Originally Posted by Living_The_Dream
Mainly bought to tow a tractor on rare occasions. Truck is rated to tow 11,800 and payload with the current tires is 1650.
That 1650 is not
your tire rating its your truck rating, replacing tires doesn't increase that rating nor do adding air bags or helper springs. Look at the rating on your hitch it should be on the side of the hitch. It probably only rated to 1200 lbs. The ideal tongue weight is around 12.5% of GVWR so 10,000 would be a tongue weight of 1250lbs and if it was high side of 15% it would be 1500lbs.
Here is a video put out by the RVSEF (RV Safety and Education Foundation) in how to match your Truck to the RV. It shows how the numbers relate to each other. These guys have been doing this since 1993 and weight thousand of RV.
Matching Trucks to Trailers
Safety is critical when towing an RV Trailer. This training video discusses the importance of understanding a Truck's ratings and how these ratings limit the size of the trailer that can be safely towed. You will be provided the tools and basic understanding needed to assist your endeavor to properly match a truck and trailer, so that you can enjoy RVing safely.