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Ford F150 Weight Specifications

by Rich Finzer

For hauling cargo, or towing a trailer, a Ford F-150 pickup is the preferred choice for many motorists. However, Ford insists that no vehicle should ever exceed its gross combined weight (GCW). GCW equals the weight of a loaded F-150 plus the weight of a fully loaded trailer. Ford also insists the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) not be exceeded. GCWR is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, trailer, cargo and passengers the vehicle can handle, without risking engine damage or brake failure. The GCW must never exceed the GCWR. This information can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label, attached to the door frame or edge on the driver's side. A complete model-by-model list of all F-150 GCWR and trailer weight specifications can be found in the F-150 Owner's Guide in the section titled "Tires, Wheels and Loading."

Regular Cab 4x2

Depending on the engine size, the GCWR for a regular cab F-150 with a 126" wheelbase ranges between 7,200 and 13,500 lbs. Depending on engine displacement, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 2,400 and 8,400 lbs. For the 4x2 model with the 145" wheelbase, the GCWR ranges between 7,200 and 15,300 lbs. Depending on the engine size, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 2,200 and 9,900 lbs.

Regular Cab 4x4

Depending on the engine size, the GCWR for a regular cab F-150 with a 126" wheelbase ranges between 11,500 and 13,500 lbs. Depending on engine displacement, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,200 and 8,100 lbs. For the 4x4 model with the 145" wheelbase, the GCWR ranges between 11,700 and 15,300 lbs. Depending on engine size, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,300 and 9,500 lbs.

SuperCab 4x2

Depending on the engine size, the GCWR for a SuperCab F-150 with a 126" wheelbase ranges between 11,500 and 13,000 lbs. Depending on engine displacement, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,300 and 7,600 lbs. For the 4x2 SuperCab model with the 145" wheelbase, the GCWR ranges between 11,700 and 14,500 lbs. And depending on engine size, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,400 and 9,000 lbs. For the SuperCab with the 163" wheelbase, the GCWR is 15,300 lbs, and the maximum trailer weight is 9,500 lbs.

SuperCab 4x4

Depending on the engine size, the GCWR for a SuperCab F-150 with a 126" wheelbase ranges between 11,500 and 13,000 lbs. Depending on engine displacement, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,000 and 7,600 lbs. For the 4x4 SuperCab model with the 145" wheelbase, the GCWR ranges between 11,700 and 14,500 lbs. Depending on engine size, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,100 and 8,800 lbs. For the SuperCab with the 163" wheelbase, the GCWR is 15,300 lbs, and the maximum trailer weight is 9,300 lbs.

Crew Cab 4x2

Depending on the engine size, the GCWR for a Crew Cab F-150 with the 139" wheelbase ranges between 11,700 and 14,500 lbs. Depending on engine displacement, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,300 and 9,500 lbs.

Crew Cab 4x4

Depending on the engine size, the GCWR for a Crew Cab F-150 4x4 with the 139" wheelbase ranges between 12,200 and 14,500 lbs. Depending on engine displacement, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,500 and 9,200 lbs.

About the Author

Rich Finzer earned his boating license in 1960 and started his writing career in 1969. His writing has appeared in "Northern Breezes," "Southwinds," "Living Aboard," "Good Old Boat," "Latitudes & Attitudes," "Small Craft Advisor," "Life in the Finger Lakes," "BackHome" and "Dollar Stretcher" magazines. His maple syrup has won awards in competition. Rich has a Bachelor of Science in communications from Ithaca College.

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