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Towing capacity of a Ford 250 5.8 L engine

I want to set up my daughters with a camper for our truck so they have accommodations when they are at horse shows. Here is the info

Truck: 1990 Ford 250 4x4 3 speed automatic transmission
-5.8 L engine V8 motor
- 8 ft bed

Horse Trailer: 2 horse each one weighs about 1200 lbs
-GVWR 6,000 #
-GAWR 3,500#
-GKWR 5,000 BP
-rear 3,500 #
I have no idea what all these numbers are on the horse trailer?

We want to know what the size or the weight limit of the camper given the added weight of the 2 horses and trailer.
A neighbor is selling his older model camper and I want to make sure that everything will work.
Thanks in advance from a most appreciative Mom.

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Towing capacity for any vehicle depends on the engine size along with tire size. the towing capacity should be on the ID tag on the driver's side door and will also be in the owner's manual.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

  • Greg Bernett
    Greg Bernett Mar 12, 2009

    Your towing capacity for that model is 10,000 pounds. You should not have any problems to do what you are trying to accomplish.



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