the Alde hydronic heating system, a whisper-quiet water heater furnace combination unit that saves not only on weight, but also space, and the Froli modular sleep system, an innovative RV mattress spring system that increases comfort and eliminates under mattress condensation. The camper’s 8-foot 3-inch floorplan features a comfortable split dinette in front, a wet-bath with a refrigerator on the driver side, and a kitchen and a large wardrobe on the passenger side. Highlights include a spacious cabover with a queen-size bed, an innovative sliding Tambour door in the bathroom, a Norcold three-way 3.7 cubic foot refrigerator, lots of overhead storage, a glass-top stove and sink, a Lagun swing-away table, and a full walk-on fiberglass roof. The camper features holding tank sizes of 20 gallons fresh, 22 gallons grey, and 5 gallons black, and comes with a single 20-pound propane tank, and a single Group-27 battery. Customers have numerous color options when ordering a NuCamp Cirrus camper, including a silver or white exterior with 10 different color accents to match the color of your truck. Weighs only 1,875 pounds dry. Easily one of the 8 best truck campers for Ford F250 and Ram Chevy GM 2500 trucks, the only real negative is the wetbath’s low-profile shower pan that encroaches upon the entryway. The MSRP of the Cirrus 720 is about $28,000. Available at top dealerships nationwide.
7. Wolf Creek 850 by Northwood Mfg.
In response to complaints about its Arctic Fox campers being too heavy, Northwood Manufacturing expanded its catalog in 2011 by offering a lightweight line of campers called the Wolf Creek. The Wolf Creek 850 is the company’s most popular model. The dry weight is only 2,008 pounds, a figure that puts it well within the payload ratings of most 3/4-ton trucks, but not half-ton trucks which the company erroneously claims. The 8-foot 8-inch floorplan features a north-south queen bed, a dinette long enough (78 inches) to sleep an adult; an excellent one-piece, molded wet-bath with a sink; a large kitchen with a 5-cubic foot refrigerator; and a sizable wardrobe. Noteworthy options for the Wolf Creek 850 include a 2,500-watt Onan generator (the only camper in this list to offer one), Hehr thermal pane windows, a curbside wardrobe in the cabover, and the excellent Fox Landing folding step made by our friends at Torklift. The camper also features a dual battery compartment and a basement, which houses fairly large holding tanks—27 gallons of fresh water, 19 gallons of grey, and 20 gallons of black. The camper also features two 5-gallon propane cylinders. Available for both short-bed and long-bed trucks. If this floorplan, doesn’t appeal, Northwood Manufacturing makes an Wolf Creek 840 model, which locates the bathroom forward on the opposite side. MSRP the Wolf Creek 850 is $26,475.
8. Capri Retreat
Based out of Bluff Dale, Texas, Capri makes a superb, lightweight, no-frills style of truck camper that’s ideal for today’s 3/4-ton pickup. Built entirely of wood and wrapped in aluminum, Capri Campers can be ordered as either a lightweight “shell” with a bed, or completely decked out. One of the Capri’s most popular option packages is what the company calls “The Works,” which includes a Polar Cub 9,200 air conditioner, a shower, a 30-gallon fresh water holding tank, a two-way Dometic 3-cubic foot refrigerator, 4-gallon DSI water heater, a microwave, a cooktop, a sink and faucet, an audio/video package, a 12 volt electrical system, a dinette table, manual jacks, and blackout shades. Individual options can also be ordered, including a Fantastic Vent Fan, a furnace, porta pottie, remote operated electric jacks, and a large dinette window. All Capri campers feature an attractive, diamond pattern aluminum exterior that can be ordered in 10 different base colors with different colored accents and stripes. The company also offers four different interior wood paneling options—Cypress, Weathered Cedar, Ridge Pine, and Pecan—and can be ordered in different bed lengths, including 8-foot, 6.5-foot, and 5.5-foot truck bed lengths. Easily one of the 8 best truck campers for Ford F250 and Ram Chevy GM 2500 trucks. A Capri Retreat with the options listed above, including “The Works,” retails for $21,845 and weighs only 1,750 pounds dry.
Best 3/4-Ton Truck Payload: Ford F-250 Super Duty
Ford currently offers the highest available payload for a 3/4-ton truck with its F-250 Super Duty in a regular cab, two-wheel-drive, longbed configuration. This truck can haul up to 4,260 pounds of payload.
The Grandby is the largest option by a long shot! This slide-in camper is designed to fit full-size trucks with 8′ beds. With all that extra space, the Grandby can afford to be a bit more extravagant in its offerings. With the larger size, there is more room for storage.What size truck is best for truck camper? ›
We almost always recommend that you buy a one-ton truck to haul a truck camper. Why? Because one-ton trucks feature the largest payload ratings for non-commercial trucks and are equipped with the suspension and brakes required to safely haul a heavy load like a truck camper.Can a 8ft truck camper on 6 ft bed? ›
Yes of course if all else is equal...... It will hang off the rear by a foot and a half and if you're ok with that and your vehicle is up to the "hanging" weight......go for it. You may have to use different tiedowns depending on their placement and the electrical connection inside the bed.Who makes the most reliable 3/4 ton truck? ›
According to most magazines and consumer rating services, the top ¾ ton truck in terms of reliability is the Ford F-250. This is due to the truck's high level of engineering and its long-term track record of reliable performance.What 2500 has the best payload? ›
Nissan Titan XD
-ft of torque, the gas-powered Titan XD earns a place on the list of pickups with the largest payload rating with a figure of 2,500 lbs.
Whatever the reason, buying a pop-up truck camper is a great move. Not only is it cheaper, more aerodynamic, and more fuel-efficient than a hard-side truck camper, but it also weighs less, handles better off-road, and is easier to store.What is the largest slide-in truck camper? ›
The Host Mammoth 11.6 is big. The name fits because this camper is massive, even for a long-bed truck camper. Indeed, with a typical dry weight of 4,700 pounds, an overall length of 19 feet 3 inches, and a floor length of 11 feet 6 inches, it's one of the largest slide-in truck campers in the industry.Do pop-up truck campers have toilets? ›
Modern pop-up truck campers start with everything a traditional pop-up camper has and add a separate bathroom, built-in cassette or RV flush toilet, and RV-style features comparable to a typical hard side truck camper.Can a f250 carry a truck camper? ›
Many are building hard-side truck campers light enough to be safely hauled on 3/4-ton trucks like the Ram 2500, Chevy Silverado 2500, and Ford F-250.
Truck campers can be hard to find. Unlike the most popular styles of RVs and motorhomes (class A, class C, fifth wheels, and travel trailers), truck campers have fewer units manufactured, and the amount produced yearly is a lot lower than other RVs.How much weight can you carry in a 3/4 ton truck? ›
As a refresher, traditionally a ton is 2,000 pounds, meaning a half-ton truck would have a 1,000 pound payload, three-quarter tons are rated to 1,500 pounds, and one-ton trucks can carry 2,000 pounds of payload.Can I leave my tailgate on with a truck camper? ›
Depending on the size of your camper and truck bed, you may leave your tailgate on without any issue. However, your tailgate will add weight to your truck, which will take away from your payload capacity. If you have a large dually truck, this may not concern you.Can you put a 8 foot camper on a short bed truck? ›
As long as it fits between the tailgate opening, you can put an 8 foot on a 6 foot bed, just leave the tailgate on. I did that on a Ford Ranger extended cab shortbed pickup, had to leave the tailgate on, the camper overhanged the tailgate by a couple inches.How do I know if a camper will fit my truck? ›
How To Match a Camper to Your Truck. Truck manufacturers provide consumers with certain ratings to help determine the capacities of the truck, as manufactured. Some of these ratings are posted on the driver's side door jam, on a label in the glove box, or in the owner's manual or other literature.Which 2500 diesel gets the best fuel mileage? ›
2021 Ram 2500
The top pick for a 2500 series truck with the best fuel economy is the gas V-8 engine in the Ram 2500. This engine provides great power while saving you money at the pump. This vehicle has a mpg rating of 16 cities and 22 highways, making it one of the most efficient pickups on the market.
Both the Ram's Cummins (seen above) and Ford's Power Stroke can pull over that amount, but the Duramax lags with a total towing capacity of 23,300. The Power Stroke wins here again with a total towing amount of 34,000 pounds versus Ram's 31,210 pounds.What diesel engine has the least problems? ›
The 7.3L Powerstroke is still considered one of the most reliable diesel engines ever made. It also has plenty of power for most applications, with 500 pound-feet of torque and 235 horsepower. It was built for the long haul, too with an air-to-air intercooler, oil-based fueling, and durable internal hard parts.Which heavy-duty truck is the most reliable? ›
According to Consumer Reports, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and the GMC Sierra 2500 HD lead the pack, both with scores of 78/100. Next, the Ram 2500 and Ford F-250 are neck-and-neck. The Ford earns a rating of 59/100 while the Ram settles for 57/100. The light-duty Ram 1500 comes next, with a rating of 52/100.What is the toughest truck in America? ›
- Ford F-150. This perennial favorite is popular for a reason. ...
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Silverado 1500 has plenty of long-time fans among truck enthusiasts, and it's easy to see why. ...
- Ram 1500. ...
- GMC Sierra 1500. ...
- Chevrolet Colorado. ...
- Which Truck Comes out on Top?
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | 13,300 pounds. ...
- Ford F-150 | 14,000 pounds. ...
- Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD | 20,000 pounds. ...
- GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 | 20,000 pounds. ...
- Ram 2500 and 3500 | 23,000 pounds. ...
- Ford F-250 and F-350 | 24,200 pounds. ...
- Quickest Pickup Trucks We've Ever Tested.
Both hard and soft-side pop-up campers leak at some point during their lifetime. In most instances, a soft-side pop-up camper is more likely to leak than a hard-side camper because it is made out of materials that are more susceptible to letting rain inside the camper.How hard is it to drive a truck camper? ›
Truck campers are pretty easy to drive. While you still need to be considerate of your height, weight, and center of gravity, driving a truck camper isn't much harder than driving the truck. They are also easy to maneuver since they sit right in the truck bed.Can you sleep in a truck camper off the truck? ›
Many campers are designed to be removable and then to reattach later. They include turnbuckles and tie-downs that can be undone as needed. Sleeping in a camper off the truck is no different from when it's on the truck.Who makes triple slide truck campers? ›
|Dry Weight||4,659 pounds|
|Wet Weight*||5,899 pounds|
The 2022 Lance 1172 is a hard-side, double-slide, dry bath truck camper with an MSRP of $68,615. For further information on this model, check out the Lance 1172 Review.What does the inside of a truck bed camper look like? ›
What the inside of a truck box camper looks like - YouTubeWhat is the difference between a wet bath and a dry bath in a truck camper? ›
A dry bath is what you'd typically expect to see in a home. It has a completely separate shower, sink and toilet, and only the shower is intended to get wet. On the other hand, a wet bath is a combined toilet and shower and the entire space is designed to get wet.What trucks can carry a slide in camper? ›
Any camper with more than one slide absolutely requires a dual rear wheel truck. Of course, it's not that simple because not all one-ton single rear wheel or dually trucks are the same. In fact, some older dually trucks have less payload capacity than modern single rear wheel trucks.How big of a camper can an F250 pull? ›
The F-250 has a conventional towing capacity of 20,000 pounds, a maximum fifth-wheel gooseneck towing of 22,800 pounds, and a payload capacity of 4,260 pounds.
The Ford F250 is best for towing a travel trailer. With up to 20,000 pounds towing capacity, the F250's massive engines offer incredible towing capacity compared to the F150 with 14,000 pounds towing capacities.How heavy is an F250 camper? ›
An F-250 most certainly can carry a camper. The maximum towing capacity of an F-250 is up to 19000 lbs (8618 kg) with a payload of 7050 lbs (3197 kg) and a GVWR of 14000 lbs (6350kg).How fast can you drive with a truck camper? ›
62 to 70 miles per hour is the most common.How much does a truck camper affect gas mileage? ›
For example, a gasoline-powered one-ton truck hauling a 3,000 pound truck camper at 60 mph, will typically get 9 to 10 mpg, while a similar size truck with a diesel engine doing the same speed will easily achieve 14 mpg.
Is it Legal to Ride in the Back of a Truck Camper? In general, the answer is yes. With just a few exceptions, most states allow passengers to ride in the camper while the truck is in motion. This is a little surprising since most of the same states don't allow passengers in a travel trailer or 5th-wheel.Is a 2500 considered a 3/4 ton? ›
2500: Three-Quarter-Ton. 3500: One Ton.Can you go over max payload? ›
If you go over the payload capacity, you run the risk of breaking your truck's suspension and even voiding your warranty. Thankfully, there is a way to calculate exactly how much weight your truck can handle, known as the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.How can I increase the payload of my truck? ›
The only way to boost the payload rating is to take weight off the truck: removing the rear seat or bumper, using lighter wheels and/or tires that meet gross axle weight rating requirements, and so on.Can you put an 8ft camper on a 6ft bed? ›
Can You Put a 8ft Camper on a 6ft Truck - YouTubeHow do you secure a truck camper? ›
Truck Camper Tie Downs/Turnbuckles - YouTube
- Dealer Transport.
- Borrow a Truck.
- Rent a Truck.
- Trailer Valet.
- Utilize Shipping Marketplaces.
- Hire a Transportation Company.
- Final Thoughts.
- Recommended Gear for Towing.
The width is 90-inches, about 6-inches narrower than Adventurer's larger units. If I had to guess, I would say this is yet another way the Adventurer team kept the weight down. With truck campers, every inch of floor length and width costs weight.How much does a slide in truck camper weigh? ›
You can expect an average truck camper weight to be about 2,684 pounds (1,217 kg). This varies depending on the type of truck camper and whether it's a hard side or pop up style. Models that come with slide-outs typically add about 1,000 lbs (453 kg) to a typical non-slide out model.Can you put a short bed camper on a long bed truck? ›
You will not have any problem. The difference between a short bed and long bed is all in front of the axle. The distance from the rear of both beds to the axle is identical. There are numerous folks that run a short bed camper on long bed trucks taking advantage of the extra 18" of cargo space in the front of the bed.Can an f250 carry a truck camper? ›
Many are building hard-side truck campers light enough to be safely hauled on 3/4-ton trucks like the Ram 2500, Chevy Silverado 2500, and Ford F-250.How do I prepare my truck for a truck camper? ›
How to Prepare Your Truck for Slide-In Camper Install - YouTubeWhat size truck is needed for truck camper? ›
We almost always recommend that you buy a one-ton truck to haul a truck camper. Why? Because one-ton trucks feature the largest payload ratings for non-commercial trucks and are equipped with the suspension and brakes required to safely haul a heavy load like a truck camper.How much weight can a Chevy 2500 carry in the bed? ›
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD truck also can meet your hauling needs with a maximum payload capacity of 3,900 lbs. The truck bed is a heavy-duty champion with 83.5 cu. ft. of maximum cargo volume and 12 standard tie-downs.How much weight can a 2500 truck carry? ›
The payload capacity of the Chevy Silverado 2500 HD allows anywhere from 3760 pounds to 3800 pounds.Can I increase my trucks payload? ›
Anything else you add — a hitch, winch, or megawatt stereo — will subtract from your payload rating. The only way to boost the payload rating is to take weight off the truck: removing the rear seat or bumper, using lighter wheels and/or tires that meet gross axle weight rating requirements, and so on.
Payload Capacity. The maximum 2020 Ford F-250 payload capacity is 4,260 lbs., more than enough to store extraneous tools and cargo inside your truck as well as yourself and your passengers.What happens if you put too much weight in your truck bed? ›
If you go over the payload capacity, you run the risk of breaking your truck's suspension and even voiding your warranty. Thankfully, there is a way to calculate exactly how much weight your truck can handle, known as the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.How much can a 6.0 L V8 tow? ›
The standard engine is the Vortec® 6.0L V8. This engine delivers 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. It also has a maximum towing capacity of 14,800 pounds when properly equipped.Is a 2500 truck a half ton? ›
1500: Half-Ton. 2500: Three-Quarter-Ton. 3500: One Ton.How heavy of a camper can a 3/4 ton truck hold? ›
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Even the 3/4-ton pickup truck has benefited from these wars with much higher payload ratings. Indeed, most of the gasoline-powered, 3/4-ton trucks rolling off today's assembly lines have payload ratings in excess of 3,300 pounds.
These vehicles are called ¾ ton pick-ups because older model ¾ ton trucks could haul up to 1,500 pounds in their bed. Today, ¾ ton trucks can easily haul up to 4,000 pounds in their truck bed and tow up to 14,000 pounds depending on the powertrain.How big of a trailer can a 3/4 ton truck pull? ›
Towing Capacity of Three-Quarter Ton Trucks: Ford F-250 / Silverado 2500 / Sierra 2500 / Ram 2500. The three-quarter ton class of trucks weigh more than the half-ton type, usually in the neighborhood of 6,000 pounds, and can tow heavier loads, like 13,000 or 14,000 pounds.Does adding a leaf increase payload? ›
Does Adding Leaf Springs Increase Load Suspension? The purpose of the installing a new leaf isn't to increase the capacity of the load that a vehicle can handle. Vehicles are designed to only carry a certain amount of weight before things such as tyres, axles and the overall suspension system is compromised.Does adding airbags increase payload capacity? ›
Can adding an airbag to your existing suspension allow you to carry increased payloads or tow heavier trailers? The simple answer is, no! It's important to remember that the addition of any airbag system does not allow higher payloads or towing capacity to your current vehicle.How many miles per gallon does an F-250 get? ›
The Ford F-250 Super Duty has an average in city driving of 14.6 mpg in stop-and-go traffic. On the highway, the F-250 averaged 15.5 mpg.
There's no doubt that the Ford 7.3 combustion engine is truly a beast. It's the stock engine on F-450 and F-600 models, and is also available as an upgrade on the F-250 and F-350. The engine is naturally aspirated, meaning there's no turbocharger or supercharger on deck.What size travel trailer can a F-250 pull? ›
In fact, when properly equipped, the Super Duty® can handle conventional trailers up to 19,000 pounds, 5th-wheel trailers up to 26,500 pounds and gooseneck trailers up to 31,200 pounds.