Hey all -
so I recently bought a 2012 chassis cab, flatbed, SRW diesel, crew cab F-350 to haul my FWC Grandby flatbed (on order, due in April). According to the 2012 Ford brochure, my GVWR was meant to be 11,100#, amply sufficient to accommodate my 1700# Grandby. However, after I got the truck home and bothered to check the door sticker, the listed GVWR is only 10,000# !!!!
After my heart resumed beating and I had a chance to read through some Ford forums I found that this 10k GVWR sticker was a no-cost option at time of purchase, and that some folks want it because of lower registration fees in some places (and the ability to tow more without exceeding overall weight limits).
Trouble is, the truck weighs 8400# unladen, so my Grandby alone (no people, no stuff) will already put it 100# over weight. I hate the idea of paying high insurance rates knowing the insurance company will likely pitch a fit and not pay in the event of an accident, claiming the truck was overloaded (even though it's really well within the safe load limits for the truck).
Anyone else run into this problem? What did you do about it? If anyone has up-rated the GVWR sticker I'd be very interested to hear the process.
Thanks in advance,
Edited by Bluebeard, 15 September 2020 - 07:39 AM.