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2003 Ford E-350 Super Duty Towing Capacity

How much can a 2003 Ford E-350 Super Duty pull? Compare 9 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2003 Ford E-350 Super Duty Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • 5.4L V-8, 3.73 axle ratio, 255 hp, 350 lb/ft - 6,900 lbs
  • 5.4L V-8, 3.55 axle ratio, 255 hp, 350 lb/ft - 5,600 lbs

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Maximum Towing Capacity - 6300 lb

The maximum weight that Ford E-350 Super Duty is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 9500 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Ford E-350 Super Duty is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 5472 lb

This is how much Ford E-350 Super Duty weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 4028 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 255 hp

It is the same for all trims.

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 350 Lb-Ft

It is the same for all trims.

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.55

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - rear-wheel

It is the same for all trims.

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - 4-spd auto w/OD

It is the same for all trims.

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - intercooled turbo

It is the same for all trims.

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 138

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 3700 lb

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Ford E-350 Super Duty.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - 6195 lb

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Ford E-350 Super Duty.

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Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

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Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

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What is a 2003 Ford E-350 Super Duty maximum towing capacity?

When preparing fascinating trips outside, you need to be aware of the 2003 Ford E-350 Super Duty towing capacity, that is the important attribute for such adventure. The towing capacity is actually a the vehicle's highest amount of weight that it can safely pull. This data can normally be discovered on a sticker label positioned within the driver's door near to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the highest operating weight (that includes cargo and passengers) and must not be exceeded. Generally speaking, the body weight of any trailer being towed is advised to be 10-15 % of the GVWR.

Below, we present the information on the towing capacity of the 2003 Ford E-350 Super Duty with all trims and generations. You should be aware the maximum towing weight can vary greatly based on the braking system of what is being pulled. If your trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Or else, it would be unbraked capacity. When buying your trailer, you need to understand that its weight and ranking is coming from the trailer's producer plus all the extra payload you might take in it needs to never go over the 2003 Ford E-350 Super Duty towing capacity. Violating this significant principle will affect your capability to handle and stop in time and might someday lead to long-lasting harm to your car or even trigger crashes on the roadways.


Drivers must not exceed the Ford E-350 Super Duty towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.