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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty Towing Capacity

How much can a 2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty pull? Compare 9 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2005 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 - 5,700 lbs

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Maximum Towing Capacity - 7500 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 - 5425 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 - 4075 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 - 3.73

It is the same for all trims.

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 2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty maximum towing capacity?

When planning fascinating outings in the open air, you need to bear in mind the 2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty towing capacity, which is the important feature for such venture. The towing capacity is really the vehicle's optimum amount of weight that it can safely tow. This information can usually be located on a sticker label situated within the driver's front door near to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the maximum operating weight (that includes cargo and passengers) and should not be surpassed. As a rule, the mass of any trailer being pulled is required to be 10-15 percent of the GVWR.

Below, the data about the towing capacity of the 2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty with all trims and generations. You should be aware that the maximum towing weight could differ depending on the braking system of what is being towed. If a trailer has its own brakes then its "braked capacity". On the contrary, it would be unbraked capacity. When reviewing options for the future trailer, you need to keep in mind that the weight and score is coming from the trailer's producer plus all the extra payload you are likely to place into it should never go beyond the 2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty towing capacity. Violating this essential guideline will have an effect on what you can do to control and make a full stop just in time and may someday result in permanent harm to your car or truck or even lead to crashes on the highways.


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.