OK - I've been trying like heck to understand all these weights and towing guides and I think I have it OK, but honestly solving the quadratic equation in Alegbra II was easier than this stuff
I have an 04 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7L V8 Hemi, with 3.92 Axel Ratio. It came equipped with a trailer tow group which included a 700 amp maintenance free battery, Class IV Receiver and a 7pin wiring harness.
If I am doing my math right I am OK with the combination, the GVWR of the trailer is 5764 and I can tow up to 7000 with my truck (I subtracted passenger weight and tonnau cover addition from tow capacity) leaving me a little over 1,000 lbs for safety net.
However if anyone would care to check my calculations I offer the following info.
According to my towing guide which I got from mfg web site the following is relating to my vehicle:
Tow capacity 7550
Curb Weight 5297
Curb Weight Front/Rear 3051/3051
GAWR Front/Rear 3900/3900
GCWR 13,000 (only addition since delivery is soft tonnau cover and me, DD & DH weigh approx. 400 lbs)
I am looking at the Roo 233S and here is where I stuggle a little because from what I've read I cannot trust the mfg weight ratings but since I don't have the unit what else can I use?
The Roo, according to FR has:
GVWR 5764 (this if I understand right is the most I can load the trailer with stuff - the most it should ever weigh)
Base / Dry unit 4351
Base / Dry hitch 647
Base / Dry axle 3704
Cargo capacity 1833
You all have been amazing in answering all my questions thus far and I thank you kindly for all your support