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Old 01-28-2018, 12:43 PM   #291
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I just purchased a Ram 3500 and had the same question. Determined that some dealerships have this awesome software that I think they subscribe to (non-RAM . . . expensive and many dealerships don't subscribe because of the expense . . . I found the larger commercial dealerships do). Not sure if GM, Ford, etc. subscribe either. In any event, they first input the actual Vin of the truck you're about to buy then your trailer GVWR, tongue weight, your estimates of weights of folks, dogs, and contents. And the software returns a whole pile of stats including how much you have to spare on the infamous 26,001 GCWR. Awesome stuff and accurate to the very vehicle you're buying. I don't know how far back you can go, if buying used.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:30 AM   #292
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Towing with f-150

Just want to thank eveybody for all the information. I have learned a lot even though I have pulled tt's for a few yrs. I have a 2017 F150 6 cyl. Eco Boost that I have been pulling a 24ft (with tongue) tt 4,000 dry. I can't say I didn't know it was back there but it was easy. I'm looking at getting the Wildwood 27 RKSS or something similar. I need a recliner. Hitch wgt is 720 lbs. My cc is 1944 lbs. I believe I can stay within this limit loaded. I am 78 yrs old and am not going to go down the road wide open. I'll wait until I'm 90 then I'll go down I-75 weaving side to side at about 90 mph. yelling get out of my way you idiots!
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:21 PM   #293
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Just want to thank eveybody for all the information. I have learned a lot even though I have pulled tt's for a few yrs. I have a 2017 F150 6 cyl. Eco Boost that I have been pulling a 24ft (with tongue) tt 4,000 dry. I can't say I didn't know it was back there but it was easy. I'm looking at getting the Wildwood 27 RKSS or something similar. I need a recliner. Hitch wgt is 720 lbs. My cc is 1944 lbs. I believe I can stay within this limit loaded. I am 78 yrs old and am not going to go down the road wide open. I'll wait until I'm 90 then I'll go down I-75 weaving side to side at about 90 mph. yelling get out of my way you idiots!
You haven't quite learned everything yet, apparently. You're still using dry weights. Scrub the word "dry" from your vocabulary.

And that 720 lb hitch weight you quote I suspect is "dry" (I assume you got it off the manufacturers specs, which can only give you "dry" hitch weight.) It will never weigh that. Guaranteed.

And don't forget to add the weight of the WDH.
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:30 AM   #294
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I strongly agree with you, great write-up. It's as simple as obtaining the tow vehicle's max towing and the trailer's weight and not going over about 80% of the tow vehicle's maximums.

We have a 2017 Ram 2500 with the 6.7 cummins and it says it has a 17,250 lb towing capacity, 2632lb payload capacity. I know from previous experience that having a trailer or fifth-wheel that is at those maximums is not a good thing, those are marketing numbers. I'd stay at or below 75% of those numbers.
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