IMO the ONLY 1/2 ton capable of safely towing a TT in the 7,000 range is the F150 HD... For all other 1/2 tons, you have to reduce the payload to the point where you can no longer bring-along the gear that makes camping practical & fun...
Our yellow sticker TT empty weight is 6,650 with a tongue weight of around 650. However, when loaded for a comfortable week of camping, we are at 8,400 (tongue weight of 1,050). So, ready-to camp we are hauling 1,750 of gear in the TT plus an additional 1,050 of people, fuel & gear in the TV. This makes our payload @ around 2,100.
Our CAT scale results BEFORE dropping 300 lbs. of unnecessary tools & wood:
Ram 2500 & Tracer 3150 weights at the CAT Scale:
Steer Axle: 3,300 (Base=3188, Max=4750)
Drive Axle: 4,580 (Base=2582, Max=6000)
Trailer Axle: 7,340
Note, I could probably use the WDH to transfer more weight to the front axle, but with the Ram 2500 rear springs, this setup "feels" best. The wheel clearance looks even since I'm only using 2/3 my max payload of 3,000...
2011 RAM 2500 ST Crew Cab 5.7 Hemi
2011 Primetime 3150BHD Touring Edition
Days camped in 2016-36
Days camped in 2015-37
; Days camped in 2014-31