Ford F250 Towing Capacity & Payload (2022-2006)

The Ford F250 is part of the Ford Trucks Super Duty family. It is the next most powerful truck after the ford F150.

The F250 is a newer truck than the F150 as it was released in 1999.

The Super Duty trucks offer high end towing capacities for standard and 5th wheel towing offering some of the highest GCWR’s in the game.

The 2022 Ford F-250 can tow anywhere from 12,300 to 20,000 lbs. There are many factors that determine the towing capacity such as the cab size, bed size, axle ratio, engine type, and hitch.

The F250 that can tow the most is the truck with the 4×4 6.7 L V8 Turbo Diesel engine with any bed size, but with the High-Capacity Trailer Tow Package and 18″ or 20″ All-Terrain tires.

Below you will find the specific towing capacity for your vehicle recommended by Ford for your Ford F-250.

Though I tried to make this information as accurate as possible, you should always check your manual or contact your local dealer to determine the appropriate towing capacity of your vehicle and necessary equipment.

2022 Ford F250 Towing Capacity

What is the towing capacity of my Ford F250?

In order to know the towing capacity of your Ford F250, the most reliable way is to calculate your own towing capacity, which you can learn to do in this article: How is Towing Capacity Calculated?

This will give you the exact maximum towing capacity of your truck at any given time.

However, you need to remember that the value below is the maximum towing capacity of your truck (assuming there are no people or cargo in your truck).

If there is any weight in or on the vehicle such as passengers and cargo, this number will change.

Ford, however, has listed the maximum trailer weight for multiple Ford F250 trucks under the assumption the truck is well equipped and there are 2-150 lbs passengers.

So essentially the estimates reported by Ford are 300 lbs under the maximum towing capacity.

To determine the towing capacity of your vehicle, you need to know the:

  1. engine type
  2. bed size
  3. cab size
  4. drivetrain
  5. axle ratio

If you know all of these items, then move on to the next section by engine to determine your towing capacity.

To get your VIN, check the Safety Compliance Certification Label on the inside of the driver’s side door on the hinge pillar, door-latch post, or door edge.

2021 f250 safety compliance certification label

You will also find the GVWR, and Axle ratio here.

Related: What is GVWR?

If not:

  1. Start with the VIN decoder from Autozone to determine the engine in the vehicle
  2. measure the bed size with a tape measure to determine whether you have a 6 ft 9 in or 8 ft bed
  3. Your cab style is either:
    1. Regular (2 door, 1 rows)
    2. SuperCab (4 door, 2 rows with only 2 full doors)
    3. SuperCrew (4 full doors, 2 rows)
  4. Drivetrain should be determined with the VIN as well
  5. The axle ratio is listed on the side of the driver’s door on the certification sticker

The axle ratio will be written in a key using the following two-digit code which corresponds to the rear axle ratio on the F250.

Axle RatioNon-Limited SlipLimited SlipElectronic Locking
3.3131N/A3H
3.55353K3J
3.73373L3E
4.30N/A4L/4X4M
Axle Ratio codes for Ford F250

Now you will have all the necessary information to determine the towing capacity of yours Ford F250.

Please be advised that the information presented in this article is taken from official ford documentation and is only to be used as a reference. You should always calculate your own towing capacity to ensure safe driving of your specific model.

Towing Packages

As Super Duty trucks are meant to be used as utility trucks, they come with more towing features in the basic models.

The standard features are:

  • 7 wire harness
  • 4/7 pin connector
  • Hitch receiver
  • Trailer brake wiring
  • Tow/haul mode
  • Trailer sway control

Outside of these features, there are two major towing packages, and two payload packages.

The two towing packages are the Trailer Tow Package (53Q) and the High-Capacity Trailer Tow Package (535).

Both of these packages require the 6.7 L diesel engine. They both come with an upgraded rear axle and increase GCW, but the Trailer Tow Package also has the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System, a 360 degree camera, and the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature.

Trailer Tow Package (53Q)

  • Upgraded rear axle
  • Increased GCW
  • Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System
  • 360 degree camera
  • pro trailer backup assist

High Capacity Trailer Tow Package (535)

  • Upgraded Rear Axle
  • Increased GCW

The two payload packages provide increased capabilities in the carrying capacity of the F250. These are the Camper Package (471) and the 9,900 lb GVWR Package (68D).

The Camper Package comes with increased capacity front springs, rear stabilizer bar, and rear auxiliary springs. This is available on all tirms except the Limited.

rv camper trailer

Camper Package (471)

  • Increased capacity front springs
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • Rear auxiliary springs

9,900 lb GVWR Package (68D)

There is a GVWR package that can increase the GVWR to over 9,900 lbs, but the towing guide does not specify what makes this package unique or what comes with it.

Towing Capacity by Engine

Compared to the F150, the F250 can support much more towing capacity with weight carrying trailer hitches. The F150 can only carry a max of 6,000 lbs on any vehicle with a weight carrying hitch. (The use of a weight distributing hitch, however, can increase capacity).

The weights below for each engine list both the weight carrying and weight distributing towing capacities

6.2 L V8

The 6.2 L V8 gas engine is the weakest of the 2022 F250 series. It only supplies 385 hp and 430 lb.-ft. of torque.

As the smallest engine, the towing capacity is between 12,300 – 15,000 lbs for the 6.2 L.

Drive

Axle Ratio

Cab Size

Bed Size

GCWR
(lbs)

Towing Capacity
(lbs)
(wt dis.)

4x2

3.73

Regular

8 ft

19,500

13,000
(13,300)

4x4

3.73

Regular

8 ft

19,500

12,900
(12,900)

4x2

4.30

Regular

8 ft

22,000

13,000
(14,000)

4x4

4.30

Regular

8 ft

22,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.73

Super

6 ft 9 in

19,500

13,000
(13,000)

4x2

3.73

Super

8 ft

19,500

12,900
(12,900)

4x4

3.73

Super

6 ft 9 in

19,500

12,600
(12,600)

4x4

3.73

Super

8 ft

19,500

12,500
(12,500)

4x2

4.30

Super

6 ft 9 in

22,000

13,000
(14,000)

4x2

4.30

Super

8 ft

22,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

4.30

Super

6 ft 9 in

22,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

4.30

Super

8 ft

22,000

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.73

Crew

6 ft 9 in

19,500

12,900
(12,900)

4x2

3.73

Crew

8 ft

19,500

12,700
(12,700)

4x4

3.73

Crew

6 ft 9 in

19,500

12,500
(12,500)

4x4

3.73

Crew

8 ft

19,500

12,300
(12,300)

4x2

4.30

Crew

6 ft 9 in

22,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

4.30

Crew

8 ft

22,000

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

4.30

Crew

6 ft 9 in

22,000

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

4.30

Crew

8 ft

22,000

14,800
(14,800)

6.7 L V8 Turbo Diesel

The 6.7 L V8 Turbo Diesel is the only diesel engine offered in the 2022 F250 family. It has a whopping 1,050 lb.-ft of torque @ 1,600 rpm and 475 hp @ 2,600 rpm.

The turbo diesel engine has the highest towing capacity of up to 20,000 lbs and as low as 14,000 lbs.

Drive

Axle Ratio

Cab Size

Bed Size

GCWR
(lbs)

Towing Capacity
(lbs)
(wt dis.)


4x2

3.31

Regular

8 ft

23,500

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.31

Regular

8 ft

23,500

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Regular

8 ft

30,000

14,000
(15,200)

4x4

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Regular

8 ft

30,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.31

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

23,500

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.31

Supercab

8 ft

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.31

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

23,500

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.31

Supercab

8 ft

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

30,000

14,000
(15,200)

4x2

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Supercab

8 ft

30,000

15,200
(15,200)

4x4

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

30,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Supercab

8 ft

30,000

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.31

Crew

6 ft 9 in

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.31

Crew

8 ft

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.31

Crew

6 ft 9 in

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.31

Crew

8 ft

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Crew

6 ft 9 in

30,000

15,200
(15,200)

4x2

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Crew

8 ft

30,000

18,200
(18,200)

4x4

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Crew

6 ft 9 in
(18/20 in tires)

30,000

20,000
(20,000)

4x4

3.31 - HC Tow Package

Crew

8 ft
(18/20 in tires)

30,000

20,000
(20,000)

4x2

3.55

Regular

8 ft

23,500

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.55

Regular

8 ft

23,500

14,000
(15,000)

4x2 

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Regular

8 ft

30,000

14,000
(15,200)

4x4

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Regular

8 ft

30,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.55

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

23,500

14,000
(15,200)

4x2

3.55

Supercab

8 ft

23,500

15,200
(15,200)

4x4

3.55

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

23,500

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.55

Supercab

8 ft

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

30,000

14,000
(15,200)

4x2

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Supercab

8 ft

30,000

15,200
(15,200)

4x4

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Supercab

6 ft 9 in
(18/20 in tires)

30,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Supercab

8 ft
(18/20 in tires)

30,000

20,000
(20,000)

4x2

3.55

Crew

6 ft 9 in

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.55

Crew

8 ft

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.55

Crew

6 ft 9 in

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.55

Crew

8 ft

23,500

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Crew

6 ft 9 in

30,000

15,200
(15,200)

4x2

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Crew

8 ft

30,000

18,200
(18,200)

4x4

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Crew

6 ft 9 in
(18/20 in tires)

30,000

20,000
(20,000)

4x4

3.55 - HC Tow Package

Crew

8 ft
(18/20 in tires)

30,000

20,000
(20,000)

4x4

3.55 - HC Tow Package/
Tremor Package

Crew

6 ft 9 in

30,000

15,000
(15,000

7.3 L V8

The 7.3L V8 engine is a gas engine which supplies similar horsepower to the 6.7 L diesel at 430 hp, but significantly less torque at 475 lb.-ft.

The 7.3 L engine has very similar towing capacities to the 6.2 L gas engine with a range of 13,000 – 15,000 lbs.

Drive

Axle Ratio

Cab Size

Bed Size

GCWR
(lbs)

Towing Capacity
(lbs)
(wt dis.)

4x2

3.55

Regular

8 ft

21,800

13,000
(14,000)

4x4

3.55

Regular

8 ft

21,800

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.55

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

21,800

13,000
(14,000)

4x2

3.55

Supercab

8 ft

21,800

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

3.55

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

21,800

14,000
(14,800)

4x4

3.55

Supercab

8 ft

21,800

14,700
(14,700)

4x2

3.55

Crew

6 ft 9 in

21,800

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

3.55

Crew

8 ft

21,800

14,900
(14,900)

4x4

3.55

Crew

6 ft 9 in

21,800

14,700
(14,700)

4x4

3.55

Crew

8 ft

21,800

14,500
(14,500)

4x4

4.30

Crew - Tremor Package

6 ft 9 in

24,900

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

4.30

Regular

8 ft

26,000

13,000
(14,000)

4x4

4.30

Regular

8 ft

26,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

4.30

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

26,000

13,000
(14,000)

4x2

4.30

Supercab

8 ft

26,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

4.30

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

26,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x4

4.30

Supercab

8 ft

26,000

15,000
(15,000)

4x2

4.30

Crew

6 ft 9 in

26,000

14,000
(15,000)

4x2

4.30

Crew

8 ft

26,000

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

4.30

Crew

6 ft 9 in

26,000

15,000
(15,000)

4x4

4.30

Crew

8 ft

26,000

15,000
(15,000)

2022 F250 Towing Capacity Chart

2022 f250 towing capacity chart

5th Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Capacities

2022 f250 5th wheel gooseneck towing capacity chart

Payload Capacity of F250

Payload Capacity vs Towing Capacity

Payload capacity refers to the maximum amount of weight that can be put on a truck and carried.

Towing capacity refers to the maximum amount of weight that can be pulled from behind a truck.

For a more detailed explanation of these two, check out the GVWR vs GCWR article.

what is payload capacity visual

6.2 L V8 Payload

The 6.2 L V8 payload capacity in the 2022 F250 is 2,228 – 3,816 lbs.

Drive

Package

Cab Size

Bed Size

GVWR
(lbs)

Payload Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

Camper

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,816

4x4

Camper

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,385

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,716

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,285

4x2

Camper

Super

6 ft 9 in

10,000

3,091

4x2

Camper

Super

8 ft

10,000

2,979

4x4

Camper

Super

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,672

4x4

Camper

Super

8 ft

10,000

2,580

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Super

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,991

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Super

8 ft

10,000

2,879

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Super

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,572

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Super

8 ft

10,000

2,480

4x2

Camper

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,991

4x2

Camper

Crew

8 ft

10,000

2,584

4x4

Camper

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,762

4x4

Camper

Crew

8 ft

10,000

2,328

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,891

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

8 ft

10,000

2,662

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,484

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

8 ft

10,000

2,228

6.7 L V8 Turbo Diesel Payload

The 6.7 L diesel payload capacity in the 2022 F250 is 1,333 – 3,542 lbs.

Drive

Package

Cab Size

Bed Size

GVWR
(lbs)

Payload Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

Camper

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,010

4x4

Camper

Regular

8 ft

10,000

2,597

4x2

Camper

Regular

8 ft

10,000

2,910

4x4

Camper

Regular

8 ft

10,000

2,497

4x2

Camper/ Tow Package

Regular

8 ft

10,600

3,542

4x4

Camper/ Tow Package

Regular

8 ft

10,600

3,330

4x2

Camper

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,291

4x4

Camper

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,000

1,894

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,191

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,000

1,794

4x2

Camper/ Tow Package

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,700

2,923

4x4

Camper/ Tow Package

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,700

2,626

4x2

Camper

Supercab

8 ft

10,000

2,159

4x4

Camper

Supercab

8 ft

10,000

1,773

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Supercab

8 ft

10,000

2,059

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Supercab

8 ft

10,000

1,673

4x2

Camper/ Tow Package

Supercab

8 ft

10,800

2,893

4x4

Camper/ Tow Package

Supercab

8 ft

10,800

2,476

4x2

Camper

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,171

4x4

Camper

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

1,784

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,071

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

1,684

4x2

Camper/ Tow Package

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,800

2,905

4x4

Camper/ Tremor/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

9,900

1,333

4x4

Camper/ Tow Package

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,800

2,487

4x4

Camper/ Tremor

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,800

2,233

4x2

Camper

Crew

8 ft

10,000

1,942

4x4

Camper

Crew

8 ft

10,000

1,508

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

8 ft

10,000

1,842

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

8 ft

10,000

1,408

4x2

Camper/ Tow Package

Crew

8 ft

10,800

2,767

4x4

Camper/ Tow Package

Crew

8 ft

10,800

2,211

7.3 L V8 Payload

The 7.3 L V8 payload capacity in the 2022 F250 is 2,045 – 3,710 lbs.

Drive

Package

Cab Size

Bed Size

GVWR
(lbs)

Payload Capacity
(lbs)

4x2

Camper

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,710

4x4

Camper

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,280

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,610

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Regular

8 ft

10,000

3,180

4x2

Camper

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,985

4x4

Camper

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,566

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,885

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Supercab

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,466

4x2

Camper

8 ft

10,000

2,874

4x4

Camper

8 ft

10,000

2,474

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

8 ft

10,000

2,774

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

8 ft

10,000

2,374

4x2

Camper

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,886

4x2

Camper

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,478

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,786

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,378

4x4

Camper/ Tremor

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,102

4x4

Tremor/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,045

4x2

Camper

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,657

4x4

Camper

Crew

8 ft

10,000

2,222

4x2

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

6 ft 9 in

10,000

2,557

4x4

Camper/ 9,900 GVWR

Crew

8 ft

10,000

2,122

Towing Capacity of Ford F250 by year

YearTowing CapacityPayload Capacity
202212,300 – 20,000 lbs1,333 – 3,816 lbs
202112,300 – 20,000 lbs1,333 – 3,816 lbs
202012,300 – 20,000 lbs1,333 – 3,816 lbs
201912,300 – 18,000 lbs1,574 – 3,882 lbs
201812,300 – 18,000 lbs1,560 – 3,866 lbs
201712,300 – 18,000 lbs1,606 – 3,817 lbs
201612,200 – 14,000 lbs1,586 – 3,806 lbs
201512,200 – 14,000 lbs1,586 – 3,806 lbs
201412,200 – 14,000 lbs1,591 – 3,807 lbs
201312,200 – 14,000 lbs1,499 – 3,773 lbs
201212,200 – 14,000 lbs1,526 – 3,739 lbs
201112,200 – 14,000 lbs1,471 – 3,570 lbs
20108,300 – 12,500 lbs1,543 – 2,789 lbs
20098,300 – 12,500 lbs1,577 – 2,789 lbs
20088,200 – 12,500 lbs1,465 – 2,690 lbs
20078,100 – 12,500 lbs2,078 – 3,068 lbs
20068,100 – 12,500 lbs2,078 – 3,068 lbs
Towing Capacity of Ford F250 by Year Chart

Looking for more details on the towing capacity of a particular year? Check out each article below.

Conclusion

The 2022 Ford F250 has a towing capacity ranging from 12,300 – 20,000 lbs.

The engine type, drive, cab size, and bed size can all impact the towing capacity.

You should always do your own towing capacity calculations before you ever tow anything, especially those that are close to these limits.

If you need help calculating your towing capacity, I wrote an entire article that walks you through the steps to calculate your towing capacity along with other considerations you need to make when towing.

The resources used for this information were taken from the 2022 Ford RV/Trailer Towing Guide ebrochure.

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